New Arrivals · Sports & Outdoor Recreation

October 9, 2015
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

Standard catalog of vintage baseball cards.

October 8, 2015
Iola, WI : Krause Publications, 2012-
v. : ill. ; 28 cm.
From the editors of Sports collectors digest.
Collects information and prices for baseball cards produced between 1863 and 1980.

When it was just a game : remembering the first Super Bowl

October 8, 2015
Frommer, Harvey.
Lanham : Taylor Trade Publishing, [2015]
301 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 26 cm
"Written by acclaimed sports author and oral historian Harvey Frommer and with an introduction by pro football Hall of Famer Frank Gifford, When It Was Just a Game tells the fascinating story of the ground-breaking AFL-NFL World Championship Football game played on January 15, 1967: Packers vs. Chiefs"-- Provided by publisher.

Pitch by pitch : my view of one unforgettable game

October 8, 2015
Gibson, Bob, 1935- author.
New York, NY : Flatiron Books, 2015.
243 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
"Pitch by Pitch gets inside Bob Gibson's head on the evening of October 2, 1968, when he took the mound in Game One of the World Series against the Detroit Tigers and struck out a record seventeen batters. Gibson, known as one of the most intimidating pitchers in baseball history, relives each inning and each pitch. Facing down batter after batter, Gibson shares his insights into every player that stepped into the batter's box against him that day--recounting in candid and in-depth detail the pitches he threw, his control over the ball, and his moments of synchronicity with catcher and friend Tim McCarver. This iconic game and all its players come to life on the page as Gibson gives a behind-the-scenes look at the way he played the game, his relationships with teammates, coaches, and opponents and their lives on and off the field. Like Dan Okrent's classic book, Nine Innings, Pitch by Pitch is a detailed look at a single fascinating game, this one told from the unique viewpoint of the mound, in the words of a perceptive pitcher who was one of baseball's all-time greats"-- Provided by publisher.

The autobiography of Brutus Buckeye

October 8, 2015
Lanyon, Sally, author.
63 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 28 cm

My year of running dangerously : a dad, a daughter, and a ridiculous plan

October 6, 2015
Foreman, Tom.
271 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
"CNN correspondent Tom Foreman's remarkable journey from half-hearted couch potato to ultra-marathon runner, with four half-marathons, three marathons, and 2,000 miles of training in between; a poignant and warm-hearted tale of parenting, overcoming the challenges of age, and quiet triumph. As a journalist whose career spans three decades, CNN correspondent Tom Foreman has reported from the heart of war zones, riots, and natural disasters. He has interviewed serial killers and been in the line of fire. But the most terrifying moment of his life didn't occur on the job--it occurred at home, when his 18-year old daughter asked, 'How would you feel about running a marathon with me?' At the time, Foreman was approaching 51 years old, and his last marathon was almost 30 years behind him. The race was just sixteen weeks away, but Foreman reluctantly agreed. Training with his daughter, who had just started college, would be a great bonding experience, albeit a long and painful one. My Year of Running Dangerously is Foreman's journey through four half-marathons, three marathons, and one 55-mile race. What started as an innocent request from his daughter quickly turned into a rekindled passion for long-distance running--for the training, the camaraderie, the defeats, and the victories. Told with honesty and humor, Foreman's account captures the universal fears of aging and failure alongside the hard-won moments of triumph, tenacity, and going further than you ever thought possible."

