By Dennis Boyd,Mike Shalin
Speaking candidly to veteran sportswriter Mike Shalin for the 1st time approximately his frequently tumultuous occupation in significant League Baseball, Dennis “Oil Can” Boyd recounts a lifestyles that started within the Deep South of Mississippi, and the occasions that led him towards nice heights atop the pitcher’s mound at Fenway Park. As a part of a stellar rotation along Bruce Hurst and a tender Roger Clemens, Boyd served a stunning array of pitches to opposing batters, such a lot significantly throughout the Boston pink Sox ill-fated 1986 global sequence run opposed to the recent York Mets; and whereas he used to be right now tremendous and focused on the mound, off the field—as he affectingly finds here—Boyd used to be unraveled through the non-public battles he waged with substance abuse and harmful temper swings. As one of many few African American beginning pitchers within the background of baseball, Boyd deals a candid, insightful, and infrequently humorous portrait of an athlete with boundless ardour for the sport, his teammates, and the Boston pink Sox.
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They Call Me Oil Can: Baseball, Drugs, and Life on the Edge by Dennis Boyd,Mike Shalin