Uppity: My Untold Story about the Games People Play

Uppity: My Untold Story about the Games People Play


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There are very few major personalities in the world of sports who have so much to say about our National Pastime. And even fewer who are as well respected as Bill White.

Bill White, who's now in his early 70s, was an All-Star first baseman for many years with the 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 as always, most forthcoming about his life in baseball. Along the way, White shares never-before-told stories about his long working relationship with Phil Rizzutto, insights on George Steinbrenner, Barry Bonds, Reggie Jackson, Thurman Munson, Bob Gibson, Bart Giamatti, Fay Vincent, and scores of other 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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780446555265
Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
Publication date: 04/03/2012
Pages: 320
Sales rank: 528,660
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

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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Uppity: My Untold Story About The Games People Play 4.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
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Awsome book
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OrangeBowl More than 1 year ago
Great account of Bill White's life in baseball,from player to president of the National League,with stops in between as a broadcaster,White has certainly experienced it all in the great game of baseball.He recounts his time with former teammates fellow broadcasters and executives.A different take on a life lived in baseball.
WarrenBender More than 1 year ago
Very highly recommended. This book tells the dramatic story of a journey from playing in the ugly segregated South of the pre-civil rights days to the top of the baseball establishment with stops along the for insights into treatment of the players, the machinations of the owners not to mention life with the delightful Phil Rizzuto and the difficult, to put it mildly, George Steinbrenner. Anyone who loves baseball will love this book Warren Bender