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The Resource Willie's boys : the 1948 Birmingham Black Barons, the last Negro League world series, and the making of a baseball legend, John Klima

Willie's boys : the 1948 Birmingham Black Barons, the last Negro League world series, and the making of a baseball legend, John Klima

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Willie's boys : the 1948 Birmingham Black Barons, the last Negro League world series, and the making of a baseball legend
Title
Willie's boys
Title remainder
the 1948 Birmingham Black Barons, the last Negro League world series, and the making of a baseball legend
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John Klima
Title variation
Willies boys
Title variation remainder
the 1948 Birmingham Black Barons, the last Negro League world series, and the making of a baseball legend
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Subject
Language
eng
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Review
Willie's Boys adds to baseball lore by recounting Willie Mays's service with the 1948 Birmingham Black Barons, which led to the Black Barons' participation in black baseball's final World Series. Baseball writer Klima (Pitched Battle: 35 of Baseball's Greatest Duels from the Mound ) repeatedly delivers quotes from Black Barons, their adversaries, scouts, and other baseball figures regarding Mays's preternatural skills, particularly in the field and on the base paths. The hitting prowess, for both average and distance, came a bit later, but the raw talent and the drive were immediately present. Mays's personality, somewhat surprisingly, does not come through as clearly, unlike that of the other star of Klima's story, Willie's teammate, mentor, and first professional manager, Piper Davis. Even more than Mays's story, those of Davis and players such as the great third baseman Ray Dandridge demonstrate the strengths and weaknesses of black baseball, along with the hurdles even brilliant players had to overcome to enter organized baseball. Klima refutes long-standing notions regarding the supposed refusal of teams like the Yankees and Red Sox to sign black players, as both sought to sign Mays. VERDICT Recommended for all interested readers.—Robert C. Cottrell, California State Univ., Chico --Robert C. Cottrell (Reviewed September 15, 2009) (Library Journal, vol 134, issue 15, p62)
Biography type
contains biographical information
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336887
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DLC
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1974-
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Klima, John
Dewey number
796.357/6409761781
Index
index present
LC call number
GV875.B57
LC item number
K55 2009
Literary form
non fiction
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True
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  • Mays, Willie
  • Birmingham Black Barons (Baseball team)
  • Negro leagues
  • Baseball
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the 1948 Birmingham Black Barons, the last Negro League world series, and the making of a baseball legend
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Willie's boys : the 1948 Birmingham Black Barons, the last Negro League world series, and the making of a baseball legend, John Klima
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Publication
Copyright
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Includes index
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier
Content category
text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
Control code
746742
Dimensions
cm
Extent
pages
Isbn
9780470400135
Isbn Type
(cloth)
Lccn
2009006815
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
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  • (Sirsi) i9780470400135
  • (OCoLC)310400289
Label
Willie's boys : the 1948 Birmingham Black Barons, the last Negro League world series, and the making of a baseball legend, John Klima
Publication
Copyright
Note
Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
746742
Dimensions
cm
Extent
pages
Isbn
9780470400135
Isbn Type
(cloth)
Lccn
2009006815
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780470400135
  • (OCoLC)310400289

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