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R.A. Dickey

It’s only fitting R.A. Dickey’s memoir “Wherever I Wind Up” was released this past March, because where Dickey wound up in 2012, not many...

Last night, New York Mets pitcher R.A. Dickey became the first knuckleballer to win the Cy Young award and the first Met to win it since 1985. Dickey has been featured in Sports Spectrum multiple times and credits God for the turnaround in his life and career...

New York Mets pitcher R.A. Dickey went 20-6 and posted a 2.73 ERA in 2012. His win total and ERA were 2nd in the National League. Dickey also led the NL in strikeouts with 230. R.A. Dickey is one of the top candidates for the NL Cy Young award, which will be announced later today. Here is his story, from the March issue of Sports Spectrum: The knuckleball. It dips and dives, darts and drops, and is the most unpredictable pitch in baseball. It seemingly takes a wild journey before reaching its destination to the plate. No one knows exactly where it will go. The batter doesn’t, the fielder doesn’t, even the catcher, and most importantly the pitcher, aren’t exactly sure where the ball will land. It’s so tough to tame that there is just one active major league knuckleballer: R.A. Dickey...

Knuckleballer R.A. Dickey writes a book New York Mets knuckleballer R.A. Dickey has released his memoir called, "Wherever I Wind Up: My Quest for Truth, Authenticity and the Perfect Knuckleball." The book is a very open and honest look at Dickey's life as he tells about his struggles growing up in a broken home, sexual abuse, adultery, and even suicide. “I have spent so much of my life running and hiding, and I wasn't going to continue doing that in the book," Dickey says... Jeremy Lin out for regular season New York Knicks point guard and Sports Spectrum spring cover boy, Jeremy Lin, will miss the rest of the regular season... Bubba Watson and wife adopt boy Golfer Bubba Watson and his wife Angie have adopted a 1-month old baby boy. The couple tweeted a picture of their new family member, Caleb. Watson will make an appearance on Faherty tonight on the Golf channel to talk about his adoption... Christian Athletes in the Headlines Lin has lunch with fired editor (Yahoo Sports) Tim Tebow Among Speakers at Chick-fil-A Leadercast Event (Sacramento Bee) Lance Berkman gives away Adam Wainwright’s truck in April Fool’s prank (Big League Stew)

New York Mets pitcher R.A. Dickey took a no-hitter through 7 innings Saturday vs. Philadelphia before Phillies outfielder Shane Victorino recorded a line drive base hit to left field. Dickey finished the day with 7 IP, 3 H, 1ER, and 1BB and no decision. The Mets went on to win the game 2-1. This was Dickey's last start on the year for the Mets, and it wraps up another solid year for the knuckleballer. Dickey finishes the year with a losing record (8-13) but a very solid ERA of 3.28, which is first among Mets starters. I had a chance to speak with Dickey in spring training, and the story was featured in the Spring 2011 issue of Sports Spectrum. The knuckleball. It dips and dives, darts and drops, and is the most unpredictable pitch in baseball. It seemingly takes a wild journey before reaching its destination to the plate. No one knows exactly where it will go. The batter doesn’t, the fielder doesn’t, even the catcher, and most importantly the pitcher, aren’t exactly sure where the ball will land...

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