New Arrivals · Sports & Outdoor Recreation

May 28, 2016
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

Herb Pennock : baseball's faultless pitcher

May 27, 2016
Craig, Keith, author.
Lanham, MD : Rowman & Littlefield, [2016]
xiv, 300 pages, 29 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm
Pennock's preliminary pitches -- Connie Mack's opportunity and mistake -- Blossoming in Beantown -- The first Yankee year: From "worst trade ever" to World Series hero -- From personal loss to peak of his profession -- World Series wins and a waning career -- Baseball bon voyage back at Boston -- Carpenter's call -- Fixing the foundering Phillies -- 1946: Season of surprise -- Robinson's revolution and Pennock's "protest" -- Prejudice, pain, and promise -- A short season, a long legacy.

Bobo Newsom : baseball's traveling man

May 26, 2016
McConnell, Jim, 1948- author.
Jefferson, North Carolina : McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers, [2016]
xi, 243 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm

The only rule is it has to work : our wild experiment building a new kind of baseball team

May 26, 2016
Lindbergh, Ben, author.
New York : Henry Holt and Company, 2016.
x, 350 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : color illustrations ; 25 cm.
The Sonoma Stompers : opening day roster -- Not joking at all -- Sonoma dreaming -- Modern baseball -- Tryouts -- Spreadsheet guys -- No feel -- Taking the field -- Technical difficulties -- Breaking barriers -- Fehball -- Pulling the trigger -- Evidences -- Sands of time -- Burn the ships -- It is high, it is far ... -- The Sonoma Stompers : final team statistics.
"It's the ultimate in fantasy baseball: You get to pick the roster, set the lineup, and decide on strategies-- with real players, in a real ballpark, in a real playoff race. That's what baseball analysts Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller got to do when an independent minor-league team in California, the Sonoma Stompers, offered them the chance to run its baseball operations according to the most advanced statistics. Their story in The Only Rule is it Has to Work is unlike any other baseball tale you've ever read"--

This road I ride : sometimes it takes losing everything to find yourself

May 20, 2016
Buhring, Juliana, 1981- author.
New York, NY : W.W. Norton & Company, Inc., [2016]
228 pages ; 22 cm
D-Day -- European crossing -- The wrong way -- A ferry tale -- Rainbows, hobbits, and headwinds -- Kamikaze magpies -- The tough get going -- Finally Asia! -- The consequence of solitude -- Indian nightmares -- Turkish delights -- A long way home -- The impossible dream.
"This Road I Ride is the remarkable story of one woman’s solo journey around the world by bicycle,"

50 hikes in coastal and southern Maine.

May 19, 2016
Woodstock, Vt. : Backcountry Publications ; New York : Distributed by W.W. Norton & Co.
v. : ill., maps ; 23 cm.
Vols. for 1996-<2016> by John Gibson.
"From the Mahoosuc Range to Mount Desert Island"--3rd ed.

Beckett baseball card price guide.

May 19, 2016
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: <1999-2016> Dallas, Tex. : Beckett Publications.

Beyond the ballpark : the honorable, immoral, and eccentric lives of baseball legends

May 19, 2016
Wood, John A., 1938-
Lanham : ROWMAN & LITTLEFIELD, [2016]
xviii, 390 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Introduction -- 1. The good guys -- 2. The mixed bags -- 3. The eccentrics -- 4. The sad cases.

Tales from the Indianapolis 500 : a collection of the greatest Indy 500 stories ever told

May 16, 2016
Arute, Jack, author.
New York, NY : Sports Publishing, 2016.
xvii, 204 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm.
"What's it like to race across the blacktop of the nation's most famous track? How does it feel to smash into a concrete wall while going over 200 miles per hour? This exciting, humorous, and poignant collection of tales takes readers inside the most exciting race in America. Newly updated, Tales from the Indianapolis 500 captures horrific collisions and sweet victories from drivers past and present. With the 100th race approaching, the excitement and history of the Indy 500 will be on the mind of every racing fan. Author and renowned broadcaster Jack Arute exposes readers to a fast-paced world of high speed thrills and unbelievable wipeouts. Beginning with his first encounter at the iconic race, along with stories from racing legends like Ray Harroun, and memorable races stretching up to the present day, Arute captures an entire culture of its own. NASCAR fans, whether young or old, will revel in the chance to experience the Indy 500 within these pages. There's no doubt readers will feel like they're actually there! "-- Provided by publisher.

Late to the ball : age. learn. fight. love. play tennis. win.

