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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (1,263 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: R. A. Dickey Narrator: Ben Hunter Publisher: christianaudio.com Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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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.

Sustained by his profound Christian faith, the love of his wife and children, and a relentless quest for self-awareness and authenticity, the immensely likable Dickey details his transformation from a reckless, risk-taking loner to a grounded, life-affirming big leaguer. He emerged as one of the premier pitchers in the National League in 2010-and the knuckleballing embodiment of the wonders that perseverance and human wisdom can produce. Dickey views his story as one of redemption. Readers will come to see it as something more - a uniquely American story of beating back demons, listening to your heart, and overcoming extraordinary odds.

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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Ross | 2/15/2014

    " Great book! R.A. and I were at the University of Tennessee together and had one maybe two classes together. We both grew up in Middle Tennessee. I knew he went to MBA, and thus had a pre-conceived notion about his background. He shatters that notion to pieces in this book. I highly recommend this book, not just to Mets, or baseball, or sports fans, but to anyone. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Christine | 2/11/2014

    " I loved this book. I could feel R.A.'s passion and determination, it was inspiring! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Chris Conrey | 2/10/2014

    " As a fan of baseball and knuckleballers in particular I enjoyed this book. Dickey comes across as humble and honest about both good and bad in his past. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Garry | 2/4/2014

    " A truly outstanding memoir. A great baseball book! "

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