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  • 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

    Author/Actors/Director/etc.:   R.A. Dickey
    Format:   Hardcover
    Publisher:   Blue Rider Press (2012, Mar 29th).
    Pages:   

    The Glass Castle meets Ball Four as Mets knuckleballer R.A. Dickey weaves searing honesty and baseball insight in this memoir about his unlikely journey to the big 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. Fourteen years ago, Dickey was a heralded No. 1 draft choice of the Texas Rangers, only to have an $810,000 signing bonus, and his lifelong dream, ripped away by an X- ray-and the discovery that he did not have an ulna collateral ligament in his right elbow. Five years ago, he gave up a record six home runs in three innings to the Detroit Tigers-and was effectively consigned to the baseball scrap heap. more

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