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The Resource Still throwing heat : strikeouts, the streets, and a second chance

Still throwing heat : strikeouts, the streets, and a second chance

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Still throwing heat : strikeouts, the streets, and a second chance
Title
Still throwing heat
Title remainder
strikeouts, the streets, and a second chance
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Language
eng
Summary
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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Midwest
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hoopla (Digital media service)
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1950-
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Richard, J. R.
Dewey number
796.357092
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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Freedman, Lew
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  • Baseball players
  • Pitchers (Baseball)
  • Cerebrovascular disease
Target audience
adult
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Still throwing heat : strikeouts, the streets, and a second chance
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online resource
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  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
MWT11525638
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource.
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
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Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9781633191617
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • c
Publisher number
MWT11525638
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
11525638
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web
Label
Still throwing heat : strikeouts, the streets, and a second chance
Link
Publication
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
MWT11525638
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource.
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9781633191617
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • c
Publisher number
MWT11525638
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
11525638
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web

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