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Book Cover: Power Ball: Anatomy of a Modern Baseball Game

Power Ball: Anatomy of a Modern Baseball Game

Author: ROB NEYER

ISBN: 9780062853615

The former ESPN columnist and analytics pioneer dramatically recreates an action-packed 2017 game between the Oakland A's and eventual World Series Champion Houston Astros to reveal the myriad ways in which Major League Baseball has changed over the last few decades.On September 8, 2017, the Oakland A's faced off against...

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Book Cover: Not for Long: The Life and Career of the NFL Athlete

Not for Long: The Life and Career of the NFL Athlete

Author: Robert W Turner, II

ISBN: 9780199892907

The NFL is the most popular professional sports league in the United States. Its athletes receive multimillion-dollar contracts and almost endless media attention. The league's most important game, the Super Bowl, is practically a national holiday. Making it to the NFL, however, is not about the promised land of fame...

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Book Cover: Champions Way: Football, Florida, and the Lost Soul of College Sports

Champions Way: Football, Florida, and the Lost Soul of College Sports

Author: MIKE MCINTIRE

ISBN: 9780393292619

A searing exposé of how the multibillion-dollar college sports empire fails universities, students, and athletes. College sports have never been bigger. Once a roughneck intercollegiate pastime, football now commands millions of fans and generates massive revenues. New York Times investigative reporter Mike McIntire chronicles the rise in the popularity and...

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Book Cover: The Last Temptation of Rick Pitino: A Story of Corruption, Scandal, and the Big Business of College Basketball

The Last Temptation of Rick Pitino: A Story of Corruption, Scandal, and the Big Business of College Basketball

Author: Michael Y Sokolove

ISBN: 9780399563270

From acclaimed New York Times Magazine author Michael Sokolove, the astonishing inside story of the epic corruption scandal that has rocked the NCAA and exposed the rot and hypocrisy at the heart of big-time college sports.At a lavish annual event in late August 2017, the University of Louisville athletic director...

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Book Cover: The Year of the Pitcher: Bob Gibson, Denny McLain, and the End of Baseball's Golden Age

The Year of the Pitcher: Bob Gibson, Denny McLain, and the End of Baseball's Golden Age

Author: SRIDHAR PAPPU

ISBN: 9780547719276

The Year of the Pitcher is the story of the remarkable 1968 baseball season, which culminated in one of the greatest World Series contests ever, with the Detroit Tigers coming back from a 3-1 deficit to beat the Cardinals in Game Seven of the World Series. In 1968, two remarkable...

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Book Cover: The Last Pass: Cousy, Russell, the Celtics, and What Matters in the End

The Last Pass: Cousy, Russell, the Celtics, and What Matters in the End

Author: Gary M Pomerantz

ISBN: 9780735223615

Out of the greatest dynasty in American professional sports history, an intimate story of race, mortality, and regretAbout to turn ninety, Bob Cousy, the Hall of Fame Boston Celtics captain who led the team to its first six championships on an unparalleled run, has much to look back on in...

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Book Cover: The Release: Golf's Moment of Truth

The Release: Golf's Moment of Truth

Author: Jim Hardy

ISBN: 9780997316506

Too much of what we hear of golf instruction is either way too simple or way too complex. It is either just another tip or the instruction is so clouded in scientific language that you need an advanced degree to understand it. This book will completely explain club delivery and...

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Book Cover: A Brief History of Surfing

A Brief History of Surfing

Author: Matt Warshaw

ISBN: 9781452151946

Matt Warshaw knows more about surfing than any other person on the planet, as evidenced by The History of Surfing, Warshaw's definitive take on the sport. Now, he has honed that book into an abridged and excerpted edition for surfers everywhere. Each spread features a micro essay alongside an image...

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Book Cover: Dinner with DiMaggio: Memories of An American Hero

Dinner with DiMaggio: Memories of An American Hero

Author: Rock G Positano

ISBN: 9781501156847

The real Joe DiMaggio, remembered by the man who knew him best in the last decade of his life - candid and little-known stories about icons from Ted Williams, Lou Gehrig, and his Yankees teammates on the field to Marilyn Monroe, Frank Sinatra, and other great celebrities off the field.Dr...

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Book Cover: Tigerland: 1968-1969: A City Divided, a Nation Torn Apart, and a Magical Season of Healing

Tigerland: 1968-1969: A City Divided, a Nation Torn Apart, and a Magical Season of Healing

Author: Wil Haygood

ISBN: 9781524731861

From the author of the best-selling The Butler--an emotional, inspiring story of two teams from a poor, black, segregated high school in Ohio, who, in the midst of the racial turbulence of 1968/1969, win the Ohio state baseball and basketball championships in the same year.1968 and 1969: Martin Luther King...

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Book Cover: Guts and Genius: The Story of Three Unlikely Coaches Who Came to Dominate the NFL in the '80s

Guts and Genius: The Story of Three Unlikely Coaches Who Came to Dominate the NFL in the '80s

Author: Bob Glauber

ISBN: 9781538760413

How three football legends -- Bill Walsh, Joe Gibbs, and Bill Parcells -- won eight Super Bowls during the 1980s and changed football forever. p.p1 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 16.0px Calibri; -webkit-text-stroke: #000000} span.s1 {font-kerning: none} Bill Walsh, Joe Gibbs and Bill Parcells dominated what may go down...

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