In a year that saw Johan Santana hurl the first no-hitter in Mets history, R.A. Dickey is stealing the show on the mound. The 37-year-old with a career 52-51 record and an underwhelming 4.11 lifetime ERA is miraculously dominating the MLB with just one pitch—the knuckleball.
While there is still more than half the season to go, it's not too early to begin pondering where Dickey's 2012 campaign ranks all-time among Mets pitchers. The Cy Young hopeful currently leads the majors with 11 wins, boasts a 2.31 ERA and has already eclipsed the 100-strikeout mark. He's a guarantee to make the All-Star Game and could potentially make a run at the pitcher's Triple Crown.
If he were to keep this pace for the remainder of the season, Dickey would finish with a 24-2 record and nearly 220 strikeouts. And though we can't assume that his miraculous domination will continue, we can reflect on the greatest pitching years of all time and see where Dickey stands.