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Entries in R.A. Dickey (2)

Thursday
Sep202012

Knuckleball! - Dickey, Wakefield, & Niekro

During batting practice before Wednesday nights New York Mets - Philadelphia Phillies game, a group of reporters interviewed knuckleball pitchers Phil Niekro, Tim Wakefield, and R.A. Dickey at Citifield.  All three pitchers star in the documentary film Knuckleball! which was released in theaters on Tuesday.  When asked the future of the knuckleball?, Wakefield replied "I don't think it will ever be extinct."  When R.A. Dickey was asked what Met not named R.A. Dickey has the best knuckleball?, Dickey responded "there are a handful of position players that think they do...  They all call me over to grade them out...  I'd say John Rauch and Lucas Duda for a position player." Check out the Knuckleball! movie trailer below.

Monday
Jun182012

R.A. Dickey Throws Second Straight One-Hitter

 

New York Mets starting pitcher R.A. Dickey became the first MLB pitcher since the Toronto Blue Jays Dave Steibin 1988 to throw consecutive one-hittters on Monday night.  With two outs in the top of the 5th inning, Balitmore Orioles third baseman Wilson Betemit singled to right field.  Dickey struck out 13 batters, and in his last six starts, R.A. has struck out 63 batters.  Dickey became MLB's first 11 game winner by improving his record to 11-1, with a 2.00 era.  To this point for the month of June, R.A. has three complete games.  The last National League pitcher to throw back to back one-hitters was the Boston Braves Jim Tobin, 68 years ago in 1944.