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Willie Mays: A Biography

Willie Mays: A Biography

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Willie Mays' career bridged eras in baseball history, from the Negro Leagues to expansion to free agency. Through it all, his all-around ability and his love of the game set him apart. His career accomplishments include 660 home runs, 2 MVPs, Rookie of the Year, and the first 30-30 season. No other player is cited by so many of his peers as the best they have ever seen.

From his childhood growing up in segregated Birmingham, Alabama to becoming the first black team captain in baseball, Mays' life is described in detail. Readers will learn of his early life, his career with the Giants and the Mets, his induction into the Hall of Fame, understanding why he is regarded by many today as baseball's greatest living player.

Author: Mary Kay Linge
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Published: 10/01/2005
Pages: 224
Binding Type: Hardcover
Weight: 1.08lbs
Size: 9.52h x 6.68w x 0.89d
ISBN: 9780313334016

Review Citation(s):
American Reference Bks Annual 01/01/2006 pg. 362

About the Author

Mary Kay Linge is a freelance writer and editor who specializes in popular reference and nonfiction. This is her first biographical work. She lives in Staten Island, New York and is a longtime baseball fan.

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