Nearly two months ago, comedian Bill Cosby graced Fenway Park by throwing a ceremonial first pitch. When Cosby unleashed the pitch, he channeled his inner Tim Wakefield and tossed a knuckleball.
It’s a pitch that he dabbled back with in his youth. That’s why Cosby felt a sense of pride when Mets knuckleballer R.A. Dickey was named the National League Cy Young Award winner on Thursday.
Cosby took the time to write Dickey a heartfelt message, congratulating him for the award via Twitter.
To Mr. @RADickey43 - As a former knuckleballer, thank you for making our pitch respectable and acceptable.—
Bill Cosby (@BillCosby) November 15, 2012
In 34 starts this season, Dickey compiled a 20-6 record with a 2.73 ERA and 230 strikeouts. His storybook season has become an inspiration to many, including the iconic Cosby.
Thumbnail photo via Twitter/@BillCosby