New Arrivals · Sports & Outdoor Recreation

April 25, 2015
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

The complete guide to North American fishing

April 24, 2015
Schultz, Ken, author.
256 pages : color illustrations ; 29 cm
Includes index.
First published in 2001, reissued in 2007.
Former Field & Stream Fishing Editor Ken Schultz provides details on major saltwater and freshwater fish, analyzes all the latest equipment, offers advice on techniques, and gives the pros and cons of different types of locations. The stunning photographs of beautiful places and great catches will whet every angler's appetite.

Soccer FAQ : all that's left to know about the clubs, the players, and the rivalries

April 24, 2015
Thompson, Dave, 1960 January 3-
Milwaukee, WI : Backbeat Books, 2015.
xxi, 337 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm

Baseball's top 10 : ranking the best major league players by position

April 24, 2015
Kuenster, Robert.
Lanham, Maryland : Rowman & Littlefield, [2015]
xi, 267 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Introduction -- First basemen -- Second basemen -- Third basemen -- Shortstops -- Left fielders -- Center fielders -- Right fielders -- Catchers -- Designated hitters -- Multi-Position players -- Right-Handed starting pitchers -- Left-Handed starting pitchers -- Relievers.

The greatest college football rivalries of all time : the Civil War, the Iron Bowl, and other memorable matchups

April 23, 2015
Gitlin, Marty, author.
Lanham : Rowman & Littlefield, [2014]
viii, 345 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Ohio State vs. Michigan: Woody, Bo and beyond -- Alabama vs. Auburn: the Iron Bowl -- Army vs. Navy: war on the gridiron -- Oklahoma vs. Texas: the Red River rivalry -- Notre Dame vs. Southern California: the cross-country clash -- Harvard vs. Yale: the game -- Georgia vs. Florida: the world's largest cocktail party -- Lafayette vs. Lehigh: the first rivalry -- California vs. Stanford: the big game -- Florida State vs. Miami: the game without a name -- Grambling State vs. Southern: the Bayou Classic -- Utah vs. Brigham Young: the holy war -- Oregon vs. Oregon State: the civil war -- Clemson vs. South Carolina: the Palmetto Bowl.

Crazyball : sports scandals, superstitions, and sick plays

April 23, 2015
Wilner, Barry.
Lanham, Maryland : Taylor Trade Publishing, [2014]
viii, 217 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 22 cm
Sports' worst teams -- Botchball -- Sports' greatest scandals -- Crazy pranks, silly stunts -- Sick plays : Really, really awesome moments -- Chuckleball -- What were they thinking? -- Sports as theater -- Crazy superstitions, crazy fans, and other locker room tales -- Can you believe it? -- Mascots -- Say what?
Recounts some of the most unusual and humorous occurrences in sports history, from Evel Knievel's Grand Canyon adventures to George Brett's anger in the "pine tar incident," as well as strange superstitions, pranks, and blown calls.

