Mark Tucker : Journal

Congratulations: R.A. Dickey

Posted in Interesting People, The South by marktucker on November 14, 2012

R.A. Dickey won the National League Cy Young Award tonight. Couldn’t have happened to a nicer guy. We shot his book cover recently, and after the session, he actually pitched some knuckleballs to me, (but not at full speed). And yes, they were hopping around more than Charlie Sheen on a fresh EightBall. I have some iPhone video of it somewhere. Anyway, below is an outtake frame that I shot with the old Liberator camera, on 4×5 B/W Polaroid. Congratulations to R.A. It was one hell of a season — he went 20-6, and was the first knuckleballer to win the Cy Young. His entire family was at the shoot — a bunch of kids and a really kind wife.

Diptych of R.A. Dickey, and the County Fair ballpark in Alexandria, Tennessee.

Book Cover, from Amazon.

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  1. Susan Clement said, on November 16, 2012 at 3:34 pm

    I’m so happy for him. He has had such a tough path in so many ways, so it’s great to see him doing so well.

  2. Gerry Gomez said, on December 5, 2012 at 7:28 pm

    It was great to see your book cover shown on Jon Stewart’s The Daily Show last night. I said out loud, even though I was alone, “Hey, that’s Mark Tucker’s photo. I follow that guys blog!”

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