“Humility, dignity, and character—those were Mays’ personal trademarks. He was an exemplary baseball player and is an exemplary citizen.”
Fiaz Rafiq is an award-winning sports and entertainment writer, author of oral biographies of such celebrities as Bruce Lee and Arnold Schwarzenegger, and the soon to be released My Brother, Mu
“Robert Fitts has made another important contribution to Japanese American history and to the role of baseball in that story, as well as to the history of the United States.”
“Olympic Pride, American Prejudice should not be read so much as a diatribe against racial inequity, although those evils are clearly outlined, but rather as a lif
“Although interesting and well-written, Tough Luck toggles to and fro throughout, alternating between the worlds of professional football and organized crime, and this approach bet
“Beautiful on the Outside is a fascinating study in motivation, concentration, and discipline, and one that has lessons for anyone in pursuit of excellence.
“Dr. Gelber adds to his account of sports his articulacy in medicine. That is what makes this work notable.”
“O’Callaghan has written a gripping and complex examination of the ways in which bigotry and self-hatred walk hand in hand, and the ways in which the snares we set for ourselves are often m
Everyone should speak baseball. There is something about the game that communicates ideas and feelings. The game is more than language. It might be a metaphor for life.
“NFL Century serves as a good primer for the league and a jumping off point for those who find the league interesting and would like to know more about its formation and developmen
"Selig has also given us a book that captures his love for the game. There is goodness here, a transforming goodness."
“While many of the gymnasts gave statements at Nassar’s criminal sentencing, for some, The Girls offers them a first opportunity to speak.
“What you do in the darkness comes out in the light.”
Let’s write two or more. This year there are a number of books about the great Chicago baseball player Ernie Banks that made it into the publisher’s lineup.
“By following her own path, Messineo offers a sense of direction to those who are unmoored or feel lost at sea.”
“You all right, kid?” This is the question directed by Yogi Berra throughout his life to his son Dale.
It’s always best to write your memoir before someone writes your biography. Play Hungry joins a lineup of several books about Pete Rose.
“Michael Serazio has done a remarkable analysis, and this book offers any student of American culture and sport much to contemplate.”
“[L]ong before the first mainland cowboy strapped on a six-gun, mounted a horse, and rode across Monument Valley or Texas’s King Ranch, expert horsemen were rounding up cattle on an isolate
Readers have been waiting for this book since 1991, when Goldberger’s New York Times review of the brand-new Chicago White Sox ballpark was published.
“In 2014, Roger Angell was in Cooperstown at the Baseball Hall of Fame to receive the J. G.
“This is the book that explains, as no one has done before, how the business of basketball, including most importantly the endorsement game, is played.”
“One can only imagine what the publication of Commander in Cheat will produce on the president’s Twitter feed.
“The book’s strong point is in its critique of advertising and that industry’s relationship with baseball as a reflection of the changes, for good and bad, in American society.
“Focusing on the art of sport rather than the noise that surrounds it, Rowan Ricardo Phillips preserves the memorable moments of the 2017 tennis season in