Cavanaugh, Jack

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Season of '42
Joe D., Teddy Ballgame, and Baseball's Fight to Survive a Turbulent First Year of War
By Jack Cavanaugh
(Skyhorse Publishing)
Big league baseball would seem to have been a hard sell in 1942. World War II was not going well for the United States in the Pacific and not much better in Europe. Moreover, the country was in drastically short supply of ships, planes, submarines, torpedoes, and other war materials, and Uncle Sam needed... [READ MORE]
The Gipper
George Gipp, Knute Rockne, and the Dramatic Rise of Notre Dame Football
By Jack Cavanaugh
(Skyhorse Publishing)
Win one for The Gipper. Has there ever been a better-known and widely-used exhortative phrase in sports? Not likely. But who was the “Gipper,” this mythical-like sports figure whose nickname has aroused, in turn, awe, wonderment, curiosity, and amusement since the second decade of the twentieth century,... [READ MORE]
Season of '42
Joe D, Teddy Ballgame, and Baseball’s Fight to Survive a Turbulent First Year of War
By Jack Cavanaugh
(Sports Publishing)
Big league baseball would seem to have been a hard sell in 1942. World War II was not going well for the United States in the Pacific and not much better in Europe. Moreover, the country was in drastically short supply of ships, planes, submarines, torpedoes, and other war materials, and Uncle Sam needed... [READ MORE]
The Gipper
George Gipp, Knute Rockne, and the Dramatic Rise of Notre Dame Football
By Jack Cavanaugh
(Skyhorse Publishing)
Win one for the Gipper. Has there ever been a better-known and more widely-used exhortative phrase in sports? Not likely. But who was “the Gipper,” this seemingly mythical athlete whose nickname has aroused, in turn, awe, wonderment, curiosity, and amusement since the second decade of the twentieth century,... [READ MORE]
Giants Among Men
How Robustelli, Huff, Gifford, and the Giants Made New York a Football Town and Changed the NFL
By Jack Cavanaugh
(Sports Publishing)
From the mid-1950s to the early 1960s, when basketball’s Boston Celtics were piecing together a run for the ages, when Montreal’s Canadiens were in the midst of notching a record-setting five streaight Stanley Cups, and when the New York Yankees were the once-and-future kings of the diamond, one team... [READ MORE]
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