For me, it was tough to get this book started. It begins with them being children and I was ready to read about their experiences in the majors. This should not hinder you from reading this book though since this part of the book helps to mold their stories together so well. Everything about these two men seems similar throughout their lives.
It is an inspiring story of how two men who, according to the standards of their time, weren’t supposed to be friends. But they were. Although it is primarily focused on Mays and Mantle, there are numerous stories that tell of other baseball greats throughout the book. If you are a baseball fan of any kind, you need to read this one.
At 425 pages, it will take a while to finish but it is worth the time it takes. Once you have finished it you can read a comparison in the Appendix that compares the two of them to see who really was the better baseball player. I hope you will take the time to read this book and become a better baseball fan in the process!
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I received a free copy of Mickey and WIllie from Waterbrook Multnomah in exchange for this review.