It’s Dickey! Mets Knuckleballer Wins Cy Young!
Congratulations to R.A. Dickey who was just named the winner on the 2012 Cy Young Award!
Dickey received 27 of 32 first place votes from the Baseball Writers Association of America.
Dickey now joins Tom Seaver (1969, 1973, 1975) and Dwight Gooden (1985) as the only Mets ever to have won the award.
“My hat’s off to Mr. Dickey. I watched one of his outings when I was in town and I was amazed by his control. I was always looking for new ammunition to bring to the mound so I attempted the knuckleball. It’s a very difficult pitch to throw and needless to say, I never mastered it. I congratulate him on his tenacity not only to succeed against all odds but to excel and achieve this very high honor. I look forward to congratulating him personally.”
“I saw R.A. pitch at least 10 times this year. I’m really amazed how he was able to remake his career. I never even thought about throwing a knuckleball. To win the Cy Young Award at his age is more incredible than when I won at age 20.”
The Mets ace led the NL in both complete games and shutouts, and led the majors with 25 quality starts. He also won the NL strikeout crown by one whiff over runner-up Clayton Kershaw.
Congratulations to a class act who symbolizes more than any other Met player in the last decade, Ya Gotta Believe!
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