Earlier tonight it was announced that RA Dickey won the 2012 National League CY Young Award in a land slide in which he received 27 of the 32 first place votes for a total of 209 points. The next closet point total was that of the Dodgers Clayton Kershaw with 96. Dickey finished the year with a 20-6 record with a 2.73 ERA and 230 strikeouts in 233.2 innings pitched. Dickey has now joined Mets legends Tom Seaver and Dwight “Doc” Gooden as the only players to win a CY Young in a Mets uniform.
Say what you want about the knuckle ball but this could not have happened to a better man. This year was truly historic for Dickey on and off the field with his memoir, the knuckleball film that he is featured in, and of course the climbing of Mt. Kilimanjaro. RA has a tremendous story and has faced much adversity in his life to get to this point. Not only did he reinvent himself as a knuckleball pitcher, he became the first to win a CY Young Award. Congratulations go out to RA and his family as I could not imagine any pitcher more deserving of this award for last year.
I would also like to take this opportunity to give a hand to the Mets for supporting the communities affected by the recent events of Hurricane Sandy. Today was another great example when the Mets dropped of food and supplies to the people of Coney Island who were tragically affected by these events. The Mets also held a food drive today at Citi Field for the victims of the storm as well. Today was both a good day on and off the field for this organization. Let’s Hope for More!