J. R Richard
xiv, 241 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 24 cm
"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...