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Dave Dravecky

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Take an up close and personal look into the lives of some well-known Christians who are successful leaders in their careers. The Today's Heroes series features everyday people who overcame great adversity to become modern-day heroes. Kids ages 8 to 12 will be inspired by the compelling stories of courageous individuals who are making a real difference.
In Today's Heroes: Dave Dravecky learn the dramatic story of an all-star major league pitcher for the San Francisco Giants who ...
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Overview

Take an up close and personal look into the lives of some well-known Christians who are successful leaders in their careers. The Today's Heroes series features everyday people who overcame great adversity to become modern-day heroes. Kids ages 8 to 12 will be inspired by the compelling stories of courageous individuals who are making a real difference.
In Today's Heroes: Dave Dravecky learn the dramatic story of an all-star major league pitcher for the San Francisco Giants who courageously faced the greatest challenge of his life--cancer! When doctors removed half of his deltoid muscle in his left arm and told him his pitching career was over, Dave found the faith and courage to prove them wrong. This is the incredible story of his comeback to the major leagues, his battle against cancer, and his struggle to maintain his faith no matter what curves were thrown his way.

This is NOT just a reprint of the old edition of Today's Heroes: David Robinson. This is an entirely new, juvenile biography written by Gregg and Deborah Lewis, using many sources.

The older book was part of a Zondervan series for kids published in the 1990s. Zonderkidz is updating the entire series, adding additional modern-day role models. These inspirational stories for kids ages 8-12 introduces them to famous Christians who have shown courage, persistence, and faith in the face of adversity. All have gone on to achieve great success in their fields of endeavor.

Author Biography: Gregg Lewis has a long history in publishing with more than fifty books to his credit. He lives in Rome, Georgia.
Deborah Shaw Lewis has authored or coauthored more than a dozen books, has taught school, does professionalstorytelling, speaks on motherhood and family issues, and holds a master's degree in early childhood development. She and Gregg are the parents of five children.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780310703143
  • Publisher: Zonderkidz
  • Publication date: 8/1/1902
  • Series: Today's Heroes Series
  • Edition description: REVISED
  • Pages: 112
  • Age range: 8 - 12 Years
  • Product dimensions: 5.00 (w) x 7.46 (h) x 0.30 (d)

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THE BEGINNING OF THE DREAM

Every day, Mr. Dravecky would come home from work smelling of sweat and grease from his machine shop, his trousers smeared with the day's work, and his fingernails black with grime. His young son Dave used to look at his dad washing the grease from his hands and think, Such big hands. Such big, strong hands.

"As a kid growing up," Dave says, "I felt safe and secure knowing those fix-anything hands belonged to the man I called Dad. And no matter how tired those hands were at the end of the day, they were never too tired for a game of catch with me. In the backyard my dad would burrow one of those big hands into a catcher's mitt and play with a seven-year-old boy who could barely wrap his hand around a baseball. I remember how he would crouch down and pound his fist into that mitt, making a well-rounded pocket for the ball I was about to pitch. Often we played until it was too dark to see, and still I begged for more, never wanting that time to end."

And that's where Dave Dravecky's dream began, when he was a young boy, pitching to his father in their family's backyard. It wasn't long until the Dravecky backyard became a ball diamond where all the neighborhood kids would come to play. They wore base paths between the trees used for bases, hit foul balls that ricocheted off the house, and knocked homers over and past the fenceless yards of neighbors.

"The backyard was never the same after the first time my dad put on that glove and played catch with me," Dave says, "and neither was I."

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Table of Contents

1. The Beginning of the Dream 7
2. Let's Play Ball! 9
3. Drafted! 16
4. Playing in the Minors 26
5. Called to the Majors 35
6. Tumor? 45
7. The Operation 53
8. On Top of the World 62
9. The Comeback Miracle 70
10. "It's Broken!" 80
11. Battling Cancer 87
12. One-Armed Man 96
13. Outreach of Hope 104
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