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Bigger Than the Game: Restitching a Major League Life

Dirk Hayhurst · Citadel
Format: Paperback

Old demons together with new enemies and a season ending-- possibly career ending-- injury look to knock Hayhurst out of baseball forever.  Isolated from his family, broken, and branded a traitor by his teammates for writing inside the locker room, Hayhurst finds himself at a crossroads:...
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Boy on Ice: The Life and Death of Derek Boogaard

John Branch · W. W. Norton & Company; 1 edition
Format: Hardcover

Winner of the 2015 PENESPN Award for Literary Sports Writing The much-anticipated debut from the Pulitzer Prizewinning New York Times reporter, Boy on Ice is a moving human story and behind-the-scenes account of a life lived in the glare of sporting fame.The tragic death of hockey star...
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Snake: The Legendary Life of Ken Stabler

Michael Freeman · Dey Street Books
Pages: 272
Format: Print book

The first in-depth biography of one of the most talented and infamous legends to play in the National Football League - the life and times of pro football's first bad boy, famed Oakland Raiders quarterback Ken Stabler.Ken "The Snake" Stabler was the embodiment of the original...
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Papi: My Story

David Ortiz · Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Pages: 272
Format: Hardcover

An entertaining, unfiltered memoir by one of the game's greatest, most clutch sluggers and beloved personalities David "Big Papi" Ortiz is a baseball icon and one of the most popular figures ever to play the game. As a key part of the Boston Red Sox for 14 years, David has helped...
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Limits of the Known

DAVID ROBERTS · W. W. Norton & Company
Pages: 336
Format: Hardcover

A celebrated mountaineer and author searches for meaning in great adventures and explorations, past and present.David Roberts, "veteran mountain climber and chronicler of adventures" (Washington Post) , has spent his career documenting voyages to the most extreme landscapes...
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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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Playing Through the Whistle: Steel, Football, and an American Town

S L Price · Atlantic Monthly Press
Pages: 550
Format: Print book

In the early twentieth century, down the Ohio River from Pittsburgh, the Jones & Laughlin Steel Company built one of the largest mills in the world and a town to go with it. Aliquippa was a beacon and a melting pot, pulling in thousands of families from Europe and the Jim Crow south....
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Boxing Basics: The Techniques and Knowledge Needed to Excel in the Sport of Boxing

Al Gotay · Outskirts Press
Pages: 175
Format: Print book

The Techniques and Knowledge Needed to Excel in the Sport of BoxingThe illustrations, explanations, and techniques presented in Boxing Basics provide everything needed to excel in the sport of boxing. Easy to follow explanations and illustrations introduce the reader to the sport by providing...
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The Patriot: The Stunning True Story of Aaron Hernandez: His Rise and Fall as a Football Superstar, His Two Explosive Trials for Murder, His Shocking Death

James Patterson · Little, Brown and Company
Pages: 320
Format: Hardcover

The world's most popular thriller writer presents the definitive, never before told account of the Aaron Hernandez case. Everyone thought they knew Aaron Hernandez. He was an NFL star who made the game of football look easy. Until he became the prime suspect in a gruesome murder. But who was Aaron...
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The Baron and the Bear: Rupp's Runts, Haskins's Miners, and the Season That Changed Basketball Forever

David Kingsley Snell · University of Nebraska Press
Pages: 312
Format: Print book

In the 1966 NCAA basketball championship game, an all-white University of Kentucky team was beaten by a team from Texas Western College (now UTEP) that fielded only black players. The game, played in the middle of the racially turbulent 1960s - part David and Goliath in short pants, part...
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Running Man: A Memoir

Charlie Engle · Scribner
Pages: 290
Format: Print book

A compulsively readable, remarkably candid memoir from world class ultra-marathon runner Charlie Engle chronicling his globe-spanning races, his record-breaking run across the Sahara Desert, and how running helped him overcome drug addiction ... and an unjust stint in federal prison.After...
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Where Nobody Knows Your Name: Life In the Minor Leagues of Baseball

John Feinstein · Doubleday
Pages: 368
Format: Hardcover

From the acclaimed #1 bestselling author . . . a riveting journey through the world of minor-league baseball "No one grows up playing baseball pretending that they're pitching or hitting in Triple-A." - Chris Schwinden, Triple-A pitcher "If you don't like it here,...
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Surfing with Sartre: An Aquatic Inquiry into a Life of Meaning

AARON JAMES · Doubleday
Pages: 336
Format: Hardcover

From the bestselling author of Assholes: A Theory, a book that - in the tradition of Shopclass as Soulcraft, Barbarian Days and Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance - uses the experience and the ethos of surfing to explore key concepts in philosophy. The existentialist philosopher...
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