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ON SECOND THOUGHT

R.A. Dickey’s success makes an old knuckler smile

Wilbur Wood has never met R.A. Dickey, but the two are bonded at the fingertips.

Wood grew up in Belmont, signed with the Red Sox out of Belmont High in 1960, and eventually developed a mesmerizing knuckleball that helped him string together four 20-win seasons with the White Sox in the 1970s.

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