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Author Ponce de Leon, Daniel, 1992- author.

Title One line drive : a life-threatening injury and a faith-fueled comeback / Daniel Ponce de Leon with Tom Zenner.

Edition First edition.
Publication Info. New York : FaithWords, 2021.
© 2021
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 Nichols Adult Biography  BIO PONCE    AVAILABLE
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Description 211 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents A miracle disguised as a nightmare -- Forming faith, my family, and finding my identity -- College life; Future wife -- Big league dreams; Minor league realities -- March to the majors -- Death denied -- Ready for a breakout -- Special day; Special prayer -- A magical night in Cincinnati -- Back to reality -- Faith rewarded -- Playing, praying, and paying it forward.
Summary "Daniel Ponce de Leon's journey to a Major League Baseball roster has been roundabout. He attended four different colleges and was drafted four times, and only on the final time did he land a contract with the St. Louis Cardinals. After four more years of climbing his way up through the minors, he finally reached AAA, one step from the big leagues. Then, while pitching in a game, Daniel was struck in the head by a line drive. He suffered a large epidural hematoma and skull fracture that resulted in brain swelling and hemorrhaging, and spent almost three weeks in the intensive care unit. Just fourteen months later, fully recovered, he made his first Major League start, becoming just the fifth pitcher in modern Major League history to throw seven innings of no-hit ball in his debut. MLB.com referred to Daniel's performance as one of the greatest debuts in Major League Baseball history. In One Line Drive, Daniel tells the full story of his journey, sharing how he never would have made it without his faith in God and the support of family and friends. Readers will be encouraged not to lose faith but to keep pressing on regardless of any setback or disappointment"-- Provided by publisher.
Subject Ponce de Leon, Daniel, 1992-
Pitchers (Baseball) -- California -- Biography.
Baseball players -- United States -- Biography.
Baseball players -- Religious life -- United States.
St. Louis Cardinals (Baseball team) -- History.
Major League Baseball (Organization) -- History.
Added Author Zenner, Tom, author.
ISBN 9781546034551 (Hardcover)
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