The book is a memoir of a decade-long friendship between Dr. Rock Positano and Joe Di Maggio, begun in 1990 when Dr. Rock Positano, a foot and ankle specialist, successfully treated the baseball champ’s heel spur injury. The stories and experiences shared with Dr. Rock Positano and written about with his brother, Dr. John Positano, comprise an intimate portrait of one of the great stars of baseball and icons of the twentieth century.
In 1990, Dr. Rock Positano, the thirty-two-year-old foot and ankle specialist, was introduced to DiMaggio, the pair brought together by a career-ending heel spur injury. Though Dr. Positano was forty years younger, an unlikely friendship developed after the doctor successfully treated the baseball champ’s heel.
At the start, Joe mentored Rock but came to rely on his young friend to show him a good time in New York, the town that made him a legend. In time, the famously reserved DiMaggio opened up to Dr. Positano and talked about his joys, his disappointments, and his sorrows as he reflected on his extraordinary life.
The stories and experiences shared with Dr. Positano comprise an intimate portrait of one of the great stars of baseball and icons of the twentieth century.
Books will be available for purchase and autographing by co-author, Dr. John Positano.