Publication Date: May 5, 2020
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Widely regarded as the greatest all-around player in baseball history, the beloved Willie Mays offers his lifetime of experience meeting challenges with positivity, integrity and triumph.
Presented in Willie's voice, and the voices of others whose lives he has touched—including Hank Aaron, George W. Bush, Bill Clinton, Barack Obama, Vin Scully, Tommy LaSorda, and more—this revealing authorized book emphasizes Willie's unique and lasting place in American history, culture, and public life.
Willie Mays is an American icon, treasure and hero. For the first time, Willie is writing an inspirational book that will appeal to all generations and feature his life lessons and stories packed into 24 chapters to correspond with his retired uniform number, one of the most recognized in sports.
This is a one-of-a-kind journey with Willie that encompasses an inspirational perspective while exploring and capturing his legacy and getting deeper into the personality of the man.
"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. We want to reach out to all generations and backgrounds. Hopefully, these stories and lessons will inspire people in a positive way.” —Willie Mays