Thanks to Tom from The Angels, In Order, we're getting an early start on Day 7 with the first Dick submitted by a user during The Year Of Dicks!
Presenting R.A. Dickey!
R.A. is our first active Dick, our first knuckleballer Dick, but despite the renown that "Wherever I Wind Up: My Quest for Truth, Authenticity and the Perfect Knuckleball" received, he is not our first author Dick! (Day 3's hero, Dick Butkus released Butkus: Flesh & Blood in 1997.) He currently plays for the Toronto Blue Jays (as depicted here on this '13 Topps Cut To The Chase insert...yes, our first die-cut Dick), and has a deal in place with Dial Books to release several more books. He's also climbed Mt. Kilimanjaro for charity (he works with a variety of different charities), won 2 games in the 1996 Olympics for bronze medal-winning Team USA, was an English lit major in college, and is (of course) an avid reader! There's also that small matter of his Cy Young Award win in 2012, when he was with the Mets (his 3 years in New York were a lot of fun to watch).
R.A. Dickey, we salute you! Good luck in '14 with the Jays!