That attitude saved R. With the help of a solid support system, he has risen above sexual abuse as a youngster, then suicidal thoughts as an adult.

He survived more than two decades in professional baseball, a game premised on failure. Yet, today, he thrives as a husband, father of four and the founder of Honoring The Father Ministries, which brings baseball and religion to the youth of Latin America.

The only three-time All-American in Tennessee history, Dickey left Knoxville with one year of eligibility left on the table and 14 hours shy of a degree in English Literature.

He was a first-round draft choice of the Texas Rangers and made his Major League Baseball debut in Struggles through , dark days that dredged up thoughts that life might not be worth living.

A revival followed in mind and body — and pitch selection. Dickey added the knuckleball to his arsenal and suddenly the trajectory changed. He finally walked away from the game last season after a year with the Atlanta Braves.

From there, I had people invest in my life that was transforming. Pittsburgh on May Also fanned nine batters vs. Oakland on June 22, the second-highest total in a game for his career.

Threw his fourth career complete game, and third as a Met, in a loss at Pittsburgh on June Also pitched into the eighth inning in three straight starts from May June 11, the first time in his career in which he accomplished that feat.

Tossed at least 5. Posted a record and a 2. Pitched His 2. Also held Interleague opponents to a. Since joining the Mets, Dickey is with a 1. The five Interleague wins are tied for third-most in the Majors since The 1.

Compiled a 1. Committed just his second error as a Met in a start on August Suffered the loss, working 5. Started the Texas Rangers' home opener in vs. Made his th major league start on August 21 against the Brewers at Citi Field.

Since , the only pitcher who was older at the time of his th career start than Dickey 36 years, days was Masato Yoshii age 36 years, days on April 11, with Montreal.

Other than Yoshii, the last pitcher to make his th big league start at such an advanced age was Ed Heusser in age 37 years, days with Cincinnati. His walk per nine inning rate of 2.

Finished the season with five starts where he did not walk a batter, afterentering the season with only three starts for his career with no base onballs Allowed just three runs and limited opponents to a.

Threw a one-hitter, the 35th in franchise history, to beat the Phillies, , onAugust 13th at Citi Field It was the second complete-game effort ofDickey's career and the only hit he allowed was a line-drive single by pitcherCole Hamels He struck out seven, one off his season-high, and walkedone Also paired with Johan Santana, who had thrown a shutout in his startthe night before, to become the first Mets pitchers to post consecutivecomplete-game shutouts since Pedro Astacio and Jeff D'Amico tossedback-to-back two hitters on May 14 and May 15, at Los Angeles Thelast pitcher to throw a complete-game one-hitter in a victory with theonly hit by the pitcher was Sandy Koufax on May 23, Bennie Daniels a career.

Finished with 11 wins even though he did not pick up his first win until May25, in the Mets' 46th game of the season It's only the fifth time that a pitcherhas reached double figures in wins for the Mets in a season in which he didnot record a victory in any of the team's first 45 games Bob Shaw, ;Rick Aguilera, , ; Dwight Gooden, Set a Mets record and led all major league pitchers by handling 61 totalchances without an error Broke Tom Glavine's club record set in ,when the lefthander had 55 total errorless chances Went with a 1.

That was the lowest ERA in franchise history through apitcher's first nine home starts for the Mets Finished with four, two-hit games, the most multiple-hit games in one year by a Mets pitcher since Mike Hampton hadfive in to tie the club record set by Dwight Gooden in Set a Buffalomodern-day record when he retired 27 straight hitters on April 29 vs.

Fernando Perez singled on an pitchto start the game before Dickey set down the next 27 hitters in order He needed just 90 pitches, throwing 68 forstrikes in his second complete game of the season Went with a 2.

Made his first start that night atWashington Received a no-decision in the loss after going 6. Became the first pitcher in Mets history to go in his first seven starts with his 8.

Previously, three pitchers had gone in their first five starts Ray Sadecki, ; Harrry Parker, ; and TerryLeach, who did it over a four-year span, No one other than Dickey went in their first six starts Established a career-high six-game winning streak from May June During the streak, recorded a 2.

His previous winning streak was four straight games from August 3-August20, Lasted 5. That snapped acareer-high streak of seven consecutive starts with at least 6.

