A portrait of the first woman to race at the Indy 500 follows Janet Guthrie from the Florida School for Girls, to a stint as an astronaut in training, to her years on the sidelines of race car driving, to her entry into the sport as a driver.
"Examines, from an economic perspective, how the different traditions of soccer and baseball have shaped the possibilities for their commercial organization and exploitation, and considers how each sport might learn from the other's experiences to develop meaningful reforms"—Provided by publisher.
Presents a study of the life and career of golf icon Bobby Jones, including his accomplishment of winning four major golfing championships during the summer of 1930 and his sudden retirement from competition at the age of twenty-eight.
Presents the story of a marathon runner, as he describes the conditions that must be endured during competitions whose distances extend hundreds of miles and discusses why he is driven to participate in such an extreme sport.
The Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Friday Nights Lights chronicles a three-game series between baseball rivals Cardinals and Cubs, focusing particular attention on the stars of the game, Albert Pujols, Sammy Sosa, Mark Prior, and Scott Rolen. 100,000 first printing.
Describes how the talented but iconoclastic baseball pitcher found himself blacklisted from professional baseball and his adventures around the world in his quest to play the sport he loved, competing in pickup games, town tournaments, senior leagues, and fantasy camps across the U.S. and Canada, China, Cuba, Russia, and South America.
Tibet's Tsangpo Gorge, inspiration for Shangri La and one of the world's most insurmountable stretches of river, remained unconquered until a team of seven world-class kayakers rose to the challenge, a journey chronicled in a fascinating epic of daring and courage. 100,000 first printing.
A vivid portrait of African-American jockey Jimmy Winkfield who, after winning his second consecutive Kentucky Derby in 1902, was banned from racing in the United States, but went on to have a successful career in Europe.
Traces the life of Red Auerbach documenting his years with the Boston Celtics, during which the team achieved nine NBA championships; his relationships with such players as Larry Bird and Michael Jordan; and his consultation work.
A zany journey into the heart of football mania follows the author's odyssey by RV with the world's most obsessive sports fanatics to follow Alabama fans and their Crimson Tide team from game to game across the South, profiling the colorful individuals—including a couple who skipped their own daughter's wedding to attend a game—over the course of a full football season. Reprint. 50,000 first printing.