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Willie Mays : the life, the legend

Author: James S Hirsch
Publisher: New York : Scribner, 2010.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : First Scribner hardcover editionView all editions and formats
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Willie Mays is perhaps best known for "The Catch"--His breathtaking over-the-shoulder grab in the 1954 World Series. It is a classic visual that represents a transcendent figure who ushered in a new era of baseball, received standing ovations around the globe, and -- during the turbulent Civil Rights Era -- advocated understanding and reconciliation. Mays began as a teenage phenom in the Negro Leagues, became a cult  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biographies
Biography
Named Person: Willie Mays; Willie Mays; Willie Mays
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: James S Hirsch
ISBN: 9781416547907 1416547908 9781439171653 1439171653
OCLC Number: 419812548
Description: viii, 628 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Alabama roots --
Raised to succeed --
Supernatural gifts --
A mother's love --
The Black barons --
The Giants call --
The minors --
The savior arrives --
Rookie of the year --
War stories.
Responsibility: James S. Hirsch ; authorized by Willie Mays.

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Authorized by Willie Mays and written by a "New York Times"-bestselling author, this is the definitive biography of one of baseball's immortals. Willie is perhaps best known for "The Catch" in the  Read more...

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"Hirsch has produced a masterful biography that has the same freshness and excitement that Mays generated as a player. All the highlights are there in shining, solid detail. It's a must-read for any Read more...

 
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