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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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Indentured: The Inside Story of the Rebellion Against the NCAA

Joe Nocera · Portfolio
Pages: 384
Format: Print book

"How can the NCAA blithely wreck careers without regard to due process or common fairness? How can it act so ruthlessly to enforce rules that are so petty? Why won't anybody stand up to these outrageous violations of American values and American justice?" In the four years since...
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Off Speed: Baseball, Pitching, and the Art of Deception

Terry McDermott · Pantheon
Pages: 240
Format: Hardcover

A wonderfully informative, exuberant, and entertaining book that explores the evolution and history of baseball pitching through the story of one "perfect" game. Tracing the evolution of pitching and the pitcher's art of deception, Terry McDermott tells the fascinating story...
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The Arena: Inside the Tailgating, Ticket-Scalping, Mascot-Racing, Dubiously Funded, and Possibly Haunted Monuments of American Sport

RAFI KOHAN · Liveright
Pages: 416
Format: Hardcover

Riotous fan behavior, wild behind-the-scenes machinations, and madcap histories dominate in this unrivaled exploration of the modern American sports stadium. The American sports stadium, in all its raucous glory, is a shockingly overlooked centerpiece of our national culture. In this game-changing...
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Fit Not Healthy

Vanessa Alford · Finch Publishing
Pages: 256
Format: Print book

Being fit is something many people aspire to - but what happens when an enjoyable challenge becomes an obsession? Fit Not Healthy is the gripping story of Vanessa Alford, a young woman who enjoyed running as a way to keep herself fit and healthy. She soon discovers she has a talent for long-distance...
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NFL Confidential: True Confessions from the Gutter of Football

Johnny Anonymous · Dey Street Books
Pages: 239
Format: Print book

A current pro player takes fans on a pseudonymous trip through one of the most infamous years of football - the very long, sometimes funny, often controversial 2013-2014 season - sharing raucous, behind-the-scenes, on-the-field, and in-the-locker-room truth about life in the National Football...
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Unstoppable: My Life So Far

Maria/ Cohen Rich Sharapova · Sarah Crichton Books
Pages: 304
Format: Hardcover

From five-time Grand Slam winner Maria Sharapova, the candid, captivating story of her rise to tennis stardomIn the middle of the night, a father and his daughter step off a Greyhound bus in Florida and head straight to the Nick Bollettieri Tennis Academy. They ring the bell, though no one is expecting...
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Backpacker's The National Parks Coast to Coast: 100 Best Hikes

Backpacker magazine · Falcon Guides
Pages: 320
Format: Paperback

With expert content and beautiful photos provided by Backpacker magazine, this treasured collector's item belongs as much on the coffee table as does in the backpack. Released in time for the National Park Service's 100th anniversary, Backpacker's The National Parks Coast to Coast...
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The Last Innocents: The Collision of the Turbulent Sixties and the Los Angeles Dodgers

Michael Leahy · Harper
Pages: 496
Format: Print book

From an award-winning journalist comes the riveting odyssey of seven Los Angeles Dodgers in the 1960s - a chronicle of a team, a game, and a nation in transition during one of the most exciting and unsettled decades in history.Legendary Dodgers Maury Wills, Sandy Koufax, Wes Parker, Jeff...
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The Dangerous Book for Boys

Conn Iggulden · William Morrow; First Edition edition
Pages: 270
Format: Hardcover

The bestselling book for every boy from eight to eighty, covering essential boyhood skills such as building tree houses, learning how to fish, finding true north, and even answering the age old question of what the big deal with girls is.
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My Marathon: Reflections on a Gold Medal Life

Frank Shorter · Rodale
Pages: 288
Format: Print book

My Marathon: Reflections on a Gold Medal Life is a revealing memoir by Frank Shorter, the father of American distance running. After winning the 1969 NCAA title in the 10,000-meters title during his senior year at Yale, Shorter went on to win a staggering 24 national titles on track, road,...
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NFL Confidential: True Confessions from the Gutter of Football

Johnny Anonymous · Dey Street Books
Pages: 239
Format: Print book

A current pro player takes fans on a pseudonymous trip through one of the most infamous years of football - the very long, sometimes funny, often controversial 2013-2014 season - sharing raucous, behind-the-scenes, on-the-field, and in-the-locker-room truth about life in the National Football...
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