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Willie's Boys The 1948 Birmingham Black Barons, the Last Negro League World Series, and the Making of a Baseball Legend

ISBN-10: 0470400137
ISBN-13: 9780470400135
Edition: 2009
Authors: John Klima
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Description: Willie's Boys captures the first incredible steps of a baseball superstar at the twilight of the Negro Leagues. It is a character-rich narrative of the apprenticeship Mays had at the hands of a diverse group of baseball veterans who taught him the  More...

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Book details

List price: $25.95
Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Incorporated
Publication date: 8/1/2009
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 320
Size: 6.50" wide x 9.50" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.232
Language: English

Willie's Boys captures the first incredible steps of a baseball superstar at the twilight of the Negro Leagues. It is a character-rich narrative of the apprenticeship Mays had at the hands of a diverse group of baseball veterans who taught him the way of the game and the world. His teammates inspired a formative first season for Mays, one that led directly to his rise from obscurity and his later debut for the New York Giants.

Acknowledgments
Prologue ""The Best Baseball Player I've Ever Seen""
Trapped in the Hot Box
Negro Avenue
A Piper Kind of Team
The Defenders of Rickwood Field
""The Best Little Boy Anybody Ever Seen""
Readin' the Hops
Whammy Alabama
""A Player Who Shouldn't Have Been There""
""A Horseshit Scout""
""Come On, Willie!""
""Josh Gibson Is Dead and We Still Can't Beat These Guys""
Somebody Is Always Watching
The Goose Shooter
""Wait until You See Mays""
The Boston Gold Sox
Miracle in Harlem
Take That Glove to the Big Leagues
Epilogue ""He Was Thirteen Again""
Notes
Index

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