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    Good as Gold: Techniques for Fundamental Baseball
    By Frank White
    (Sports Publishing)
    From 1973 to 1990, the name Frank White was synonymous with fundamental baseball. White, the five-time American League All-Star won eight Rawlings Gold Glove Awards (the annual award that Major League Baseball gives to its top defensive players at each position) at second base, and had a career batting... [READ MORE]
    Merrill Reese: It's Gooooood!
    By Merrill Reese
    (Sports Publishing)
    Merrill Reese has lived his dream. From the time he could talk he wanted to broadcast Philadelphia Eagles football games and that’s exactly what he has done for more than 20 years.Skyhorse Publishing, as well as our Sports Publishing imprint, are proud to publish a broad range of books for readers interested... [READ MORE]
    Cliff Ellis: The Winning Edge
    By Cliff Ellis
    (Sports Publishing)
    The spectacular season turned in by the Auburn Tigers in 1998-99, when the SEC Champions earned a number-one seed in the NCAA Tournament, is just the latest in the long line of outstanding achievements generated by the coaching of Cliff Ellis. Winning has become a way of life wherever Ellis has traveled... [READ MORE]
    Facing Mariano Rivera
    Players Recall the Greatest Relief Pitcher Who Ever Lived
    By David Fischer, Foreword by Dave Anderson
    (Sports Publishing)
    The all-time career leader is saves, with 633, Mariano Rivera is one of the greatest professional athletes in history. Since taking over the closer’s role for the New York Yankees in 1997, Rivera saved thirty or more games in every season but one. In addition, he has an astonishing MLB record 42 postseason... [READ MORE]
    Tales from the Chicago Bulls Locker Room
    A Collection of the Greatest Bulls Stories Ever Told
    By Bill Wennington, By Kent McDill
    (Sports Publishing)
    From 1991 through 1993 the Bulls won three consecutive NBA titles behind the talents of Michael Jordan and Scottie Pippen. When Jordan retired in the fall of 1993, fans thought the good times were over. In the fall of 1995, however, Jordan was ready to make a full return to NBA action, Pippen was still... [READ MORE]
    Flying High
    Stories of the Baltimore Ravens
    By Jamison Hensley
    (Sports Publishing)
    From Art Modell’s founding of the Baltimore Ravens in 1996 to the decision to draft Ray Lewis and Jonathan Ogden, to victories in two Super Bowls in the past 15 years, the Baltimore Ravens’ short history has been full of highlights. In Jamison Hensley’s Flying High, the former Ravens beat writer covers... [READ MORE]
    Knuckleball
    The History of the Unhittable Pitch
    By Lew Freedman
    (Sports Publishing)
    “It took me a day to learn [the knuckleball] and a lifetime to learn how to throw it for a strike.”This quote, by pitcher and coach Charlie Hough, is the best way to understand baseball’s most baffling and mysterious pitch. Not even the best practitioners of the art of throwing a knuckleball know where... [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]
    Legends of N.C. State Basketball
    Dick Dickey, Tommy Burleson, David Thompson, Jim Valvano, and Other Wolfpack Stars
    By Tim Peeler, Foreword by Mark Gottfried
    (Sports Publishing)
    The fever that is college basketball on Tobacco Road started from a small outbreak in Raleigh, North Carolina, when Indiana basketball legend Everett Case became the coach at N.C. State University. He restarted the dormant construction of Reynolds Coliseum, and for fifty years, it was one of the most... [READ MORE]
    Tales from the Kansas City Chiefs Sideline
    A Collection of the Greatest Chiefs Stories Ever Told
    By Bob Gretz
    (Sports Publishing)
    Beginning with their founding as the Dallas Texans of the American Football League in 1960, the Kansas City Chiefs have been one of professional football’s most storied franchises. In Tales from the Kansas City Chiefs Sideline, veteran sportswriter Bob Gretz brings the team’s rich history to life. Gretz... [READ MORE]
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