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Author Mays, Willie, 1931- author.

Title 24 : life stories and lessons from the Say Hey Kid / Willie Mays and John Shea ; foreword by Bob Costas.

Publication Info. New York : St. Martin's Press, [2020]


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 GDL Central Library Non-Fiction    796.357 Mays,W MAY    Available
1 copy being processed for GDL Central Library Non-Fiction.
Edition First edition.
Description xii, 340 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 25 cm
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Note Includes index.
Contents Foreword by Bob Costas -- Set an example: the story of 24 -- Play catch with your dad: the story of Willie Howard Mays, Sr. -- Remember your history: the story of the Birmingham Black Barons -- Take on a challenge: the story of breaking down barriers -- Honor your mentors: the story of Leo Durocher and Monte Irvin -- Act like you've been there before: the story of a unique and elegant style -- Keep your eye on the ball: the story of the catch -- Honor your peers: the story of Willie, Mickey, and the Duke -- When life throws you a curve, go with the pitch: the story of the polo grounds and Candlestick park -- Give it all you've got: the story of a four-homer day -- Life and baseball aren't fair: the story of a game of inches -- Never give up: the story of a 16-inning classic -- Have fun on the job: the story of all-star pride -- Your foe can be your friend: the story of a heated rivalry -- You can go home again: the story of a return to New York -- Strive for excellence: the story of Hank Aaron and the 1,415 home runs -- Respect everyone like your teammate: the story of the absurdity of racism -- Follow your dreams: the story of a kinship with Barack Obama -- Benefit from versatility: the story of a five-tool player -- Embrace the mental game: the story of the sixth tool -- It's not all about the numbers: the story of life beyond 660 -- Have each other's back: the story of a good friend's son -- Stay young at heart: the story of three World Series rings -- Make a new friend: the story of a love affair with fans.
Summary "Widely regarded as the greatest all-around player in baseball history because of his unparalleled hitting, defense and baserunning, the beloved Willie Mays offers people of all ages his lifetime of experience meeting challenges with positivity, integrity and triumph in 24: Life Stories and Lessons from the Say Hey Kid. Presented in 24 chapters to correspond with his universally recognized uniform number, Willie's memoir provides more than the story of his role in America's pastime. This is the story of a man who values family and community, engages in charitable causes especially involving children and follows a philosophy that encourages hope, hard work and the fulfillment of dreams."-- Provided by publisher.
Subject Mays, Willie, 1931-
Baseball players -- United States -- Conduct of life.
Baseball players -- United States -- Biography.
Genre/Form Autobiographies.
Added Author Shea, John, 1958- author.
Costas, Bob, 1952- writer of foreword.
Added Title Twenty-four
ISBN 9781250230423 (hardcover)
125023042X (hardcover)

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