24 by John Shea audiobook

24: Life Stories and Lessons from the Say Hey Kid

By Willie Mays  and John Shea
Foreword by Bob Costas
Read by Larry Herron  and Julian McWilliams

Macmillan Audio 9781250230423

Unabridged

Format: Library CD (In Stock)
  • ISBN: 9781250240248

  • ISBN: 9781250240248

Runtime: 11.06 Hours
Category: Nonfiction/Sports & Recreation
Audience: Adult
Language: English

Summary

Summary

New York Times bestseller

THE INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER The legendary Willie Mays shares the inspirations and influences responsible for guiding him on and off the field in this reflective and inspirational memoir. "Even if, like me, you thought you had pretty much read and heard all there was to read and hear about Willie Mays, this warmhearted book will inform and reward you. And besides, what true baseball fan can ever get enough of Willie Mays? Say Hey! Read on and enjoy."—From the Foreword by Bob Costas "It’s because of giants like Willie that someone like me could even think about running for President.” — President Barack Obama This program includes a bonus conversation between the authors 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. “I was very lucky when I was a child. My family took care of me and made sure I was in early at night. I didn’t get in trouble. My father made sure that I didn’t do the wrong thing. I’ve always had a special place in my heart for children and their well-being, and John Shea and I got the idea that we should do something for the kids and the fathers and the mothers, and that’s why this book is being published. We want to reach out to all generations and backgrounds. Hopefully, these stories and lessons will inspire people in a positive way.”— Willie Mays A Macmillan Audio production from St. Martin's Press

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“His new memoir will remind fans of why we love baseball so much.” New York Times
“Terrific…It is a must read.” Forbes
“It’s because of giants like Willie that someone like me could even think about running for president.” President Barack Obama
“Eloquent and inspirational, Mays’ words serve as a glue for the text, bringing readers inside the clubhouse at pivotal moments and revealing Mays’ philosophy on sports, camaraderie, and a life well lived. More than a baseball history, 24 feels akin to a fireside chat with a sports hero brimming with wisdom.” San Francisco Chronicle
“A welcome treat. It’s also a salute to what the game used to be…before it got too big. Back when it was a game played for the love of it, by guys who still lived in the neighborhood. " New York Daily News

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Author

Author Bio: John Shea

Author Bio: John Shea

John Shea’s career includes more than forty films, most notably the Academy Award-winner Missing. His television work includes Lois and Clark and Mutant X, and he has appeared in more than twenty-five plays on and off Broadway and in London’s West End.

Titles by Author

Author Bio: Willie Mays

Author Bio: Willie Mays

Willie Mays, nicknamed The Say Hey Kid, was an major league baseball center fielder for twenty-two seasons with the New York/San Francisco Giants and the New York Mets. He won two National League “Most Valuable Player” awards, ended his career with 660 home runs, and won a record-tying twelve Gold Glove awards. He shares the record of most All-Star games played with twenty-four, the same number as his jersey. He was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1979.

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Details

Details

Available Formats : CD, Library CD
Category: Nonfiction/Sports & Recreation
Runtime: 11.06
Audience: Adult
Language: English