A history of the national pastime as told through the craft of pitching draws on years of archival research and interviews with more than three hundred star athletes to reveal the colorful stories and folklore behind ten major pitches.
Calinda met Ramirez when she was 20 and he was 22. She was the rising star of women's skating, and he was the superstar forward of men's hockey. Her parents and coach were against their relationship, and because Calinda wanted to prove that no hot guy would ever distract her from her dream, she chose skating over him — and also avoided him all together.
Ten years later, they meet again as gold medalists and prominent sports advocates, still single and undeniably attracted to each other.
A cheerleader who has always prioritized the sport's athletics over its stereotypes finds herself bafflingly ostracized by her former social circle and plots revenge against her former best friend while redefining herself within a role-playing group alongside a transgender crush.
Describes the history and impact of the Mo Better Jaguars, a football team in a poor Brooklyn neighborhood and the people who have had their lives shaped for the better by playing and participating.
The former editor-in-chief of VICE Media's Fightland presents a physical and philosophical meditation on why people are drawn to fight each other for sport and what happens to the body and brain during organized fighting events. 50,000 first printing.
Nicholas Cox is determined to prove himself in the world of competitive fencing, and earn his place on the Kings Row fencing team, alongside sullen fencing prodigy, Seiji Katayama, to win the right to go up against his golden-boy half-brother. It'll take more than sheer determination to overcome a challenge this big!
Tells the story of an unforgettable group of young athletes who battled in the legendary Harvard-Yale football game of 1968 amidst the sweeping currents of one of the most transformative years in American history.
Describes the career and friendship between two iconic basketball players for the Boston Celtics set against the backdrop of race relations and civil rights in the 1950s and 1960s which resulted in repercussions in the within the sports community.
Details the massive corruption scandal that threatened to bring down the NCAA after the University of Louisville and other colleges were discovered laundering money through an Adidas sponsorship to bribe students to attend certain schools.
A portrait of Babe Ruth and his partnership with business manager Christy Walsh traces how their strategies, achievements and notoriety established a blueprint for modern athletic stardom.
Eric Bittle may be a former junior figure skating champion, vlogger extraordinaire, and very talented amateur pâtissier, but being a freshman on the Samwell University hockey team is a whole new challenge. It is nothing like co-ed club hockey back in Georgia! And then, there is Jack — his very attractive but moody captain.