May 13, 2016
Marzorati, Gerald, author.
New York : Scribner, 2016.
269 pages ; 24 cm
"An award-winning author shares the inspiring and entertaining account of his pursuit to become a nationally competitive tennis player--at the age of sixty. Being a man or a woman in your early sixties is different than it was a generation or two ago, at least for the more fortunate of us. We aren't old.

The race : inside the Indy 500

May 13, 2016
McGuane, James P., author.
New York, NY : Sports Publishing, 2016.
243 pages : color illustrations ; 26 cm.
"The Race: Inside the Indy 500 examines in words and pictures this highly evolved auto-racing spectacle, which is hosting the 100th running in 2016. Author James McGuane has spent ten years working to capture the history of the Indy 500, which is loved my millions, and create a "top-to-bottom" and "start-to-finish" look at this heart-racing extravaganza. Perfect for the avid motor-sports fan, this book includes interviews with many racing favorites, from Al Unser, Sr. to Parnelli Jones, Bobby Unser, and more"--Provided by publisher.

The last innocents : the collision of the turbulent sixties and the Los Angeles Dodgers

May 11, 2016
Leahy, Michael, 1953- author.
New York : Harper, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, [2016]
xviii, 473 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm
Genesis -- Surviving the '60s -- The frenzy of 1963: the fearsome Yankees, the epic World Series, and the arrival of the Dodgers' reluctant idol -- The Dodgers' victory, a president's assassination, and the first seeds of a players' rebellion -- An upheaval begins -- The riotous season -- Baseball's watershed -- The last march -- Baseball takes a back seat to the world -- A star comes home and others say goodbye -- The final years.
It's rare for a team to encapsulate an era as indelibly as the Los Angeles Dodgers did the 1960s. White, black, Jewish, Christian, wealthy, working class, conservative, liberal--the Dodgers embodied the disparate cultural forces at play in an America riven by race and war. In this book, journalist Michael Leahy tells the story of this mesmerizing time and extraordinary team through seven players--Maury Wills, Sandy Koufax, Wes Parker, Jeff Torborg, Tommy Davis, Dick Tracewski, and Lou Johnson--taking readers through the high drama of their World Series appearances, pivotal triumphs, and individual setbacks while the Dodgers reigned and baseball was king. It is a story about what it was like to be a major leaguer when the country was turned upside down by the tumult of the civil rights movement, a series of wrenching political assassinations, and the shock waves of the Vietnam War. Outside the public eye, these seven Dodgers--friends, mentors, and confidants--struggled to understand their place in society and in a sport controlled by owners whose wishes were fiat. Even as they starred in games watched by millions, they coped with anxieties and indignities their fans knew nothing about--some of their wounds deeply personal, others more common to the times, though no less painful. In their dissatisfaction, they helped plant the seeds of a rebellion that would change their sport. This is a unique portrait of a watershed era in baseball and in America. --Adapted from dust jacket.

Black gods of the asphalt : religion, hip-hop, and street basketball

May 11, 2016
Woodbine, Onaje X. O.
New York : Columbia University Press, [2016]
xviii, 204 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm

Love game : a history of tennis, from Victorian pastime to global phenomenon

May 11, 2016
Wilson, Elizabeth, 1936- author.
Chicago : The University of Chicago Press, 2016.
viii, 342 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
The game of love -- A leisured class -- Healthy excitement and scientific play -- Real tennis and the scoring system -- The growth of a sporting culture -- On the Riviera -- What's wrong with women? -- A match out of Henry James -- The lonely American -- The four musketeers -- Working-class heroes -- Tennis in Weimar and after -- As a man grows older -- Three women -- This sporting life -- Home from the war -- Gorgeous girls -- Opening play -- Those also excluded -- Tennis meets feminism -- That's entertainment -- Bad behaviour -- Corporate tennis -- Women's power -- Vorsprung durch Technik -- Celebrity stars -- Millennium tennis -- The rhetoric of sport -- Back to the future.

Soccer without borders : Jürgen Klinsmann, coaching the U.S. men's national soccer team, and the quest for the World Cup

May 11, 2016
Kirschbaum, Erik, author.
xxv, 370 pages : portrait ; 22 cm
Includes index.
The early years -- Germany, Italy, Monaco, and England -- The German revolution -- FC Bayern Munich -- The rise of soccer in the United States.
In Soccer Without Borders, journalist Erik Kirschbaum lays out Klinsmann's vision for making the U.S. men's soccer team a dominant world power for the first time in its history. Featuring fascinating insights gleaned from Klinsmann's decades of dedicated study - both as a professional striker and as coach of the German national team - this book is an immersive and unparalleled road map for how to build a winning team in the most competitive professional sport on the globe.

