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Willie Mays by James S. Hirsch
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May 08, 11

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Well, I love baseball and I will always love the smooth stride of Willie Mays deep in the grass. This is not only a story about Willie Mays but a story about segregation, family and America's game, then and to some extent now. Not a book for those the don't appreciate the skill it takes to catch a fly ball while running backward and fire it in from deep center to mid-field. BUT, if you understand the true nature of this kind of perfection, it's read not to be missed.

SPOILER ALERT: It also does a great job of explaining why Willie never became a political advocate for his race, he never had to, he was always accepted as a talent and this is a rare story for the time.


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