Wherever I Wind up

Wherever I Wind up

My Quest for Truth, Authenticity and the Perfect Knuckleball

Book - 2013
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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, ESPN

In 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 dream--along with his $810,000 signing bonus--was 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.
Publisher: New York : Penguin Group, [2013], c2012.
ISBN: 9780452299016
Characteristics: 354 p. :,col. ill.
Additional Contributors: Coffey, Wayne R.


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Sep 12, 2016

Very well written, very moving. As a big baseball fan it made me appreciate much more the humanity of those I watch on the field.

Jun 26, 2014

Before I appreciated the knuckleball, but this book made me want to learn to throw one.

Aug 30, 2013

Not a baseball fan, but I absolutely enjoyed this autobiography. Incredibly inspiring. Stories of redemption, chasing dreams and faith.

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