Willie Mays: A Biography (Baseball's All-Time Greatest Hitters)

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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.

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Tells the story of Willie Mays, one of baseball's greatest hitters and perhaps its greatest all-around player.

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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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