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Knuckleballer R.A. Dickey’s Best First-Half Performance; PLUS: Kratz Knuckleball Is Back

A few days ago, R.A. Dickey’s breakout season was recalled in Kirk Meyer’s New York Daily News article “Best first-half performances by Yankees and Mets pitchers.” 2012: R.A. Dickey, Mets (12-1, 2.40 ERA, 123 strikeouts) Dickey caught lightning in a bottle with his knuckleball in 2012. At 38, Dickey peaked in June, when he threw […]

Blue Jays Come Up Short; Royals Will Meet Mets in World Series

It was not to be. Despite our hope that the team with the renowned knuckleball pitcher would come from behind to reach the World Series and maybe, why not, even win it, the Toronto Blue Jays did not repeat their American League Division Series resurgence and triumph in the American League Championship Series. R.A. Dickey’s knuckleball […]

“R.A. Dickey’s Knuckleball Dances” in “one of his best games of the year”; Plus: Focus

The headline quotes the judgment of New York Times reporter Tim Rohan about R.A. Dickey’s pitching last Thursday as a Toronto Blue Jay facing his old team the New York Mets. Dickey won 20 games and the Cy Young Award during his final year with the Mets, was then traded to the Blue Jays, and has not […]