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Jim Otto

by Jim Otto & Dave Newhouse Sports Publishing (July 01, 2012)

Jim Otto is generally reconized as one of the greatest and most durable offensive centers the game of football has ever seen. He wasn't drafted by any NFL team so he joined the Oakland Raiders of the new AFL,...


An American Odyssey

by Bob Mathias & Robert Mendes Sports Publishing (August 01, 2012)

Bob Mathias is a true 20th-century American hero. The youngest man ever to win the Olympic decathlon gold medal, and the only American ever to win it twice, Mathias was also a movie star, U.S. Marine, writer,...


Mark McGwire

by Rob Rains Sports Publishing (June 05, 2012)

Mark McGwire made 1998 a season to remember for baseball fans all over the world when he blasted a record 70 home runs. Before turning himself into one of the most revered hitters in the game, though, he had...


Curt Schilling

by Paul Hagen Sports Publishing (June 05, 2012)

Author Paul Hagen tells the story of how Curt Schilling of the Philadelphia Phillies developed into one of baseball's best pitchers. His success did not come easy, as he had to deal with off-the-field problems...


Birth of a Dynasty

by Alan Hahn & Bob Nystrom Sports Publishing (August 01, 2012)

The National Hockey League saw the birth of a new dynasty in 1980. The New York Islanders had been an expansion franchise in 1972 in the New York City suburbs of Long Island. For years they played in the long...


Tales from the Cleveland Cavaliers Locker Room

by Roger Gordon & Austin Carr Sports Publishing (November 18, 2014)

Long before “The Decision,” four MVP awards, and back-to-back NBA championships with the Miami Heat, LeBron James opened the 2003–04 season as an untested rookie with the Cleveland Cavaliers. In Tales from...


Unbreakable

by James R. Baehler Sports Publishing (November 18, 2014)

Unbreakable gives fans the fascinating stories behind incredible records and the players who made them and provides a basis for comparing players of the Deadball era with those of today. Most importantly, it...


Spartan Sports Encyclopedia

by Jack Seibold, Richard Kincaide & Andrea Nelson Sports Publishing (November 18, 2014)

The all-time roster of Michigan State University athletics reads like a who’s who. Earvin “Magic” Johnson, Steve Garvey, Bubba Smith, Robin Roberts, Mateen Cleaves . . . the list grows with each new season....


Tales from the Maryland Terrapins

by Dave Ungrady & Boomer Esiason Sports Publishing (October 14, 2014)

In this reissue of Tales from the Maryland Terrapins, fans can relive the most profound memories from more than 100 years of athletics at the University of Maryland in College Park. Authored by David Ungrady,...


Who's Better, Who's Best in Football?

by Steve Silverman Sports Publishing (November 04, 2014)

Who are the best quarterbacks in NFL history? How about running backs? Wide receivers? How can we objectively rate the performance of individual defensive players? And how can we make reasonable judgments about...


Tales from the Vanderbilt Commodores

by Chris Lee Sports Publishing (October 14, 2014)

Though boasting a smaller student body than most other Southeastern Conference schools, Vanderbilt University’s spirit and passion is without bounds—and with good reason. This book highlights several Vandy...


Tales from the Cincinnati Bearcats Locker Room

by Michael Perry & Nick Lachey Sports Publishing (October 14, 2014)

Tales from the Cincinnati Bearcats Locker Room covers 10 coaching eras, from former National Football League standout John “Socko” Wiethe (1946-52) to Mick Cronin, the Cincinnati native who returned to his...


Tales from the Baltimore Ravens Sideline

by Tom Matte & Jeff Seidel Sports Publishing (October 07, 2014)

Tales from the Baltimore Ravens Sideline examines the history of the Baltimore football franchise since their move from Cleveland to Baltimore in 1996. The book chronicles how the team built itself into the...


Legends of Oklahoma Sooners Football

by Ray Dozier Sports Publishing (October 21, 2014)

Since 1895, the University of Oklahoma football program has amassed some impressive numbers: seven national championships, 47 consecutive wins, 44 conference championships, 28 bowl wins, five Heisman Trophy...


From the Babe to the Beards

by Bill Nowlin & Jim Prime Sports Publishing (October 14, 2014)

With the “Curse” a distant memory, the Boston Red Sox are the first team this century to win three World Series titles. Before 2004, an obnoxious Yankees fan might have smirked: The Red Sox in the World Series...


Derek Jeter #2

by David Fischer Sports Publishing (October 14, 2014)

This book commemorates “The Captain’s” career in pinstripes through words and images. David Fischer traces Derek Jeter’s legendary baseball career, from his early minor-league struggles, through his exhilarating...


Tales from the Sacramento Kings Locker Room

by Don Drysdale, Jerry Reynolds & Grant Napear Sports Publishing (October 14, 2014)

Jerry Reynolds was country before country was cool. He also was part of the Sacramento Kings before that was cool. 2015 marks the team’s 30th season in California’s capital, and Jerry has been there from...


