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Mickey and Willie Acclaimed Sportswriter Allen Barra Exposes The Uncanny Parallels And Lifelong Friendship Between Two Of The Greatest Baseball Players Ever To Take The Field Culturally, Mickey Mantle And Willie Mays Were Light Years Apart Yet They Were Nearly The Same Age And Almost The Same Size, And They Came To New York At The Same Time They Possessed Virtually The Same Talents And Played The Same Position They Were Both Products Of Generations Of Baseball Playing Families, For Whom The Game Was The Only Escape From A Lifetime Of Brutal Manual Labor Both Were Nearly Crushed By The Weight Of The Outsized Expectations Placed On Them, First By Their Families And Later By America Both Lived Secret Lives Far Different From Those Their Fans Knew What Their Fans Also Didn T Know Was That The Two Men Shared A Close Personal Friendship And That Each Was The Only Man Who Could Truly Understand The Other S Experience.

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  • Hardcover
  • 496 pages
  • Mickey and Willie
  • Allen Barra
  • English
  • 05 October 2019
  • 0307716481

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  1. says:

    There have been many bios written about Willie Mays and Mickey Mantle but Allen Barra, the author of this one had a great idea since the two were so often compared why not write a bio about the both of them, comparing their upbringings, their playing careers, and their retirement years These were two of baseballs most iconic payers, heroes to millions of boys growing up during the 50ies and 60ies and it becomes very clear early in this book that Barra was one of those boys So it came as no There have been many bios written about Willie Mays and Mickey Mantle but Allen Barra, the author of this one had a great idea since the two were so often compared why not write a bio about the both of them, comparing their upbringings, their playing careers, and their retirement years These were two of baseballs most iconic payers, heroes to millions of boys growing up during the 50ies and 60ies and it becomes very clear early in this book that Barra was one of those boys So it came as no surprise reading about the amazing accomplishments they both performed on the field and while it s also clear that while on some level , Barra still views both Mickey and Willie as heroes, both these men had a serious dark side and Barra pul...


  2. says:

    Really enjoyed reading this book Barra does a good job of writing in an integrated fashion, jumping back and forth between the lives of Mantle and Mays highlights his subtitle of parallel their lives were The book isn t in depth as it could be, but what was fascinating to me what seeing Barra alternate his perspective, from the moments when he was writing purely as a biographer, to the times as a journalist and asking tough questions and making honest conclusions, to the times when he was just Really enjoyed reading this book Barra does a good job of writing in an integrated fashion, jumping back...


  3. says:

    Since my dad was a big Mickey Mantle fan as a kid he was someone I always liked as well This was a great book that told me a lot about both of these guys I never knew about It was say Mays wasn t awardedMVPs Great book overall.


  4. says:

    Geez Not enough primary sources Barra basically read every other biography of Mantle and Mays and strung them together Which saves me from having to read them, for which I should be thankful, but I wish he had addedof his own memories.


  5. says:

    Before I review Mickey and Willie I feel it s necessary to give some feedback so you know where I m coming from Firstly, I ve always believed in my opinion Willie Mays is the greatest all around player in history My opinion not looking to start a debate Secondly I am a Mets fan and therefore it s my duty to hate the Yankees LOL That being said, however, there are certain Yankees that ya just gotta love Jeter, Mariano, Reggie, Yogi And Yes, of course, THE MICK I looked fwd to readin Before I review Mickey and Willie I feel it s necessary to give some feedback so you know where I m coming from Firstly, I ve always believed in my opinion Willie Mays is the greatest all around player in history My opinion not looking to start a debate Secondly I am a Mets fan and therefore it s my duty to hate the Yankees LOL That being said, however, there are certain Yankees that ya just gotta love Jeter, Mariano, Reggie, Yogi And Yes, of course, THE MICK I looked fwd to reading this book While I know a good deal about both Mickey and Willie, I hoped to learn evenHowever, while there were some enjoyable tidbits, I could have learned the same information with some online research This book started out enjoyable but quickly turned into the author s one man crusade to lambast Willie Mays.Early on, I was sure this book would be 5 stars TheI read, it dropped 4 stars 3 stars 2 Toward the end, this book was outright pi ing me off So...


