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It's easy to see why baseball has been our nation's favorite pastime for the past century. This uniquely American sport has captured our hearts with stories of triumph, dedication, sacrifice, and victory. In "Play Ball," baseball legend Dave Dravecky helps fans relive some of the sport's greatest moments through breathtaking photography and unforgettable stories of today a ...more
Hardcover, 128 pages
Published May 1st 2001 by Thomas Nelson
(first published 2001)
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Feb 17, 2012 Chuck rated it really liked it
Dave Dravecky was a left handed starting pitcher for the San Diego Padres and the San Francisco Giants during the mid to late 80's. I believe that I can still remember his last game while pitching. Everyone watching the game heard a snap as he made a pitch during the game. After leavimg the game, as I recall, with a broken arm, "he was diagnosed with a cancerous tumor in his pitching arm. The following years were a whirlwind of surgery, radiation, and depression------all in the glaring light of ...more
Dave Dravecky was a very good major league pitcher until he lost his arm to cancer. This book is an inspirational book on how Dravecky became a Christian and how we should live our lives. It used baseball metaphors to tell the story. It reads more like a devotional book and does have some good stories.