Mickey and Willie

Mickey and Willie

Mantle and Mays, the Parallel Lives of Baseball's Golden Age

Book - 2013
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"Culturally, Mickey Mantle and Willie Mays were light years apart. Yet they were nearly the same age, almost the same size, and came to New York at the same time. They possessed virtually the same talents, and played the same position. They were both products of generations of baseball-playing families, for whom the game was the only escape from a lifetime of brutal manual labor. Both were nearly crushed by the weight of the outsized expectations placed on them, first by their families and later by America. Both lived secret lives far different from those their fans knew. What their fans also didn't know was that the two men shared a close personal friendship--and that each was the only man who could truly understand the other's experience"--Provided by publisher.
Publisher: New York : Crown Archetype, c2013
ISBN: 9780307716484
Branch Call Number: 796 .357 BAR
Characteristics: xiii, 479 p., [24] p. of plates :,ill. (some col.), ports. (some col.) ;,25 cm

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henrymena Jan 29, 2014

A great read for baseball fans, especially those who grew up in NY, watching the game in the '50s, '60s. Really enjoyed it.

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