Mets’ R.A. Dickey Wins Cy Young Award!
“This is a victory for everyone who threw the pitch,” Dickey said on a conference call after getting 27 of 32 first-place votes to easily outpace the Dodgers’ Clayton Kershaw and join Tom Seaver and Dwight Gooden as the only Mets to capture the award.
“This is an honor to be shared,” Dickey said on MLB Network. “There have been countless people that poured into me … and this is a victory for all of us.” – nypost
Mets’ ace R.A. Dickey became the first knuckleball pitcher and the third Met ever to win the NL Cy Young Award, yesterday! He took 27 of the 32 first-place votes! Dickey, 38, led the league in five categories: strikeouts (230), complete games (5), shutouts (3), and innings pitched (233 2/3)! His 20 wins (20-6) were one shy of the third place winner, and his 2.73 ERA were second to Clayton Kershaw’s 2.53 ERA! Dickey also went on a 44 2/3 innings scoreless streak from May 22 to June 24, and won his first All-Star Game appearance after winning 14 of 17 starts in the first half of the 2012 season! Even though the Mets were awful, Dickey definitely deserves his nod as the NL Cy Young Award recepient!