• 5 Great Books On Boxers And Boxing

    5 Great Books On Boxers And Boxing0

    Read these great books about boxers and boxing, the toughest sport in the world. 1. King of the World: Muhammad Ali and the Rise of an American Hero by David Remnick “On the night in 1964 that Muhammad Ali (then known as Cassius Clay) stepped into the ring with Sonny Liston, he was widely regarded

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  • 9 Memorable Quotes From Great Baseball Books

    9 Memorable Quotes From Great Baseball Books0

    1. From The Summer Game by Roger Angell: “Since baseball time is measured only in outs, all you have to do is succeed utterly; keep hitting, keep the rally alive, and you have defeated time. You remain forever young. Sitting in the stands, we sense this, if only dimly. The players below us—Mays, DiMaggio, Ruth,

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  • 5 Must-Read Baseball Novels

    5 Must-Read Baseball Novels0

    These novels showcase America’s national pastime. 1. Shoeless Joe by W.P. Kinsella “’If you build it, he will come.’ These mysterious words, spoken by an Iowa baseball announcer, inspire Ray Kinsella to carve a baseball diamond in his cornfield in honor of his hero, the baseball legend Shoeless Joe Jackson. What follows is both a

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  • 5 Must-Read Books About Rowing

    5 Must-Read Books About Rowing0

    These must-read books about rowing are worthy of a place on your reading list. 1. The Boys in the Boat by Daniel J. Brown “It was an unlikely quest from the start. With a team composed of the sons of loggers, shipyard workers, and farmers, the University of Washington’s eight-oar crew team was never expected

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  • 5 Must-Read Books On Football (Soccer)

    5 Must-Read Books On Football (Soccer)0

    Great reads about a great game. 1. Fever Pitch by Nick Hornby “Nick Hornby has been a football fan since the moment he was conceived. Call it predestiny. Or call it preschool. Fever Pitch is his tribute to a lifelong obsession. Part autobiography, part comedy, part incisive analysis of insanity, Hornby’s award-winning memoir captures the

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  • Well Done! A Sampling Of Sports Writing Gems

    Well Done! A Sampling Of Sports Writing Gems1

    Editor’s Note: David M. Hamlin’s novel Winter In Chicago is now available at Amazon.com. A Facebook friend of mine, a writer of considerable and well-deserved stature, recently shared the first paragraph of a sports story with the observation “I wish I’d written that.”  Here’s what he posted: GLENDALE, Ariz. — Tim Tebow went 0-for-3 in

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