New Arrivals · Sports & Outdoor Recreation

November 19, 2014
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

Sisterhood in sports : how female athletes collaborate and compete

November 18, 2014
Steidinger, Joan.
Lanham : Rowman & Littlefield, [2014]
xxiv, 191 pages ; 24 cm.
Sisterhood in sports: talking, relationships, and the unique qualities of female athletes -- Best friends forever: teenage trials and building long-lasting friendships -- The family that plays together stays together -- Athletic moms' challenges -- Romantic relationships -- Body image of female athletes -- Team spirit: practicing collaboration and camaraderie -- Coaches are cornerstones -- Pioneering female athletes laid the foundation -- Female collaborative competition: girls just wanna have fun.

Scholastic year in sports.

November 14, 2014
New York : Scholastic Inc., c2003-
v. : col. ill. ; 23 cm.

Coming out to play

November 13, 2014
Rogers, Robbie.
New York : Penguin Books, 2014.
xii, 222 pages,16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color); 20 cm
Crack up -- My twin -- "Borderline prodigy" -- Golden boy in a golden family -- You've got to be carefully taught -- College man -- A dream come true? -- My championship season -- The big leagues -- Will they still love me? -- First time -- The truth will set you free -- Now what? -- Back in the game.

From the Babe to the beards : the Boston Red Sox in the World Series

November 13, 2014
Nowlin, Bill, 1945-
New York, NY : Sports Publishing, 2014.
x, 289 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 26 cm
"With the "Curse" a distant memory, the Boston Red Sox are the first team this century to win three World Series titles. Before 2004, an obnoxious Yankees fan might have smirked: The Red Sox in the World Series? The world's shortest book!" In actual fact, the Red Sox have played in twelve World Series and won eight. Even during their stories 86-year drought, the Sox took four Series to Game Seven before losing. Lavishly illustrated, From the Babe to the Beards is the result of another collaboration by Bill Nowlin and Jim Prime--each with more than a dozen Sox books to their credit. The book includes full game accounts of every one of the 74 Series games played (to date) and profiles a significant player from each game. Supplemented with dozens of photos and line scores from every game, the book will provide a solid and eminently readable companion as the team prepares for additional Series in the years to come"-- Provided by publisher.

Jeter unfiltered

November 13, 2014
Jeter, Derek, 1974- author.
New York : Gallery Books, 2014.
252 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm
A "collection of never-before-published images taken over the course of Derek's final season. Fans will have unprecedented access to The Captain, as the famously private baseball legend takes us behind the scenes inside his home, the stadium, the gym, at his Turn 2 Foundation events, fortieth birthday party, and more as he looks back with candor and gratitude on his baseball career"

Johnny U and me : the man behind the golden arm

November 13, 2014
Unitas, John, Jr.
Chicago, Illinois : Triumph Books, 2014.
xiii, 352 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm
"A biography of Hall of Fame Baltimore Colts quarterback Johnny Unitas as told by his son, John Unitas Jr"-- Provided by publisher.

Fully alive : discovering what matters most

November 11, 2014
Shriver, Timothy, author.
New York : Sarah Crichton Books, 2014.
287 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm
"A memoir and history of the Special Olympics and a meditation on what one can learn about how to live from people with intellectual disabilities, by the chairman of the Special Olympics"-- Provided by publisher.

Rally caps, rain delays and racing sausages : a baseball fan's quest to see the game from a seat in every ballpark

November 11, 2014
Kabakoff, Eric S.
[New York : Eric S. Kabakoff], c2013.
vi, 258 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.
"A fervent baseball fan since the age of ten, Eric Kabakoff visited the home park of every major league franchise to see up close how each team tries to stir up the passions of its fans."--Back cover.

