Born to Play: The Eric Davis Story: Life Lessons in Overcoming Adversity on and Off the Field

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Signet, 2000 - Biography & Autobiography - 324 pages
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"The story of the All-Star outfielder's life and remarkable comeback from colon cancer." --The San Diego Union-Tribune"Wiley tells Davis's life story, from growing up in Los Angeles to cancer to playing in All-Star Games with excellent detail." --USA Today

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BORN TO PLAY: The Eric Davis Story

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A gritty and witty look under the batting helmet of star player Davis, whose heart is a big red machine. Although Wiley, who served with Sports Illustrated and ESPN, and also coauthored Spike Lee's ... Read full review

Born to play: the Eric Davis story: life lessons in overcoming adversity on and off the field

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Davis, who currently plays for the St. Louis Cardinals, has been a star major league baseball player for the past 15 years. He rose from the streets of South Central Los Angeles and has endured more ... Read full review


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Ralph Wiley is a journalist, television commentator, and sportswriter whose many credits include nine years as Senior Writer for Sports Illustrated and 6 years on ESPN's The Sports Reporters. He is the author of several books including Why Black People Tend to Shout (Penguin) and Best Seat in the House (with Spike Lee) which was adapted as the 1998 Disney/Touchstone film He Got Game.

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