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Baseball fans who saw Roy Campanella (1921-1993) will never forget the hefty Brooklyn Dodgers catcher. This squat, rotund Hall of Famer was not only a home run threat and a three-time National League MVP; he was also one of baseball's greatest all-time catchers and handlers of pitchers. All that ended abruptly in January 1959 when Campy's car skidded on ice in a crash that paralyzed him below the neck. This revelatory new biography by Neil Lanctot (Negro League Baseball) shows how this tragically debilitating accident actually began a second life for this hard-striving Boy of Summer. Though mostly out of the limelight, this heroic hemiplegic struggled tirelessly to recover partial use of his body. A great ballplayer; an unforgettable life.