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Are you a sports fanatic?  Not until you've read these books!  Check out our classic sports list below- featuring biographies and historical facts which will keep you current on all the information you need to know to impress your buddies!

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Picador

The Bronx is Burning

1977, Baseball, Politics, and the Battle for the Soul of a City

A New York Times Notable Book of the Year Scheduled for release in July 2007 as an ESPN original miniseries, starring John Turturro as Billy Martin, Oliver...

"...: the fight between Yankee Reggie Jackson and team manager Billy Martin, and the battle between Mario..."

Jonathan Mahler Jonathan Mahler

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St. Martin's Griffin

Is This a Great Game, or What?

From A-Rod's Heart to Zim's Head--My 25 Years in Baseball

ESPN’s Tim Kurkjian has spent more than twenty-five years covering almost three thousand major league baseball games and interviewing about that many players,...

"...league baseball games and interviewing about that many players,.... ESPN’s Tim Kurkjian has spent more than twenty-five years covering almost three thousand major league baseball games and interviewing..."

Tim Kurkjian

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St. Martin's Griffin

Big Papi

My Story of Big Dreams and Big Hits

Feared by pitchers and loved by baseball fans of all stripes, David “Big Papi” Ortiz wields a big bat, a huge smile, and an even bigger heart. In this...

"...clutch hitter in memory.”---The Boston Globe “The only thing more amazing than the Red Sox winning..."

By David Ortiz and Tony Massarotti

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Times Books

Our Boys

A Perfect Season on the Plains with the Smith Center Redmen

An inspiring portrait of the extraordinary high-school football team whose quest for perfection sustains its hometown in the heartland The football team in...

"...Drape, a Kansas City native and an award-winning sportswriter for The New York Times, moved his family..."

Joe Drape Joe Drape

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St. Martin's Griffin

The Boston Red Sox Fan Book

Little-known facts, statistics, stories, quotes, nicknames, all-time leaders, rosters, puzzles, and more from over one hundred years of Red Sox history The...

"..., and more from over one hundred years of Red Sox history The.... Little-known facts, statistics..."

By David S. Neft, Bob Carroll, Richard M. Cohen and Michael L. Neft

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St. Martin's Griffin

Wrigleyville

A Magical History Tour of the Chicago Cubs

For celebrated sportwriter Peter Golenbock, Wrigleyville is a symbol of America's fidelity to its greatest sport. As he did with classics of sports...

"...Yankees), Golenbock turns to a team that has won and broken the hearts of generations of fans; the Chicago..."

Peter Golenbock

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St. Martin's Press

The Rivals

The New York Yankees vs. the Boston Red Sox---An Inside History

A Struggle for the Ages. . . BOSTON GLOBE JANUARY 6, 1920 RED SOX SELL RUTH FOR $100,000 CASH -------- Demon Slugger of American...

"...Season, Goes to New York Yankees -------- FRAZEE TO BUY NEW PLAYERS The Yankees vs. the Red Sox. Each..."

By The New York Times, The Boston Globe, Dan Shaughnessy, Robert Lipsyte, Harvey Araton, Tyler Kepner, Dave Anderson, George Vecsey, Bob Ryan and Jackie McMullan

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St. Martin's Press

A Passion to Lead

Seven Leadership Secrets for Success in Business, Sports, and Life

Motivation…Success…Leadership…Passion. Hall of Fame college basketball coach Jim Calhoun shares his secrets for success for the first time ever. Coach Jim...

"....  Having sent countless players to the NBA, Coach Calhoun is known for producing not just great athletes..."

By Jim Calhoun and Richard Ernsberger, Jr.

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Thomas Dunne Books

Total Access

A Journey to the Center of the NFL Universe

Rich Eisen always wanted to write a book, not only because he has a lot of fun, interesting stories he’s been dying to share with everyone, but also because...

"...of NFL Network decided to write a book and use it as an admittedly feeble excuse to go third-person..."

Rich Eisen Rich Eisen

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St. Martin's Griffin/Thomas Dunne Books

A Fire to Win

The Life and Times of Woody Hayes

Woody Hayes was one of the greatest football coaches in history---and one of the most fascinating. More than a brilliant coach, he was a complicated,...

"...Woody Hayes was one of the greatest football coaches in history---and one of the most fascinating. More than a brilliant coach, he was a complicated,.... Woody Hayes was one of the greatest football..."

John Lombardo

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St. Martin's Griffin/Thomas Dunne Books

The Undefeated

The Oklahoma Sooners and the Greatest Winning Streak in College Football

For three perfect seasons (1954-1956), the Oklahoma Sooners won every football game they played - home or away - and over the course of five years they won 47...

"...For three perfect seasons (1954-1956), the Oklahoma Sooners won every football game they played - home or away - and over the course of five years they won 47.... For three perfect seasons (1954-1956), the Oklahoma Sooners won every football game they played - home or away - and over the course..."

