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The Resource Mickey and Willie : Mantle and Mays : the parallel lives of baseball's golden age, Allen Barra

Mickey and Willie : Mantle and Mays : the parallel lives of baseball's golden age, Allen Barra

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Mickey and Willie : Mantle and Mays : the parallel lives of baseball's golden age
Title
Mickey and Willie
Title remainder
Mantle and Mays : the parallel lives of baseball's golden age
Statement of responsibility
Allen Barra
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"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"--
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Biography type
collective biography
Cataloging source
DLC
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Barra, Allen
Dewey number
  • 796.357092/2
  • B
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
GV865.A1
LC item number
B3239 2013
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Mantle, Mickey
  • Mays, Willie
  • Baseball players
Label
Mickey and Willie : Mantle and Mays : the parallel lives of baseball's golden age, Allen Barra
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [461]-467) and index
Contents
  • "You're going to eat steak"
  • "Is that Mickey and Willie?"
  • "Greetings"
  • "Right up there with the Babe"
  • "In here, it's 1954"
  • "A whole different ball game"
  • "Exactly the same ballplayer"
  • "Neither of us was Joe DiMaggio"
  • "Flash, dash, and ... a nervous rash"
  • The boys of summer and their ruin
  • Introduction:
  • Say good-bye to America
  • Burden of dreams
  • Appendix A:
  • Mickey vs. Willie, who was the best?
  • Appendix B:
  • total player rating and wins shares
  • My game was better than yours
  • Fathers and sones
  • Bred to play ball
  • No other enjoyment
  • Pass-the-hat
  • A dream come true
  • "This is your chance"
Control code
ocn754714364
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xiii, 479 p.
Isbn
9780307716484
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Lccn
2012013345
Other physical details
ill. (some col.)
Label
Mickey and Willie : Mantle and Mays : the parallel lives of baseball's golden age, Allen Barra
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [461]-467) and index
Contents
  • "You're going to eat steak"
  • "Is that Mickey and Willie?"
  • "Greetings"
  • "Right up there with the Babe"
  • "In here, it's 1954"
  • "A whole different ball game"
  • "Exactly the same ballplayer"
  • "Neither of us was Joe DiMaggio"
  • "Flash, dash, and ... a nervous rash"
  • The boys of summer and their ruin
  • Introduction:
  • Say good-bye to America
  • Burden of dreams
  • Appendix A:
  • Mickey vs. Willie, who was the best?
  • Appendix B:
  • total player rating and wins shares
  • My game was better than yours
  • Fathers and sones
  • Bred to play ball
  • No other enjoyment
  • Pass-the-hat
  • A dream come true
  • "This is your chance"
Control code
ocn754714364
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xiii, 479 p.
Isbn
9780307716484
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Lccn
2012013345
Other physical details
ill. (some col.)

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