Originally posted on Mets Merized Online  |  Last updated 11/14/12
New York Mets righthanded pitcher R.A. Dickey tonight was named the 2012 National League Cy Young Award recipient by the Baseball Writers’ Association of America (BBWAA). Dickey, who received 209 points, including 27 first place votes, joins Tom Seaver (1969, 1973 and 1975) and Dwight Gooden (1985) as the only pitchers in team history to earn the NL Cy Young Award.  He finished tied for second in the majors with 20 wins, led the NL in strikeouts (230) and was second in the NL in ERA (2.73).  Dickey recorded 27 quality starts in 2012 to lead the majors and became the sixth 20-game winner in franchise history. “I want to thank the BBWAA for this prestigious award,” said Dickey, who became the first knuckleballer to win the Cy Young Award. “I owe so much to my teammates for their support during the year, especially Josh Thole and Mike Nickeas, who did such a great job behind the plate all season. I’d like to thank the fans. They stood behind me every time I took the mound. I wouldn’t h...
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