• Rage: The Legend of Baseball Bill Denehy
A home-run bio about a gifted pitcher whose National League career held promise until a hard slider to Willie Mays injured his shoulder. Cortisone injections could only keep him in the game for a while. Denehy holds nothing back as he shares the rage he felt his whole life, his lost dreams, and eventually finding peace when he entered recovery.

“Bill Denehy has an amazing story to tell. Stop what you’re doing, start reading, and get ready for a life-changing experience.”
Pat Williams
Senior Vice President, Orlando Magic
Author of Coach Wooden’s Greatest Secrets

“Rage by Bill Denehy and Peter Golenbock is must reading for anyone concerned about issues of addiction, and it has a special application in the world of professional sports. Crisply written, Denehy’s life story is an important one for us to share. Bill has opened his heart, and anyone who reads it will see the pain, tragedy, and ultimate triumph of this great person.”
Richard Lapchick
Founder of the Institute for Diversity and Ethics in Sport

“I have been Bill’s sponsor for eighteen of his twenty-one years of continued sobriety. Through the loss of his parents and his pet dog Schmucko, times of anger and resentments, and concurrently, the loss of his eyesight, his commitment to sobriety has never wavered. His resolve to live life to the fullest is inspiring.”
Allan Webber
Retired Attorney, Orlando, Florida


“Bill Denehy is an interesting, complicated guy. His stories about his baseball days are utterly hysterical. His ability to treat and manage his drug abuse and alcoholism, as far as I’m concerned, puts him in the Hall of Fame. I really loved this book.”
Greg Boger, MD
Physician/Partner at Florida Otolaryngology Group

“Nobody could have built a college program the way Bill did at the University of Hartford. We could have been—should have been—perennial powers, if only he hadn’t been fired.”
Ted Lombardo

PUBLISHERS WEEKLY:
"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."


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Rage: The Legend of Baseball Bill Denehy

  • Product Code: Rage: The Legend of Baseball Bill Denehy
  • Authors: Bill Denehy , Peter Golenbock
  • ISBN: 978-1-937612-55-9
  • Page: 280
  • Format: TP
  • Language: 1
  • Availability: In Stock
  • $18.33

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