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Willie Mays : the life, the legend / James S. Hirsch ; authorized by Willie Mays.

Author/Creator:
Hirsch, James S.
Edition:
1st Scribner hardcover ed.
Publication:
New York : Scribner, 2010.
Format/Description:
Book
viii, 628 p., [16] p. of plates : ill. ; 24 cm.
Subjects:
Mays, Willie, 1931-.
Baseball players -- United States -- Biography.
New York Giants (Baseball team).
Summary:
Authorized by Willie Mays and written by a "New York Times" bestselling author, this is the definitive biography of one of baseball's immortals.
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
"I'd play for free"
The catch
"Ole Mira!"
A new archetype
Jackie, Willie, and all deliberate speed
"Willie Mays doesn't need help from anyone"
The end of an era
Miraloma drive
Welcome to San Francisco
Black barnstormers
Cheers for Khrushchev
Headwinds
There's feel in the air
Acceptance, at last
Youth is served
A man named Mays
Befriended by a banker
Captain Mays
The peacemaker
A piece of Willie's heart
Milstones and miseries
A doctrine of brotherhood
The wisdom of the years
Baseball royalty
New York, New York
The end of a love affair.
Notes:
Includes bibliographical references (p. 593-597) and index.
ISBN:
9781416547907
1416547908
OCLC:
419812548
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