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by Fred Mitchell,Ron Santo,Billy Williams

  • Author: Fred Mitchell,Ron Santo,Billy Williams
  • ISBN: 1600780504
  • ISBN13: 978-1600780509
  • ePub: 1369 kb | FB2: 1738 kb
  • Language: English
  • Category: Ethnic & National
  • Publisher: Triumph Books; First Edition edition (April 1, 2008)
  • Pages: 256
  • Rating: 4.6/5
  • Votes: 318
  • Format: lrf doc lrf mobi
Billy Williams: My Sweet-Swinging Lifetime with the Cubs ePub download

Billy Williams is known as aCubs lenged and Hall of Famer. Billy Williams has always suffered from his introverted personality and the other Cub greats who overshadowed him. This tribute is well deserved.

Billy Williams is known as aCubs lenged and Hall of Famer. Several years ago, his jersey number was retired at Wrigely Field along with 3 of his teammates from the 1969 team, Ernie Banks, Ron Santo and Ferguson "Fergie" Jenkins. He and Fergie Jenkins were at theCubs home Opener today where they threw the ceremoinal first pitches. Ernie Banks did the seventh inning stretch.

In Billy Williams: My Sweet-Swinging Lifetime with the Cubs, he remembers the sturdy values and selflessĀ . Billy was beautiful about that. I think that is why all of us on that 1969 Cubs team remain so close, even though we did not make it to the World Series that year.

In Billy Williams: My Sweet-Swinging Lifetime with the Cubs, he remembers the sturdy values and selfless devotion of the people from Whistler who helped shape his character; people like Lilly Dixon, his grade school principal, and Virgil Rhodes, his high school coach, both of whom he remembered in his Hall of Fame induction speech, and also his father who lived long enough.

Billy Leo Williams (born June 15, 1938) is a retired American baseball left fielder who played 16 seasons in Major League Baseball (MLB) for the Chicago Cubs and 2 seasons for the Oakland Athletics

Billy Leo Williams (born June 15, 1938) is a retired American baseball left fielder who played 16 seasons in Major League Baseball (MLB) for the Chicago Cubs and 2 seasons for the Oakland Athletics. Williams was inducted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame in 1987. In 1999, he was named a finalist for the Major League Baseball All-Century Team. Williams was the 1961 National League (NL) Rookie of the Year and was an NL All-Star for six seasons with the Cubs.

Billy Williams : My Sweet-Swinging Lifetime with the Cubs. by Fred Mitchell and Billy Williams. In an age of baseball books called Vindicated and stories of steroids and other sordid aspects of the game it is refreshing to read this book about a player who exemplified class and a love for the game of baseball and a love for one woman his entire adult life. I am a lifelong Cubs fan and I began following the team in around 1965 when I was 7 years old.

One of the most popular Cubs of all time-and now an executive advisor for the team-Williams reminisces about his early years, his Hall of Fame career, and his five decades in the game in this inspirational autobiography.

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One of the most popular Cubs of all time—and now an executive advisor for the team—Williams reminisces about his early years, his Hall of Fame career, and his five decades in the game in this inspirational autobiography. In Billy Williams: My Sweet-Swinging Lifetime with the Cubs, he remembers the sturdy values and selfless devotion of the people from Whistler who helped shape his character; people like Lilly Dixon, his grade school principal, and Virgil Rhodes, his high school coach, both of whom he remembered in his Hall of Fame induction speech, and also his father who lived long enough to see his son play in the big leagues.
Ohatollia
I adored this book. But then, I can recite the starting lineup for the 1969 Cubs. Make no mistake about it, that very special, charismatic and heartbreaking team is at the center of this book. Williams talks about Sammy Sosa, touches upon his time with Ryne Sandberg, but for the most part, this is about Kess and Beck, Santo and Pepi, Leo and Fergie and Mr. Cub, and all the other Wrigley Field heroes of the mid 60's and early 1970s. If those names don't warm your heart and make you smile, I'm not sure this book will hold your interest.

Billy Williams has some terrific stories to tell about how prevalent racism was in America, and in sports, in the recent past. He reports them in austere language that somehow increases their impact. But I wish there was more about the day-to-day life of a ballplayer, and especially this extraordinary man. So many of his stories include this player's first wife or that player's new wife or so-and-so's divorce, yet Williams and his wife faced the same struggles and have been married for decades, successfully raising four daughters and doting on grandchildren Maybe it's because I'm a chick and I love a love story, but I would have enjoyed a few insights into their enduring union.
Kendis
Great book and transaction. I love Billy Williams and it was great to read this book. Now I want a sequel. Very well written, easy to read and a good overview of the players of the time as well. Billy Williams who I had the pleasure of meeting when I catered a party for his Hall of Fame title in Chicago years ago, is every bit as humble, sweet and down to earth in the book as he was live. I recommend the book to any Cub fan, to every Billy Williams the great #26 fan and to any one interested in baseball too.
Mr.mclav
Billy Williams is known as aCubs lenged and Hall of Famer. Several years ago, his jersey number was retired at Wrigely Field along with 3 of his teammates from the 1969 team, Ernie Banks, Ron Santo and Ferguson "Fergie" Jenkins. He and Fergie Jenkins were at theCubs home Opener today where they threw the ceremoinal first pitches. Ernie Banks did the seventh inning stretch. Unfortunately, I haven't had the chance to read this yet. But I will definitely do it.
Acrobat
Billy Williams has always suffered from his introverted personality and the other Cub greats who overshadowed him. This tribute is well deserved.
Olma
Good. Great player. Nothing exciting.
Quinthy
A fair book Spent more time talking about the 69 teammates than he did on his own career. Just lacked detail
Kulalas
great book to add to my cub's material. excellent transaction
outstanding
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