Willie Mays Author:Arnold Hano Willie Mays: It was his early success that earned Willie Mays the nickname "Instant Ballplayer." Today his high batting average, his lifetime total of over 500 home runs, his leading the National League in stolen bases four straight years, are merely sign and symbol of what makes a ball player great. Willie, famous for his "basket catch," com... more »bines power hitting with a consistent performance in center field generally regarded as the best in baseball.
This book carries you back to Willie's childhood having afternoon catches with his father on the steel mill diamond at the age of three, pitching for a semi-pro steel mill nine by the time he was 14. It takes you right up through the past season - down in the Giants dugout, out on the field, for the closest look yet at this authentic American sports hero.« less