Nashville native R.A. Dickey wins 20th game for New York Mets - WKRN News 2

Nashville native R.A. Dickey wins 20th game for New York Mets

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Mets knuckleballer R.A. Dickey capped an amazing season with his 20th victory Thursday as the Mets beat the Pittsburgh Pirates 6-5.

Dickey struck out a career best 13 hitters on his way to being the first knuckleballer to win 20 games since Joe Niekro in 1980.

The 37-year-old Nashville native had never won more than 11 games in any previous season. He allowed three runs in 7 2-3 innings. He also leads the NL with 222 strikeouts.

Dickey is also the Mets first 20 game winner since Frank Viola 22 years ago.

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