A Season in the Sun

A Season in the Sun

The Rise of Mickey Mantle

Book - 2018
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The story of Mickey Mantle's magnificent 1956 season. Mickey Mantle was the ideal batter for the atomic age, capable of hitting a baseball harder and farther than any other player in history. He was also the perfect idol for postwar America, a wholesome hero from the heartland. In A Season in the Sun, acclaimed historians Randy Roberts and Johnny Smith recount the defining moment of Mantle's legendary career: 1956, when he overcame a host of injuries and critics to become the most celebrated athlete of his time. Taking us from the action on the diamond to Mantle's off-the-field exploits, Roberts and Smith depict Mantle not as an ideal role model or a bitter alcoholic, but a complex man whose faults were smoothed over by sportswriters eager to keep the truth about sports heroes at bay. An incisive portrait of an American icon, A Season in the Sun is an essential work for baseball fans and anyone interested in the 1950s.
Publisher: New York : Basic Books, 2018
Edition: First edition
Copyright Date: ©2018
ISBN: 9780465094424
0465094422
Characteristics: xx, 276 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Additional Contributors: Smith, John Matthew - Author

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