Wherever I Wind Up: My Quest for Truth, Authenticity, and the Perfect Knuckleball

Wherever I Wind Up: My Quest for Truth, Authenticity, and the Perfect Knuckleball

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By (author) R a Dickey, With Wayne Coffey

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  • Publisher: Plume Books
  • Format: Paperback | 354 pages
  • Dimensions: 135mm x 201mm x 23mm | 295g
  • Publication date: 26 March 2013
  • Publication City/Country: New York
  • ISBN 10: 0452299012
  • ISBN 13: 9780452299016
  • Edition statement: Reprint
  • Sales rank: 264,433

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With a new epilogue by author R.A. Dickey, winner of the 2012 Cy Young award "An astounding memoir--haunting and touching, courageous and wise." - Jeremy Schaap, bestselling author, Emmy award-winning journalist, ESPN In 1996, R.A. Dickey was the Texas Rangers' much-heralded No. 1 draft choice. Then, a routine physical revealed that his right elbow was missing its ulnar collateral ligament, and his lifelong dream--along with his $810,000 signing bonus--was ripped away. Yet, despite twice being consigned to baseball's scrap heap, Dickey battled back. Sustained by his Christian faith, the love of his wife and children, and a relentless quest for self-awareness, Dickey is now the starting pitcher for the Toronoto Blue Jays (he was previously a star pitcher for the New York Mets) and one of the National League's premier players, as well as the winner of the 2012 Cy Young award. In "Wherever I Wind Up," Dickey eloquently shares his quintessentially American tale of overcoming extraordinary odds to achieve a game, a career, and a life unlike any other.

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R.A. Dickey of the Toronto Blue Jays is one of the premier pitchers in baseball. In 2012 while playing for the New York Mets, he became the first knuckleballer to win the National League Cy Young Award, major league baseball's highest honor for a pitcher. He has also written for the "New York Times" and is working on a young adult edition of "Wherever I Wind Up" and two children's books. When not on the road with his team, Dickey lives in Tennessee with his wife and four children. Wayne Coffey is an award-winning journalist for the "New York Daily News" and the author of more than thirty books, including "The Boys of Winter," a "New York""Times" bestselling chronicle of the 1980 U.S. Olympic hockey team. A three-time Pulitzer nominee, he has long been regarded as one of best sports feature writers in the nation.

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"R.A. Dickey's book is unlike any other professional athlete's autobiography you have ever read. And that is a very good thing." --Mike Bauman, MLB.com