Legends of Giants Baseball by Mike Shannon
(Black Squirrel Books)

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Synopsis

No major league team has been blessed with more great, Hall of Fame worthy players than the New York San Francisco Giants, nor does any other team enjoy the support of more loyal and knowledgeable fans. With Legends of Giants Baseball, fans can savor a stunning tribute to their heroes.

Best-selling author and lifelong Giants fan Mike Shannon has carefully selected and profiled 40 of the greatest Giants of all time, men who by their stellar play, uncommon accomplishments, and unique personalities have made themselves unforgettable and earned the title Legend. From Roger Connor and Christy Mathewson to Bill Terry and Carl Hubbell, from Bobby Thomson and Willie Mays to Juan Marichal and Buster Posey they are all here in Legends of
Giants Baseball
. Shannon defines the greatness of each player in deft vignettes that are remarkable as much for their insight as their interest. Even veteran Giants fans will get to know and appreciate these Legends better through the book s lively and informative text and the statistical record summaries that accompany each player s profile.

What makes the book an extra-special treat for any Giants fan is the stunning original artwork that complements the text. Three of today's most gifted baseball artists provide full-color, full-page images of the 40 Legends that are invariably beautiful, arresting, and iconic.

Chris Felix's exquisitely executed portraits have the dignified look and feel of the old masters who are able to plumb their subjects souls. With his rigorous attention to detail, an ebullient palette, and his unerring sense of composition, Scott Hannig exhibits a marvelous versatility that never fails to engage the viewer. The digitally created showstoppers of the brilliant Donnie Pollard simply mesmerize the eye. Here are the Giants greatest players as they have never been presented before. The talented trio of Felix, Hannig, and Pollard have created an artistic tribute that no self-respecting Giants fan can live without. Miniature player portraits and stunning paintings of the Polo Grounds, Seals Stadium, Candlestick Park, and AT&T Park round out this gorgeous book that will be treasured by baseball fans everywhere.

 

About Mike Shannon

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Mike Shannon is the editor of "Spitball: The Literary Baseball Magazine" and the author of five baseball books, including "Diamond Classics: Essays on 100 of the Best Baseball Books" and "Baseball: The Writer's Game".
 
Published April 15, 2016 by Kent State Univ. 104 pages
Genres: History, Sports & Outdoors.