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New York Times Bestseller Every little kid who's ever taken the mound in Little League dreams of someday getting the ball for Game Seven of the World Series. Ron Darling got to live that dream - only it didn't go exactly as planned. In New York Times bestselling Game 7, 1986, the award-winning baseball analyst looks back at what might have been a signature moment in his career, and reflects on the ways professional athletes must sometimes shoulder a personal disappointment as his team finds a way to win. Published to coincide with the 30th anniversary of the 1986 New York Mets championship season, Darling's book will break down one of baseball's great "forgotten" games - a game that stands as a thrilling, telling and tantalizing exclamation point to one of the best-remember seasons in Major League Baseball history. Working once again with New York Times best-selling collaborator Daniel Paisner, who teamed with the former All-Star pitcher on his acclaimed 2009 memoir Game 7, 1986, Darling offers a book for the thinking baseball fan, a chance to reflect on what it means to compete at the game's highest level, with everything on the line.

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Genre: Sports & Recreation
Author: Ron Darling
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
Release: 2016-04-05
File: 320 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781466878105

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A sports journalist pays tribute to great moments in New York sports history in an illustrated survey that ranks the top one hundred events that transformed American sports, from an 1823 horse race that pitted the North against the South, to Lou Gehrig's farewell speech, to the Ali-Frazier fight at the Garden, covering all of the city's storied franchises and more.

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Genre: History
Author: Stuart Miller
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Release: 2006
File: 532 Pages
ISBN-13: 0618574808

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The ultimate history of the legendary Chicago Bears, from Halas to Hester, with hundreds of photos, stats, and player profiles.

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Genre: Sports & Recreation
Author: Lew Freedman
Publisher: Voyageur Press (MN)
Release: 2008-09-15
File: 192 Pages
ISBN-13: 0760332312

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Genre: College sports
Author:
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Release: 1989
File: Pages
ISBN-13: IND:30000004924431

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DIVFor more than half a century, the Denver Broncos have provided countless thrills, and a few spills, for their devoted fans. The full story of the Broncos’ wild ride—from a decade of losing seasons to mighty dynastic heights in the 1990s to the latest resurgence on the gridiron—unfolds in all its guts-and-glory drama in this illustrated history. In Denver Broncos: The Complete Illustrated History, author Jim Saccomano recounts how this charter member of the American Football League struggled through its first seasons before emerging as an elite team in the 1970s, reaching its first Super Bowl in January 1978. The arrival of John Elway in 1983 put the Broncos on the road to dynasty, bringing five Super Bowl appearances and back-to-back championships in the late 1990s. Elway’s move to the front office in 2010 was a big step back to greatness for the organization, further sealed in 2012 with the signing of future Hall of Fame quarterback Peyton Manning. To this day, the team’s winning ways draw raucous sellout crowds to Sports Authority Field at Mile High./divDIV/divDIVSaccomano offers a fascinating look at one of football’s most beloved teams, from its early years as Denver’s only major sports franchise, through legendary on-field moments like “The Drive,” to the stars of today. Profiles of star players, season recaps, details of crucial games and plays, and the stories behind the great teams are complemented by hundreds of color and black-and-white images documenting the team’s history, making this the ultimate collection for any true Denver Broncos fan./div

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Genre: Sports & Recreation
Author: Jim Saccomano
Publisher: MVP Books
Release: 2013-08-15
File: 208 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781610588751

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The Edmonton Oilers have been one of the most successful and exciting hockey teams during the last twenty years. Led in their glory days by Wayne Gretzky, Mark Messier, Paul Coffey, Jari Kurri, Glenn Anderson, and Grant Fuhr, it is not surprising that the Oilers won five Stanley Cups in seven years. This work is a history of the Edmonton Oilers from 1979, the year the team joined the National Hockey League, through the 2000-2001 season. The first part details each of the Oilers’ seasons and provides complete regular and postseason scoring and goal-tending statistics for each season. The second part presents an alphabetical listing of every player to wear an Oilers uniform and his statistics while playing for the team. There are also sections on the Oilers’ seven years in the World Hockey Association before joining the NHL, team transactions, drafts, player awards, team milestones and records, summaries of all five of the Stanley Cup–winning games, and the Sky Reach Center, home of the Oilers.

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Genre: Sports & Recreation
Author: K. Michael Gaschnitz
Publisher: McFarland
Release: 2015-09-11
File: 287 Pages
ISBN-13: 9780786455461

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This new edition of the best-selling price guide to baseball memorabilia includes over 10,000 items with accurate updated prices. Whether you collect baseball magazines, statues, plates, balls, bats, gloves, pennants, pins, yearbooks, cachets, autographs, uniforms, ticket stubs, or a little of everything ... you will find your hobby more enjoyable with this popular collecting companion. With coverage from the 1900s to date, both novice and veteran collectors will score with this handy, indispensable guide.

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Genre: Antiques & Collectibles
Author: Mark K. Larson
Publisher: Krause Publications Incorporated
Release: 1996-08
File: 480 Pages
ISBN-13: 0873414551

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This book profiles histories of stadiums and arenas in America and Canada. How they came about and how they became known. Great performances, upsets, anecdotes, pageantry and traditions, all factors that glorifies these venues. Pageantry - Chief Osceloa intimidates Florida State Seminoles foes with flaming spear. Great performances - Don Larsons perfect no hit World Series conquest and UCLAs seven straight national basketball titles. Upsets - Jets downing Baltimore in Super Bowl III. Anecdotes - wrong-way run in football, sex as the main attraction and slinging octopus onto the rink. Statistics on 355 venues, 109 stories and 86 photographs makeup the book.

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Genre: Sports & Recreation
Author: Gene W. Knupke
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
Release: 2006-03-12
File: 513 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781462836765

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The intriguing, inspiring history of one small, impoverished area in the Dominican Republic that has produced a staggering number of Major League Baseball talent, from an award-winning, bestselling author. In the town of San Pedro in the Dominican Republic, baseball is not just a way of life. It's the way of life. By the year 2008, seventy-nine boys and men from San Pedro have gone on to play in the Major Leagues-that means one in six Dominican Republicans who have played in the Majors have come from one tiny, impoverished region. Manny Alexander, Sammy Sosa, Tony Fernandez, and legions of other San Pedro players who came up in the sugar mill teams flocked to the United States, looking for opportunity, wealth, and a better life. Because of the sugar industry, and the influxes of migrant workers from across the Caribbean to work in the cane fields and factories, San Pedro is one of the most ethnically diverse areas of the Dominican Republic. A multitude of languages are spoken there, and a variety of skin colors populate the community; but the one constant is sugar and baseball. The history of players from San Pedro is also a chronicle of racism in baseball, changing social mores in sports and in the Dominican Republic, and the personal stories of the many men who sought freedom from poverty through playing ball. The story of baseball in San Pedro is also that of the Caribbean in the twentieth and twenty-first centuries and on a broader level opens a window into our country's history. As with Kurlansky's Cod and Salt, this small story, rich with anecdote and detail, becomes much larger than ever imagined. Kurlansky reveals two countries' love affair with a sport and the remarkable journey of San Pedro and its baseball players. In his distinctive style, he follows common threads and discovers wider meanings about place, identity, and, above all, baseball. Watch a Video

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Genre: Sports & Recreation
Author: Mark Kurlansky
Publisher: Penguin
Release: 2010-04-15
File: 352 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781101186862

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Genre: College sports
Author:
Publisher:
Release: 1997
File: Pages
ISBN-13: IND:30000047668847

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