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The Chicago Cubs: Story of a Curse

RICH COHEN · Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Pages: 288
Format: Hardcover

A captivating blend of reportage and memoir exploring the history of the Chicago Cubs

For Rich Cohen and millions of other fans, the Cubs have always been more than a team: they've been the protagonists of a King Arthur epic, in search of the Holy Grail that is winning the World...

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The 1997 Masters: My Story

Tiger Woods · Grand Central Publishing
Pages: 256
Format: Print book

To mark the twentieth anniversary of his historic win at the 1997 Masters, Tiger Woods will for the first time reflect on the record-setting win both on and off the course. In 1997, Tiger Woods was already among the most-watched and closely examined athletes in history. But it wasn't until...
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You Herd Me!: I'll Say It If Nobody Else Will

Colin Cowherd · Crown Archetype; 1St Edition edition
Format: Hardcover

There are really two games, the one you see and the one you dont. The way I see it, the best way to use access to both worlds is to illuminate and reveal, not idolize and adore. Its better to be wrong than to be played for a fool. Colin Cowherd In this age of billion dollar athletic marketing...
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Ping-Pong Diplomacy: The Secret History Behind the Game That Changed the World

Nicholas Griffin · Scribner
Pages: 336
Format: Hardcover

THE SPRING OF 1971 heralded the greatest geopolitical realignment in a generation. After twenty-two years of antagonism, China and the United States suddenly moved toward a détente - achieved not by politicians but by Ping-Pong players. The Western press delighted in the absurdity of the moment...
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The Year of the Pitcher: Bob Gibson, Denny McLain, and the End of Baseball's Golden Age

SRIDHAR PAPPU · Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Pages: 400
Format: Hardcover

The Year of the Pitcher is the story of the remarkable 1968 baseball season, which culminated in one of the greatest World Series contests ever, with the Detroit Tigers coming back from a 3-1 deficit to beat the Cardinals in Game Seven of the World Series.

In 1968, two remarkable...
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A Season in the Sun: The Rise of Mickey Mantle

Randy Roberts · Basic Books
Pages: 304
Format: Hardcover

The story of Mickey Mantle's magnificent 1956 season

Mickey Mantle was the ideal batter for the atomic age, capable of hitting a baseball harder and farther than any other player in history. He was also the perfect idol for postwar America, a wholesome hero from the heartland.

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The Games: A Global History of the Olympics

David Goldblatt · W.W. Norton & Company
Pages: 516
Format: Print book

The definitive sports and social history of the modern Olympic Games -- by one of the most celebrated sportswriters of our time.

Renowned sportswriter David Goldblatt has been hailed by the Wall Street Journal for writing "with the expansive eye of a social and cultural critic"...
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Casey Stengel: Baseball's Greatest Character

Marty Appel · Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Pages: 432
Format: Print book

The definitive biography of one of baseball's most enduring and influential characters, from New York Times bestselling author and baseball writer Marty Appel. As a player, Charles Dillon "Casey" Stengel's contemporaries included Babe Ruth, Honus Wagner, and Christy Mathewson...
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It Happens Every Spring: DiMaggio, Mays, the Splendid Splinter, and a Lifetime at the Ballpark

IRA BERKOW · Triumph Books
Pages: 464
Format: Paperback

Culled from 50 years' worth of columns from one of the country's most popular sportswriters, It Happens Every Spring stands as a remarkable and evocative anthology that is guaranteed to delight baseball fans of all ages. Former New York Times columnist Ira Berkow captures the spirit...
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Dr. J: The Autobiography

Julius Erving · Harper; First Edition edition
Format: Hardcover

With startling honesty and an unmistakable voice, Dr. J is a historic self-portrait of an American legend, Julius The Doctor Erving.With his flights of improvisation around the basket and his towering afro, Julius Erving became one of the most charismatic and revolutionary players basketball...
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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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Tiger Woods

Jeff Benedict · Simon & Schuster
Pages: 496
Format: Hardcover

Based on three years of extensive research and reporting, two of today's most acclaimed investigative journalists, Jeff Benedict of Sports Illustrated and eleven-time Emmy Award winner Armen Keteyian, deliver the first major biography of Tiger Woods - sweeping in scope and packed...
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Basketball: Great Writing About America's Game

Alexander Wolff · Library of America
Pages: 500
Format: Hardcover

From the street game to March Madness to Jordan and LeBron, the greatest writing about the grit, grace, and glory of basketballMade in America, basketball is a sport that stirs a national passion, reaching fever pitch during the NCAA's March Madness and the NBA Finals. Masterfully assembled...
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A Fly Rod of Your Own

John Gierach · Simon & Schuster
Pages: 224
Format: Print book

John Gierach, "the voice of the common angler" (The Wall Street Journal) and member of the Fly Fishing Hall of Fame, brings his sharp sense of humor and keen eye for observation to the fishing life and, for that matter, life in general.

John Gierach is known for his witty,...
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I'm Keith Hernandez

Keith Hernandez · Little Brown and Company
Pages: 320

A memoir from beloved and outspoken first baseman and broadcaster Keith Hernandez Keith Hernandez revolutionized how first base was played, partied hard, and played harder than anyone as a champion New York Met in the '80s, and even had a star turn appearing as himself on an episode of Seinfeld....
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