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Uncle John's Bathroom Reader Sports Spectacular (USED)

Uncle John's Bathroom Reader Sports Spectacular (USED)

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Hey, sports fans: Sports Spectacular is bigger and better than ever! The not-so-dumb jocks at the BRI have packed in all the best sports and games articles from the wildly successful Uncle John's Bathroom Reader series--and then bulked the whole thing up with more than 50 fan-tastic new pages. So place the ball on the tee, square up to the basket, and make sure your laces are laced tight, because it's time to throw the dice through the goalposts for a home run! You'll feel the thrill of victory and laugh at the agony of defeat as you read about . . .

The origins of all the major sports (and a bunch of minor ones)
Classic games, from poker and pinball to Monopoly and Donkey Kong
How to play bathroom blackjack
The world's worst matador
The Goodyear Blimp
Mascots gone wild
Olympic scandals
NASCAR's illegal origins
Dodging the cow pies when you play pasture golf
Finnish wife-carrying, gerbil racing, flagpole sitting, and other bizarre sports
And much, much more!

Unecessary Roughness; Inside the Trail and Final Days of Aaron Hernandez (USED)

Unecessary Roughness; Inside the Trail and Final Days of Aaron Hernandez (USED)

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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

The revelatory inside story of the trial and final days of New England Patriots superstar Aaron Hernandez, by his attorney and New York Times bestselling author Jose Baez.

When renowned defense attorney Jose Baez received a request for representation from Aaron Hernandez, the disgraced Patriots tight-end was already serving a life sentence for murder. Defending him in a second, double-murder trial seemed like a lost cause--but Baez accepted the challenge, and their partnership culminated in a dramatic courtroom victory, a race to contest his first conviction, and ultimately a tragedy, when Aaron took his own life days after his acquittal.

This riveting, closely-observed account of Aaron's life and final year is the only book based on countless intimate conversations with Aaron, and told from the perspective of a true insider. Written with the support of Hernandez's fiancée, Unnecessary Roughness takes readers inside the high-profile trial, offering a dramatic retelling of the race to obtain key evidence that would exonerate Hernandez, and later play a critical role in appealing his first conviction.

With revelations about Aaron's personal life that weren't shared at trial, and an exploration of the Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy diagnosis revealed by his autopsy, Jose Baez's Unnecessary Roughness is a startling courtroom drama and an unexpected portrait of a fallen father, fiancé, and teammate.

Unicycling from Beginner to Expert (USED)

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Up and Running (USED)

Up and Running (USED)

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Patinkin shares the gripping story of a young boy's battle with a life-threatening illness and how a community fought to save him.
Upland Bird Hunting

Upland Bird Hunting

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You've just flushed an upland bird. What do you do next? Hunting upland birds, such as pheasants, quail, and grouse, requires quick thinking and accurate shooting skill. These birds fly away at the smallest sound, so you need to be ready to take your shot. If you're prepared, you'll have a great time hunting in woodlands, fields, and thick brush for upland birds.

Enter the Great Outdoors Sports Zone to learn about the history, gear, rules, and best techniques connected to upland bird hunting. You'll discover:
- What the best dog breeds are to train as bird dogs.
- What gear you need to become an expert upland bird hunter.
- How conservation groups have helped increase and preserve upland bird populations.
- How to prepare and cook your birds.

Are you into sports? Then get into your favorite zone!

Vespa: 70 Years

Vespa: 70 Years

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Updated edition of the book Vespa 70 Years: The complete history from 1946, published in 2011 to celebrate Vespa's 65th anniversary. April 1946 was the debut date of the revolutionary little two-wheel vehicle, which, as well as leaving an indelible mark on the history of transport, became a real cultural phenomenon to successive generations. Simple and elegant, practical and comfortable, these are some of the characteristics that have ensured the popular scooter an unrepeatable success, with 35,000 of them built in 1949 alone. Seventy years after its birth, the Vespa has affirmed itself throughout the world. This book covers the fascinating epic of the Vespa, from its debut to the present day, through hundreds of pictures and invaluable documents of its various epochs. The work includes a systematic cataloguing of all the models that have appeared in those 70 years, each one accompanied by a detailed technical specification.

Victor Cruz; Out of the Blue

Victor Cruz; Out of the Blue

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Victor Cruz, the Super Bowl-winning and record-breaking wide receiver, is best known for his explosive plays and salsa touchdown celebrations. While his meteoric rise in the NFL looked like the result of a magical year, it was actually a lifetime in the making.

