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Author Bryant, Howard, 1968- author.

Title Rickey : the life and legend of an American original / Howard Bryant.

Publication Info. Boston : Mariner Books, [2022]


Location Call No. Status
 Avon Free Public Library - Adult Department  92 HENDERSON    Check Shelf
 Cheshire Public Library - Adult New Materials Lower Level  BIOGRAPHY BRYANT    Check Shelf
 East Windsor, Library Association of Warehouse Point - Adult Department  B HENDERSON, RICKEY BAY    Check Shelf
 Glastonbury, Welles-Turner Memorial Library - Adult Department  BIO HENDERSON    Check Shelf
 Granby, Main Library - New Book Area  B HENDERSON, RICKEY BRY    Check Shelf
 Newington, Lucy Robbins Welles Library - Adult Department  796.357 HENDERSON    Check Shelf
 Portland Public Library - Adult Department  BIOG HENDERSON, RICKEY    Check Shelf
 South Windsor Public Library - New Materials  B HENDERSON    Check Shelf
Edition First edition.
Description xvii, 423 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color), map ; 24 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 395-396) and index.
Contents You must not know who I am -- They pay, I play -- When the legend becomes fact.
Summary "Few names in the history of baseball evoke the excellence and dynamism that Rickey Henderson's does. He holds the record for the most stolen bases in a single game, and he's scored more runs than any player ever. "If you cut Rickey Henderson in half, you'd have two Hall of Famers," the baseball historian Bill James once said. But perhaps even more than his prowess on the field, Rickey Henderson's is a story of Oakland, California, the town that gave rise to so many legendary athletes like him. And it's a story of a sea change in sports, when athletes gained celebrity status and Black players finally earned equitable salaries. Henderson embraced this shift with his trademark style, playing for nine different teams throughout his decades-long career and sculpting a brash, larger-than-life persona that stole the nation's heart. Now, in the hands of critically acclaimed sportswriter and culture critic Howard Bryant, one of baseball's greatest and most original stars finally gets his due." -- Provided by publisher.
Subject Henderson, Rickey, 1958-
Baseball players -- United States -- Biography.
African American baseball players -- United States -- Biography.
SPORTS & RECREATION / Baseball / History.
HISTORY / United States / 20th Century.
Henderson, Rickey, 1958- (OCoLC)fst00281205
African American baseball players. (OCoLC)fst00799042
Baseball players. (OCoLC)fst00828007
United States. (OCoLC)fst01204155
Genre/Form Biography. (DNLM)D019215
Biographies. (OCoLC)fst01919896
ISBN 9780358047315 (hardcover)
0358047315 (hardcover)
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