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They Call Me Oil Can : Baseball, Drugs, and Life on the Edge
by Dennis Boyd and Mike Shalin


Overview - Speaking candidly to veteran sportswriter Mike Shalin for the first time about his often tumultuous career in Major League Baseball, Dennis Oil Can Boyd recounts a life that began in the Deep South ofMississippi, and the events that led him toward great heights atop the pitcher s mound at Fenway Park.  Read more...

 
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Overview
Speaking candidly to veteran sportswriter Mike Shalin for the first time about his often tumultuous career in Major League Baseball, Dennis Oil Can Boyd recounts a life that began in the Deep South ofMississippi, and the events that led him toward great heights atop the pitcher s mound at Fenway Park. As part of a stellar rotation alongside Bruce Hurst and a young Roger Clemens, Boyd served a dazzling array of pitches to opposing batters, most notably during the Boston Red Sox ill-fated 1986 World Series run against the New York Mets; and while he was at once brilliant and focusedon the mound, off the field as he affectingly reveals here Boyd was unraveled by the personal battles he waged with substance abuse and destructive mood swings. As one of the few African American starting pitchers in the history of baseball, Boyd offers a candid, insightful, and often funny portrait of an athlete with boundless passion for the game, his teammates, and the Boston Red Sox."

 
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  • ISBN-13: 9781600786822
  • ISBN-10: 1600786820
  • Publisher: Triumph Books (IL)
  • Publish Date: June 2012
  • Page Count: 225
  • Dimensions: 8.89 x 5.65 x 0.94 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.98 pounds


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