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Comeback
     

Comeback

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by Dave Dravecky|| Tim Stafford
 

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In one of the most memorable moments of Major League Baseball, Dave Dravecky pitched a winning game—less than a year after undergoing cancer surgery on his pitching arm. But his comeback was short-lived. Just five days after his winning game, Dravecky broke his arm—and would later lose it entirely as the cancer returned.


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Overview

In one of the most memorable moments of Major League Baseball, Dave Dravecky pitched a winning game—less than a year after undergoing cancer surgery on his pitching arm. But his comeback was short-lived. Just five days after his winning game, Dravecky broke his arm—and would later lose it entirely as the cancer returned.


Dave’s true comeback would come later—as a bestselling author and inspirational speaker offering strength, hope, and comfort inspired by Christian teachings and his own experience with suffering and loss. This book recounts the thrilling details of Dave’s two comebacks—from his early baseball career and brief return to the pitching mound to his ultimate triumph over adversity through unflagging determination and deep Christian faith.


ABOUT THE AUTHOR


Once an all-star pitcher for the San Francisco Giants, Dave Dravecky lost the deltoid muscle in his pitching arm to cancer in 1988. Defying all the odds, he came back to pitch again a year later. Just five days after a stunning performance, securing a 4-3 win for his team, Dravecky sustained two successive and devastating injuries to his arm that ended his pitching career for good.


In subsequent years, Dravecky would lose his entire arm, his left shoulder blade, and the left side of his collarbone to cancer. But whenever God closes a door, he opens a window—and the window He opened for Dave led to a career as a best-selling author. Dravecky’s award-winning first book, Comeback, sold over 650,000 copies.


An in-demand speaker, Dave is known for delivering messages of hope and inspiration—to both Christian and secular audiences. Along with his wife, Jan, Dravecky is also the founder of Dave Dravecky’s Outreach of Hope, a nonprofit organization and ministry dedicated to helping cancer survivors.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781625391612
Publisher:
Bondfire Books
Publication date:
05/30/2013
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
1,064,428
File size:
542 KB

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Comeback 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Dave Dravecky writes in a compelling way about experiences that took him from the job he loved. I am not a sports fan, but I can share his story as a family member of another strong man who faced cancer. It is factual without getting stuck in despair and is inspiring without being naive.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Comeback is the intriguing auto-biography of the miraculous comeback of Dave Dravecky. He was a determined baseball player who started out at the bottom of the baseball food chain. From the beginning, he had always had a lump on his left arm (his pitching arm) and it only grew bigger as his career preceeded. When it began to give him shoulder pains, he decided he should get it checked out. The doctors told him he had to get the lump removed, which would interfere with his baseball career. Dave, however, was a determined man and went through countless housr of physical training and re-training his arm to pitch again after surgery and eventually came back to play in the major leagues again. I enjoyed this book because it is very inspirational and he is not afraid to share his faith in Jesus Christ. There is nothing bad I can really say about this great book. I would recommend that people read it because it inspires the reader to keep going, no matter what the circumstances and teaches the reader to reach for their dreams; no matter how far they may seem.