Spurrier : how the ball coach taught the South to play football

November 10, 2014
Henry, Ran.
Guilford, Connecticut : Lyons Press, 2014.
xii, 329 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm
"We all like to prove people wrong who say we're no good," says the eternally driven Steve Spurrier, the 1966 Heisman Trophy winner and NFL quarterback who took off his helmet, put on his coaching visor, and turned three downtrodden universities into winners. Spurrier's Fun 'N' Gun offense at the University of Florida flummoxed defenses and rewrote playbooks across the Southeastern Conference, transforming SEC football into a modern phenomena. Spurrier tells the story of a preacher's son from the Tennessee hills who has been overwhelming opponents with "ball plays" for nearly six decades. The climax of his storied career is uplifting the University of South Carolina, a school that lost more football games than it won between 1892 and 2005, and was believed for over a century to be cursed. The only Heisman Trophy winner ever to coach another Heisman Trophy Winner, Spurrier dared to enter the "graveyard of coaches" at South Carolina and confront his destiny, turning the USC Gamecocks into an unlikely winner. Spurrier is the biography of the Ball Coach who has forever changed college football--and its impact on our culture. "-- Provided by publisher.

The Cooperstown chronicles : baseball's colorful characters, unusual lives, and strange demises

November 10, 2014
Russo, Frank, 1959-
Lanham : Rowman & Littlefield, [2015]
289 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm

Tales from the Cincinnati Bearcats locker room : a collection of the greatest Bearcat stories ever told

November 10, 2014
Perry, Michael, author.
New York, NY : Sports Publishing, [2014]
x, 292 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm.
Newly updated edition of: Tales from Cincinnati Bearcats basketball, ©2004.
"...covers 10 coaching eras, from former National Football League standout John "Socko" Wiethe (1946-52) to Mick Cronin, the Cincinnati native who returned to his alma mater in 2006 and resurrected the program. Former Cincinnati Enquirer sports editor Michael Perry, a former UC basketball beat reporter, interviewed more than 85 former players, coaches, recruits, and basketball staff members to deliver a comprehensive look inside the Bearcat basketball program."--Page [2] of book jacket.

You can't make this up : miracles, memories, and the perfect marriage of sports and television

November 7, 2014
Michaels, Al, author.
New York : William Morrow, 2014.
xv, 288 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm
Brooklyn -- California Kid -- The Rascal -- Cut by the Lakers -- Aloha -- Rose, Bench, Sparky, and the Machine -- The Giants of Candlestick, and the Wizard of Westwood -- Wide, Wide World -- Do You Believe in Miracles? -- Saturdays in the Fall -- The One and Only -- Roone, the Olympics, and the Fight Game -- Monday Nights -- Two for the Ages -- O.J. -- Diversions -- Monday Night Transformations -- Partners -- Links -- A New Home.
An eight-time Emmy Award-winning broadcaster interweaves the story of his life and career with lively tales of major events and engaging figures in modern sports, from the 1980 "Miracle on Ice" finals to the 1989 World Series earthquake.

Tennis' greatest stars

November 6, 2014
Ryan, Mike, 1974- author.
Richmond Hill, Ontario : Firefly Books, 2014.
216 pages : color illustrations ; 29 cm
Includes index.

MMA now! : the stars and stories of mixed martial arts

November 6, 2014
Sobie, Brian, author.
Richmond Hill, Ontario : Firefly Books, 2014.
144 pages : color illustrations ; 28 cm

Mr. Inside and Mr. Outside : World War II, Army's undefeated teams, and college football's greatest backfield duo

November 5, 2014
Cavanaugh, Jack.
Chicago, Illinois : Triumph Books, [2014].
xx, 236 pages, [8] pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Heisman Trophy winners Glenn Davis and Felix Blanchard--renowned during their playing days at West Point as "Mr. Inside and Mr. Outside"--were the best-known college football players in the country between 1944 and 1946, and Army was the nation's top-ranked team under legendary coach Red Blaik. Acclaimed author Jack Cavanaugh takes readers through the Black Knights' three consecutive National Championship seasons, including the 1946 "Game of the Century" between Army and Notre Dame, the only college game to date to have included four Heisman Trophy winners. Cavanaugh also examines the impact the war had on Army's success--because its players were already considered to be in the military and thus deferred from active duty while students at West Point, Army featured many outstanding high school and prep school players in those years. A unique look at the changes that took place in sports and almost every aspect of American life in the wake of World War II, this book a must-read for fans of college football and military buffs in addition to Army fans.

