David Foster Wallace, a competitive tennis player in his youth, once wrote that “Top athletes are compelling because they embody the comparison-based achievement we Americans revere—fastest
Three of the most recognized letters in sport today are CTE, representing the brain disease, chronic traumatic encephalopathy. Dr.
Title IX of the Educational Amendments Act of 1972 transformed women’s sports in America and is now a familiar historical marker.
Charles “Sonny” Liston, former heavyweight champion turned drug dealer, was found dead in his Las Vegas home on January 5, 1971.
Author Sybille Titeux and Dark Horse Comics have teamed up to release a timely and sweeping graphic novel called Muhammad Ali that should literally blow fans of the boxing legend’s minds.
Every once in a while, every American needs to pick up and read a book like Fire in My Eyes: An American’s Journey from Being Blinded on the Battlefield to a Gold Medal Victory by
Book reviews can be tricky.
This happy little stocking-filler is based on Sarah Galvin’s writing a column called "Wedding Crasher" for The Stranger newspaper in Seattle.
Hans Christian Andersen wrote a fable about weavers who promised their emperor a new suit of clothes.
Baseball historians generally agree on the mainstays of the baseball morality tale. They know that Abner Doubleday had nothing to do with the invention of the game.
I try to stay on the positive side of things as much as I can, because I’m a positive kind of guy. But once in a while, a book comes along that is so laughably obtuse that you just can’t give it a
“Does any biography deserve 700 pages? When you read Lazenby’s Michael Jordan: The Life you’ll be hard-pressed to answer anything but yes.”
“Muhammad Ali . . . fashioned from the most contentious sport something perilously close to beauty.”
“Bud Wilkinson would be proud of his son Jay’s work on this book—and he would’ve told him so.
“A Talk In The Park is baseball as you’ve never read it—and how you always remembered hearing it.”
“a fascinating, illuminating, engaging story of what it takes to be successful at the highest levels.
Picture a league full of pro players, several from the United States and the rest from Canada, the Dominican Republic, Colombia, New Zealand, Japan, Australia, and the Ukraine—all playing on a base
“Fenway Park, in Boston, is a little lyric bandbox of a ballpark,” begins the tale of Red Sox slugger Ted Williams’ final at bat on September 28, 1960, at the oldest major league baseball stadium c
“Better bring your own redemption when you come/To the barricades of Heaven where I’m from . . .”—Jackson Browne
This historically accurate book, a real gift to children, explains the effective and admirable life of Effa Manley, the first important female baseball clubowner.
Emmis Books, 2006