Sports & Recreation

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    Derek Jeter #2
    Thanks for the Memories
    By David Fischer
    (Sports Publishing)
    This book commemorates “The Captain’s” career in pinstripes through words and images. David Fischer traces Derek Jeter’s legendary baseball career, from his early minor-league struggles, through his exhilarating days as a Yankees superstar, to his status as an enduring symbol of the steroid-free athlete.... [READ MORE]
    Game of My Life Detroit Lions
    Memorable Stories of Lions Football
    By Paula Pasche
    (Sports Publishing)
    It was Thanksgiving Day, 1962. The Detroit Lions handed Green Bay its only loss during the Packers’ championship season. But the Lions didn’t just beat Vince Lombardi’s team—they sacked All-Pro quarterback Bart Starr a league-record eleven times. All-Pro defensive lineman Roger Brown recorded six of... [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]
    Who's Better, Who's Best in Hockey?
    Setting the Record Straight on the Top 50 Hockey Players of the Expansion Era
    By Steve Silverman
    (Sports Publishing)
    Who are the best centers in NHL history? How about wingers? How can we objectively rate the performances of individual defensive players? And how can we make reasonable judgments about players at different positions? Who is the greatest hockey player of the Expansion Era? Bobby Orr? Wayne Gretzky? Gordie... [READ MORE]
    A Fighting Life
    My Seven Decades in Boxing
    By Lou Duva, With Tim Smith, Foreword by Evander Holyfield
    (Sports Publishing)
    For more than seven decades, Lou Duva has been a mainstay in the boxing world. With his craggy face and the bulbous nose of a boxer with questionable defensive skills, Duva is one of the most enduring images of boxing, having climbed in and out of rings for championship fights on six different continents.... [READ MORE]
    Start Your Engines
    Famous Firsts in the History of NASCAR
    By Jay W. Pennell, Foreword by Jeff Gluck
    (Sports Publishing)
    Start Your Engines contains twenty-nine chapters describing different inaugural accomplishments that have taken place throughout NASCAR history. This book answers the following questions:• When was NASCAR officially founded?• Where was the first Strictly Stock race held?• What was the first flag-to-flag... [READ MORE]
    Dingers
    The 101 Most Memorable Home Runs in Baseball History
    By Joshua Shifrin, By Tommy Shea
    (Sports Publishing)
    From splitters to spitters; from a frozen rope to the suicide squeeze; from extra innings to no hitters, baseball is truly a great game. But nothing hypes up a crowd like a home run, a round tripper, a big bomb . . . the long ball! Hitting the ball out of the park is one of the greatest feats in baseball,... [READ MORE]
    Skipper Supreme
    Buck Showalter and the Baltimore Orioles
    By Todd Karpovich, By Jeff Seidel, Foreword by Jason La Canfora
    (Sports Publishing)
    For the first decade of the 21st century, the Baltimore Orioles were perpetual cellar dwellers, with losing seasons from 1998–2011—fourteen straight years. They were the worst team in baseball when two-time American League Manager of the Year Buck Showalter took over as manager in August 2010, but they... [READ MORE]
    This Day in Philadelphia Sports
    By Brian Startare, By Kevin Reavy, Foreword by Charlie Manuel
    (Sports Publishing)
    This Day in Philadelphia Sports, first published in 2014 and now newly updated in paperback to cover events from the 2014–15 season, offers a concise 366-day approach to looking back at the history of Philadelphia sports. Every day on the calendar is represented with a fun tidbit of information of what... [READ MORE]
    Tales from the Baltimore Orioles Dugout
    A Collection of the Greatest Orioles Stories Ever Told
    By Louis Berney
    (Sports Publishing)
    For several decades, the Baltimore Orioles were the envy of every Major League Baseball team. Stars like Rick Dempsey and Cal Ripken, Jr. brought life and power to a team full of dedication and fun. Since 2012, the team has regained momentum under Buck Showalter, boasting winning seasons and clinching... [READ MORE]
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