Jim Dent Jim Dent

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St. Martin's Griffin

The Pittsburgh Steelers

For this book, Pittsburgh sportswriter Ed Bouchette has compiled a Steelers trivia celebration, featuring hundreds of questions, puzzles, lists, nicknames,...

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North Point Press

Soccerhead

An Accidental Journey into the Heart of the American Game

A YOUTH SOCCER COACH'S INVESTIGATION INTO THE ORIGINS OF SOCCERMANIA Before his son enlisted for a season of Youth Soccer at the neighborhood Boys and...

"..., suburban father. And as an award-winning journalist for The Sun (Baltimore), he was more likely..."

Jim Haner

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St. Martin's Press

Around the World in 80 Rounds

Chasing a Golf Ball from Tierra del Fuego to the Land of the Midnight Sun

“Jealous. That’s what I am. Green with golf envy…Why didn’t we think of that? I mean, what golfer worth his, or her, balls wouldn’t want to trade all the...

"...“Jealous. That’s what I am. Green with golf envy…Why didn’t we think of that? I mean, what golfer..."

David Wood David Wood

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Thomas Dunne Books

The Impact Zone

Mastering Golf's Moment of Truth

“Bobby Clampett is one of the most knowledgeable golfing minds in the game.” —Tom Lehman, 1996 British Open Champion, 2006 U.S. Ryder Cup team captain ...

"...“Bobby Clampett is one of the most knowledgeable golfing minds in the game.” —Tom Lehman, 1996..."

By Bobby Clampett and Andy Brumer

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St. Martin's Griffin/Thomas Dunne Books

The Women's Guide to Golf

A Handbook for Beginners

Throughout her teaching career, Kellie Stenzel has been continually asked to recommend a beginning golf instruction book for her female students to read. She...

"...golf instruction book for her female students to read. She.... Throughout her teaching career, Kellie Stenzel has been continually asked to recommend a beginning golf instruction book for her female..."

Kellie Stenzel

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St. Martin's Press

Golf Etiquette

A revised, more focused edition of the essential golf etiquette handbook. Tiger Wood's popularity has introduced golf to thousands. Very few, however know...

"...A revised, more focused edition of the essential golf etiquette handbook. Tiger Wood's popularity has introduced golf to thousands. Very few, however know.... A revised, more focused edition of the essential golf etiquette handbook. Tiger Wood's popularity has introduced golf to thousands. Very few, however know proper golf etiquette--which is essential to enjoying the game. The revised edition of the classic book is vital for amateur and experienced players i..."

By Barbara Puett, Jim Apfelbaum, Ben Crenshaw and Tom Kite

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St. Martin's Paperbacks

One Last Shot

The Story of Michael Jordan's Comeback

Full of exclusive interviews, One Last Shot not only explains why Michael Jordan came back to the court but also looks at his transition from Wizard's...

"...Full of exclusive interviews, One Last Shot not only explains why Michael Jordan came back to the court but also looks at his transition from Wizard's.... With exclusive interviews from NBA executives, players, and coaches, One Last Shot gives fans the inside scoop on basketball's greatest legend-Michael Jordan. After following Jordan's every move for fifteen years, sports writer Mitchell Krugel gives us a fascinating, no-holds barred biography and explains why the man who left the game..."

Mitchell Krugel

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Thomas Dunne Books

Blue Blood

Duke-Carolina: Inside the Most Storied Rivalry in College Hoops

“To Hell with Carolina,” --From the Duke Fight Song “Go to Hell, Duke!” --Last line, Tar Heel...

"...and win the NCAA Tournament, but Krzyzewski, who was once immune to NBA pillaging, had now lost eight..."

By Art Chansky and Dick Vitale

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St. Martin's Paperbacks

Shaq Talks Back

The world has followed Shaquille O'Neal's amazing career for years. Now this All-Star and Most Valuable Player--the towering 7' 1", 330-lbs. center for the...

"...Mourning, Patrick Ewing, Hakeem Olajuwon, and others "Bling-bling": the larger-than-life world of NBA..."

Shaquille O'Neal

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Times Books

Headless Horsemen

A Tale of Chemical Colts, Subprime Sales Agents, and the Last Kentucky Derby on Steroids

A pointed and irreverent critique of thoroughbred racing’s breakdown, by a prominent journalist turned horse breeder Jim Squires was in trouble. He had gone...

"...."--Kirkus Reviews..."

Jim Squires

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Times Books

Bottom of the Ninth

Branch Rickey, Casey Stengel, and the Daring Scheme to Save Baseball from Itself

Fifty years ago, as baseball faced crises on and off the field, two larger-than-life figures took center stage, each on a quest to reinvent the national...

"..., as the New York Yankees were winning so often that true competition was vanishing in the American..."

Michael Shapiro Michael Shapiro

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