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MLB's greatest knuckleballers

Hoyt Wilhelm (1952-1972) 143 wins

Hoyt Wilhelm
(1952-1972)
143 wins
Photo Credit: AP

R.A. Dickey's back-to-back one-hitters were the 49th and 50th wins of his career. His recent hot streak begs the question: What's the limit for Dickey?

Here are the 17 knuckleballers prior to Dickey to finish their careers with at least 50 wins.

Phil Niekro (1964-1987) 318 wins
Photo Credit: AP

Phil Niekro
(1964-1987)
318 wins

Ted Lyons (1923-1946) 260 wins
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Ted Lyons
(1923-1946)
260 wins

Joe Niekro (1967-1988) 221 wins
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Joe Niekro
(1967-1988)
221 wins

Charlie Hough (1970-1994) 216 wins
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Charlie Hough
(1970-1994)
216 wins

Jesse Haines (1918-1937) 210 wins (Pictured on the
Photo Credit: AP

Jesse Haines
(1918-1937)
210 wins
(Pictured on the right)

Eddie Cicotte (1905-1920) 208 wins
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Eddie Cicotte
(1905-1920)
208 wins

Tim Wakefield (1992-2012) 200 wins
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Tim Wakefield
(1992-2012)
200 wins

Dutch Leonard (1933-1953) 191 wins
Photo Credit: AP

Dutch Leonard
(1933-1953)
191 wins

Wilbur Wood (1961 – 1978) 164 wins
Photo Credit: AP

Wilbur Wood
(1961 – 1978)
164 wins

Tom Candiotti (1983-1999) 151 wins
Photo Credit: AP

Tom Candiotti
(1983-1999)
151 wins

Hoyt Wilhelm (1952-1972) 143 wins
Photo Credit: AP

Hoyt Wilhelm
(1952-1972)
143 wins

Bob Purkey (1954-1966) 129 wins (Pictured standing in
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Bob Purkey
(1954-1966)
129 wins
(Pictured standing in a Reds uniform on the right)

Mickey Haefner (1943-1950) 78 wins
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Mickey Haefner
(1943-1950)
78 wins

Johnny Niggeling (1938-1945) 64 wins (Pictured in the
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Johnny Niggeling
(1938-1945)
64 wins
(Pictured in the middle row, furthest on the left)

Jim Bouton (1962-1978) 62 wins
Photo Credit: AP

Jim Bouton
(1962-1978)
62 wins

Steve Sparks (1995-2001) 59 wins
Photo Credit: AP

Steve Sparks
(1995-2001)
59 wins

Roger Wolff (1941-1947) 52 wins
Photo Credit: AP

Roger Wolff
(1941-1947)
52 wins

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