Willie Mays Aikens

Willie Mays Aikens

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eBook - 2012
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"An intimate portrait of a tortured player, this biography culls interviews, letters, and the personal account of baseball legend Willie Mays Aikens. Touted from a young age as the next Reggie Jackson, Aikens' promising career quickly turned disastrous when he fell into drug abuse and was ultimately sentenced to the longest prison sentence ever given to a professional athlete in a drug case. Not only an exploration of baseball and culture in the 1980s, this book also delves into the United States justice and penal systems"-- Provided by publisher.
Publisher: Chicago, Ill. : Triumph Books, 2012
ISBN: 9781617496783
9781617496400
9781600786969
Branch Call Number: 796.357 Jo
Description: 1 online resource
Additional Contributors: Freading (Firm)

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