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Author Wilson, Doug, 1961- author.

Title Let's play two : the life and times of Ernie Banks / Doug Wilson.

Publication Info. Lanham, Maryland : Rowman & Littlefield, [2019]
©ƒ2019

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Location Call No. Status
 PAS Allendale Branch Non-Fiction  New Shelf  92 BANKS,E WIL    Available
 PAS Central Library Non-Fiction, 1st Floor  New Shelf  92 BANKS,E WIL    Available
1 copy being processed for PAS Allendale Branch On Order.
1 copy being processed for PAS Central Library On Order.
Description xiii, 239 pages, 12 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm
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Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Summary When Ernie Banks passed away in 2015, he was regarded as one of the most beloved men in baseball history. Making his start as a shortstop with the Kansas City Monarchs in the Negro Leagues as a teenager, Banks went on to become the first African American to play for the Chicago Cubs. Known affectionately as "Mr. Cub," he brought exceptional talent and boundless optimism to the game of baseball, earning him a Presidential Medal of Freedom and a place in the Hall of Fame. In Let's Play Two: The Life and Times of Ernie Banks, Doug Wilson explores the life of one of baseball's most immortal figures, from his humble beginnings as a young boy living in the segregated South to his last few years and the public battles over his remains and will. Drawing on interviews of those close to Banks from all stages of his life, Wilson presents a portrait of the baseball player not just as an athlete, but also as a complex man with ambitious goals and hidden pains. Ernie Banks's enthusiasm and skill transcended issues of race and helped him to become one of the most highly-regarded men in baseball. Offering details that have never before been printed, this book discusses Banks's athletic prowess as well as the legacy he left behind. Let's Play Two is the essential Ernie Banks biography for sports fans and historians alike.
Subject Banks, Ernie, 1931-2015.
Baseball players -- United States -- Biography.
Genre/Form Biographies.
Added Title Let us play two
Ernie Banks
Let us play 2
ISBN 9781538112298 (hardback ; alk. paper) $24.95
1538112299 : $24.95
9781538112298 (ebook)

 
    
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