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Willie's Boys

Autor: Klima, John

Disponibilitate: LIVRARE IN 2-4 SAPTAMANI (produsul este livrat din Marea Britanie)

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9780470400135

144,99 RON
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The story of Willie Mays's rookie year with the Negro American League's Birmingham Black Barons, the Last Negro World Series, and the making of a baseball legend

Baseball Hall of Famer Willie Mays is one of baseball's endearing greats, a tremendously talented and charismatic center fielder who hit 660 career homeruns, collected 3,283 hits, knocked in 1,903 runs, won 12 Gold Glove Awards and appeared in 24 All-Star games. But before Mays was the "Say Hey Kid", he was just a boy. Willie's Boys is the story of his remarkable 1948 rookie season with the Negro American League's Birmingham Black Barons, who took a risk on a raw but gifted 16-year-old and gave him the experience, confidence, and connections to escape Birmingham's segregation, navigate baseball's institutional racism, and sign with the New York Giants. Willie's Boys offers a character-rich narrative of the apprenticeship Mays had at the hands of a diverse group of savvy veterans who taught him the ways of the game and the world.


Sheds new light on the virtually unknown beginnings of a baseball great, not available in other books
Captures the first incredible steps of a baseball superstar in his first season with the Negro League's Birmingham Black Barons
Introduces the veteran group of Negro League players, including Piper Davis, who gave Mays an incredible apprenticeship season
Illuminates the Negro League's last days, drawing on in-depth research and interviews with remaining players
Explores the heated rivalry between Mays's Black Barons and Buck O'Neil's Kansas City Monarchs , culminating in the last Negro League World Series
Breaks new historical ground on what led the New York Giants to acquire Mays, and why he didn't sign with the Brooklyn Dodgers, New York Yankees, or Boston Red Sox
Packed with stories and insights, Willie's Boys takes you inside an important part of baseball history and the development of one of the all-time greats ever to play the game.

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Autor Klima, John
Editura John Wiley & Sons
Dimensiuni 243. x 165.
Data Publicarii 31/08/2009
Format Cartonata
Numar pagini 320
Descriere RO Povestea anului debutant al lui Willie Mays cu baronii negri din Black League din Black American, The Last Negro World Series si crearea unei legende de baseball Hallie de renume al baseball-ului Willie Mays este unul dintre marii iubitori ai baseballului, un jucator de centru extrem de talentat si carismatic care a lovit 660 de homerunuri in cariera, au adunat 3.283 de lovituri, au batut in 1.903 de alergari, au castigat 12 premii Glove de aur si au aparut in 24 de jocuri All-Star.
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Povestea anului debutant al lui Willie Mays cu baronii negri din Black League din Black American, The Last Negro World Series si crearea unei legende de baseball Hallie de renume al baseball-ului Willie Mays este unul dintre marii iubitori ai baseballului, un jucator de centru extrem de talentat si carismatic care a lovit 660 de homerunuri in cariera, au adunat 3.283 de lovituri, au batut in 1.903 de alergari, au castigat 12 premii Glove de aur si au aparut in 24 de jocuri All-Star.
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