Willie Mays: The Life, The Legend (Google eBook)
Willie Mays is arguably the greatest player in baseball history, still revered for the passion he brought to the game. He began as a teenager in the Negro Leagues, became a cult hero in New York, and was the headliner in Major League Baseballís bold expansion to California. He was a blend of power, speed, and stylistic bravado that enraptured fans for more than two decades. Now James Hirsch reveals the man behind the player.
Mays was a transcendent figure who received standing ovations in enemy stadiums and who, during the turbulent civil rights era, urged understanding and reconciliation. More than his records, his legacy is defined by the pure joy that he brought to fans and the loving memories that have been passed to future generations so they might know the magic and beauty of the game. With meticulous research and drawing on interviews with Mays himself as well as with close friends, family, and teammates, Hirsch presents a brilliant portrait of one of Americaís most significant cultural icons.
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Review: Willie Mays: The Life, the LegendUser Review - Romela Encina - Goodreads
Willie Mays was a legendary baseball player who played for the New York and San Francisco Giants. He entered baseball at a time where segregation was still prevalent but he managed to become an ... Read full review
Review: Willie Mays: The Life, the LegendUser Review - John Behle - Goodreads
Vera my wife is learning baseball and we enjoy a Washington Nationals game a couple of times each summer. This book was fun to read during baseball season. I saw Willie Mays play at Crosley Field in ... Read full review
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