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One Nation Under Baseball: How the 1960s Collided with the National Pastime

John Florio · University of Nebraska Press
Pages: 256
Format: Print book

One Nation Under Baseball highlights the intersection between American society and America's pastime during the 1960s, when the hallmarks of the sport - fairness, competition, and mythology - came under scrutiny. John Florio and Ouisie Shapiro examine the events of the era that reshaped...
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The Journey Home: My Life in Pinstripes

Jorge Posada · Dey Street Books
Pages: 352
Format: Hardcover

The legendary New York Yankee catcher tells the incredible story of his personal journey, offering an unexpected, behind-the-plate view of his career, his past, and the father-son bond that fueled his love of the game.For seventeen seasons, the name Jorge Posada was synonymous with New York...
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First Ladies of Running: 22 Inspiring Profiles of the Rebels, Rule Breakers, and Visionaries Who Changed the Sport Forever

Amby Burfoot · Rodale Books
Pages: 288
Format: Paperback

Amby Burfoot has been following the women's running movement for 50 years and in this book, Burfoot presents 20 inspiring stories of the women runners from the 1960s, 70s, 80s, and 90s who have shaped the face of running, including an incredible profile of Joan Benoit Samuelson, the winner...
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Addicted to Adventure: Between Rocks and Cold Places

Bob Shepton · Adlard Coles Nautical
Pages: 224
Format: Print book

Bob Shepton is an ordained minister in the Church of England in his late 70s, but spends most of his time sailing into the Arctic and making first ascents of inaccessible mountains. No tea parties for this vicar. Opening with the disastrous fire that destroyed his yacht whilst he was ice-bound...
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The Match: The Day the Game of Golf Changed Forever

Mark Frost · Hachette Books; Reprint edition
Format: Book

The year: 1956. Four decades have passed since Eddie Lowery came to fame as the ten-year-old caddie to U.S. Open Champion Francis Ouimet. Now a wealthy car dealer and avid supporter of amateur golf, Lowery has just made a bet with fellow millionaire George Coleman. Lowery claims that two of his employees,...
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A Season for the Ages: How the 2016 Chicago Cubs Brought a World Series Championship to the North Side

AL YELLON · SPORTS PUB
Pages: 256
Format: Print book

No doubt, you've heard about the Cubs' decades-long run of futility. They hadn't won a pennant in seventy-one years or a World Series in a record 108 years. To the frustration of Cubs fans everywhere, the team often missed chances with soul-crushing defeats.But after a complete...
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Football Man: People & Passions in Soccer

Arthur Hopcraft · Aurum Press Ltd; PB Reissue edition
Format: Paperback

Written just two years after England’s ’66 triumph when the national game was at its zenith, Arthur Hopcraft’s The Football Man is repeatedly quoted as the best book ever written about the sport. This definitive, magisterial study of football and society profiles includes...
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Almost Perfect: The Heartbreaking Pursuit of Pitching's Holy Grail

Joe Cox · Lyons Press
Pages: 280
Format: Hardcover

The rich, poignant tales of major league baseball's most hard-luck fraternity - the pitchers of its Almost-Perfect GamesFrom 1908 to 2015, there have been thirteen pitchers who have begun Major League Baseball games by retiring the first twenty-six opposing batters, but then, one out from...
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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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My Conference Can Beat Your Conference: Why the SEC Still Rules College Football

Paul Finebaum · Harper
Format: Hardcover

An all-access pass into the powerhouse teams and passionate fanbases of the legendary Southeastern Conference from one of the most influential men in college football ESPNs Paul FinebaumProud owner of prestigious college football programs producing seven consecutive national championships...
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Swee'pea: The Story of Lloyd Daniels and Other Playground Basketball Legends

John Valenti · Atria Books
Pages: 400
Format: Print book

"If you care about basketball or about people, you will care about this book" (John Feinstein, author of Season on the Brink) . In this updated edition of a lost classic of sports writing, authors John Valenti and Ron Naclerio chronicle the life of Lloyd Daniels, one of New York...
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Big Data Baseball: Math, Miracles, and the End of a 20-Year Losing Streak

Travis Sawchik · Flatiron Books
Pages: 242
Format: Print book

New York Times BestsellerAfter twenty consecutive losing seasons for the Pittsburgh Pirates, team morale was low, the club's payroll ranked near the bottom of the sport, game attendance was down, and the city was becoming increasingly disenchanted with its team. Big Data Baseball is the story...
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Sports Illustrated Basketball's Greatest

Editors of Sports Illustrated · Sports Illustrated
Format: Hardcover

Whos the greatest center of all time, Wilt Chamberlain or Kareem Abdul-Jabbar? Where does Shaquille ONeal land in the rankings? Would you pick Tim Duncan or Charles Barkley as the better power forward? Whos your best Sixth Man? Where does LeBron James rank among small forwards? Sports...
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