THIS IS EPISODE 136 OF THE SPORTS SPECTRUM PODCAST
R.A. Dickey pitched for 15 seasons in the major leagues with the Rangers, Mariners, Twins, Mets, Blue Jays and Braves.
A member of Team USA at the 1996 Olympics, Dickey pitched and helped the Americans win the bronze medal.
In 2001, Dickey made his MLB debut with Texas. Nine years later, Dickey found himself in New York, starting for the Mets and establishing himself as a very good pitcher. In 2012, he was the best pitcher in the National League, becoming the first knuckleball pitcher to win the Cy Young Award. He went 20-6 with 230 strikeouts and an ERA of 2.73, and he made his first and only All-Star team.
In December 2012, Dickey was traded to the Toronto Blue Jays, where he would win 49 games in four seasons, including a Gold Glove Award in 2013.
Dickey would finish his career in 2017 at the age of 42 with the Atlanta Braves, winning 10 games.
Writing is also a passion for Dickey, and in 2012 he released his autobiography “Wherever I Wind Up.” In the book, he shares candidly about growing up in a broken home, being sexually abused, his struggles with infidelity, and not wanting to live anymore.
On this episode of the podcast, we talk with Dickey about his first season away from baseball, acclimating himself to “dad life,” growing up in a broken home, seeking treatment, how faith in Christ saved him, and the platform God gave him after winning the 2012 Cy Young Award.
i will always remember this year as a year where WE ( my family, my teammates, and you guys) won 20 games. glad to celebrate it with you.
— R.A. Dickey (@RADickey43) October 3, 2012
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