R.A Dickey wins the 2012 Branch Rickey Award

R.A. Dickey has won the 2012 Branch Rickey Award, the Mets announced in a statement.

The Branch Rickey Award honors individuals in baseball who contribute unselfishly to their communities and who are strong role models for young people. Each year, the Major League Baseball teams nominate one player from their team for this nationally acclaimed award. All of the nominees personify Rotary International’s motto, “Service Above Self.”

Dickey will accept the award and be inducted as the 21st member of the Baseball Humanitarians Hall of Fame during a banquet on Saturday, November 10 at the Marriott City Center Hotel in Denver, Colorado.