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Rage: The Legend of "Baseball Bill" Denehy

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Bill Denehy was at the top of his game . . . until he threw a pitch that changed the course of his life.

A home-run bio about a gifted pitcher whose National League career held promise until a hard slider to Willie Mays injured his shoulder, Rage chronicles Denehy's injury-plagued career in major league baseball and the loss of his vision due to injections used to keep him in the game.

Denehy holds nothing back as he shares the rage he felt his whole life, his lost dreams, his descent in addiction, and eventually finding peace when he entered recovery. His experience will resonate with athletes, baseball fans, those who struggle with addiction, and those who know someone who does.

Bill "Baseball Bill" Denehy is a former major league baseball player for the New York Mets. He later coached the University of Hartford, was a minor league pitching coach for the Boston Red Sox and a radio announcer. He is now in long-term recovery and belongs to the Major League Baseball Players Alumni Association.

Peter Golenbock is one of the nation's best-known sports authors. He has written eight New York Times bestsellers, including The Bronx Zoo (with Sparky Lyle), Number 1 (with Billy Martin), Balls (with Greg Nettles), Personal Fouls, American Prince (with Tony Curtis), and Presumed Guilty (with Jose Baez).

Review:

"Once a bright pitching prospect, Denehy recalls his promising career crash from emotional turmoil, personal injury, and addiction in a blistering, candid memoir assisted by writer Golenbock. Blessed with a sizzling 95-mile-per-hour fastball, Denehy graduated high school and signed with the New York Mets in 1967, taking his place beside future stars Tom Seaver and Jerry Koosman. A severe rotator cuff tear in his rookie year ended his days as a reliable starter, resulting in trades, disabled list stints, trips to various doctors, and countless cortisone shots. Denehy's serious anger issues, a yen for booze and coke, and an inability to play by the rules such as his failures in real estate, coaching college baseball, a radio job, and his marriage all made matters worse. Denehy felt bad luck dogged him after his good fortune, writing: 'One day you're headed for greatness, and the next day you're falling into a deep chasm with no end in sight and nothing to break your fall.' Denehy's courageous, triumphant book grabs readers, detailing his regression to blindness from the cortisone shots, recovery from addiction, and ultimate emotional serenity. (July)" Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.

Synopsis:

Baseball, addiction, and recovery are chronicled in this story of a gifted athlete who almost had it all.

About the Author

William Francis “Bill” Denehy is a former major league baseball player for the New York Mets. Once considered a top prospect, sharing his rookie card with Tom Seaver, “Baseball Bill” badly injured his arm the first month of his career. Bill unsuccessfully tried to stay in baseball with the aid of multiple cortisone shots. He later coached the University of Hartford, was a minor league pitching coach for the Boston Red Sox, and a radio announcer. He is now in long-term recovery and belongs to the Major League Baseball Players Alumni Association.

Peter Golenbock is one of the nations best-known sports authors. He has written eight New York Times bestsellers, including The Bronx Zoo (with Sparky Lyle), Number 1 (with Billy Martin), Balls (with Greg Nettles), Personal Fouls, American Prince (with Tony Curtis), and Presumed Guilty (with Jose Baez). He lives with his wife and son in Saint Petersburg, Florida.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781937612559
Author:
Denehy, Bill
Publisher:
Central Recovery Press
Author:
Golenbock, Peter
Subject:
Biography - General
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Publication Date:
20140431
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
280
Dimensions:
9 x 6 in

Related Subjects

Biography » General
Health and Self-Help » Recovery and Addiction » Drug and Alcohol Addiction
Sports and Outdoors » Sports and Fitness » Baseball » Biographies
Sports and Outdoors » Sports and Fitness » Baseball » General

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Product details 280 pages Central Recovery Press - English 9781937612559 Reviews:
"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "Once a bright pitching prospect, Denehy recalls his promising career crash from emotional turmoil, personal injury, and addiction in a blistering, candid memoir assisted by writer Golenbock. Blessed with a sizzling 95-mile-per-hour fastball, Denehy graduated high school and signed with the New York Mets in 1967, taking his place beside future stars Tom Seaver and Jerry Koosman. A severe rotator cuff tear in his rookie year ended his days as a reliable starter, resulting in trades, disabled list stints, trips to various doctors, and countless cortisone shots. Denehy's serious anger issues, a yen for booze and coke, and an inability to play by the rules such as his failures in real estate, coaching college baseball, a radio job, and his marriage all made matters worse. Denehy felt bad luck dogged him after his good fortune, writing: 'One day you're headed for greatness, and the next day you're falling into a deep chasm with no end in sight and nothing to break your fall.' Denehy's courageous, triumphant book grabs readers, detailing his regression to blindness from the cortisone shots, recovery from addiction, and ultimate emotional serenity. (July)" Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.
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Baseball, addiction, and recovery are chronicled in this story of a gifted athlete who almost had it all.
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