Raised in Paterson, New Jersey's gritty Fourth Ward, Cruz overcame numerous setbacks through hard work, perseverance, and the support of his loving family--from his grandmother who gave him his signature dance moves; to his late father, a former firefighter, who introduced him to football and taught him how to play; to his hard-working, single mother who never let him give up in the face of a challenge.

In this inspiring and candid account, Cruz pays tribute to the people and places that made him the man he is today, recounts his most defining moments, and illustrates how his hardships ultimately unleashed his impenetrable will to win.

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Visual Dictionary of Baseball (USED)

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Batter up to understand baseball as you never have before with The Visual Dictionary of Baseball. Here is an entirely new kind of dictionary -- one that is packed with superb, full-color photographs, plus hundreds of terms and historical facts about the sport of baseball. The Visual Dictionary of Baseball gives you instant access to the vocabulary of baseball players, coaches, and fans in a way that is clear, informative, and easy to understand. If you know what a particular piece of baseball equipment or memorabilia looks like but don't know its name, simply look at the labels around the illustrations and photographs. And if you know a term from the sport but don't know exactly what it refers to, the comprehensive Index, Appendix, and Glossary direct you to the illustrations that show you just what you are looking for. Dorling Kindersley Visual Dictionaries are the ultimate finder's guides to what things are called. See, learn, discover, and identify all the parts of all the things in the world around you. From the parts of the baseball diamond to the materials inside the baseball to creating a winning lineup, the intricate workings of baseball are revealed in full-color clarity.
Wally the Green Monster and His Journey Through Red Sox Nation (USED)

Wally the Green Monster and His Journey Through Red Sox Nation (USED)

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Watching Baseball; Discovering the Game Within the Game (USED)

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West By West; My Charmed, Tormented Life (USED)

West By West; My Charmed, Tormented Life (USED)

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The honest and powerful autobiography from basketball legend Jerry West is a must-read for fans of the game.

He is one of basketball's towering figures: "Mr. Clutch," who mesmerized his opponents and fans. The coach who began the Lakers' resurgence in the 1970s. The general manager who helped bring "Showtime" to Los Angeles, creating a championship-winning force that continues to this day.

Now, for the first time, the legendary Jerry West tells his story -- from his tough childhood in West Virginia, to his unbelievable college success at West Virginia University, his 40-year career with the Los Angeles Lakers, and his relationships with NBA legends like Bill Russell, Wilt Chamberlain, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Magic Johnson, Shaquille O'Neal, and Kobe Bryant. Unsparing in its self-assessment and honesty, West by West is far more than a sports memoir: it is a profound confession and a magnificent inspiration.
When Boston Won the World Series (USED)

When Boston Won the World Series (USED)

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This year marks the 100th anniversary of the first World Series, in which the upstart Boston squad of the fledgling American League triumphed over the Pittsburgh Pirates of the time-honored National League. Starring such legendary players as Boston's Cy Young and Bill Dinneen, and Pittsburgh's Honus Wagner and Deacon Phillippe, When Boston Won the World Series chronicles with stirring detail the events that led up to baseball's first Fall Classic: the 1901 creation of the American League, its roster "raids" against National League teams, the sea change of public interest that caused the American League to outsell the National by 500,000 tickets, and the subsequent concession of the Nationals. The resulting handshake deal established a season-ending series which would determine the best baseball team in the world.
When Nobody Was Watching: My Hard-Fought Journey to the Top of the Soccer World

When Nobody Was Watching: My Hard-Fought Journey to the Top of the Soccer World

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A New York Times Bestseller

"If you are a real soccer player--then this is the book for you to read . . . Inspiring and uplifting. "--GoalNation

In 2015, the U.S. Women's National Soccer Team won its first FIFA championship in sixteen years, culminating in an epic final game that electrified soccer fans around the world. It featured a gutsy, brilliant performance by team captain and midfielder Carli Lloyd, who made history that day, scoring a hat trick during the first sixteen minutes. But there was a time when Carli almost quit the sport. In 2003 she was struggling, her soccer career at a crossroads. Then she found a trusted trainer, James Galanis, who saw in Carli a player with raw talent, skill, and a great dedication to the game. Together they set to work, training day and night, fighting, grinding it out. Despite all the naysayers, the times she was benched, the moments when her self-confidence took a nosedive, she succeeded in becoming one of the best players in the world.

Where Have All Our Red Sox Gone?

Where Have All Our Red Sox Gone?