Home game : big-league stories from my life in baseball's first family

May 11, 2016
Boone, Bret, 1969- author.
New York : Crown Archetype, [2016]
viii, 261 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : color illustrations ; 25 cm
Warmup: He's got the look -- Meet the Boones -- My first parade -- Growing up Boone -- The littlest Phillie -- The education of a ballplayer -- The old college try -- You fight your way up -- The rookie -- Red alert -- An intervention -- Trade bait -- The Boone goes boom -- A blast in the Bronx -- Aaron, A-Rod, 'roid wrongs, and goodbyes -- Comebacker -- Game changer -- Extra inning: The kid in the cage -- Boone family stats.
"The first third-generation baseball player in Major League Baseball history provides a sometimes moving, always candid look at his family's 70 years in the world of professional baseball,"--NoveList.

The last Chicago Cubs dynasty : before the curse

May 10, 2016
Bock, Hal, author.
Lanham : Rowman & Littlefield, [2016]
xxv, 199 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Prelude to a dynasty -- Assembling the dynasty -- Who's hitless now -- Revenge -- Once more with feeling -- 104 wins are not enough -- And then? -- Curses, cats and other calamities -- After the dynasty -- Faces of the franchise--old and new -- The other guys -- Where they played--then and now.

For the glory : Eric Liddell's journey from Olympic champion to modern martyr

May 10, 2016
Hamilton, Duncan, 1958- author.
New York : Penguin Press, 2016.
388 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
The last race of the champion ; Faster. How to become a great athlete ; A cup of strong tea, please ; Coming to the crossroads ; I wonder if I'm doing the right thing? ; Dancing the tango along the Champs-Élysées ; Not for sale at any price ; Higher. Good-bye to all that ; There are no foreign lands ; "Will ye no come back again?" ; There's something I want to talk to you about ; Everywhere the crows are black ; The sharpest edge of the sword ; Stronger. The man who isn't there ; No more happy birthdays ; You can run ... but you won't catch us, old man ; Call to me all my sad captains -- What will survive of us is love.
"The untold and inspiring story of Eric Liddell, hero of Chariots of Fire, from his Olympic medal to his missionary work in China to his last, brave years in a Japanese work camp during WWII,"

Running with the champ : my forty-year friendship with Muhammad Ali

May 10, 2016
Shanahan, Tim, author.
New York : Simon & Schuster, 2016.
viii, 307 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Includes index.
Back To Paradise -- Main Man -- Cousin Tim -- Waiting For Bardot -- Lace 'Em Up -- Bigga -- Signature Moves -- On The Ropes -- Triple Crown -- Star Power -- Final Rounds -- Long-Distance Runs -- In His Corner -- Black Superman.
"A former medical sales manager traces his longtime friendship with the two-time heavyweight champion of the world, describing how they bonded over shared efforts on behalf of underprivileged kids and how the author witnessed Ali's countless acts of unpublicized generosity over the years,"--NoveList.

18 holes with Bing : golf, life, and lessons from Dad

May 9, 2016
Crosby, Nathaniel, author.
xi, 211 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 22 cm
As famous as famous gets -- Grass roots -- The jazz singer -- The War years -- A British bond -- Caddies or kings -- Hogan and the incredible match -- Family friends -- Crosby and Hope : road to the gold course -- The Crosby clambake -- Pirates, pugilists, horses, and hunting -- On parenting -- Our time together -- The world mourns -- Growing up fast -- Winning for Dad -- Aftermath -- Dad's legacy.
In this love letter to his father, former professional golfer Nathaniel Crosby shares memories of Bing Crosby on the golf course, and the lessons he taught him about the game and about life. With a Foreword by Jack Nicklaus. "Bing Crosby was a great ambassador for our game, as well as a great man," hails longtime friend and golf partner, Jack Nicklaus. The beloved singer and star was also an extraordinary teacher who instilled an abiding passion and mastery of the game in his youngest son, Nathaniel. Winning the US Amateur at nineteen, Nathaniel went on to compete in high-level professional tournaments for his entire life. In 18 Holes with Bing, Nathaniel introduces us to the Bing Crosby he and his family knew-- not the beloved singer who played golf, but a golfer who sang to pay his country club dues. Nathaniel shares exclusive stories about this American icon golfing, working, and playing with some of the most famous people in history-- royalty, titans of industry, stars of stage and screen, and champions of the green, including Bob Hope, Dwight Eisenhower, Ben Hogan, Jack Nicklaus, and Louis Armstrong. At the book's heart is an intimate account of a father and a son-- how a mutual love of golf formed an exceptional emotional bond. Full of anecdotes, vignettes, and recollections of Bing's time on the course, the tournaments he created and later sponsored, and the constant encouragement he showed his son, 18 Holes with Bing honors this celebrated golfer, entertainer, and father, and illuminates his life as never before.

