Last week, I received Wayne Coffey’s book about R.A. Dickey, titled Wherever I Wind Up (My Quest For Truth, Authenticity, and the Perfect Knuckleball).
When he was called up to the New York Mets not even two years ago, Dickey was a journeyman knuckleballer who had spent fourteen years knocking around the minor leagues and had already started looking into his next line of work–as a high school English teacher. Today, the 37-year-old Dickey has emerged not only as the most improbable success story in the major leagues, but as arguably one of the most fascinating athletes in America.
Dickey spent this off-season climbing Mt. Kilimanjaro to raise awareness about human tracking in Mumbai. The book chronicles Dickey’s journey from the abuse he suffered as a child to the No.1 draft choice of the Texas Rangers in 1996. Dickey also talks about his unique relationship his fellow big league knuckle ballers. The book is fascinating and must read for any baseball fan.
For New York residents, Dickey will have three book signings in the next month.
- On April 6th, Dickey will appear at Bookends in Ridgewood, NJ;
- On April 10th, Dickey will appear at Barnes and Noble CitiCorp in Manhattan; and
- On May 10th, Dicey will appear at the Yogi Berra Museum in Little Falls, NJ