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The latest in the 'Where Have They Gone?' series, this book catches up with retired Red Sox greats.
Why Fenway; Expolring the Red Sox Mystique

Why Fenway; Expolring the Red Sox Mystique

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An unforgettable look at the quirky and charming Fenway Park and the team that has called it home for the last century, this is a book to be treasured not just by Red Sox fans, but baseball fans everywhere. No fewer than eight professional baseball teams have called Boston home since the 19th century, yet the book shows that the only team to stick around for good has rewarded its faithful fans with abundant mediocrity and heartbreak and only occasional glimmers of hope and success. It demonstrates that the one constant for the Boston Red Sox is that for the past 100 years they've been ensconced in the same little jade gem of a ballpark--which has defined one of the most prestigious and iconic franchises in all of professional sports.
Willie Mays: The Life, the Legend

Willie Mays: The Life, the Legend

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Considered to be "as monumental--and enigmatic--a legend as American sport has ever seen" ( "Sports Illustrated" ), Willie Mays is arguably the greatest player in baseball history, still revered for the joy and passion he brought to the game. Mays began as a teenage phenom in the Negro Leagues, became a cult hero in New York, and was the headliner in Major League Baseball's bold expansion to California. With 3,383 hits, 660 home runs, and 338 stolen bases, he was a blend of power, speed, and stylistic bravado that fans had never seen before. Now, in the first biography authorized by and written with the cooperation of Willie Mays, James Hirsch reveals the man behind the player..

Willie is perhaps best known for "The Catch"--his breathtaking over-the-shoulder grab in the 1954 World Series. It is a classic visual that represents a transcendent figure who ushered in a new era of baseball, received standing ovations around the globe, and--during the turbulent civil rights era--advocated understanding and reconciliation. However, the years of racial attacks, the stress of celebrity, and the mental and physical demands of the game also took a toll. Meticulously researched and drawing on lengthy interviews with Mays, as well as with close friends, family, and teammates, Hirsch presents a complex portrait of one of America's most significant cultural icons..

Win Forever: Live, Work, and Plau Like a Champion

Win Forever: Live, Work, and Plau Like a Champion

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"I know that I'll be evaluated in Seattle with wins and losses, as that is the nature of my profession for the last thirty-five years. But our record will not be what motivates me. Years ago I was asked, 'Pete, which is better: winning or competing?' My response was instantaneous: 'Competing. . . because it lasts longer.'"
Pete Carroll is one of the most successful coaches in football today. As the head coach at USC, he brought the Trojans back to national prominence, amassing a 97-19 record over nine seasons. Now he shares the championship-winning philosophy that led USC to seven straight Pac-10 titles. This same mind=set and culture will shape his program as he returns to the NFL to coach the Seattle Seahawks.
Carroll developed his unique coaching style by trial and error over his career. He learned that you get better results by teaching instead of screaming, and by helping players grow as people, not just on the field. He learned that an upbeat, energetic atmosphere in the locker room can coexist with an unstoppable competitive drive. He learned why you should stop worrying about your opponents, why you should always act as if the whole world is watching, and many other contrarian insights.
Carroll shows us how the Win Forever philosophy really works, both in NCAA Division I competition and in the NFL. He reveals how his recruiting strategies, training routines, and game-day rituals preserve a team's culture year after year, during championship seasons and disappointing seasons alike.
"Win Forever" is about more than winning football games; it's about maximizing your potential in every aspect of your life. Carroll has taught business leaders facing tough challenges. He has helped troubled kids on the streets of Los Angeles through his foundation A Better LA. His words are true in any situation: "If you want to win forever, always compete."

Wind Star: The Building of a Sailship (USED)

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Wrigley Field Year by Year: A Century at the Friendly Confines

Wrigley Field Year by Year: A Century at the Friendly Confines

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More than just a lavishly illustrated and highly readable book, Wrigley Field Year-by-Year is the result of a quarter century of meticulous research. Written by a baseball historian and recognized authority on "the Friendly Confines," this is the first book to detail each year of the storied park's existence. The book covers not only the Chicago Cubs and the Chicago Federal League baseball team in detail, it touches on the Chicago Bears football team, basketball, hockey, high school sports, track and field, and political rallies. It references activities and changes throughout the park and in its neighborhood on Chicago's North Side. In addition to pertinent Cubs statistics, the author's year-by-year coverage includes:
- A "game of the year"
- A description of unusual and interesting happenings in the ballpark
- A quote from the year that best captures its essence
Supplementing the year-by-year approach are nine chapters that divide Wrigley Field's storied history into nine "innings," along with informative appendixes that will delight every Cubs fan, from the casual to the obsessed. The book's easy-to-use format and wealth of information make it a resource that readers will turn to again and again.

Skyhorse Publishing, as well as our Sports Publishing imprint, are proud to publish a broad range of books for readers interested in sports--books about baseball, pro football, college football, pro and college basketball, hockey, or soccer, we have a book about your sport or your team.

