Let's play two: the life and times of Ernie Banks
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Lanham, Maryland : Rowman & Littlefield, [2019].
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Central New Nonfiction
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Ernie Banks was the first African American to play for the Cubs, and he quickly became one of the best players in baseball. His brilliance on the field made him a Hall of Famer, but it was his boundless optimism that made him an icon. This book presents for the first time a complete portrait of the ballplayer, the public persona, and the man.
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Book
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xiii, 239 pages, 12 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm
Street Date:
1901
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English
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9781538112298, 1538112299

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"Distributed by NATIONAL BOOK NETWORK"--Title page verso.
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Includes bibliographical references and index.
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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.
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APA Citation (style guide)

Wilson, D. (2019). Let's play two: the life and times of Ernie Banks. Lanham, Maryland: Rowman & Littlefield.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

Wilson, Doug, 1961-. 2019. Let's Play Two: The Life and Times of Ernie Banks. Lanham, Maryland: Rowman & Littlefield.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities Citation (style guide)

Wilson, Doug, 1961-, Let's Play Two: The Life and Times of Ernie Banks. Lanham, Maryland: Rowman & Littlefield, 2019.

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Wilson, Doug. Let's Play Two: The Life and Times of Ernie Banks. Lanham, Maryland: Rowman & Littlefield, 2019. Print.

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