We Need Diverse Ya Sale
 
 

Special Offers see all

Enter to WIN a $100 Credit

Subscribe to PowellsBooks.news
for a chance to win.
Privacy Policy

Visit our stores


    Recently Viewed clear list


    The Powell's Playlist | June 29, 2015

    Roger Hobbs: IMG Soundtrack of Macau: Roger Hobbs's Playlist for Vanishing Games



    My new novel, Vanishing Games, is a heist thriller set in the gambling city of Macau, China. I lived there briefly while researching the book and... Continue »
    1. $18.17 Sale Hardcover add to wish list

      Vanishing Games

      Roger Hobbs 9780385352642

    spacer
Qualifying orders ship free.
$12.00
List price: $22.95
Used Trade Paper
Ships in 1 to 3 days
Add to Wishlist
available for shipping or prepaid pickup only
Available for In-store Pickup
in 7 to 12 days
Qty Store Section
2 Partner Warehouse Sports and Fitness- Baseball General

This title in other editions

Willie's Time: Baseball's Golden Age (04 Edition)

by

Willie's Time: Baseball's Golden Age (04 Edition) Cover

 

Synopses & Reviews

Please note that used books may not include additional media (study guides, CDs, DVDs, solutions manuals, etc.) as described in the publisher comments.

Publisher Comments:

To a generation of fans, Willie Mays was the greatest ballplayer they had ever seen. The prowess and speed of the Say Hey Kid were unmatched on the diamond before his time, prompting Joe DiMaggio to label him, “the closest you can come to perfection.” He was the first player to hit fifty home runs and steal twenty bases in a single season. Mays played for the New York Giants (1951–1957), San Francisco Giants (1958–1972), and New York Mets (1972–1973), and in his glory days with the Giants he not only set the major league mark for consecutive seasons by appearing in 150 games or more but by winning his two MVP awards a record twelve seasons apart. When Mays retired, he ranked third in career home runs (behind Aaron and Ruth), a record of 660 soon to be surpassed by Mayss godson, Barry Bonds.

This twenty-fifth anniversary edition of the only ballplayer biography ever named a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize, Willies Time: Baseballs Golden Age, restores to print Charles Einsteins vivid biography of one of the games foremost legends. With a new preface from the author, this volume replays the most dramatic moments of the Say Hey Kids career—from the 1951 Miracle Giants to the Amazing Mets of 1973—and takes us inside the lives of Ruth, DiMaggio, Aaron, Durocher, and others along the way. Einstein offers a compelling and complete look at Mays: as a youth in racist Birmingham, a triumphant symbol of African American success, a sports hero lionized by fans, and yet all the while, still a very human figure destined to play for two decades amid baseballs Golden Age.

About the Author

Charles Einstein has been a journalist, novelist, editor, and screenwriter. A lifetime member of the Baseball Writers Association of America and a ranking historian of the game, Einstein is the author or editor of thirty-five books and more than five hundred magazine articles. His previous works include four Fireside Books of Baseball, The New Baseball Reader, and (with Willie Mays) Born to Play Ball and My Life In and Out of Baseball.  

Product Details

ISBN:
9780809325733
Editor:
Peterson, Richard
Publisher:
Southern Illinois University Press
Author:
Einstein, Charles
Location:
Carbondale
Subject:
General
Subject:
United states
Subject:
Baseball players
Subject:
Baseball - General
Subject:
General Biography
Subject:
Baseball players -- United States.
Subject:
Mays, Willie
Subject:
Biography - General
Edition Number:
1st Edition
Edition Description:
1st Edition
Series:
Writing Baseball
Series Volume:
600-89
Publication Date:
20040231
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
368
Dimensions:
8 x 5 x 0.9 in

Other books you might like

  1. Loose Balls (90 Edition) Used Trade Paper $12.00
  2. We Played the Game: Sixty-Five... Used Hardcover $5.95
  3. Praying for Gil Hodges: A Memoir of... Used Trade Paper $4.50
  4. Born on the Fourth of July Used Mass Market $2.95
  5. Copyrights and Copywrongs: The Rise...
    Used Trade Paper $7.95
  6. Myself When I Am Real: The Life and... Used Hardcover $14.50

Related Subjects

Biography » General
Business » Communication
Business » General
Sports and Outdoors » Sports and Fitness » Baseball » General

Willie's Time: Baseball's Golden Age (04 Edition) Used Trade Paper
0 stars - 0 reviews
$12.00 In Stock
Product details 368 pages Southern Illinois University Press - English 9780809325733 Reviews:
spacer
spacer
  • back to top

FOLLOW US ON...

     
Powell's City of Books is an independent bookstore in Portland, Oregon, that fills a whole city block with more than a million new, used, and out of print books. Shop those shelves — plus literally millions more books, DVDs, and gifts — here at Powells.com.