Quotes from Tom Seaver and Dwight Gooden on R.A. Dickey winning the Cy Young
Hall of Famer Tom Seaver had the following to say about R.A. Dickey winning the Cy Young Award:
“My hat’s off to Mr. Dickey. I watched one of his outings when I was in town and I was amazed by his control. I was always looking for new ammunition to bring to the mound so I attempted the knuckleball. It’s a very difficult pitch to throw and needless to say, I never mastered it. I congratulate him on his tenacity not only to succeed against all odds but to excel and achieve this very high honor. I look forward to congratulating him personally.”
In addition, Dwight Gooden said the following about Dickey:
“I saw R.A. pitch at least 10 times this year. I’m really amazed how he was able to remake his career. I never even thought about throwing a knuckleball. To win the Cy Young Award at his age is more incredible than when I won at age 20.”
Dickey joins Seaver (1969, 1973, 1975) and Gooden (1985) among Mets who have now won the award.