Many believe baseball great Willie Mays to be the best player that ever lived. 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."
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, here is a book for all baseball lovers, young and old.
"The Say Hey Kid had style to spare, and so does this irrepressible book." —Booklist, Starred
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This book promises to be spectacular with its cover—a 3-D lenticular rendering of the great left-hander, from windup to follow-through—and largely delivers.| Read Full Review of You Never Heard of Willie Mays?!
The greatest baseball player of all time?!Jan 08 2013 | Read Full Review of You Never Heard of Willie Mays?!
Winter and Widener, who previously teamed up on Steel Town, return with a stellar companion to Winterâs equally superb You Never Heard of Sandy Koufax?! Like its predecessor, this profile of Hall of FNov 30 2012 | Read Full Review of You Never Heard of Willie Mays?!
âAnd when, the year after that, the major leagues ended their stupid rule barrinâ black guys, there was a ray of hope that one day Willie might play in the majors, like Joe DiMaggio.â Widenerâs smoky, smudgy acrylics project the determination and dedication that took Mays from industrial,...Dec 03 2012 | Read Full Review of You Never Heard of Willie Mays?!
If Winterâs last baseball title found him stunned that kids might not know Sandy Koufax ( You Never Heard of Sandy Koufax?!, BCCB 2/09), now heâs downright aghast that they could be ignorant of Willie âSay Heyâ Mays.| Read Full Review of You Never Heard of Willie Mays?!
What did you like about the book?This book is about baseball and so much more.Feb 11 2013 | Read Full Review of You Never Heard of Willie Mays?!
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