His previous high was five consecutiveturns with at least 6. He went at least 7. Allowed consecutive home runs to Melky Cabrera and Omar Infante in his start against Atlanta on July 9 to snap acareer-high string of His start on July 29 came on three-days rest Became just the second pitcher over the past four seasons to start a gameon short rest no more than three days between starts and throw more than 8.

The other was JohanSantana who accomplished the feat in a shutout win for the Mets against the Marlins on the next to last day of the season Allowed a run in the second inning of his start on August 3 to snap a career-best The streakdated back to the fifth inning of his start on July 20 at Arizona Won a career high-setting 10th game on September 8 at Washington Went 6.

Did not walk a batter for the fourth time Set a career-high with his second complete game of the season, beating the Pirates at Citi Field on September Struck out four and allowed five hits Also in that contest, he recorded his 95th strikeout to set a career-high Hisprevious best was 94 strikeouts in with Texas.

Earned the win with 5. Moved to the bullpen and made 34 more appearances Recorded nine consecutive scoreless outings Went at least 4. Was designated for assignment on August 29th Threw a complete game shutout on August 26th vs.

Lehigh Valley. Kansas City, marking his first game in the Majors in over two years April 6, Detroit,allowing eight hits and seven runs in 3. Wasdesignated for assignment on April 23rd Was outrighted to Oklahoma on April26th Made four trips to the Disabled List during the season with a sore rightshoulder.

LosAngeles of Anaheim, allowing a solo homer to Orlando Cabrera tolead off the 10th inning Los Angeles ofAnaheim due to injury Baltimore, allowing 3 runs in 7. Seattle, despite allowing 6 runs in 5.

Oklahoma: Went , 5. Nashville, allowing 3 runs in 7. Summary: Made Opening Day roster as Rangers' 4thstarter Boston, falling one out shy of ashutout Seattle to earn win, allowing just onebaserunner Other Notes: Earned 2nd career save on Sept.

Anaheim inclub's home finale, one of 4 Texas relievers with a save last season Texas was in his 13 starts Montreal in San Juan Minnesota and the 12th CG shutout ever for a Texas rookie, the second in the last 15 seasons California and CG shutout on July 29, game one at Oakland.

Salt Lake City, despite allowing one run in 8 innings Las Vegas Led the RedHawks in innings Ranked 4th in the Rangers' minor league organization in saves Set career-highs in wins, starts, innings and strikeouts The 38 saves were the 2nd most in the minors in and tied the Rangers minor league record for saves Kerry Lacy, , Charleston-Charlotte Also led the FSL with 54 games finished Was named to the FSL post-season all-star team Held opposing hitters to a.

Did not allow an er in 1st 6 outings, Apr. Was , with 19 saves and a 3. Had 5-game save streaks May and May June Did not allow a run in a season-high 7 straight games, May June Finished out the season by not allowing a run in final 5 games, earning 4 saves.

Did not allow an er in 7. Lone win came in a start on May 7 at Vero Beach Began to experience elbow problems in early May and was placed on the disabled list on May Underwent arthroscopic surgery to remove a bone spur in elbow on June 16 and missed the remainder of the season Pitched in the Hawaiian Fall League, going , 1.

Was the 1st of the Rangers' 2 1st round selections in the June, free agent draft, the 18th player in the nation picked Prior to joining the organization, underwent an extensive physical examination and MRI which revealed no existence of a normal ulnar collateral ligament in right elbow Pitched for the Rangers in the Florida Instructional League.

Dickey's career. View More Videos. Starter of the Year - MLB. Dickey elected free agency. November 3, RHP R. Dickey to the minor leagues.

Dickey from the bereavement list. Dickey on the bereavement list. May 19, New York Mets selected the contract of R. Dickey from Buffalo Bisons. Dickey to a minor league contract and invited him to spring training.

January 5, Buffalo Bisons signed free agent R. October 6, RHP R. September 3, RHP R. Dickey assigned to Rochester Red Wings. Dickey for assignment.

Dickey to Rochester Red Wings. MLB Career Stats.

