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DENVER, CO - MAY 09: Carlos Beltran #15 of the New York Mets scores on a grounder by Jason Bay #44 of the New York Mets who was safe on the play after a throwing error by third baseman Ian Stewart #9 of the Colorado Rockies in the sixth inning at Coors Field on May 9, 2011 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)
DENVER, CO - MAY 09: Carlos Beltran #15 of the New York Mets scores on a grounder by Jason Bay #44 of the New York Mets who was safe on the play after a throwing error by third baseman Ian Stewart #9 of the Colorado Rockies in the sixth inning at Coors Field on May 9, 2011 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)
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R.A. Dickey

In 2009 the Mets signed R.A. Dickey to a minor league contract with an invitation to spring training. He began the season in Triple-A with the Buffalo Bisons where he threw a one-hitter. In that game, he gave up a single to the first batter and then retired the next twenty-seven batters.

On May 19th, 2010 the Mets purchased his contract from the Bisons and Dickey made his Mets debut that same day. This time was rough for Mets starting pitchers where their number one that season was Mike Pelfrey even over Johan Santana.

Dickey brought life to the Mets rotation and showed it by time in 2012. In June that season Dickey pitched back-to-back one-hitters give fans hopes both games that they would see the first Mets no-hitter. Dickey also had a Mets record that season when he pitched 32 2/3 of scoreless innings. To top off the year Dickey won twenty games in which he became the first Mets pitcher to do so since 1990.

All this helped send Dickey to the all-star game and eventually ended with him winning the 2012 MLB NL Cy Young award. He joined Tom Seaver and Dwight Gooden as the only Mets pitchers to win the Cy Young.

His career with the Mets was short but he made it an exceptional one while there. He also became a quick fan favorite in Flushing.

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