Mingming & the art of minimal ocean sailing : more voyages of a simple sailor

October 6, 2015
Taylor, Roger D. (Roger Duncan), 1947-
Waltham Cross : Fitzroy Press, 2010.
xii, 360 pages : illustrations, maps ; 22 cm

Portage : a family, a canoe, and the search for the good life

October 5, 2015
Leaf, Sue, 1953-
Minneapolis : University of Minnesota Press, [2015]
xv, 251 pages ; 21 cm

The runner's brain : how to think smarter to run better

October 1, 2015
Brown, Jeff, 1969- author.
[Emmaus, Pennsylvania] : Rodale Books, [2015]
x, 228 pages ; 23 cm
Part 1. Running and your brain -- Part 2. Brain strategies -- Part 3. Training and racing -- Part 4. Challenges -- Part 5. Resources for runners.
"As a runner, your biggest asset (or sometimes your greatest enemy) is your brain. What you think and feel on and off the road also has a huge influence over how you perform once you lace up. Runner's World The Runner's Brain shows you how to unlock and capture the miraculous potential of the body's most mysterious and intriguing organ and rewire your mind for a lifetime of athletic success. The book is based on cutting-edge brain science and sports psychology that author Dr. Jeff Brown uses every day in his private practice and as part of the medical team of several major road races including the Boston Marathon. Full of fascinating insights from runners of all abilities-including champion marathoner Meb Keflezighi and other greats-the book includes trustworthy information that's been proven to work both in the lab and on the road."--provided by publisher.

NFL brawler : a player-turned-agent's forty years in the bloody trenches of the National Football League

September 30, 2015
Cindrich, Ralph.
Guilford, Connecticut : Lyons Press, [2015]
xiv, 257 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm
Includes index.
"Distributed by NATIONAL BOOK NETWORK"--Title page verso.

Stagg vs. Yost : the birth of cutthroat football

September 29, 2015
Kryk, John, author.
Lanham, Maryland : Rowman & Littlefield, [2015]
ix, 349 pages : illustrations, portraits ; 24 cm

Ezzard Charles : a boxing life

September 28, 2015
Dettloff, William.
Jefferson, North Carolina : McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers, [2015]
x, 221 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm
"For Ezzard Charles--one of boxing's most skilled practitioners, with a record of 93-25-1 (52 KO)--recognition took decades. This first-ever biography of "The Cincinnati Cobra" covers his early life in a small country town and his career in the glamorously dirty business of prizefighting in the 1950s, one of the sport's Golden Ages"-- Provided by publisher.

Hiking Yellowstone National Park : a guide to more than 100 great hikes

September 28, 2015
Schneider, Bill.
Guilford, Conn. : FalconGuides, 2012.
387 p. : col. ill. , col. maps ; 23 cm.
"This thoroughly revised and updated guide featuring more than 100 hikes in Yellowstone National Park . Readers will find detailed maps, field-checked data on all of the trails, elevation charts, difficulty ratings, and ratings and information on backcountry camping. Hiking tips and information on avoiding confrontations with bears round out this classic guidebook. GPS coordinates of all trailheads and backcountry campgrounds are included, along with new color maps and color photos"-- Provided by publisher.

Breakaway : beyonf the goal

September 24, 2015
Morgan, Alex (Alexandra Patricia), 1989-
New York : SSBFYR, [2015]
xiv, 289 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : color illustrations ; 22 cm
The Olympic gold medal-winning soccer player details her path to success, from her childhood in California to her time on the United States' National team.

For the love of baseball : a celebration of the game that connects us all

September 23, 2015
x, 237 pages ; 24 cm
"Published previously as Anatomy of baseball and Great baseball stories"--Jacket.
Foreword / Yogi Berra -- Introduction: Baseball : how do I love thee? / Lee Gutkind -- The green fields of the mind / A. Bartlett Giamatti -- At the park / Kevin Baker -- My glove : a biography / Stefan Fatsis -- Giants favor new slim look for men in gray flannel suits / Gay Talese -- My brilliant career / Susan Perabo -- Field of dreams / George Plimpton -- Who's on first? / Diana Friedman -- The Southworths / Michael Shapiro -- The bat / Philip F. Deaver -- My outfield / J.D. Scrimgeour -- An ode to baseball caps / Frank Deford -- My first day with the Yankees / Matthew McGough -- Pesapallo : playing at the edge of the world / Caitlin Horrocks -- Freddy the fan / Sean Wilentz -- The inherent human transgression that is umpiring : a Slovene case study / Rick Harsch -- The old man / George Vecsey -- First base of last resort / Matt Wood -- Ya gotta believe / John Thorn -- Overhustle / Lee Gutkind -- My glove / Katherine A. Powers -- Spring training lights / Jake Young -- The baseball pastoral / Jeff Greenfield -- On the ball / Roger Angell.

