It's Good to Be Alive by Roy Campanella

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Three-time winner of the National League’s Most Valuable Player award, Roy Campanella was catcher for the Brooklyn (soon to be Los Angeles) Dodgers in January 1958, when a car accident left him permanently paralyzed. It’s Good to Be Alive describes his determination to rally from helplessness and help other quadriplegics. It looks back to a famous career and to a childhood on the sandlots of Philadelphia.
 

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Published March 1, 1997 by Amereon Ltd. 314 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Sports & Outdoors. Non-fiction

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Told for the most part in his own words, this is a moving account of a great baseball star, his childhood, his career, his paralyzing accident and his gradual return to the game in a coaching capacity.

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his popularity with the players, his natural abilities and his great knowledge of the game and all its performers which made him indispensable o the organization- even after he could no longer play;

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Although admitting ``confusion'' about his standing as a black man in the Dodgers' organization, he nonetheless is gushingly grateful toward his employers-an attitude both irritating and, as when he seeks advice from Al Campanis, deeply ironic (Campanis was the Dodger exec who said on Nightline t...

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