Deveney, Sean

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Before Wrigley Became Wrigley
The Inside Story of the First Years of the Cubs’ Home Field
By Sean Deveney
(Sports Publishing)
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 50 days, with a rectangular shape in the style of New York’s Polo Grounds, designed to fit the odd... [READ MORE]
Facing Michael Jordan
Players Recall the Greatest Basketball Player Who Ever Lived
Edited by Sean Deveney, With Kent McDill
(Sports Publishing)
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 of all-time. During his career, Jordan won six NBA championships and was a 14-time All-Star, five-time... [READ MORE]
Fun City
John Lindsay, Joe Namath, and How Sports Saved New York in the 1960s
By Sean Deveney
(Sports Publishing)
On January 1, 1966, New York came to a standstill as the city’s transit workers went on strike. This was the first day on the job for Mayor John Lindsay—a handsome, young former congressman with presidential aspirations—and he would approach the issue with an unconventional outlook that would be his... [READ MORE]
Facing the Pittsburgh Steelers
Players Recall the Glory Years of the Black and Gold
Edited by Sean Deveney
(Sports Publishing)
Even die-hard fans of the Pittsburgh Steelers can only imagine what it was like to play against the premier teams and players in the black and gold’s history. Just how hard did Jack Lambert hit? How did opponents plan for Franco Harris’s combination of speed and power? What was it like trying to block... [READ MORE]
Facing Michael Jordan
Players Recall the Greatest Basketball Player Who Ever Lived
Edited by Sean Deveney, With Kent McDill
(Sports Publishing)
Whatever you call him, Michael Jeffrey Jordan can be considered one of the greatest basketball players of all time. During his career, Jordan won six NBA championships and was a fourteen-time All-Star, five-time NBA MVP, and six-time NBA Finals MVP. To say Jordan was dominant during his career would... [READ MORE]
Facing Kobe Bryant
Players, Coaches, and Broadcasters Recall the Greatest Basketball Player of His Generation
Edited by Sean Deveney, Foreword by Jerry West
(Sports Publishing)
When he entered the NBA in 1996 as a high-school star from Lower Merion, Pennsylvania, Kobe Bryant faced enormous expectations. No one can deny that he rose to the challenge. Nineteen years later, Bryant’s status as a Hall of Fame player is assured. During his stellar career, Bryant won five NBA championships;... [READ MORE]
Fun City
John Lindsay, Joe Namath, and How Sports Saved New York in the 1960s
By Sean Deveney
(Sports Publishing)
On January 1, 1966, New York came to a standstill as the city’s transit workers went on strike. This was the first day on the job for Mayor John Lindsay—a handsome, young former congressman with presidential aspirations—and he would approach the issue with an unconventional outlook that would be his... [READ MORE]
Greed and Glory
How Doc Gooden, Donald Trump, Lawrence Taylor, George Steinbrenner, and Ed Koch Ruled New York in the 1980s
By Sean Deveney
(Skyhorse Publishing)
On October 28, 1986, just one day after winning one of the most thrilling World Series in history, the New York Mets were feted by more than two million fans with a parade through the city. In news accounts of event, there was a small aside, as this one in the New York Times: "Notable in his absence... [READ MORE]
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