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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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The Last Season: A Father, a Son, and a Lifetime of College Football

Stuart Stevens · Knopf Publishing Group
Pages: 224
Format: Hardcover

Fathers, sons, and sports are enduring themes of American literature. Here, in this fresh and moving account, a son returns to his native South to spend a special autumn with his ninety-five-year-old dad, sharing the unique joys, disappointments, and life lessons of Saturdays with their...
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Pitch by Pitch: My View of One Unforgettable Game

Bob Gibson · Flatiron Books
Pages: 243
Format: Print book

Pitch by Pitch gets inside the head of Bob Gibson on October 2, 1968, when he took the mound for game one of the World Series against the Detroit Tigers and struck out a record seventeen batters. With the tension rising in the stadium, an uproarious crowd behind him, and the record for the most...
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Wooden: A Coach's Life

Seth Davis · Henry Holt & Co
Pages: 591
Format: Hardcover

A provocative and revelatory new biography of the legendary UCLA coach John Wooden, by one of America's top college basketball writersNo college basketball coach has ever dominated the sport like John Wooden. His UCLA teams reached unprecedented heights in the 1960s and '70s capped...
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Chasing Water: Elegy of an Olympian

Anthony Ervin · Akashic Books
Pages: 300
Format: Print book

"Here Ervin and swim trainer and journalist Markides combine talents to create a biography that is part first-hand narrative by Ervin, with Markides filling in the details and providing context. The formula works, pulling readers into Ervin's experience of the thrill of victory...
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Tales from First Base: The Best, Funniest, and Slickest First Basemen Ever

Brad Engel · Potomac Books Inc.
Pages: 152
Format: Hardcover

When a batter races toward first base and players scramble to make a tough play, anything can happen. Tales From First Base is a humorous and insightful look at the players, coaches, and umpires who have spent time along those first ninety feet of the base path.Wayne Stewart and Brad Engel...
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They Called Me God: The Best Umpire Who Ever Lived

Doug Harvey · Gallery Books
Pages: 274
Format: Hardcover

In the pageantry of baseball, one select group is virtually unknown in the outside world, derided by fans, faced with split-second choices that spell victory or defeat. These men are up-close observers of the action, privy to inside jokes, blood feuds, benches-clearing brawls, and managers'...
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Beast: Blood, Struggle, and Dreams at the Heart of Mixed Martial Arts

Doug Merlino · Bloomsbury, 2015. ©2015
Pages: 252
Format: Print book

The first book to bring readers deep inside a top mixed martial arts gym, Beast shows exactly what it takes to reach the top of this exacting sport. Doug Merlino spent two years at Florida's American Top Team, living, eating, and training alongside some of the world's best fighters,...
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Concealed Carry for Women

Gila Hayes · Gun Digest Bks

Concealed Carry for Women explains the mindset, skills, equipment and accessories necessary for successful concealed carry, with a focus on challenges unique to women.This book will help you:Decide to carry a gun for self defenseThe legalities and society's unwritten rules for armed...
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Good Call: Reflections on Faith, Family, and Fowl

Jase Robertson · Simon & Schuster
Pages: 241
Format: Hardcover

The closer we look at the Robertson family, the more we discover the substance and authenticity below the surface of these well-known TV characters. In this enlightening book, Jase Robertson gives us a deep look behind his funnyman exterior. In addition to stories of life in the Robertson...
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