NEW YORK (AP) - R.A. Dickey of the New York Mets is the National League's Cy Young Award winner.
Dickey was an easy choice for the NL honor in balloting by the Baseball Writers' Association of America.
The 38-year-old Dickey became the first pitcher who relied predominantly on a knuckleball to win the Cy Young Award, an achievement mentors such as Hall of Famer Phil Niekro are quite proud of.
Dickey is the third Mets pitcher to win the award and first since Dwight Gooden did it in 195.
Dickey drew 27 of 32 first-place votes and outdistanced 2011 winner Clayton Kershaw of the Los Angeles Dodgers. Gio Gonzalez of Washington finished third.