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Ultimate Mets Database popularity ranking: 841 of 981 players
Dickey
Robert Allen Dickey
Born: October 29, 1974 at Nashville, Tenn.
Throws: Right Bats: Right
Height: 6.03 Weight: 205

R. A. Dickey was the most popular Ultimate Mets Database daily lookup on September 5, 2011, June 19, 2012, June 20, 2012, June 28, 2012, and November 15, 2012.

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First Mets game: May 19, 2010
Last Mets game: October 2, 2012





Winner of National League Cy Young award, 2012. (New York Mets)
Winner of National League Pitcher of the Month award, June 2012. (New York Mets)
Winner of National League Player of the Week award, May 27, 2012. (New York Mets)

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Gary from Chesapeake
May 22, 2010
Worthy of a call-up, he allowed a lead-off hit then retired 27 consecutive batters in a game in Buffalo this season.

Feat Fan
June 14, 2010
It's our cosmic version of Aaron Small and we'll take all the lightning in a bottle that we can...

JFK
August 19, 2010
Reminds me of when the Mets called up Terry Leach and he carried the Mets. Dickey deserves a contract for 2011.

Gets by Buckner
September 21, 2010
Who would have thought a knuckleballer named R.A. would be the most consistant pitcher for the Mets in 2010! And he one-hit the Philadelphia Filthy's as well!

RA Dickey rules
September 21, 2010
He is the best player on the Mets in 2010. He has been the most consistent, and has shut down great teams (the Phillies twice!) I am only watching games that R.A. Dickey pitches for the rest of the year because the rest of the team seems to go through the motions. Players like this who come from nowhere to perform great as a Met are why we remain Met fans.

Steve T.
September 21, 2010
What a find! In what has become another dismal season, at least R.A. is a bright spot. Wathching the best hitters in the league waving at the knuckleball is a fun thing to watch. The Mets need to sign him to a new contract.

mikeR
October 1, 2010
A good find (surprisingly), I bet Omar didn't expect this from him. Why do I get the feeling that Omar will trade him in the off-season . . . for Alex Cora?

Jonathan Stern
May 2, 2011
I saw the Buffalo almost-perfect game. I remember thinking that I did not know that such games were still being pitched. Little did I know that complete games and no-hitters were about to make a comeback. Residue from the steroids crackdown, methinks. If we are seeing the last of "quality starts," pitch counts and holds, fine by me. Who knows? We may even have another 20-game winner in the not-too-distant future, which would be our first in over twenty seasons.

I love watching knuckleballers, one of a few reasons why I join with Mets fans in hoping for the best for Dickey. So far (in 2011), so good, as he has pitched deep into his games - except for the one in which he tore one of his fingernails. Ouch!

Shickhaus Franks
June 13, 2011
You gotta like this guy especially with his bulldog attitude when he's on the mound. Wants to climb Mount Kilimanjaro in January 2012 (That's good but I wouldn't exactly want a Mets pitcher to go mountain climbing especially when he's under contract. Two words: Jim Lonborg). Nice article in the recent Sporting News written by Lisa Olsen (the writer involved in the infamous 1990 New England Patriots/Victor Kiam scandal) about R.A. who happens to be one smart cookie (3.5 GPA) unlike that Joba The Hut in the Bronx who looks like he was in 5th grade for 3 straight years. In a sport of arrogant jerks and big egos, R.A. seems to get it!

Jonathan Stern
January 1, 2012
I wrote my senior thesis on Ernest Hemingway. One of the chapters in my thesis was devoted to "The Snows of Kilimanjaro." And while I do not claim to be an expert on mountain climbing, what I want to say is... don't do it, R.A. Don't climb Kilimanjaro. Please.

community chest
April 20, 2012
R.A. is my favorite player since Mookie Wilson. Such heart, such tenacity. Hope to see him at Citi Field for many years to come. That said, Kilimanjaro is not noted for being one of the most difficult mountains to climb. Forget about Hemingway's book: he could make going to the bathroom read like a death-defying feat.

RA Dickey rules
June 15, 2012
He just pitched a 1 hitter against the Rays where the hit was a weak ground ball to third. This guy is phenomenal. I have never seen a pitcher dominate like this since Doc Gooden in 1985!! The Knuckleball is filthy!!

Get's by Buckner
November 15, 2012
So now we can officially put R.A. Dickey's name next to the likes of Tom Seaver and Dwight Gooden in winning the CY YOUNG!!

Alex
November 29, 2012
Congratulations to RA Dickey on winning the 2012 National League Cy Young Award. 2012 was a year of ups and downs for the Mets--they gave fans hope early on, but faltered down the stretch. Dickey remained strong throughout the year, however, winning 20 games and leading the league with 230 strikeouts. What a year!

Jonathan Stern
December 8, 2012
I told him not to do it. I begged him: don't climb Kilimanjaro! He did it anyway, then won the 2012 NL Cy Young Award. I think we can all agree that Dickey is one of the most interesting Mets ever. And among the most likable.

kevin C. Delahanty, MD
December 27, 2012
What a great guy.

Yeah, the odds were against him repeating his 2012 season. This, coupled with a significant salary hike they couldn't handle, the Metropolitans had to let him go. But they could have done so in a much more respectful way. The same way R.A. said goodbye to NY.

Gosh, I'll miss him. Both on and off the field, an exceptional role model. It would have been wonderful to see him retire in a Mets uniform.

community chest
April 12, 2013
As R.A. got better and better with the Mets, his vocabulary in post-game interviews became more and more sophisticated. By the end of his Cy Young season, you needed a dictionary to understand what he was saying. Now that he's thrown two awful games as a Blue Jay, I wonder if he's going to lose those highfalutin words and regress to the point that he can be understood. Sort of like the lead character in Daniel Keyes' story "Flowers for Algernon," who starts out mentally handicapped, gets an operation and becomes brilliant (the "operation" for R.A. was the acquisition and perfection of the knuckleball) only to ultimately regress to his original sad state.

I hope not! Good luck R.A., you brilliant speaker of English!









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