Annotations for You Never Heard of Willie Mays?!


Baker & Taylor
A visual profile of the record-setting baseball star, listed by The Sporting News as the best player after Babe Ruth, traces his Birmingham childhood, achievements in the Negro Leagues and fame as a center fielder for the Giants. Features a lenticular cover. By the author of You Never Heard of Sandy Koufax?!

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Random House, Inc.
He hit 660 home runs (fourth best of all time), had a lifetime batting average of .302, and is second only to Babe Ruth on The Sporting News's list of "Baseball's 100 Greatest Players." Many believe him to be the best baseball player that ever lived. His name is Willie Mays. In Jonah Winter and Terry Widener's fascinating picture book biography, young readers can follow Mays's unparalleled career from growing up in Birmingham, Alabama, to playing awe-inspiring ball in the Negro Leagues and then the Majors, where he was center fielder for the New York (later San Francisco) Giants. Complete with sidebars filled with stats, and a cool lenticular cover, here is a book for all baseball lovers, young and old.

According to Booklist in a starred review, "the Say Hey Kid had style to spare, and so does this irrepressible book."

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