RA Dickey pitched most of this season with a torn abdominal

RA Dickey's season is even more remarkable than you think

10/3/12 in MLB   |   Pat   |   5234 respect

Sep 27, 2012; Flushing, NY,USA;  New York Mets starting pitcher R.A. Dickey (43) salutes the fans after recording his 20th win of the season in the game against the Pittsburgh Pirates at Citi Field.  Mets won 6-5.  Mandatory Credit: Anthony Gruppuso-US PREWIREKnuckleballer R.A. Dickey barely missed out on a pitching Triple Crown, leading the NL in strikeouts but finishing 2nd in wins and ERA. He's on the short list of NL Cy Young candidates, and by any standard imaginable, he has had an incredible season.

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.
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10/3/12   |   This_is_Rick   |   265 respect

The Cy Young votes should be interesting, and probably missed with the Triple-Crown.

Nice work, Pat.