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David Francis Dravecky (born February 14, 1956 in Youngstown, Ohio) is a Christian motivational speaker, author, and former Major League Baseball player for the San Diego Padres (1982-87) and San Francisco Giants (1987-89). He is well remembered for his battle against cancer, which ended his career as his team was reaching the World Series. He won the Hutch Award in 1989. February 14 is the 45th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... See also: 1955 in sports, other events of 1956, 1957 in sports and the list of years in sports. // Auto Racing NASCAR Championship - Buck Baker The United States Auto Club (USAC) was founded to take over race sanctioning from the American Automobile Association (AAA). ... Official website: http://www. ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged into Christianity. ... Major League Baseball (MLB) is the highest level of play in professional baseball in the world. ... Major league affiliations National League (1969-present) West Division (1969-present) Current uniform Ballpark PETCO Park (2004-present) Major league titles World Series titles (0) None NL Pennants (2) 1998 â€¢ 1984 West Division titles (4) 2005 â€¢ 1998 â€¢ 1996 â€¢ 1984 Wild card berths (0) None The San Diego Padres (nicknamed The... Major league affiliations National League (1883-present) West Division (1969-present) Current uniform Ballpark AT&T Park (2000-present) Major league titles World Series titles (5) 1954 â€¢ 1933 â€¢ 1922 â€¢ 1921 1905  NL Pennants (20) 2002 â€¢ 1989 â€¢ 1962 â€¢ 1954 1951 â€¢ 1937 â€¢ 1936 â€¢ 1933 1924 â€¢ 1923 â€¢ 1922 â€¢ 1921 1917 â€¢ 1913 â€¢ 1912 â€¢ 1911... When normal cells are damaged beyond repair, they are eliminated by apoptosis. ... The 1989 World Series was played between the Oakland Athletics and the San Francisco Giants, and is best remembered for the earthquake which caused a 10-day interruption in play. ... The Hutch Award is a Major League Baseball award given to an active player who best exemplifies the fighting spirit and competitive desire to win. ...


A left-handed pitcher, Dravecky represented the Padres at the All-Star game in 1983, his second season, in which he won 14 games. Equally proficient as a starter or coming out of the bullpen, Dravecky helped the Padres to their first pennant the following year. This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... The Major League Baseball All-Star Game, also popularly known as the Midsummer Classic or Midsummer Night Classic, is an annual baseball game between players from the National League and the American League, currently selected by fan vote for the starting position players and by the manager for pitchers and... This article is currently under construction // This year in baseball Events January 12 - Brooks Robinson and Juan Marichal are elected to the Hall of Fame by the Baseball Writers Association of America. ... In baseball, a pitcher is credited with a win (or W) when, in a game won by his team, he is the teams pitcher at the time that his team takes a lead that it does not relinquish for the remainder of the game. ... In baseball or softball, a starting pitcher, often abbreviated as starter, is the pitcher who pitches the first pitch to the first batter of a game. ... While the game goes on, a relief pitcher warms up in the bullpen, beyond the outfield fence In baseball, the bullpen is the area where pitchers warm-up before entering a game. ... This article is currently under construction // This year in baseball Events January 10 - Luis Aparicio, Don Drysdale and Harmon Killebrew are elected to the Hall of Fame by the Baseball Writers Association of America. ...


In 1987, the Giants acquired Dravecky for their pennant drive. He went 7-5 during the stretch, and in the playoffs pitched a shutout in Game 2 against the St. Louis Cardinals and lost Game 6 by a score of 1-0. The Cards won in seven games. This article is currently under construction // This year in baseball Events January 14 - Catfish Hunter and Billy Williams are elected to the Hall of Fame by the Baseball Writers Association of America. ... The 1987 National League Championship Series took place between the 6th of October and the 14th of October, at Busch Stadium (Games 1, 2, 6, 7) and Candlestick Park (3, 4, 5). ... In team sports, a shutout (sometimes a clean sheet in soccer) refers to a game in which one team wins without allowing the opposing team to score. ... Major league affiliations National League (1892-present) Central Division (1994-present) Current uniform Ballpark Busch Stadium (III) (2006-present) Major league titles World Series titles (9) 1982 â€¢1967 â€¢ 1964 â€¢ 1946 1944 â€¢ 1942 â€¢ 1934 â€¢ 1931 1926 NL Pennants (16) 2004 â€¢ 1987 â€¢ 1985 â€¢ 1982 1968 â€¢ 1967 â€¢ 1964 â€¢ 1946 1944 â€¢ 1943 â€¢ 1942 â€¢ 1934...


