In 1996, R.A. Dickey was the Texas Rangers’ No. 1 draft choice. Then, a routine physical revealed that his right elbow was missing its ulnar collateral ligament, and his lifelong dream, along with his $810,000 signing bonus was taken away. Though, despite being twice consigned to baseball‘s scrap heap, Dickey battled back. Today, he is the starting pitcher for the New York Mets and one of the National League’s leading players.