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Knuckle Down

Photograph By Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images

New York Mets pitcher R.A. Dickey throws during a July game against the Atlanta Braves. Dickey, who was 37 during the 2012 season, used his knuckleball to unexpected success, going 20-6 with a 2.73 ERA and winning the NL Cy Young Award. Dickey was traded to the Toronto Blue Jays in the offseason.