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Best Boston Sports Arguments

by Jim Caple

Every Boston fan knows that the only thing better than watching sports is arguing about them - picking the best, the worst and who will come out on top. And no city tears its sports teams apart like we do in...


Where Nobody Knows Your Name: Life in the Minor Leagues of Baseball

by John Feinstein

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...


The Squared Circle: Life, Death, and Professional Wrestling

by David Shoemaker

Grantland and Deadspin correspondent presents a breakthrough examination of the professional wrestling, its history, its fans, and its wider cultural impact that does for the sport what Chuck Klosterman did...


The Forgotten Marlins: A Tribute to the 1956-1960 Original Miami Marlins

by Sam Zygner

The Forgotten Marlins pays tribute to the original Miami Marlins of the AAA International League, bringing to life one of the most colorful and flamboyant teams to play in baseball’s minor leagues. During...


When the Game Is on the Line: From the Man Who Brought the Heat to Miami and the Browns Back to Cleveland

by Rick Horrow

In an eye-opening lesson in high stakes politics, big business and civic responsibility, Horrow discusses the deals that create new stadiums and bring sports franchises to cities. In tracking his rise from first-year...


The Water Boy: From the Sidelines to the Owner's Box: Inside the Cfl, the Xfl, and the NFL

by Bob Ackles & Ian Mulgrew

In 1953, Bobby Ackles became the first water boy in the BC Lions Football Club. Today he is the team’s President and CEO. His star rose quickly from the very beginning, taking him from the sidelines to the...


Summer of Shadows: A Murder, A Pennant Race, and the Twilight of the Best Location in the Nation

by Jonathan Knight

Summer of Shadows is an intertwining narrative that tells the story of the 1954 Cleveland Indians (which would etch itself in history as one of the greatest baseball teams in MLB history) and the infamous murder...


21-194-13 MICHGAN FOOTBALL'S GREATEST ERA

by Barry Gallagher

Michigan Football's Greatest Era tells a sixty-three year story about the highs and lows of Michigan Football from 1948 to 2010. It details how the Wolverines slipped from the top of the college football world...


Tales from the San Diego Chargers Sideline: A Collection of the Greatest Chargers Stories Ever Told

by Gerri Brooks, Sid Brooks & Dan Fouts

During his 27-year tenure with the San Diego Chargers, equipment manager Sid Brooks kept over 5,000 football players from appearing naked before their cheering fans. The first African American to hold the job...


1:59: The Sub-Two-Hour Marathon Is Within Reach¿Here's How It Will Go Down, and What It Can Teach All Runners about Training and Racing

by Philip Maffetone

What will it take to run a marathon in less than two hours?

The world’s fastest times for the marathon have been dropping since the distance of 26.2 miles was made official nearly one hundred years ago. But...


Wildcat Memories: Inside Stories from Kentucky Basketball Greats

by Doug Brunk & Dan Issel

Since the tenure of Coach Adolph Rupp, the University of Kentucky Wildcats men's basketball team has been a virtual powerhouse, repeatedly dominating the Southeastern Conference and garnering eight national...


The Big Scrum: How Teddy Roosevelt Saved Football

by John J. Miller

The intriguing, never-before-fully-told story of how Theodore Roosevelt helped tosave the game that would become America’s most popular sport.

In its infancy during the late nineteenth century,the game of football...


Season of Saturdays: A History of College Football in 14 Games

by Michael Weinreb

From an award-winning writer, journalist, and college football expert: an entertaining cultural history that highlights the key moments, games, personalities, and scandals of the popular and controversial American...


The Riddle of Sphinx Rock: The life and times of Great Gable

by Ronald Turnbull & Colin Brash

‘Grand to look at, grand to look from, and grand to climb’ – so Great Gable was described over a hundred years ago. Probably the Lake District‘s best loved hill, it receives twenty thousand ascents each...


This Day in Philadelphia Sports

by Kevin Reavy, Brian Startare & Charlie Manuel

This Day in Philadelphia Sports offers a concise 366-day approach to looking back at the history of Philadelphia sports. Every day on the calendar is represented with a fun tidbit of information of what had...


Cricket's Greatest Rivalry: A History of the Ashes in 10 Matches

by Simon Hughes

'Hughes takes us on a breathless tour through cricket history, the great players, personalities, matches and events. He never slackens pace or dwells on the dry details of the scoreboard.' - The Times From...


Making Sport History: Disciplines, Identities and the Historiography of Sport

by Pascal Delheye

The field of sport history is a relatively new research domain, situated at the intersection of a number of disciplines and sub-disciplines.  This interdisciplinarity has created interesting avenues for growth...


Ali: The Official Portrait of the "Greatest"

by Nancy J. Hajeski

Muhammad Ali was one of the greatest champions of all time. His boxing skills were unparalleled, and his words have never been forgotten. From his birth in 1942 in Louisville, Kentucky to his first Golden Gloves...


A Contemporary History of Women's Sport, Part One: Sporting Women, 1850-1960: Sporting Women, 1850-1960

by Jean Williams

This book is an historical survey of women's sport from 1850-1960. It looks at some of the more recent methodological approaches to writing sports history and raises questions about how the history of women's...


Beyond the Sports Huddle: Mona on Minnesota

by Dave Mona

If it happened in Minnesota sports in the last forty years, Dave Mona was there. Working the sports beat for print and radio, covering the big stories and the ones others missed, rubbing shoulders with the stars...