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Dickey's Inspirational Tale Hits a High

AP

Quiet time was difficult to find this season for R.A. Dickey, whose incredible season spawned untold amounts of daily attention. But in a relatively quiet corner of Marlins Ballpark's visiting dugout during the final week of the season, Dickey spoke about what the National League Cy Young Award would mean not only to him, but to baseball's century-old fraternity of knuckleballers.

"To say that a knuckleballer won the Cy Young," Dickey said, "maybe it brings some real validity to what the pitch can do."

That validity has arrived. The Baseball Writers' Association of America on Wednesday named Dickey the 2012 NL Cy Young Award winner, lifting him over finalists Clayton Kershaw of the Dodgers and Gio Gonzalez of the Nationals.

Dickey, who was named first on 27...

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