Toronto Blue Jays Pitcher R.A. Dickey Shares His Story of Faith with the Fellowship of Christian Athletes


It was June 9, 2007, and R.A. Dickey had hit rock bottom in every way—spiritually, relationally and vocationally. His marriage and professional baseball career were both on life support, and the emotional baggage of a traumatic childhood felt like a millstone around his neck, dragging him into a spiritual abyss. Dickey, a 32-year-old career minor leaguer at the time, had jumped into the Missouri River in a moment of impulsive, ill-fated hubris to prove a silly point to himself and some teammates, believing he could cross the great divide. But the river’s strong currents shows no respect for persons or situations, and soon Dickey was sinking. Then his feet hit bottom.

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