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Dave Dravecky - Selected Writings By Dravecky:

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Comeback, Zondervan, 1990.

When You Can't Come Back: A Story of Courage and Grace, Cahners, 1992.


1956 Born February 14, in Youngstown, Ohio
1978 Drafted by Pittsburgh Pirates
1982 Made professional debut with San Diego Padres
1987 Traded to San Francisco Giants
1988 Named starting pitcher for Giants opening day
1988 Discovered malignant growth on left shoulder
1988 Cancerous tumor removed in operation, October 7
1989 Returns to baseball, August 10
1989 Pitching arm breaks in second comeback game
1989 Ends baseball career
1990 Becomes a motivational speaker and author
1991 Left arm and shoulder amputated
1991 Founds Outreach of Hope Ministries

Awards and Accomplishments

1978 Graduated Youngstown State University
1984 Pitched in National League playoffs and World Series
1987 Tied the record for fewest hits given up in a playoff game
1989 Won Willie McCovey Award
1990 Won American Cancer Society's Courage Award
1991 "Dave Dravecky Day" at Candlestick Park, San Francisco
1998 Threw out first pitch for Giants game versus Montreal Expos
1998 Given Lou Gehrig Ironman Award
1999 Named to Giants' Team of the Decade for 1980s.

(With C. W. Neal) The Worth of a Man. Zondervan, 1996.

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