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

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

Label
Let's play two : the legend of Mr. Cub, the life of Ernie Banks
Title
Let's play two
Title remainder
the legend of Mr. Cub, the life of Ernie Banks
Statement of responsibility
Ron Rapoport
Title variation
  • Legend of Mr. Cub
  • Let us play two
Title variation remainder
the life of Ernie Banks
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • "The definitive and revealing biography of Chicago Cubs legend Ernie Banks, one of America's most iconic, beloved, and misunderstood baseball players, by acclaimed journalist Ron Rapoport"--
  • 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
Assigning source
Provided by publisher
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Rapoport, Ron
Dewey number
796.357092
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
GV865.B24
LC item number
R36 2019
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Banks, Ernie
  • Chicago Cubs (Baseball team)
  • Banks, Ernie
  • Chicago Cubs (Baseball team)
  • Baseball players
  • African American baseball players
  • African American baseball players
  • Baseball players
  • Illinois
  • Biography
Label
Let's play two : the legend of Mr. Cub, the life of Ernie Banks, Ron Rapoport
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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
Control code
on1048445669
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
ix, 454 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780316318631
Lccn
2018044409
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1048445669
Label
Let's play two : the legend of Mr. Cub, the life of Ernie Banks, Ron Rapoport
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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
Control code
on1048445669
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
ix, 454 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780316318631
Lccn
2018044409
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1048445669

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