Books for All-Around Sports Fanatics

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  • The Sportsman: Unexpected Lessons from an Around-The-World Sports Odyssey
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    The Sportsman follows Dhani’s discovery that the parts of his life that, to many, seemed to be distractions— including an off-season TV show that sent him around the world to learn and compete in other sports—actually served to cross-train him in ways he’d never imagined, enabling him to become more grounded, globally aware, and, most surprisingly, a much better football player.
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    Tapping into the archives of America's most important surf photographer of the '60s and '70s At a time when surfing is more popular than ever, it's fitting to look back at the years that brought the sport into the mainstream. Developed by Hawaiian islanders over five centuries ago, surfing began to peak on the mainland in the 1950s, becoming not just a sport, but a way of life.
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    The greatest relief pitcher of all time shares his extraordinary story of survival, love, and baseball. Mariano Rivera, the man who intimidated thousands of batters merely by opening a bullpen door, began his incredible journey as the son of a poor Panamanian fisherman. When first scouted by the Yankees, he didn't even own his own glove. He thought he might make a good mechanic. When...
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    1954: Perhaps no single baseball season has so profoundly changed the game forever. In that year—the same in which the US Supreme Court unanimously ruled, in the case of Brown vs. Board of Education, that segregation of the races be outlawed in America's public schools—Larry Doby's Indians won an American League record 111 games, dethroned the five-straight World Series champion Yankees,...
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    A to the most important milestones of sports history, Sportographica is a paperback that examines the world of sport in 101 quirky and amusing infographics, covering a range of topics from the earliest Olympic sports to the fastest knock-outs in boxing world fights.
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