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Author Barra, Allen.

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

Imprint New York, N.Y. : Crown Archetype, 2013.


Location Call No. OPAC Message Status
 Pittsburg 2nd Fl Non-Fiction  796.357 Bar    ---  Available
Description xiii, 479 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
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"-- Provided by publisher.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Source NBK 5/13 PPL
Subject Mantle, Mickey, 1931-1995.
Mays, Willie, 1931-
Baseball players -- United States -- Biography.
SPORTS & RECREATION / Baseball / General.
SPORTS & RECREATION / Baseball / History.
ISBN 9780307716484

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