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1954: The Year Willie Mays and the First Generation of Black Superstars Changed Major League Baseball Forever

Bill Madden · Da Capo Press
Pages: 290
Format: Hardcover

1954: Perhaps no single baseball season has so profoundly changed the game forever. In that year - the same in which the US Supreme Court unanimously ruled, in the case of Brown vs. Board of Education, that segregation of the races be outlawed in America's public schools - Larry Doby's...
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Throwback: A Big-League Catcher Tells How the Game Is Really Played

Jason Kendall · St. Martin's Press
Pages: 304
Format: Hardcover

Ever Wonder What's Being Said at Home Plate?How a Team Silently Communicates?What Goes on in the Clubhouse Behind Closed Doors?America's pastime has always left fans and amateur players alike yearning for the answers to questions about how pros play the game. Jason Kendall is an All-Star...
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The Whistleblower: Rooting for the Ref in the High-Stakes World of College Basketball

Bob Katz · ForeEdge
Format: Hardcover

During a season on the road with college basketball referees, Bob Katz watched the games they officiated, listened in on their candid conversations in locker rooms and hotel lobbies, and explored the challenges they must regularly confront. In this portrait of one consummate professional...
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438 Days: An Extraordinary True Story of Survival at Sea

Jonathan Franklin · Atria Books
Pages: 274
Format: Print book

"The best survival book in a decade" (Outside magazine) , 438 Days is the true story of the fisherman who survived fourteen months in a small boat drifting seven thousand miles across the Pacific Ocean.On November 17, 2012, a pair of fishermen left the coast of Mexico for a weekend...
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The Best Team Money Can Buy: The Los Angeles Dodgers' Wild Struggle to Build a Baseball Powerhouse

Molly Knight · Simon & Schuster
Pages: 336
Format: Hardcover

"From the outside looking in, the Dodgers have been a bubbling cauldron of personality, talent and moods, with the occasional dollop of jealousy. In The Best Team Money Can Buy, it's as if Molly Knight ushers you behind the closed clubhouse doors to see it for yourself." - Buster...
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Runner's World Big Book of Running for Beginners: Lose Weight, Get Fit, and Have Fun

Jennifer Van Allen · St Martins Pr
Pages: 288
Format: Paperback

Every day, people are reaching their get-up-or-give-up moments and resolving to change. And they're realizing that running is the simplest, cheapest, and most effective way to lose weight, gain confidence, and relieve stress. For newcomers, the obstacles are fierce. There are fears...
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Every Army Man Is with You: The Cadets Who Won the 1964 Army-Navy Game, Fought in Vietnam, and Came Home Forever Changed

Nicolaus Mills · Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
Format: Hardcover

For Armys players, their 1964 football game against a Navy team led by its Heisman Trophy-winning quarterback, Roger Staubach, was a do-or-die battle. Army had lost to Navy five years in a row. This time a stunning victory by Army changed the Cadets fortunes and made headlines across the country....
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The Fall Line: How American Ski Racers Conquered a Sport on the Edge

Nathaniel Vinton · W. W. Norton & Company; 1 edition
Format: Hardcover

A journey into the world's original extreme sport: downhill ski racing.Harnessing nature's most powerful forces, elite downhillers descend icy, rugged slopes at speeds cresting 90 miles per hour. For decades, American skiers struggled to match their European counterparts, and until...
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The Closer

Mariano Rivera · Little Brown & Co.
Pages: 280
Format: Hardcover

The greatest relief pitcher of all time shares his extraordinary story of survival, love, and baseball.Mariano Rivera, the man who intimidated thousands of batters merely by opening a bullpen door, began his incredible journey as the son of a poor Panamanian fisherman. When first scouted...
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The Captain Class: The Hidden Force That Creates the World's Greatest Teams

SAM WALKER · Random House
Pages: 352
Format: Hardcover

The founding editor of The Wall Street Journal's sports section profiles the greatest teams in history and identifies the counterintuitive leadership qualities of the unconventional men and women who drove them to succeed.The secret to winning is not what you think it is. It's not the coach....
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