Comeback: Dave Dravecky
By Dave Dravecky
Two Hour Feature
In one of the most memorable moments of Major League Baseball, Dave Dravecky pitched a winning game—less than a year after undergoing cancer surgery on his pitching arm. But his comeback was short-lived. Just five days after his winning game, Dravecky broke his arm—and would later lose it entirely as the cancer returned.
Dave’s true comeback would come later—as a bestselling author and inspirational speaker offering strength, hope, and comfort inspired by his own experience with suffering and loss. This book recounts the thrilling details of Dave’s two comebacks—from his early baseball career and brief return to the pitching mound to his ultimate triumph over adversity through unflagging determination and deep faith.
Genre: Sports Drama
Themes: Courage, overcoming, family resilience, faith.
Setting: San Francisco, Giants Candlestick Park, Montreal, Canada, minor league locations.
Dave Dravecky: left-handed pitcher for San Francisco Giants and San Diego Padres, major league baseball player for 8 seasons, helped the Padres win their first ever pennant, known for his strong faith, integrity and leadership, wit and resolve.
Jan Dravecky: wife of Dave, loyal, faithful, he calls her ‘the wind beneath my wing’ following amputation of his left arm and shoulder.
Tiffany Dravecky: daughter of Dave and Jan
Jonathan Dravecky: son of Dave and Jan
Roger Craig: Giants manager
Norm Sherry: Dave’s pitching coach with the Giants, believed in Dave as he came back from his injury.
Byron Ballard: San Diego Padres teammate and friend.
Dr. John Bergfeld: Doctor who saw Dave for his arm pain/injury and referred him to an oncologist for follow-up testing.
Dave Dravecky is the best-selling author of eight inspirational books, including his gripping story, Comeback. He and his wife, Jan, live in Denver, Colorado, where Endurance, his ministry to encourage those who are facing serious illness, loss or depression.