New York Mets pitcher R.A. Dickey reveals being sexually abused as a child in his memoir, as well as being confronted with drug use while a member of the Texas Rangers.
Dickey's personal story goes on sale this week. Excepts were published by Sports Illustrated.
The right-hander discusses how he was abused at the hands of a teenage babysitter as an 8-year-old.
"The babysitter chucks the pillows and stuffed animals out of the way," Dickey writes, in his autobiography. "Wherever I Wind Up." "She looks at me and says, Get in the bed. I am confused and afraid. I am trembling. The babysitter has her way with me four or five more times that summer, and into the fall, and each time feels more wicked than the time before. Every time that I know I'm going back over there, the sweat starts to come back. I sit in the front seat of the car, next to my mother, anxiety surging. I never tell her why I am so afraid. I never tell anyone until I am 31 years old."