This is the first of an occasional video series in which someone good at something doable teaches you how to do it. Today we have Jim Bouton, former major leaguer and author of the great Ball Four, demonstrating his old signature pitch, the knuckleball.

Additional videography by With Leather's Josh Zerkle (@PUNTE). Former Deadspin staffer David Matthews is now production coordinator for the Sports Show with Norm Macdonald blog, which you should read immediately. Matt Toder is Gawker.TV's video production coordinator.