Whether you are a New York Yankees fan or hail from Red Sox nation; whether you are a die-hard Green Bay Packers or Dallas Cowboys fan; whether you root for the Kentucky Wildcats, Louisville Cardinals, UCLA Bruins, or Kansas Jayhawks; whether you route for the Boston Bruins, Toronto Maple Leafs, Montreal Canadiens, or Los Angeles Kings; we have a book for you. While not every title we publish becomes a New York Times bestseller or a national bestseller, we are committed to publishing books on subjects that are sometimes overlooked by other publishers and to authors whose work might not otherwise find a home.

Yo Soy Duran

Yo Soy Duran

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Lo llamaban «Manos de Piedra» y fue uno de los mejores boxeadores de todos los tiempos. Ahora, por primera vez, Roberto Durán cuenta su increíble historia: desde las calles de Panamá a ser coronado como uno de los «cuatro reyes» junto con Hearns, Leonard y Hagler, a medida que fue abriéndose camino en la era dorada del boxeo.

Nacido en la pobreza extrema y casi incapaz de leer o escribir, muy pronto Durán se dio cuenta de que sus puños podían protegerlo en las calles y ayudarlo a poner comida en la mesa. Su reputación se estableció el día que, por una apuesta, derribó un caballo con un solo golpe. A los veintiún años ganó su primer título mundial contra Ken Buchanan en el Madison Square Garden. En ese momento nació la leyenda de Manos de Piedra, pero su momento más glorioso aún estaba por venir.

En 1980 Durán protagonizó una de las grandes sorpresas de la historia del boxeo al derrotar al previamente imbatible Sugar Ray Leonard. Pero mayor fama trajo mayores distracciones y el andar de fiesta constantemente tuvo su efecto antes de que las dos superestrellas se volvieran a encontrar. Esta vez, y por primera vez en su vida, enfrentó a la debacle de la revancha que entró a formar parte del folclore deportivo y la verdad detrás del momento en el que se le escuchó pronunciar dos palabras infames: «No más».

Las explosivas actuaciones de Durán fueron de la mano con su volatilidad fuera del ring. Pasó de vivir como la realeza a caer en bancarrota y, después de haber sido desestimado por el mundo del boxeo, tuvo un retorno sangriento y legendario que marcó el final de su carrera y le trajo por fin la redención tan anhelada. Vino de la nada y cambió el mundo. Yo soy Durán es la autobiografía de una de las leyendas más emblemáticas del boxeo.

Yogi: It Ain't Over... (USED)

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You Can Observe A Lot by Watching (USED)

You Can Observe A Lot by Watching (USED)

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The most valuable team player in sports shows you what ""teamwork"" really means

What does it take to be a real team player, especially in a society that glorifies selfishness and a corporate culture that often uses ""team player"" as a buzzword but rewards only the showboaters and prima donnas? Well, You Can Observe a Lot by Watching. In this happy and hilarious guide to teamwork, sportsmanship, and winning, Yogi Berra draws on the timeless wisdom handed down by example from ballplayers who came before him to inspire you to make the right choices and become not only a better team player--at sports, at work, and in life--but a better person.

Filled with colorful stories from his life and career, not to mention the down-to-earth wit and insight that Yogi fans love, You Can Observe a Lot by Watching shows you how to make a bad team good and a good team great.

You Can't Make This Up (USED)

You Can't Make This Up (USED)

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In this highly entertaining and insightful memoir, one of television's most respected broadcasters interweaves the story of his life and career with lively firsthand tales of some of the most thrilling events and fascinating figures in modern sports.

No sportscaster has covered more major sporting events than Al Michaels. Over the course of his forty-plus year career, he has logged more hours on live network television than any other broadcaster in history, and is the only play-by-play commentator to have covered all four major sports championships: the Super Bowl, World Series, NBA Finals, and the Stanley Cup Final. He has also witnessed first-hand some of the most memorable events in modern sports, and in this highly personal and revealing account, brings them vividly to life.

Michaels shares never-before-told stories from his early years and his rise to the top, covering some of the greatest moments of the past half century--from the "Miracle on Ice"--the historic 1980 Olympic hockey finals--to the earthquake that rocked the 1989 World Series. Some of the greatest names on and off the field are here--Michael Jordan, Bill Walton, Pete Rose, Bill Walsh, Peyton and Eli Manning, Brett Favre, John Madden, Howard Cosell, Cris Collinsworth, and many, many more.

Forthright and down-to-earth, Michaels tells the truth as he sees it, giving readers unique insight into the high drama, the colorful players, and the heroes and occasional villains of an industry that has become a vital part of modern culture.