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    DescriptionWith 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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    Title
    Wherever I Wind Up
    Subtitle
    My Quest for Truth, Authenticity, and the Perfect Knuckleball
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) R a Dickey, With Wayne Coffey
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 354
    Width: 135 mm
    Height: 201 mm
    Thickness: 23 mm
    Weight: 295 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780452299016
    ISBN 10: 0452299012
    Classifications

    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: BIO
    BIC subject category V2: BGSA
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T4.4A
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    B&T General Subject: 170
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 03
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    Ingram Subject Code: BA
    Libri: I-BA
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 24400
    DC22: B
    BISAC V2.8: BIO016000
    B&T Approval Code: A13707600
    BIC subject category V2: WSJT
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: E6
    B&T Approval Code: A09302025
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC V2.8: SPO003000
    DC22: 796.357092
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC V2.8: BIO026000, REL012040
    LC classification: GV865.D46 A3 2013
    Thema V1.0: SFC, DNC, DNBS
    Edition statement
    Reprint
    Publisher
    Plume Books
    Imprint name
    Plume Books
    Publication date
    26 March 2013
    Publication City/Country
    New York
    Author Information
    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.
    Review quote
    "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