R.A. Dickey

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Robert Allen "R.A. " Dickey is an American baseball pitcher for the Toronto Blue Jays of Major League Baseball (MLB). He previously played for the Texas Rangers, Seattle Mariners, Minnesota Twins and New York Mets. After limited success in the majors as a conventional starting pitcher, he learned to throw a knuckleball. As of the 2012 season, Dickey is the only active player in the majors who uses the knuckleball as his primary pitch.… Read More

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1974 Birth Born on October 29, 1974.


1993 18 Years Old Dickey attended Montgomery Bell Academy in Nashville, Tennessee. He was drafted by the Detroit Tigers in the 10th round (277th overall) of the 1993 Major League Baseball draft, but did not sign. … Read More


1996 21 Years Old Dickey was drafted by the Texas Rangers in the first round (18th overall) of the 1996 Major League Baseball draft. … Read More
2001 26 Years Old Dickey debuted with the Rangers in 2001. "His stuff was dime-a-dozen, though: a high-80's fastball, an occasional fringy breaking ball, and a forkball he dubbed 'The Thing.'" The start of the 2004 season was thought to be a turning point in Dickey's career, as he managed to compile a 4–1 record through his first five starts. … Read More


2005 - 2006 2 More Events
2007 32 Years Old 1 More Event
On January 13, 2007, he signed a minor league deal with the Milwaukee Brewers and spent the 2007 season with the Triple-A Nashville Sounds. … Read More
On March 29, 2008, the Mariners traded minor league catcher Jair Fernandez to the Twins to retain the rights for Dickey and initially optioned him to Triple-A Tacoma, recalling him to the major league club on April 14.
2009 34 Years Old He would go on to pitch in 35 games for the Twins in 2009.
On January 5, 2010, Dickey signed a minor league contract with the New York Mets, receiving an invitation to spring training. … Read More
On January 29, 2011, Dickey agreed to a two-year contract with the Mets.
In 2012, Dickey was selected to his first All-Star Game, won the Sporting News Pitcher of the Year Award, and became the first knuckleball pitcher to win the Cy Young Award.
On February 5, 2013, manager John Gibbons said Dickey would be the opening day starter for the Blue Jays. … Read More


2015 40 Years Old Dickey opened the 2015 season as the number two starter in the Jays rotation. … Read More
2016 41 Years Old 1 More Event
After limited success in the majors as a conventional starting pitcher, Dickey learned to throw a knuckleball. As of the 2016 season, he is one of only two active players in the majors who use the knuckleball as a primary pitch.
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