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Let's play two : the legend of Mr. Cub, the life of Ernie Banks / Ron Rapoport.

Rapoport, Ron, (author.).

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Record details

  • ISBN: 9780316318631
  • ISBN: 0316318639
  • Physical Description: ix, 454 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York, NY : Hachette Books, 2019.

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Formatted Contents Note:
Prologue: Omaha -- A blessed child. 1717 Fairmount ; Booker T ; On the road ; Leaving home -- Apprenticeship. Monarchs of all they surveyed ; Army life ; "Going to Chicago, sorry I can't take you" -- Ernie Banks and Mr. Cub. North side, South side ; The master builder ; Future shock ; MVP! MVP! ; The slough of despond ; The once and future Cub ; Let's play two ; The rock of the family ; Bright college days ; "He was why we fell in love with the game" ; The lull before the storm -- Himself. Taking over ; "Daddy, where were you?" ; Teammates ; And yet so far ; The most unpopular man in Chicago ; "This is not an eighth-place team" -- The best of times, the worst of times. "Change the flag!" ; Bleacher bums ; In the world ; "Break out the champagne" ; A bunch of old men ; Questions and answers ; Riding the pines ; Sunday in America ; Coda -- Being Ernie Banks. Man at work ; Family ties ; "How's your wife?" ; Rounding third ; Epilogue: Graceland.
Summary, etc.:
"The definitive and revealing biography of Chicago Cubs legend Ernie Banks, one of America's most iconic, beloved, and misunderstood baseball players, by acclaimed journalist Ron Rapoport"-- Provided by publisher.
Ernie Banks played in fourteen All-Star Games, won two MVPs, and twice led the Major Leagues in home runs and runs batted in... but he spent his entire career with the Chicago Cubs, who didn't win a pennant in his adult lifetime. His enthusiasm endeared him to the fans, but his public display of good cheer was a mask that hid a deeply conflicted, melancholy, and often quite lonely man. Rapoport tells of Banks's early life in segregated Dallas, his years in the Negro Leagues, and his difficult life after retirement, creating a revealing biography of "Mr Cub". -- adapted from jacket.
Subject: Banks, Ernie, 1931-2015.
Banks, Ernie, 1931-2015.
Chicago Cubs (Baseball team) > History.
Chicago Cubs (Baseball team)
African American baseball players > Illinois > Chicago > Biography.
African Americans > Illinois > Chicago > Biography.
Baseball players > Illinois > Chicago > Biography.
SPORTS & RECREATION / Baseball / History.
BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Cultural, Ethnic & Regional / African American & Black.
African American baseball players.
Baseball players.
Illinois > Chicago.
Illinois > Chicago.
Genre: Nonfiction.