Dialogue: R.A. Dickey, On the Mound and On the Page

Sep 5, 2018

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R.A. Dickey has a fascinating story to tell. His childhood in Middle Tennessee was full of challenges. He attended a prestigious private school, but lived in part by squatting in empty houses. His path to professional baseball was nearly demolished before it could be built. Once there, he still struggled, and found simply keeping a job meant cultivating a famously unpredictable pitch that few had mastered.

In 2012, R.A. Dickey put his life story on paper, in the book Wherever I Wind Up. Though many sports figures release autobiographies, hardly any have Dickey’s resume – he majored in English literature at the University of Tennessee.

Dickey joins host Brandon Hollingsworth for a conversation about his career, his writing and what comes next.