The death row all stars : a story of baseball, corruption, and murder

November 5, 2014
Kazanjian, Howard.
Guilford, Connecticut : TwoDot, [2014]
xvii, 158 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
"The amazing true story of the men on Wyoming's death row in the nineteen-teens who believed they'd be granted reprieves as long as they kept winning baseball games"-- Provided by publisher.

Draw in the dunes : the 1969 Ryder Cup and the finish that shocked the world

November 5, 2014
Sagebiel, Neil, author.
New York, N.Y. : Thomas Dunne Books, St. Martin's Press, 2014.
xiv, 304 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 25 cm
Mutiny -- Champions -- Tour divide -- The big ball -- Jacko -- The teams -- Royal Birkdale -- The campaign -- Thursday : morning foursomes -- Thursday : afternoon foursomes -- Friday : morning fourballs -- Friday : afternoon fourballs -- Saturday : morning singles -- Saturday : afternoon singles -- Aftermath -- New era -- Appendix A. 1969 Ryder Cup results -- Appendix B. Ryder Cup results, 1927 to 2012.
Chronicles the events and incredible finish of the 1969 Ryder Cup, a golf tournament that began a lifelong friendship between the two stars, Jack Nicklaus and Tony Jacklin.

Off course : inside the mad, muddy world of obstacle course racing

November 5, 2014
Beresini, Erin.
Boston : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2014.
239 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates ; illustrations ; 22 cm
If it's broke -- The mud kings -- Mouse vs. mudder -- Vermonsters -- Throwing a crossfit -- Training day -- Hobie call and the $100,000 prize -- Unleashing the ultra beast -- In the Army now -- Endurance S & M -- Injury report -- This is the end.
A sports journalist describes her experiences and the cast of characters she met during her training and running of obstacle races, courses that consist of mud, fire, barbed wire, and walls.

We are the Bears! : the oral history of the Chicago Bears

November 5, 2014
Whittingham, Richard, 1939-2005.
Chicago, Illinois : Triumph Books, [2014]
xi, 275 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
"Featuring exclusive interviews with the greatest players in team history, Richard Whittingham's We Are the Bears is the definitive story of this classic NFL franchise, told by the men who built it. This oral history of the team, which features numerous legends--including Mike Singletary, Mike Ditka, Gayle Sayers, Dan Hampton, and many others--will delight fans of all ages"-- Provided by publisher.

We are the Giants : the oral history of the New York Giants

November 5, 2014
Whittingham, Richard, 1939-2005.
Chicago, Illinois : Triumph Books, [2014]
viii, 232 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
College days -- Joining the Giants -- Game time -- Giants they were -- Memories -- Coaches -- Enemies remembered -- More memories -- Off the field -- After the game is over.
"An oral history of one of the NFL's most storied franchises, We Are the Giants is the complete story of the New York Giants as told by the men who built it. Based on exclusive interviews with the greatest players in team history, from Pat Summerall and Phil Simms to Y.A. Tittle, Sam Huff, and many others, this book is a must have for any Giants fan"-- Provided by publisher.

The calling : a life rocked by mountains

November 5, 2014
Blanchard, Barry, 1959- author.
Ventura, CA : Patagonia, [2014]
439 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 25 cm
"With heart-pounding descriptions of avalanches and treacherous ascents, Barry Blanchard chronicles his transformation from a poor Native American/white kid from the wrong side of the tracks to one of the most respected alpinists in the world. At thirteen, he learned to rappel when he joined the 1292 Lord Strathcone's Horse Army Cadets. Soon kicked out for insubordination, he was already hooked on climbing and saw alpinism as a way to make his single mother proud and end his family's cycle of poverty. He describes early climbs attempted with nothing to guide him but written trail descriptions and the cajones of youth. He slowly acquires the skills, equipment and partners necessary to tackle more and more difficult climbs, farther and farther afield: throughout the Canadian Rockies, into Alaska and the French Alps and on to Everest, Peru, and the challenging mountains in Pakistan. From each he learns lessons that only nature and extreme endeavor can teach. This is the story of the culture of climbing in the days of punk rock, spurred on by the rhythm of adrenaline and the arrogance of youth. It is also a portrait of the power of the mountains to lift us- physically, emotionally, intellectually, and spiritually- and the depths of relationships built on total trust in the person at the other end of the rope."--Jacket flap.

