There are few major personalities in the world of sports who have so much to say about our National Pastime and even fewer as well respected as Bill White. Bill White, who's now in his mid 70s, was an All-Star first baseman for many years with the New York Giants, St.Louis Cardinals and Philadelphia Phillies before launching a stellar broadcasting career with the New York Yankees for 18 years. He left the broadcast booth to become the President of the National League for five years. A true pioneer as an African-American athlete, sportscaster and top baseball executive, White has written his long-awaited autobiography in which he will be candid, open and most forthcoming about his life in baseball. Along the way, White shares never-before-told stories about his long working relationship with Phil Rizzuto, insights on scores of top baseball names and Hall of Famers. Best of all, White built his career on being outspoken, and the years fortunately have not mellowed him. UPPITY is a baseball memoir that baseball fans everywhere will be buzzing about.
Full Product DetailsAuthor: Bill White , Gordon Dillow
Publisher: Little, Brown & Company
Imprint: Grand Central Publishing
Dimensions: Width: 15.30cm , Height: 2.30cm , Length: 23.40cm
ISBN 10: 0446555266
Publication Date: 07 June 2012
Audience: General/trade , General
Publisher's Status: Active
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A baseball memoir that pulls no punches as it settles scores and attempts to set the record straight.--Kirkus Reviews<br>
A former professional first baseman who played for the New York Giants, St. Louis Cardinals and Philadelphia Phillies. White became a full-time sportscaster for 18 years after his playing career ended. White then served as president of the National League from 1989 to 1994. For years he was sought out by publishers to do his autobio but has always declined. Fortunately, we were able to convince him to go on the record
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