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The Keeper: A Life of Saving Goals and Achieving Them by Tim Howard
Star soccer goalkeeper, who was diagnosed with Tourette’s syndrome in fifth grade, looks back on his fifteen-year professional career.
The Last Great Walk: The True Story of a 1909 Walk from New York to San Francisco and Why it Matters Today by Wayne Curtis
In 1909, a seventy-year-old man walked across the country, covering forty miles a day and finding an enthusiastic greeting in every city along the way.
Ty Cobb: A Terrible Beauty by Charles Leerhsen
Cobb held more than ninety baseball records over a career that spanned twenty-one years, remaining one of the most controversial characters in the sport.
A Nice Little Place on the North Side: Wrigley Field at One Hundred by George Will
Will explores the home of the Chicago Cubs by relating the venue to his upbringing, the growth of Chicago and the history of baseball.
Season of Saturdays: A History of College Football in 14 Games by Michael Weinreb
A look back on how college football became so entertaining examines iconic coaches, violence in the game and the impact of big business on institutions of higher learning.
Where Nobody Knows Your Name: Life in the Minor Leagues of Baseball by John Feinstein
Sports journalist explores the colorful and mysterious world of minor-league baseball as a gateway through which all major-league players pass in their careers.
Long Shot by Mike Piazza
Twelve-time All-Star Catcher describes his early career with the Dodgers, his memorable 2000 World Series with the Mets and the controversies that have marked his career.
Gironimo!: Riding the Very Terrible 1914 Tour of Italy by Tim Moore
Eighty-one riders started the 1914 bike race but only eight finished after enduring cataclysmic storms, roads strewn with nails and the loss of an eye by one competitor.
The Closer by Mariano Rivera
Twelve-time All-Star champion addresses the struggles of being a Latino baseball player and maintaining Christian values in professional athletics.
Billy Martin: Baseball’s Flawed Genius by Bill Pennington
A second baseman for the New York Yankees in the 1950s, Martin spent sixteen seasons managing in the big leagues and is known for his controversial brawls.
The Runner’s Bucket List: 200 Races to Run Before You Die by Denise Malan
A book of great running adventures includes a half marathon in paradise, a 5k for runners who dress as gorillas, and a five-mile contest where runners eat a dozen donuts and drink a few beers.
Foxcatcher: The True Story of My Brother’s Murder, John du Pont’s Madness and the Quest for Olympic Gold by Mark Schultz
In 1996, an Olympic gold-medal winner and wrestling golden-boy was shot three times by a du Pont family heir.
The Game Must Go On: Hank Greenberg, Pete Gray and the Great Days of Baseball on the Home Front in WWII by John Klima
In the early days of WWII, when top players left to join the war effort their places were filled by players who didn’t belong in the majors but were resolved to keep the game going.
Denali’s Howl: The Deadliest Climbing Disaster on America’s Wildest Peak by Andy Hall
In 1967, twelve young men attempted to climb Alaska’s Mount McKinley but only five survived.
A Clean Break by Christophe Bassons
Professional cyclist was driven out of the sport for refusing to go along with the pervasive culture of taking performance-enhancing drugs.
Pete Rose: An American Dilemma by Kostya Kennedy
A polarizing sports legend, record-setter Rose was banished from baseball for being an unrepentant gambler.
June 5, 2015