Billy Wagner ~ A Way Out: Faith, Hope and the Love of the Game
"You'll never amount to anything..." That's what Billy Wagner heard time and time again while he was growing up. But God had a different plan for the skinny kid from rural Virginia.
A WAY OUT: FAITH, HOPE AND THE LOVE OF THE GAME, published by Ampelon Publishing, tells the stirring story of how Wagner, a natural righty, became a blistering left-handed major league pitcher. In 2010, Wagner retired as the fifth all-time career save leader with 422 saves, second all-time among left-handed pitchers. His career spanned sixteen seasons and five cities—Houston, Philadelphia, New York, Boston and Atlanta. He was a seven-time All Star and one of the most feared closers of his generation.
But Wagner’s off-the-field story was just as dramatic as his on-the-field one. A WAY OUT tells of the tremendous obstacles Wagner overcame—broken home, poverty, injuries and heartbreaking tragedy—to achieve success. Wagner defied his critics, relying instead on his fastball and his steadfast faith in God.
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Praise for A WAY OUT:
"Far from a typical baseball book." -- Paul Hagen, former Philadelphia Phillies beat writer and 2013 J.G. Spink Award Winner
Read Hagen's review of A WAY OUT on MLB.com
"Billy Wagner was always a tough competitor and you learn why when you read about his life. He may have lacked material things growing up, but he gained true character. You have to respect a guy like that. I sure do." --Chipper Jones, former third baseman, Atlanta Braves
"(Billy) was known for saying what was on his mind, sometimes to a fault. This book is no different. You will get a look inside his life and his amazing career and see what makes him tick. You are sure to be inspired." --Tom Glavine, Hall of Fame pitcher, Atlanta Braves and New York Mets
"There is one more thing that stands out to me about Billy. He is so real. There is no pretense about the man… …Billy is the type of person that God has used and will continue to use to accomplish His purposes.”
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