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Still Throwing Heat : Strikeouts, the Streets, and a Second Chance
by J. R. Richard and Lew Freedman and Nolan Ryan


Overview - A flame-throwing star with the Houston Astros, J. R. Richard was at the top of his profession when he inexplicably began complaining of arm weakness in 1980. Initially scoffed at because he continued approaching 100 mph on the radar gun, everything changed when Richard collapsed while playing catch with a teammate--later diagnosed as a life-threatening stroke.  Read more...

 
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Overview
A flame-throwing star with the Houston Astros, J. R. Richard was at the top of his profession when he inexplicably began complaining of arm weakness in 1980. Initially scoffed at because he continued approaching 100 mph on the radar gun, everything changed when Richard collapsed while playing catch with a teammate--later diagnosed as a life-threatening stroke. The shocking development ended Richard's major league career and set off a chain of events that led to the former All-Star being homeless by the mid-1990s. This rapid rise and sudden, tragic fall define the unusual, moving, and inspirational life of a Houston icon who has endured many hardships but has become an admired figure in his adopted hometown. J. R. Richard tells that story now in his own words, including the highs and the lows of his brilliant athletic career, the difficulties that befell him on and off the field, abandonment by those he counted on after his stroke, the despair of losing everything, and his ultimate redemption and giving back to the community.

 
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  • ISBN-13: 9781629370996
  • ISBN-10: 1629370991
  • Publisher: Triumph Books (IL)
  • Publish Date: June 2015
  • Page Count: 256
  • Dimensions: 9.1 x 6.2 x 1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.8 pounds


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