Facing Michael Jordan

by Kent McDill & Sean Deveney Sports Publishing (October 07, 2014)

Relive the magic of the greatest player to ever step on the court.

“Air Jordan,” “His Airness,” “MJ.”

Whatever you call him, Michael Jeffrey Jordan can be considered one of the greatest basketball players...


Tales from the Boston College Hockey Locker Room

by Tom Burke & Reid Oslin Sports Publishing (October 07, 2014)

With five Division I national championships to its credit—most recently in 2012—the men’s hockey program at Boston College is a force to be reckoned with year after year. Tales from the Boston College Hockey...


Tales from the Seattle Mariners Dugout

by Kirby Arnold Sports Publishing (July 01, 2014)

Larry Andersen, Richie Zisk, and Joe Simpson made sure that everywhere bewildered manager Rene Lachemann went during the 1982 season, some JELL-O was sure to follow—from his hotel bathroom sink, tub, and toilet...


Tales from the San Diego Chargers Sideline

by Gerri Brooks, Sid Brooks & Dan Fouts Sports Publishing (September 02, 2014)

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...


Tales from the Georgia Tech Sideline

by Kim King & Jack Wilkinson Sports Publishing (September 02, 2014)

In this reissue of Tales from the Georgia Tech Sideline, former quarterback Kim King shares stories from his unique half-century involvement with Yellow Jackets football. As a child growing up in Atlanta, King...


Tales from the Denver Broncos Sideline

by Andrew Mason Sports Publishing (September 02, 2014)

This new addition to the best-selling “Tales from the Sidelines” series captures the memorable moments, colorful characters, outstanding players, and championship seasons that are part of the Broncos’ storied...


Game of My Life Miami Hurricanes

by Craig T. Smith Sports Publishing (September 02, 2014)

This book takes a personal look inside some of the biggest moments of Miami’s greatest players as “The U” morphed from a football program nearly disbanded in the 1970s to a national power. Three-time All-American...


Captain Crash and the Dallas Cowboys

by Cliff Harris & Gene Stallings Sports Publishing (September 02, 2014)

How does it feel to see your name among the Cowboys greats in Texas Stadium’s Ring of Honor? What was it like to be recruited by professional scouts? What happened to the guy who hooked Randy White in the...


A Bowl Full of Memories

by Rich Marazzi Sports Publishing (August 05, 2014)

Bowl Full of Memories: 100 Years of Football at the Yale Bowl covers the Yale football from its inception in 1872 and pays tribute to the historic Yale Bowl, which celebrates its 100th anniversary in 2014....


Flying High

by Jamison Hensley Sports Publishing (August 05, 2014)

From Art Modell’s founding of the Baltimore Ravens in 1996 to the decision to draft Ray Lewis and Jonathan Ogden, to victories in two Super Bowls in the past 15 years, the Baltimore Ravens’ short history...


Five-Plus Tools

by Dave Perkin Sports Publishing (September 02, 2014)

“Five-Plus Tools” is a scouting term that refers to a rare and elite type of amateur baseball prospect. A player with five-plus tools grades out well above average in all five skill areas, known as tools:...


You Know Me Al

by Ring Lardner & John Thorn Sports Publishing (July 01, 2014)

One of the classic baseball stories, You Know Me Al, first published in 1914, tells the story of the fictional Jack Keefe, a bush league baseball player who earns a trip to the majors to pitch for the Chicago...


This Day in Philadelphia Sports

by Kevin Reavy, Brian Startare & Charlie Manuel Sports Publishing (June 03, 2014)

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...


Magnolias, Sweet Tea, and Exhaust

by Carole Townsend Sports Publishing (July 01, 2014)

In Magnolias, Sweet Tea, and Exhaust, Carole Townsend goes to ground with NASCAR, following the races at Southern tracks from one to the next, learning about the sport and the culture of NASCAR as she goes....


1001 Basketball Trivia Questions

by Dale Ratermann & Brian Brosi Sports Publishing (June 17, 2014)

Basketball has evolved to one of the most commonly played sports worldwide. Regardless of how well you think you know basketball, there’s bound to be questions in this book to challenge and entertain, to stimulate...


Having a Career Day

by Stan Fischler Sports Publishing (June 03, 2014)

Longtime sportswriter and baseball fan Stan Fischler goes beyond the generic sports tale, recounting the funniest, most incredible stories from throughout the Great American Pastime’s long history. Covering...


Great Stuff

by Rich Westcott & Paul Hagen Sports Publishing (May 06, 2014)

Who never heard of Johnny Vander Meer’s back-to-back no-hitters? Or Christy Mathewson’s three shutouts in one World Series? Or Steve Carlton winning 27 games for a last-place team that won a total of only...