Major Taylor : the inspiring story of a black cyclist and the men who helped him achieve worldwide fame

September 23, 2015
Kerber, Conrad, author.
New York, NY : Skyhorse Publishing, [2014]
xii, 418 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm
"In the wake of the Tour de France's fallen heroes, the story of one of history's most legendary cyclists provides a much-needed antidote. In 1907 the world's most popular athlete was not Cy Young or Ty Cobb. Rather, he was a black bicycle racer named "Major" Taylor. In his day, Taylor became a spiritual and athletic idol. He was the fastest man in America and a champion who prevailed over unspeakable cruelty. The men who aided him were among the most colorful to emerge from the era. When hotel and restaurant operators denied Taylor food and lodgings, forcing him to sleep in horse stables and to race hungry, there was a benevolent racer-turned-trainer named Birdie Munger, who took Taylor under his wing and into his home. Then along came Arthur Zimmerman, an internationally famous bike racer, who gently mentored Taylor when some riders drew the color line and refused to race against him. Taylor's manager, pugnacious Irishman and famed Broadway producer William Brady, stood up for him when track owners tried barring him from competition. From the Old World came a rakishly handsome, mustachioed sports promoter named Victor Breyer, who lured Taylor overseas for a dramatic, Seabiscuit versus War Admiral-like match race that would be widely remembered a century later"--Jacket.

Bibb Falk : the man who replaced Shoeless Joe

September 23, 2015
Cook, William A., 1944-
Jefferson, North Carolina : McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers, [2015]
205 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm


September 22, 2015
Cincinnati Reds (Baseball team)
[Cincinnati, Ohio] : [Cincinnati Reds]
v. : ill. (some col.) ; 28 cm.
Copies in Genealogy & Local History Dept., Cincinnati Room has original printed wrappers.

Brady vs Manning : the untold story of the rivalry that transformed the NFL

September 22, 2015
Myers, Gary, 1954 July 1-
264 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : color illustrations ; 25 cm
Includes index.
For the record -- The family business -- Go blue or be blue -- The franchise quarterback -- Brady's draft daze -- Respect for Peyton -- Good-bye, Indianapolis -- Drew, meet Wally -- The coach in the gray hoodie -- Boys will be boys -- Who you got? Brady or Manning?
"From Acclaimed sports journalist Gary Myers comes the definitive inside account of the greatest rivalry in NFL history. Tom Brady and Peyton Manning are perhaps the two greatest quarterbacks of all time. They are living legends who have come to embody the quarterback position and shape an entire generation of the NFL. They have also been fierce rivals every step of the way, and their many epic duels have not only ranked among the best and most exciting games ever played, they have fundamentally shaped the lives of and careers of both men. But for all their shared brilliance, they are a study in contrasts. Tom is the underdog turned ultimate winner, an unheralded draft pick who went on to win a miraculous Super Bowl and become the leader of one of the NFL's greatest dynasties. He is as firmly associated with big game brilliance as anyone who has ever played. Meanwhile Peyton was born into NFL royalty and a mountain of outsized expectations, yet somehow lived up to and exceeded all the hype, claiming virtually every passing record along his path to football immortality. The contrast in greatness - between the overachieving underdog and the crown prince of football, between postseason brilliance and statistical dominance - has served as an endless source of fascination for fans and media, and over the years as the two players have faced off again and again in classic games, the argument has only intensified. But until now, there has never been a definitive treatment of the debate that tells the real story."--provided by publisher.

