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Each had his own inimitable playing style, but the New York Yankees' Mickey Mantle and the New York Giants' Willie Mays seemed like white and black twins: Both were fleet-footed, hard-throwing, power-hitting centerfielders renowned for their clutch-hitting and their willingness to put themselves on the line even when their team didn't seem have a chance. In this winning double portrait, journalist/author Allen Barra (Yogi Berra) shows that these Hall of Famers were not just friendly cross-town rivals; they were close friends, who, despite their very different backgrounds, shared painful pasts and the isolation of superstardom. A revealing look at two men who helped make baseball's golden age.