Robert Allen "R. A." Dickey is a right-handed Major League Baseball pitcher for the New York Mets. He previously played for the Texas Rangers, Seattle Mariners, Minnesota Twins, and Milwaukee Brewers. After limited success in the majors as a conventional starting pitcher he became a knuckleball pitcher, the only remaining in the major leagues.
An English Lit major at the University of Tennessee, Dickey is as articulate and thoughtful as any professional athlete in any sport-and proves it page after page, as he provides fresh and honest insight into baseball and a career unlike any other.