Bill Denehy was at the top of his game . . . until he threw a pitch that changed the course of his life.
A home-run bio about a gifted pitcher whose National League career held promise until a hard slider to Willie Mays injured his shoulder, "Rage" chronicles Denehy's injury-plagued career in major league baseball and the loss of his vision due to injections used to keep him in the game.
Denehy holds nothing back as he shares the rage he felt his whole life, his lost dreams, his descent in addiction, and eventually finding peace when he entered recovery. His experience will resonate with athletes, baseball fans, those who struggle with addiction, and those who know someone who does.
Bill "Baseball Bill" Denehy is a former major league baseball player for the New York Mets. He later coached the University of Hartford, was a minor league pitching coach for the Boston Red Sox and a radio announcer. He is now in long-term recovery and belongs to the Major League Baseball Players Alumni Association.
Peter Golenbock is one of the nation's best-known sports authors. He has written eight "New York Times" bestsellers, including "The Bronx Zoo" (with Sparky Lyle), "Number 1" (with Billy Martin), "Balls" (with Greg Nettles), "Personal Fouls," "American Prince" (with Tony Curtis), and "Presumed Guilty" (with Jose Baez).