The following season, a cancerous tumor was found in Dravecky's pitching arm. He underwent surgery on October 7, 1988, removing half of the deltoid muscle in his pitching arm and freezing the humerus bone in an effort to eliminate all of the cancerous cells. By July 1989, he was pitching in the minors, and on August 10, he made a highly publicized return to the major leagues, pitching 8 innings and defeating Cincinnati 4-3. In his following start five days later against the Expos, Dravecky pitched three no-hit innings, but in the fifth inning, he felt a tingling sensation in his arm. In the sixth inning, he gave up a home run to the leadoff batter, hit the second batter, and in his first pitch to Tim Raines, his humerus bone snapped, ending his season. October 7 is the 280th day of the year (281st in leap years). ... This article is currently under construction // This year in baseball Events January 12 - Former Pittsburgh Pirates slugger Willie Stargell is the only player elected this year to the Hall of Fame by the Baseball Writers Association of America. ... Deltoid can refer to: deltoid muscle deltoid (curve) This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that might otherwise share the same title. ... The humerus is a long bone in the arm or fore-legs (animals) that runs from the shoulder to the elbow. ... 1989 (MCMLXXXIX) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... A Class A California League game in San Jose, California (1994) Minor baseball leagues are North American professional baseball leagues that compete at a level below that of Major League Baseball. ... August 10 is the 222nd day of the year (223rd in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar. ... Major league affiliations National League (1890-present) Central Division (1994-present) Current uniform Ballpark Great American Ball Park (2003-present) Major league titles World Series titles (5) 1990 â€¢ 1976 â€¢ 1975 â€¢ 1940 1919 NL Pennants (9) 1990 â€¢ 1976 â€¢ 1975 â€¢ 1972 1970 â€¢ 1961 â€¢ 1940 â€¢ 1939 1919 AA Pennants (1) 1882 Central Division... The Montreal Expos (French: Les Expos de Montréal) were a Major League Baseball team located in Montreal, Quebec, Canada from 1969 to 2004. ... In baseball, a home run is a base hit in which the batter is able to circle all the bases, ending at home plate and scoring a run himself (along with a run scored by each runner who was already on base), with no errors by the defensive team on... Timothy Raines (born September 16, 1959 in Sanford, Florida), nicknamed Rock, is an American former left fielder in Major League Baseball known for his speed and ability to get on base. ... 1989 in baseball - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia /**/ @import /skins-1. ...


The Giants won the National League pennant in 1989, and in the post-game celebration, Dravecky's arm was broken a second time. A doctor examining Dravecky's x-rays noticed a mass in his arm. Cancer had returned. Eighteen days later, Dravecky retired from baseball, aged 33, leaving a 64-57 record with 558 strikeouts and a 3.13 ERA in 1,062.2 innings. This article refers to the American baseball league. ... The 1989 National League Championship Series was played between the National League West champion San Francisco Giants and the National League East champion Chicago Cubs. ... In the NATO phonetic alphabet, X-ray represents the letter X. An X-ray picture (radiograph) taken by Röntgen An X-ray is a form of electromagnetic radiation with a wavelength approximately in the range of 5 pm to 10 nanometers (corresponding to frequencies in the range 30 PHz... In baseball, a strikeout or strike out (denoted by K, K-S, or SO) occurs when the batter receives three strikes during his time at bat. ... In baseball statistics, earned run average (ERA) is the mean of earned runs given up by a pitcher per nine innings pitched. ...


After two more surgeries, his left arm continued to deteriorate, and on July 18, 1991, less than two years after his comeback with the Giants, Dravecky's left arm and shoulder were amputated. July 18 is the 199th day (200th in leap years) of the year in the Gregorian Calendar, with 166 days remaining. ... This article is currently under construction // This year in baseball Events January 8 - Rod Carew, Gaylord Perry and Ferguson Jenkins are elected to the Hall of Fame by the Baseball Writers Association of America, with Carew becoming the 22nd player to be named in his first year of eligibility. ...


Dravecky wrote two books about his battles with cancer and his comeback attempt: Comeback, published in 1990, and When You Can't Come Back, published in 1992. See also: 1989 in literature, other events of 1990, 1991 in literature, list of years in literature. ... See also: 1991 in literature, other events of 1992, 1993 in literature, list of years in literature. ...


On May 6, 2006, Dravecky was awarded an honorary Doctorate at San Diego Christian College. May 6 is the 126th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (127th in leap years). ... The following are the baseball events of the year 2006 throughout the world. ... San Diego Christian College (formerly called Christian Heritage College) is located in El Cajon, California. ...


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Dave Dravecky - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (488 words)
David Francis Dravecky (born February 14, 1956 in Youngstown, Ohio) is a Christian motivational speaker, author, and former Major League Baseball player for the San Diego Padres (1982-87) and San Francisco Giants (1987-89).
He underwent surgery on October 7, 1988, removing half of the deltoid muscle in his pitching arm and freezing the humerus bone in an effort to eliminate all of the cancerous cells.
Eighteen days later, Dravecky retired from baseball, aged 33, leaving a 64-57 record with 558 strikeouts and a 3.13 ERA in 1,062.2 innings.
Dave Dravecky -- Overcame cancer to pitch for two more wins (389 words)
Dave Dravecky's pitching career is one filled with highs, lows and heartbreaks.
Dravecky was used as a part-time starter and reliever and finished his first season with a 5-3 record, 2 saves and a 2.57 earned run average.
On June 13, 1991, Dravecky's pitching arm was amputated to alleviate chronic infection and nerve damage.
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