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Author Rapoport, Ron, author.

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

Publication Info. New York : Hachette Books, 2019.

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Location Call No. Status
 Cheshire Public Library - Adult Department  BIOGRAPHY BANKS    Check Shelf
 East Hartford, Raymond Library - Adult Department  B BANKS ERNIE R    Check Shelf
 Enfield, Main Library - Adult Department  B BANKS    Check Shelf
 Glastonbury, Welles-Turner Memorial Library - Adult Department  BIO BANKS    Check Shelf
 New Britain, Main Library - Non Fiction  796.33 RAP    Check Shelf
 Newington, Lucy Robbins Welles Library - Adult Department  796.357 BANKS    Check Shelf
Edition First edition.
Description ix, 454 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages [423]-434) and index.
Contents 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 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.
Chicago Cubs (Baseball team) -- History.
Banks, Ernie, 1931-2015. (OCoLC)fst00337545
Chicago Cubs (Baseball team) (OCoLC)fst00548369
Baseball players -- Illinois -- Chicago -- Biography.
African American baseball players -- Illinois -- Chicago -- Biography.
African American baseball players. (OCoLC)fst00799042
Baseball players. (OCoLC)fst00828007
Illinois -- Chicago. (OCoLC)fst01204048
Genre/Form Biography. (OCoLC)fst01423686
History. (OCoLC)fst01411628
Added Title Legend of Mr. Cub : the life of Ernie Banks
Let us play two
ISBN 9780316318631 (hardcover)
0316318639 (hardcover)
9781549175527 (audio download)
9780316318648 (ebook)
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