R.A. Dickey is 37, but his arm is 32

A look at how the knuckle ball preserves a pitcher

Originally Published: September 20, 2012
By Shaun Assael | ESPN The Magazine

TO HEAR METS ACE R.A. DICKEY talk about the knuckleball is to hear a man talk about faith. "You either embrace it for what it is -- a pitch that is reliant on an amalgam of forces both seen and unseen -- or you allow it to drive you half out of your mind," writes the 10-year MLB vet in his 2012 autobiography, Wherever I Wind Up. "I embrace it."

And for good reason. At 37, Dickey had a career-best 18 wins through Sept. 13, after just 20 over the past three seasons. ...

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