Monday, March 08, 2010

Baseball bookshelf: Willie Mays- The Life, The Legend by James Hirsch

    With Spring Training now here, the large amount of new baseball books are hitting the bookshelves, and perhaps the best of this season so far is an authorized biography of Willie Mays which was written by James Hirsch.

      An autobiography is usually the most important book you can find about a person, and with this book being ‘authorized’, it’s certainly one of the more accurate portrayals of one of the MLB’s best players ever, Mr. Willie Mays.

      Mays career started in the Negro leagues and morphed into the MLB where he takes his place in history among the greatest players of all time.

            James Hirsch is a New York Times best selling author, and presents us with a great book about the “Say Hey Kid”. From the humble beginnings to 2009 when Willie Mays flew on Air Force One to the All Star Game in Saint Louis with President Obama, this book is one that should be on the baseball fanatic’s bookshelf.

             We will be having James as a guest on an upcoming edition of “Phillies Talk” so watch the blog here for the show when he’ll be on. If you have any questions you would like to ask the author about his new book on Willie Mays, just email them to us and we’ll ask him!

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