R.A. Dickey had one of the best seasons of any pitcher in New York Mets history, and most of it came despite being hampered by a torn abdominal muscle.Dickey pitched through the injury since April, MLB.com reports.
That means nearly everything New York Mets starting pitcher R.A. Dickey accomplished this season has taken on added significance.
Here’s what he told Anthony DiComo at MLB.com:
“I was on my knees about it many times, hoping that it wasn’t going to get more significant than it was,” Dickey said. “My wife and I prayed quite frequently together about that because I was in the middle of a good season.”
The news boosts Dickey’s candidacy for the National League Cy Young Award even higher. If he receives the honour, he’ll be the first knuckleballer ever to win the award.
Dickey has joined the likes of Willis Reed, Curt Schilling, and Michael Jordan as the players that have had the hugest performances despite playing with serious physical ailments.
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