Hiking the Four Corners : a guide to the area's greatest hiking adventures

April 22, 2015
Tanner, J. D.
ix, 212 pages : color illustrations ; 23 cm
Includes index.
Weather -- Flora and fauna -- Wilderness restrictions/regulations -- Hazards -- Be prepared -- Zero impact -- How to use this guide -- Trail finder -- Map legend -- The Hikes: Arizona region. White House Trail: Canyon de Chelly National Monument -- Wildcat Trail: Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park -- Honorable mentions: A. Betatakin/Talastima Tour: Navajo National Monument -- B. Navajo National Monument Trails -- C. Rainbow Bridge Trail: Lake Powell Navajo Tribal Park -- D. Upper Antelope Canyon: Lake Powell Navajo Tribal Park -- E. Lower Antelope Canyon: Lake Powell Navajo Tribal Park -- Colorado Region. Square Tower Trail: Hovenweep National Monument -- Sand Canyon Trail: Canyons of the Ancients National Monument -- Rock of Ages Trail #429: Uncompahgre National Forest -- Pass Creek Trail to Engineer Mountain: San Juan National Forest -- Spud (Potato) Lake Trail #661: San Juan National Forest -- Purgatory Trail #511: San Juan National Forest -- Animas Mountain Trail: City of Durango -- Colorado Trail: Southern Terminus Trailhead to Quinn Creek -- Animas River Trail: City of Durango -- Mancos State Park Trails -- Prater Ridge Trail: Mesa Verde National Park -- Petroglyph Point Trail: Mesa Verde National Park -- Honorable mentions: F. Spruce Canyon Trail: Mesa Verde National Park -- G. Rock Creek Trail: Canyons of the Ancients National Monument -- H. West Mancos/Transfer Trails: San Juan National Forest -- I. Sharkstooth Trail: San Juan National Forest -- J. Crater Lake Trail: San Juan National Forest -- K. Highland Mary Lakes Trail: San Juan National Forest -- New Mexico Region. Dancing Horse Trail: Four Corners Monument -- Anasazi Arch Trail: Bureau of Land Management -- Simon Canyon Ruin Trail: Bureau of Land Management -- Alien Run Trail: Bureau of Land Management -- Angel Peak Trail: Bureau of Land Management -- Farmington River Trails -- Penasco blanco trail: chaco culture national historical park -- Pueblo alto trail: chaco culture national historical park -- Bisti/de-na-zin wilderness: bureau of land management -- Bisti badlands: bureau of land management -- Honorable mentions -- Self-guided trail: aztec ruins national monument -- South mesa trail: chaco culture national historical park -- N. wijiji trail: chaco culture national historical park -- Utah region -- Honaker trail: bureau of land management -- House on fire ruin trail: bureau of land management -- Owachomo natural bridge trail: natural bridges national monument -- Sipapu and kachina bridges loop trail: natural bridges national monument -- Hidden valley trail: bureau of land management -- Hunters canyon trail: bureau of land management -- Negro bill canyon trail: bureau of land management -- Amphitheater loop trail: bureau of land management -- Corona arch trail: bureau of land management -- Park avenue trail: arches national park -- Delicate arch trail: arches national park -- Honorable mentions -- O.:kane gulch to grand gulch: bureau of land management -- P. road canyon: bureau of land management -- Q. government trail: bureau of land management -- R. sundance trail: bureau of land management -- S. butler wash ruins: bureau of land management -- T. owl creek to nevills arch: bureau of land management.

The Great Loop experience -- from concept to completion : a practical guide for planning, preparing, and executing your Great Loop adventure

April 22, 2015
Hospodar, George, 1946-
Ocala, Florida : Atlantic Publishing Group, Inc., 2014.
334 pages, xv pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 23 cm
Includes index.
Part I. Planning your adventure. The boat and its equipment ; Selecting your route ; Financial considerations ; Security -- Part II. Preparing for the journey. Getting the boat ready ; Organizing your onboard life ; Association memberships ; Websites and apps ; Guidebooks, books, and periodicals -- Part III. Underway on the Loop. Boating protocol ; Locking ; Negotiating the variety of waterways ; Crossing open water ; Border crossings ; Many of the great stops on America's Great Loop ; Final thoughts.
"This trip resulted in their first book, Reflection on America's Great Loop, a personal, light-hearted, real-life account of the couple's travels while circumnavigating the waters of the United States and Canada. Their newest book, The Great Loop Experience--from Concept to Completion, is a comprehensive guide written to help others plan, prepare, and successfully execute their own Great Loop adventures. It also addresses the questions that these authors/lecturers are most frequently asked by future 'Loopers.' Some of the many topics covered include: Selecting and Equipping Your Boat, Choosing Your Route, Financial Considerations and Trip Costs, Managing Your Onboard Life, Vessel Security, Customs and Border Crossings, Boating Protocol, Locking Procedures, Safely Negotiating the Waterways, Open-Water Crossings, and Great Stops along the Way. This how-to guide will not only inform and educate you, but also hopes to be an inspiration for all those who want to one day make this wonderful journey! The Great Loop Experience definitely has the information you will want so that you may confidently and knowledgeably cast off your lines for your own exhilarating Great Loop adventure!"--Provided by publisher.

It's not about perfect : competing for my country and fighting for my life

April 22, 2015
Miller, Shannon, 1977-
New York : Thomas Dunne Books, an imprint of St. Martin's Press, 2015.
ix, 288 pages : color illustrations ; 25 cm
The winner of seven Olympic medals and the most decorated gymnast, male or female, in U.S. history, Shannon tells her story from being a a shy, rambunctious girl raised in Oklahoma, through her training accidents, her successful battle with ovarian cancer, and the birth of her miracle baby girl.