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The only three-time All-American in Tennessee history, Dickey left Knoxville with one year of eligibility left on the table and 14 hours shy of a degree in English Literature.

He was a first-round draft choice of the Texas Rangers and made his Major League Baseball debut in Struggles through , dark days that dredged up thoughts that life might not be worth living.

A revival followed in mind and body — and pitch selection. Dickey added the knuckleball to his arsenal and suddenly the trajectory changed. He finally walked away from the game last season after a year with the Atlanta Braves.

From there, I had people invest in my life that was transforming. Despite my faults and my shortcomings, they decided they wanted to be around me.

Because of that, I was able to endure when others might not have. From 8 years old on, I grew up learning to do that.

But, nonetheless, I was very stubborn. Struck out double-digits seven times, the most in the NL Set his career-high total in strikeouts three different times this season Recorded 12 and 13 strikeouts in back-to-back starts at TB on June 13 and again vs.

BAL on June 18, respectively, setting a new career-high each time First set his career-high by striking out 11 at PIT on May Matched his career-high with 13 strikeouts in his start vs.

PIT on Sept. Became the 10th pitcher since to record consecutive one-hitters June 13 at TB and June 18 vs. Became the first pitcher in modern baseball history since to register back-to-back complete game one-hitters with 10 strikeouts or more in both starts Became the first pitcher to throw consecutive one-hitters since Toronto's Dave Stieb in Stieb one-hit CLE on the road on Sept.

BAL on Sept. PHI and a no-hitter on April 27 vs. His June 24 start vs. The start also snapped his game quality start streak Hurled five straight starts where he did not allow an earned run and notched eight or more strikeouts from May June 18, the longest such streak in Major League history Since , has posted a 2.

Among pitchers with at least Pitched at least 7. Went in day games The 13 daytime victories were the most wins in the Majors since Rick Reuschel went in for the Chicago Cubs. Finished the season with 12 straight quality starts dating back to July 25, the longest such streak of his career.

The game run also ties Vazquez for the longest active streak in the majors. Finished with 22 quality starts to lead the team. Recorded a career-high 10 strikeouts vs.

Pittsburgh on May Also fanned nine batters vs. Oakland on June 22, the second-highest total in a game for his career. Threw his fourth career complete game, and third as a Met, in a loss at Pittsburgh on June Also pitched into the eighth inning in three straight starts from May June 11, the first time in his career in which he accomplished that feat.

Tossed at least 5. Posted a record and a 2. Pitched His 2. Also held Interleague opponents to a. Since joining the Mets, Dickey is with a 1.

The five Interleague wins are tied for third-most in the Majors since The 1. Compiled a 1. Committed just his second error as a Met in a start on August Suffered the loss, working 5.

Started the Texas Rangers' home opener in vs. Made his th major league start on August 21 against the Brewers at Citi Field. Since , the only pitcher who was older at the time of his th career start than Dickey 36 years, days was Masato Yoshii age 36 years, days on April 11, with Montreal.

Other than Yoshii, the last pitcher to make his th big league start at such an advanced age was Ed Heusser in age 37 years, days with Cincinnati. His walk per nine inning rate of 2.

Finished the season with five starts where he did not walk a batter, afterentering the season with only three starts for his career with no base onballs Allowed just three runs and limited opponents to a.

Threw a one-hitter, the 35th in franchise history, to beat the Phillies, , onAugust 13th at Citi Field It was the second complete-game effort ofDickey's career and the only hit he allowed was a line-drive single by pitcherCole Hamels He struck out seven, one off his season-high, and walkedone Also paired with Johan Santana, who had thrown a shutout in his startthe night before, to become the first Mets pitchers to post consecutivecomplete-game shutouts since Pedro Astacio and Jeff D'Amico tossedback-to-back two hitters on May 14 and May 15, at Los Angeles Thelast pitcher to throw a complete-game one-hitter in a victory with theonly hit by the pitcher was Sandy Koufax on May 23, Bennie Daniels a career.

Finished with 11 wins even though he did not pick up his first win until May25, in the Mets' 46th game of the season It's only the fifth time that a pitcherhas reached double figures in wins for the Mets in a season in which he didnot record a victory in any of the team's first 45 games Bob Shaw, ;Rick Aguilera, , ; Dwight Gooden, Set a Mets record and led all major league pitchers by handling 61 totalchances without an error Broke Tom Glavine's club record set in ,when the lefthander had 55 total errorless chances Went with a 1.

