Photos from Mickey and Willie by Allen Barra

Mantle and Mays, the parallel lives of baseball's golden age.

In Mickey and Willie, acclaimed sportswriter Allen Barra exposes the uncanny parallels–and lifelong friendship–between two of the greatest baseball players ever to take the field. Mickey Mantle and Willie Mays lived secret lives far different from those their fans knew. What their fans also didn’t know was that the two men shared a close personal friendship–and that each was the only man who could truly understand the other’s experience.

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