Incredible baseball stats : the coolest, strangest stats and facts in baseball history

May 5, 2016
Reavy, Kevin, author.
New York, NY : Sports Publishilng, [2016]
xii, 279 pages ; illustrations ; 21 cm
Includes index.
"As America's pastime since the mid-1800s, baseball offers the sights, sounds, and even smells that are deeply entrenched in our culture. But for some, the experience can be less sensory. Some, such as Ryan Spaeder and Kevin Reavy, live for baseball statistics. Stats give the game historical context and measurables for past, present, and predictive analysis."--Publisher's description.

Dingers : the 101 most memorable home runs in baseball history

May 4, 2016
Shifrin, Joshua, author.
New York : Sports Publishing, [2016]
ix, 320 pages ; 24 cm
"From splitters to spitters; from a frozen rope to the suicide squeeze; from extra innings to no hitters, baseball is truly a great game. But nothing hypes up a crowd like a home run, a round tripper, a big bomb . . . the long ball! Hitting the ball out of the park is one of the greatest feats in baseball, and doing so in the clutch can make an average player a hero overnight. In Dingers, authors Joshua Shifrin and Tom Shea break down the 101 most memorable home runs in baseball history, telling their stories and how they affected the game of baseball. Whether it&#x2019;s zThe Shot Heard &#x2019;Round the Worldy or Hank Aaron&#x2019;s 715th blast, readers will get an inside scoop on some of the most famous moments that now live in baseball lore... Dingers is for baseball fans young and old. Relive the moments you cherish to the ones you've only heard tales about."--Page [2] of book jacket.

I'm fascinated by sacrifice flies : inside the game we all love

May 2, 2016
Kurkjian, Tim, author.
New York, N.Y. : St. Martin's Press, 2016.
xvii, 232 pages ; 22 cm
"ESPN baseball commentator Tim Kurkjian is fascinated by sacrifice flies. In fact, he is fascinated by so many aspects of baseball that he's written a book to show baseball fans where this fascination comes from and how they, too, can find it. In the aftermath of the Steroid Era that stained the game, at a time when so many players are so rich and therefore have a sense of entitlement that they haven't earned, Kurkjian shows readers how to love the game more than ever, with incredible insight and stories that are hilarious, heartbreaking, and revealing. From what Pete Rose was doing in the batting cage a few minutes after getting out of prison, to why everyone strikes out these days and why no one seems to care, I'm Fascinated By Sacrifice Flies will surprise even longtime baseball fans. Tim explains the fear factor in the game, and what it feels like to get hit by a pitch; Adam LaRoche wanted to throw up in the batter's box. He examines the game's superstitions: Eliot Johnson's choice of bubble gum, a poker chip in Sean Burnett's back pocket. He unearths the unwritten rules of the game, takes readers inside ESPN, and reveals how Tony Gwynn made baseball so much more fun to watch. And, of course, Tim will explain to readers why he is fascinated by sacrifice flies"-- Provided by publisher.

Federer and me : a story of obsession

May 2, 2016
Skidelsky, William, author.
New York : Atria Books, 2016.
viii, 264 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
"First published in Great Britain in 2015 by Yellow Jersey Press"--Title page verso.
London, Sunday 6 July 2014 -- Chapter 1: The sporty one -- 2007-2010 -- Chapter 2: Federer and the modern game -- 2011-2013 -- Chapter 3: The curse of Nadal -- January-May 2014 -- Chapter 4: The years between -- Halle, Thursday 12 June 2014 -- Halle, Friday 13 June 2014 -- Chapter 5: The greatest match -- Halle, Saturday 14 June 2014 -- Halle, Sunday 15 June 2014 -- Chapter 6: The pursuit of beauty -- Wimbledon, Thursday 26 June-Wednesday 2 July 2014 -- Chapter 7: A fan's life -- Sunday 6 July 2014 (continued).

Let your kids go wild outside : Creative ways to help children discover nature and enjoy the great outdoors

April 27, 2016
Bird, Fiona, author.
New York CICO Kidz, 2016.
160 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm

The national parks coast to coast : the 100 best hikes

April 27, 2016
Alvarez, Ted, author.
Guilford, CT : Falcon Guides, 2016.
xi, 384 pages : color illustrations, maps ; 24 cm.


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