That was the lowest ERA in franchise history through apitcher's first nine home starts for the Mets Finished with four, two-hit games, the most multiple-hit games in one year by a Mets pitcher since Mike Hampton hadfive in to tie the club record set by Dwight Gooden in Set a Buffalomodern-day record when he retired 27 straight hitters on April 29 vs.

Fernando Perez singled on an pitchto start the game before Dickey set down the next 27 hitters in order He needed just 90 pitches, throwing 68 forstrikes in his second complete game of the season Went with a 2.

Made his first start that night atWashington Received a no-decision in the loss after going 6. Became the first pitcher in Mets history to go in his first seven starts with his 8.

Previously, three pitchers had gone in their first five starts Ray Sadecki, ; Harrry Parker, ; and TerryLeach, who did it over a four-year span, No one other than Dickey went in their first six starts Established a career-high six-game winning streak from May June During the streak, recorded a 2.

His previous winning streak was four straight games from August 3-August20, Lasted 5. That snapped acareer-high streak of seven consecutive starts with at least 6. His previous high was five consecutiveturns with at least 6.

He went at least 7. Allowed consecutive home runs to Melky Cabrera and Omar Infante in his start against Atlanta on July 9 to snap acareer-high string of His start on July 29 came on three-days rest Became just the second pitcher over the past four seasons to start a gameon short rest no more than three days between starts and throw more than 8.

The other was JohanSantana who accomplished the feat in a shutout win for the Mets against the Marlins on the next to last day of the season Allowed a run in the second inning of his start on August 3 to snap a career-best The streakdated back to the fifth inning of his start on July 20 at Arizona Won a career high-setting 10th game on September 8 at Washington Went 6.

Did not walk a batter for the fourth time Set a career-high with his second complete game of the season, beating the Pirates at Citi Field on September Struck out four and allowed five hits Also in that contest, he recorded his 95th strikeout to set a career-high Hisprevious best was 94 strikeouts in with Texas.

Earned the win with 5. Moved to the bullpen and made 34 more appearances Recorded nine consecutive scoreless outings Went at least 4. Was designated for assignment on August 29th Threw a complete game shutout on August 26th vs.

Lehigh Valley. Kansas City, marking his first game in the Majors in over two years April 6, Detroit,allowing eight hits and seven runs in 3. Wasdesignated for assignment on April 23rd Was outrighted to Oklahoma on April26th Made four trips to the Disabled List during the season with a sore rightshoulder.

LosAngeles of Anaheim, allowing a solo homer to Orlando Cabrera tolead off the 10th inning Los Angeles ofAnaheim due to injury Baltimore, allowing 3 runs in 7.

Seattle, despite allowing 6 runs in 5. Oklahoma: Went , 5. Nashville, allowing 3 runs in 7. Summary: Made Opening Day roster as Rangers' 4thstarter Boston, falling one out shy of ashutout Seattle to earn win, allowing just onebaserunner Other Notes: Earned 2nd career save on Sept.

Anaheim inclub's home finale, one of 4 Texas relievers with a save last season Texas was in his 13 starts Montreal in San Juan Minnesota and the 12th CG shutout ever for a Texas rookie, the second in the last 15 seasons California and CG shutout on July 29, game one at Oakland.

Salt Lake City, despite allowing one run in 8 innings Las Vegas Led the RedHawks in innings Ranked 4th in the Rangers' minor league organization in saves Set career-highs in wins, starts, innings and strikeouts The 38 saves were the 2nd most in the minors in and tied the Rangers minor league record for saves Kerry Lacy, , Charleston-Charlotte Also led the FSL with 54 games finished Was named to the FSL post-season all-star team Held opposing hitters to a.

Did not allow an er in 1st 6 outings, Apr. Was , with 19 saves and a 3. Had 5-game save streaks May and May June Did not allow a run in a season-high 7 straight games, May June Finished out the season by not allowing a run in final 5 games, earning 4 saves.

Did not allow an er in 7.

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