  6. says:

    Great detail and trivia I hadn t known about the two superstars of my childhood Willie Mays and Mickey Mantle I saw Willie Mays play in the Polo Grounds my favorite player, and Mickey Mantle play at Yankee Stadium.


  7. says:

    Three stars for general interest four stars for a niche audience If you enjoy baseball and also like biographies, this may be a winner for you.As for me, I found myself wishing I had read separate biographies of each of these players before tackling one that compares the two The first third of the book was very slow going for me, because the narrative flips from one to the other frequently, and during their growing up years I found myself becoming confused now wait a second, which one has the Three stars for general interest four stars for a niche audience If you enjoy baseball and also like biographies, this may be a winner for you.As for me, I found myself wishing I had read separate biographies of each of these players before tackling one that compares the two The first third of the book was very slow going for me, because the narrative flips from one to the other frequently, and during their growing up years I found myself becoming confused now wait a second, which one has the horse There was so much minutiae and I had a hard time keeping track.That said, the story has a certain elegance I like the fact that it breaks apart stereotypes Willie Mays grew up in the Jim Crow south, but his family was part of the Black middle class, urban folks with a degree of sophistication Pictures of him as a youngster show a well d...


  8. says:

    This book opens with the first sentence in the introduction I didn t cry when my father died, but I held back tears on August 13, 1995, when I heard that Mickey Mantle was gone This was not an inspiring sentence for me and was rather a crude awakening sports stars are people that most people do not know personally like Rock Stars, Movie Stars, Famous Poets, Authors etc I felt this opening was rather cold and barren From the git go after reading this opening sentence I believed this boo This book opens with the first sentence in the introduction I didn t cry when my father died, but I held back tears on August 13, 1995, when I heard that Mickey Mantle was gone This was not an inspiring sentence for me and was rather a crude awakening sports stars are people that most people do not know personally like Rock Stars, Movie Stars, Famous Poets, Authors etc I felt this opening was rather cold and barren From the git go after reading this opening sentence I believed this book would be a tough read for me An odd item however to consider based on the opening sentence in the Introduction is the dedication of the book Dedicated To My Father Alfred Barra Who Loved Mickey but worshipped Willie I am torn on this book the first 300 pages was for me too much going back on forth on the comparison of the ballplayers liv...


  9. says:

    Mickey and Willie is a dual biography of two contemporaries who defined baseball excellence during their careers Their lives had remarkable similarities, friendships, rivalries and personal failures One thing they had in common was a father who pushed them into baseball Mickey was the son of a miner from Commerce, Oklahoma and actually rode a horse to school Willie was the son of a steel worker in a black section of Birmingham, Alabama Willie played for the Birmingham Black Barons in the Mickey and Willie is a dual biography of two contemporaries who defined baseball excellence during their careers Their lives had remarkable similarities, friendships, rivalries and personal failures One thing they had in common was a father who pushed them into baseball Mickey was the son of a miner from Commerce, Oklahoma and actually rode a horse to school Willie was the son of a steel worker in a black section of Birmingham, Alabama Willie played for the Birmingham Black Barons in the Negro leagues while Mickey spent a short time in the minors before making the Big Leagues in New York a Yankee and a Giant.Both were power hitting, fast centerfielders who were the class of their leagues for years Mickey starred in the World Series and Willie in the All Star Games Author Allen Barra del...


  10. says:

    This book is the author s love letter to two of his favorite baseball players Mickey Mantle and Willie Mays Allen Barra grew up in New York while Mickey and Willie were playing there As a sports writer he had the opportunity to interview both players over the years The careers of both Willie and Mickey began almost at the same time Barra traces their lives and their careers He examines the legends and stories that grew up around each man and either confirms the truth of the legend or debun This book is the author s love letter to two of his favorite baseball players Mickey Mantle and Willie Mays Allen Barra grew up in New York while Mickey and Willie were playing there As a sports writer he had the opportunity to interview both players over the years The careers of both Willie and Mickey began almost at the same time Barra traces their lives and their careers He examines the legends and stories that grew up around each man and either confirms the truth of the legend or debunks it He does not whitewash the flaws and weaknesses of each man including Mickey s drinking and womanizing Barra has obviously done a lot of reading and research to produce this book He examines statistics and games in comparing the two men.Mickey Mantle, who played for the New York Yankees, was booed much ...

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