RA Dickey's season is even more remarkable than you think
Would you believe that he did all of that with a torn abdominal muscle for nearly the entire season?
Dickey just revealed that he had sustained the injury on April 13, in his second start of the season, but has pitched through it for the whole year.
He already has surgery scheduled for October 18, and it's almost a blessing in disguise that the Mets didn't make the playoffs, because there's no telling whether he'd even be able to pitch in the postseason if they had made it.
Not only did Dickey pitch through injury, he also pitched more innings than anyone else in the entire National League, and he pitched better in those innings than almost anyone else, too.
Between this and the admissions that he revealed in his book before the season, Dickey might have one of the most inspirational stories in all of sports. Let's see if he can add a Cy Young award to the list of impressive accomplishments.