Ben Hogan : the myths everyone knows, the man no one knew

April 21, 2015
Scott, Tim (Writer on golf), author.
Chicago, Illinois : Triumph Books LLC, [2015]
xxx, 347 pages : illustrations, portraits ; 24 cm
"Ben Hogan's accomplishments on the golf course are the stuff of legends, but his life off it was exceedingly private. In this biography, author Tim Scott demonstrates why such public perception was not representative of Hogan's personality, offering a firsthand glimpse into the famous golfer's humor and sensitivity. Hogan wasn't perfect, and many of his fine qualities were never made public until now, as Tim Scott shares his personal experience with Hogan as well as Hogan's friends, family, and acquaintances. Along the way, a clearer picture emerges of Hogan as a man, a golfer, a friend, and a husband."

100 years of Who's who in baseball

April 20, 2015
Guilford, CT : Lyons Press, 2015.
202 pages : illustrations, portraits ; 26 cm
In celebration of the 100th issue of Who's Who in Baseball--one of the game's most venerable publications--comes a century's worth of the annual's iconic covers, insightful breakdowns of the players featured on those covers, and informative accounts of the baseball history tied to each year's issue.

Infographic guide to cycling

April 20, 2015
London : Bloomsbury, 2014.
128 pages : chiefly color illustrations ; 21 cm

A game of their own : voices of contemporary women in baseball

April 20, 2015
Ring, Jennifer, 1948- author.
Lincoln ; London : University of Nebraska Press, [2015]
xxxiii, 353 pages ; 24 cm
Part 1. Baseball and American Women. 1. The Dream and Its Challenges -- 2. Cary, 2010 -- 3. From Cary to Caracas -- Part 2. The Veterans. 4. Tamara Holmes -- 5. Donna Mills -- 6. Jenny Dalton Hill -- Part 3. Softball and Baseball Players. 7. Tara Harbert -- 8. Veronica Alvarez -- 9. Sarah Gascon -- 10. Jenna Marston -- Part 4. Baseball Girls. 11. Malaika Underwood -- 12. Marti Sementelli -- 13. Lilly Jacobson -- 14. Meggie Meidlinger -- Part 5. Gender Segregation, Equality, and Women's Baseball. 15. America's Team -- 16. Grassroots Women's Baseball -- 17. USA Baseball.

Men in green

April 17, 2015
Bamberger, Michael, 1960- author.
New York : Simon & Schuster : Sports Illustrated Books, 2015.
260 pages ; 24 cm
Color map on lining papers.
"Was golf better (to use one of Tiger's favorite phrases) back in the day? In [this book], Michael Bamberger, who fell for the game as a teenager in its wild Sansabelt-and-persimmon 1970s heyday, goes on a quest to try to find out. The result is a candid, nostalgic, intimate portrait of golf's greatest generation--then and now"--Dust jacket flap.

Follow the blue blazes : a guide to hiking Ohio's Buckeye Trail

April 17, 2015
Pond, Connie.
Athens : Ohio University Press, 2014.
xvi, 316 pages : color illustrations, maps (chiefly color) ; 22 cm
Revised edition of: Follow the blue blazes : a guide to hiking Ohio's Buckeye trail / Robert J. Pond. 2003.
Includes index.
"Many changes have taken place in the decade since Follow the Blue Blazes was first published, changes in the trails themselves and in the way we hike them. The Buckeye Trail still wends its way around the state of Ohio, following the course marked out by the characteristic blue blazes on trees, rocks, and other signposts along the way. In the intervening years, however, sections of the trail have changed their route, added amenities, or just grown more interesting. From the startling rock formations and graceful waterfalls of Old Man's Cave, to Native American mounds, battlefields, and scenic rivers, Connie and Robert J. Pond provide a captivating guide to often-overlooked treasures around the state. Each chapter features an overview of a 100-mile section of the trail and three self-guided featured hikes. The overviews and the accompanying maps may be read consecutively to acquaint the reader with the entire course of the trail. But most readers will best enjoy the trail by taking the guide along on one of the featured hikes. Each route is outlined on an easy-to-read map with GPS coordinates and waypoints to guide the hiker, as well as explicit directions from parking lot to trailhead"-- Provided by publisher.

