Willie Mays

From the Series Sports Heroes and Legends

  • Interest Level: Grade 5 - Grade 12
  • Reading Level: Grade 6

Think you know all there is to know about Willie Mays? Well, did you know that:
•He once batted .477 in the minor leagues?
•He won twelve straight Gold Glove awards?
•He was the first African American team captain in major-league history?
Willie Mays started his baseball career in the little-known Negro Leagues in 1948. He crossed over to the major leagues with the New York Giants in 1951. During the 1954 World Series, Mays stunned the baseball world with an unbelievable over-the-shoulder catch. That play launched him into superstardom. He stayed with the Giants for more than twenty years, first in New York and then in San Francisco. Along the way, he earned his place in the record books, tallying the fourth-highest home run total in major-league history. Find out how Willie Mays made it to the top of his game and stayed there.

Format Your Price Add
Interest Level Grade 5 - Grade 12
Reading Level Grade 6
Category Sports
Publisher Lerner Publishing Group
Imprint Twenty-First Century Books ™
Language English
Publication Date 2010-08-01
BISACS JNF007100, JNF007050
Dewey 796.357092
Graphics 1-color illustrations
ATOS Reading Level 5.0
Accelerated Reader® Quiz 138954
Accelerated Reader® Points 3.8
Features Bibliography/further reading, Glossary, Index, Photo captions, Sidebars, Source notes, and Table of contents

Author: Matt Doeden

Matt Doeden began his career as a sports writer. Since then, he's spent more than a decade writing and editing children's nonfiction. Matt lives in Minnesota with his family.