Bleeding orange : fifty years of blind referees, screaming fans, beasts of the east, and Syracuse basketball

November 4, 2014
Boeheim, Jim.
New York : Harper, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, [2014].
ix, 306 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 24 cm

Foxcatcher : the true story of my brother's murder, John du Pont's madness, and the quest for Olympic gold

November 4, 2014
Schultz, Mark, 1960-
New York, NY : Dutton Adult, [2014]
311 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : color illustrations ; 24 cm
The true story of Olympic wrestling gold medal-winning brothers Mark Schultz and Dave Schultz and their fatal relationship with the eccentric John du Pont, heir to the du Pont dynasty. On January 26, 1996, Dave Schultz, Olympic gold medal winner and wrestling golden boy, was shot three times by du Pont family heir John E. du Pont at the famed Foxcatcher Farms estate in Pennsylvania. Following the murder there was a tense standoff when du Pont barricaded himself in his home for two days before he was finally captured. Foxcatcher is gold medal winner Mark Schultz's memoir, revealing what made him and his brother champion and what brought them to Foxcatcher Farms. It's a vivid portrait of the complex relationship he and his brother had with du Pont, a man whose catastrophic break from reality led to tragedy. No one knows the inside story of what went on behind the scenes at Foxcatcher Farms-and inside John du Pont's head-better than Mark Schultz. The incredible true story of these championship-winning brothers and the wealthiest convicted murderer of all time"-- Provided by publisher.

Older, faster, stronger : what women runners can teach us all about living younger, longer

November 3, 2014
Webb, Margaret.
[Emmaus, Pennsylvania] : Rodale Books, [2014]
296 pages ; 23 cm
Includes index.
"One Part personal quest to discover running greatness after age 50, one part investigation into what the women's running boom can teach athletes about becoming fitter, stronger, and faster as we age, Older, Faster, Stronger is an engrossing narrative sure to inspire women of all ages. A former overweight smoker turned marathoner, Margaret Webb runs with elite older women, follows a high-performance training plan devised by experts, and examines research that shows ho endurance training can stall aging. She then tests herself against the world's best older runners at the World Masters Games in Torino, Italy. Millions of women have taken up running in recent decades--the first generation of women to train in great numbers. Women are qualifying for the Olympic marathon in their 50s, running 100-mile ultra marathons in their 60s, completing Ironmans in their 80s, competing for world masters records in their 90s. What are the secrets of these ageless wonders? How do they get stronger and faster long after their "athletic prime"? Is there an evolutionary reason women can maintain endurance into advanced years? Webb immerses herself in these questions as she trains to see just how fast she can get after 50"-- Provided by publisher.

Paterno legacy : enduring lessons from the life and death of my father

November 3, 2014
Paterno, Jay.
Chicago, Illinois : Triumph Books, [2014]
xxv, 358 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm
Prologue -- The elephant in the room -- First and last memories -- My father at home -- Crime and punishment -- The three things we didn't talk about at home -- A GRANDfather -- The asterisk -- My father, my coach -- Working for a father -- Molder of men -- It's gotta be the shoes -- The walks home -- Make an impact, do unto others -- Hallowed be thy name -- Give us this day -- Politics -- It's how you play the game -- The zen of Joe Paterno -- My story -- Runaway train coming -- Storm clouds -- The storm hits -- Retirement -- The firing, tempest and Et tu Brute -- Survivor's guilt -- World turned upside down -- Up against it -- The final hours -- A public mourning -- Give them no tear! -- The stretch run -- 2005 and Michael Robinson -- Vindication -- Tales from the gridiron -- The recruiting trail -- Frozen in time -- Where is rock bottom? -- Gimme shelter -- The fight back -- Epilogue: Avalon.
Jay Paterno focuses on Joe Paterno's greatness as a father and grandfather, his actions as a miraculous coach to his players, and his skillful dealings with his assistant coaches. He paints a full picture of his father's life and career as well as documenting that almost none of the horrific crimes that came to light in 2012 took place at Penn State. In doing so he confronts the events that happened with cool facts and with passion, demonstrating that this was just one more case of an innocent man convicted by the media for a crime in which he had no part.


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