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Wherever I Wind Up : My Quest for Truth, Authenticity, and the Perfect Knuckleball (Reprint) (Paperback)
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With a new epilogue by author R.A. Dickey, winner of the 2012 Cy Young award"An astounding memoir--haunting and touching, courageous and wise." - Jeremy Schaap, bestselling author, Emmy award-winning journalist, ESPNIn 1996, R.A. Dickey was the Texas Rangers’ much-heralded No. 1 draft choice. Then, a routine physical revealed that his right elbow was missing its ulnar collateral ligament, and his lifelong dreamalong with his $810,000 signing bonuswas ripped away. Yet, despite twice being consigned to baseball’s scrap heap, Dickey battled back. Sustained by his Christian faith, the love of his wife and children, and a relentless quest for self-awareness, Dickey is now the starting pitcher for the Toronoto Blue Jays (he was previously a star pitcher for the New York Mets) and one of the National League’s premier players, as well as the winner of the 2012 Cy Young award.In Wherever I Wind Up, Dickey eloquently shares his quintessentially American tale of overcoming extraordinary odds to achieve a game, a career, and a life unlike any other.
A personal account about the author's unlikely journey to the big leagues describes how his athletic dream was destroyed by medical findings and how he was sustained by his Christian faith and the love of his family before emerging as a National League premier pitcher. 75,000 first printing.
Number of Pages: 354.0
Genre: Biography + Autobiography, Sports + Recreation, Religion + Beliefs
Sub-Genre: Sports, Baseball / General
Publisher: Penguin Group USA
Author: R. A. Dickey
Street Date: March 26, 2013
Item Number (DPCI): 248-82-1561