Cincinnati Reds legends

April 16, 2015
Shannon, Mike, 1951-
Kent, Ohio : The Kent State University Press, 2015.
xi, 86 pages : color illustrations ; 29 cm

Motorcycles I've loved

April 14, 2015
Brooks-Dalton, Lily, author.
New York : Riverhead Books, a member of Penguin Group (USA), 2015.
244 pages ; 22 cm
"A memoir"--Jacket.
"At twenty-one-years-old, Lily Brooks-Dalton is feeling lost; returning to New England after three and a half years traveling overseas, she finds herself unsettled, unattached, and without the drive to move forward. When a friend mentions buying a motorcycle, Brooks-Dalton is intrigued and inspired. Before long she is diving headlong into the world of gearheads, reconsidering her surroundings through the visor of a motorcycle helmet, and beginning a study of motion that will help her understand her own trajectory. Her love for these powerful machines starts as a diversion, but as she continues riding and maintaining her own motorcycles, she rediscovers herself, her history, and her momentum"

Beckett baseball card price guide.

April 13, 2015
Cleveland, Ohio : Edgewater Book Co.,
v. : ill. ; 23-28 cm.
Vols. for 1995-<2009> by James Beckett (and others) ; 2010-<2015> by Brian Fleischer.
Imprint varies: <1999-2015> Dallas, Tex. : Beckett Publications.

Billy Martin : baseball's flawed genius

April 7, 2015
Pennington, Bill, 1956- author.
Boston : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2015.
xiii, 530 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm
"Martin is a story of contrasts. He was the clutch second baseman for the dominant New York Yankees of the 1950s. He then spent sixteen seasons managing in the big leagues, and is considered ... to have been a true baseball genius, a field manager without peer. Yet he's remembered more for his habit of kicking dirt on umpires, for being hired and fired by George Steinbrenner five times, and for his rabble rousing and public brawls ... Pennington finally erases the caricature of Martin, drawing on exhaustive interviews with friends, family, teammates, and countless adversaries [and painting] an indelible portrait of a man who never backed down for the game he loved"-- Provided by publisher.

The Elias book of baseball records.

April 2, 2015
New York : Seymour Siwoff
v. ; 21 cm.

Mashi : the unfulfilled baseball dreams of Masanori Murakami, the first Japanese Major Leaguer

April 1, 2015
Fitts, Robert K., 1965- author.
Lincoln : University of Nebraska Press, [2014]
x, 221 pages, 18 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm

A wrestling life : the inspiring stories of Dan Gable

March 31, 2015
Gable, Dan.
Iowa City : University of Iowa Press, [2015]
xvi, 155 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 25 cm.
Includes index.

"In this corner--!" : forty-two world champions tell their stories

March 30, 2015
Heller, Peter, 1947-
New York : Da Capo Press, 1994.
453 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Includes index.
"An extensively updated republication of the edition published in New York in 1973, with the addition of two new chapters"--Title page verso.

Kentucky speedway

March 27, 2015
Kelly, Kevin (Kevin C.), author.
"The history of Kentucky Speedway is as colorful as the flags waved from its flag stand and the cars that dart around its 1.5-mile track. The path to its position on NASCARs Sprint Cup Series schedule included more twists and turns than the roads leading to Sparta, Kentucky. Ultimately, it took Speedway Motorsports Inc. buying the track from its founders in 2008 for developer Jerry Carroll's vision to be realized three years later when the venue hosted its inaugural Quaker State 400. It is all part of the history of a speedway that brought a major-league sport to the Bluegrass State."--Back cover.

The real McCoy : my half-century with the Cincinnati Reds

March 25, 2015
McCoy, Hal, author.
xiii, 224 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm
Hal McCoy crowns his own Hall of Fame career with a memoir of the Cincinnati Reds giving fans an inside-the-dugout look at tales that never made the daily press: the politics, the personalities, the hi-jinks, the x-rated scenes-- all the classic ballpark happenings known only to those on the field.

Knuckleball : the history of the unhittable pitch

March 24, 2015
Freedman, Lew.
New York, NY : Sports Publishing, [2015]
ix, 310 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm
"Including interviews with Hall of Famer Phil Niekro, former All-Stars Wilbur Wood and Tim Wakefield, as well as other famed knuckleballers, Lew Freedman breaks down the history of this infamous pitch, which it seems can be traced back to Chicago White Sox pitcher Ed Cicotte, as well as its effect on baseball as a whole"-- Provided by publisher.


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