Tales from the Toronto Blue Jays Dugout

by Jim Prime Sports Publishing (May 06, 2014)

From the club’s inception in the late ’70s; to winning the division for the first time in the ’80s; Joe Carter’s epic home run; the two World Series titles in the early ’90s; the reign of Roy Halliday;...


The Wait Is Over

by John Kreiser & Neil Smith Sports Publishing (May 06, 2014)

After an over 50-year drought, the New York Rangers defeated the Vancouver Canucks in a dramatic seven-game series to capture the Stanley Cup in 1994. For this reason and countless more, 1993–94 will forever...


Jack Buck

by Jack Buck, Rob Rains & Bob Broeg Sports Publishing (May 06, 2014)

In his forthright and honest autobiography, former St. Louis Cardinal, World Series, and Super Bowl broadcaster Jack Buck entertains all of his fans once more in a different setting. Jack Buck: "That's a Winner!"...


A Tribe Reborn

by George Christian Pappas & Hank Peters Sports Publishing (March 04, 2014)

For almost 50 years, the Cleveland Indians were a joke. They had won the 1948 World Series with one of the greatest teams of all time, but had not been to the playoffs since 1954 (losing to the New York Giants...


Tales from the Drag Strip

by Bill Stephens, Don Garlits & Shirley Muldowney Sports Publishing (June 01, 2013)

Since the moment that young men began modifying and personalizing their automobiles back in the 1940s and ’50s, “Big Daddy” Don Garlits was squarely in the thick of this intoxicating pursuit. Tales from...


The New York Mets Encyclopedia

by Peter C. Bjarkman Sports Publishing (June 04, 2013)

The New York Mets Encyclopedia provides the full and exciting story of modern-era baseball’s most popular expansion-age franchise. From those lovable losers of 1962 and 1963, to the Miracle Mets of 1969 and...


Amazing Tales from the 2004 Boston Red Sox Dugout

by Jim Prime Sports Publishing (April 01, 2014)

Amazing Tales from the 2004 Boston Red Sox Dugout is a different kind of look back at the incredible championship season—through the eyes of the players involved. It is packed full of anecdotes, quotes, and...


Before Wrigley Became Wrigley

by Sean Deveney Sports Publishing (April 01, 2014)

Chicago’s Wrigley Field opened in 1914 as Weeghman Park, the new North Side stadium erected for use by the Federal League’s Chicago team, which would eventually be called the Whales. It was built in just...


A Summer to Remember

by Lew Freedman Sports Publishing (April 01, 2014)

While the Cleveland Indians are known lately more for being cellar dwellers than world champions, that wasn’t the case in 1948. Ranked by the Sporting News as the ninth-best team in baseball history, the ’48...


Tales from the Dodgers Dugout

by Carl Erskine & Vin Scully Sports Publishing (April 01, 2014)

To baseball fans of today, the name “Dodgers” is synonymous with Hollywood, the warm California sun, and names like Tommy Lasorda, Kirk Gibson, Steve Garvey, and Orel Hershiser. The Dodgers mean much more...


Danny Wuerffel's Tales from the Gator Swamp

by Mike Bianchi, Danny Wuerffel & Steve Spurrier Sports Publishing (March 04, 2014)

In Danny Wuerffel’s Tales from the Gator Swamp, the most beloved and decorated player in Florida history takes you behind the scenes and into the locker room for one of the greatest eras in the annals of college...


Turning the Black Sox White

by Tim Hornbaker & Bob Hoie Sports Publishing (March 04, 2014)

Charles Albert “The Old Roman” Comiskey was a larger-than-life figure—a man who had precision in his speech and who could work a room with handshakes and smiles. While he has been vilified in film as a rotund...


Fightin' Words

by Ryan Clark, Joe Cox, Denny Crum & Joe B. Hall Sports Publishing (March 04, 2014)

Over 100 years ago, the University of Kentucky and the University of Louisville met for the first time on the basketball court. Over thirty years ago, the intra-state rivals faced each other in the original...


Tales from the Chicago Bulls Locker Room

by Bill Wennington & Kent McDill Sports Publishing (March 04, 2014)

Chicago Bulls fans thought they had it so good. From 1991 through 1993 the Bulls won three consecutive NBA titles behind the talents of Michael Jordan and Scottie Pippen. When Jordan retired in the fall of 1993,...


The Divine Nature of Basketball

by Ed Breslin & Rick Telander Sports Publishing (February 04, 2014)

The Divine Nature of Basketball: My Season Inside the Ivy League describes a season spent as a virtual coach in the Ivy League. Shadowing head coach of Yale men’s basketball James Jones and bird-dogging his...


Baltimore Orioles

by Jeff Seidel Sports Publishing (February 04, 2014)

Baltimore Orioles: Where Have You Gone? is a unique look at what a number of former Orioles personalities have gone on to do in life since their playing careers ended. Author Jeff Seidel spoke with a wide-ranging...