While R.A. Dickey probably should have been the National League's starting pitcher in the 2012 All-Star Game, the veteran will still be pitching in his first Midsummer Classic.
There may not be a player with a better story than Dickey in this year's All-Star Game. He was a former first-round pick, but when it was found that he did not have a UCL, it cost him nearly his entire signing bonus (h/t Scott Miller of CBS Sports).
For 14 years Dickey bounced around between different levels of the minors and the major leagues. He finally had everything click at age 35, when he joined the New York Mets. He had completely transformed his pitching style and became a knuckleballer, which has led to incredible success.