Endzone : the rise, fall, and return of Michigan football

September 22, 2015
Bacon, John U., 1964- author.
New York : St Martin'S Press, 2015.
xiv, 464 pages, 16 unnumbered leaves of unnumbered plates : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Part I. 1879-2007 : The rise -- Part II. 2010 : The Brandon era begins -- Part III. 2011 : Hoke's honeymoon -- Part IV. 2012 : Welcome to 2012 -- Part V. 2013 : Jumping off the bandwagon -- Part VI. 2014 : The fall -- Part VII. 2014 : The return.
"In a story that will resonate with college football fans nationwide, 'Endzone' shows how the commercialization of college sports imperiled not only the traditions of one of the nation's most respected athletic programs but also the university's very identity. It is also an inspiring story of redemption and revival, when students, lettermen, fans, faculty, and regents rallied to reclaim the values that had made the program great for more than a century-- values that went deeper than dollars"--Front and back jacket flaps.

Rock 'n' roll soccer : the short life and fast times of the North American Soccer League

September 21, 2015
Plenderleith, Ian.
xiii, 350 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plataes : illustrations ; 24 cm
"Originally published in UK by Icon Books Ltd."--T.p. verso.
Atlanta, 'Champions of England' -- Pele vs Eusebio: 'Hot property getting mobbed' -- Leaving old Europe behind -- Marsh and Best: Entertaining the USA -- Gimmicks, girls and teenage kicks: Selling soccer to the US public -- Half-time -- Brilliant mistakes: Quicksilver teams in Vegas and Honolulu -- The NASL vs FIFA and the world -- Broken teams in dysfunctional DC: Cruyff, the Dips, the Darts and the Whips -- Myths and memories: The Cosmos, the Fury and the rock 'n' roll lifestyle -- Crash.

Jujitsu : advanced techniques for redirecting an opponent's energy

September 18, 2015
Kirby, George (George A.)
[Place of publication not identified] : Black Belt Books, 2015.
207 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
"If you are a student of jujitsu, judo, aikido, or karate, or a fan of the martial arts, this book by George Kirby's will help you connect the dots between concepts and techniques. It deals with the theory and application of circular movement and the unstoppable vortex created that allows you to execute techniques quickly and effectively with minimal effort on your part. You will learn how to use an opponent's momentum against him in devastating fashion through appropriate application of his and your 'ki' (energy), 'kuzushi' (off-balancing) and proper positioning of your 'saiki tanden' (center). Maximizing the elements of circular movement in using an opponent's energy against him results in fast and effective control during an attack." - Publisher annotation.

The Xingyi boxing manual

September 18, 2015
© 2013.
xxxvi, 139 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Complete title of previous edition: The Xingyi boxing manual : Hebei style's five principles and seven words.

The book of ninja : the first complete translation of the Bansenshukai, Japan's premier ninja manual

September 18, 2015
Fujibayashi, Yasutake, active 17th century, author.
London : Watkins Publishing, 2013.
1 volume : illustrations (black and white) ; 24 cm
Translated from the Japanese.
Includes index.
The Bansenshukai is a collection of ninja knowledge with the aim of saving this once-hidden set of skills for future generations. It was penned in 1676 by a ninja known as Fujibayashi, and is widely considered to be the 'bible' of ninjutsu - the art of the ninja.

The voices of baseball : the game's greatest broadcasters reflect on America's pastime

September 16, 2015
McKnight, Kirk.
Lanham : Rowman & Littlefield, [2015]
xii, 339 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm

Historical dictionary of soccer

September 16, 2015
Dunmore, Tom, author.
xxiv, 313 pages ; 23 cm
"The Historical Dictionary of Soccer presents a comprehensive history of the game through a chronology, an introductory essay, a bibliography, numerous appendixes that list everything from the FIFA World Player of the Year to FIFA World Cup Winners and Runners-Up to the UEFA Champions League Winners and Runners-Up, and over 400 cross-referenced dictionary entries on places, teams, terminology, and people, including Garrincha, Pelé, Johan Cruyff, Diego Maradona, Zinedine Zidane, and Lionel Messi."--Back cover.


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