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161. Shark: Library Edition
by Lauren St. John, Ian Esmo
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162. The Iowa Baseball Confederacy
by W.P. Kinsella, Tom Parker
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Asin: 0786104759
Catlog: Book (1994-08-01)
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Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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Bearing W.P. Kinsella's trademark combination of "sweet-natured prose and a richly imagined world" (Philadelphia Inquirer), The Iowa Baseball Confederacy tells the story of Gideon Clark, a man on a quest. He is out to prove to the world that the indomitable Chicago Cubs traveled to Iowa in the summer of 1908 for an exhibition game against an amateur league, the Iowa Baseball Confederacy. But a simple game somehow turned into a titanic battle of more than two thousand innings, and Gideon Clark struggles to set the record straight on this infamous game that no one else believes ever happened. ... Read more

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2-0 out of 5 stars Mind-boggling
What's so mind-boggling is the drugs that Kinsella must have been smoking in order to come up with this one.Now read this description of the book:
An albino, like his dead father, is convinced that a 3000 inning game took place 80-some years ago between the Chicago Cubs and the Iowa baseball Confederacy All-stars.The albino is somehow able to go back in time and witness the game (as a matter of fact the local hicks use him as a good-luck charm and rub his head before stepping to the plate, allowing him to remain in the dugout) in all its glory. Then Teddy Roosevelt shows up and takesa few swings, telling the pitcher not to patronize him after throwing an easy pitch, and then making a cheap pun about the bat being a "big stick."Soon after that Leonardo DaVinci showed up in a balloon and watches a few innings.Shortly thereafter a giant flood occurs and some of the players spontaeneouly throw themselves in the waters.To fill the vacancies, a statue of an angel plays in the outfield.

There, I think I've covered all the bases, so to speak.Oh, I forgot the Native America named "Drifting Away" who is messing with the reality of this county and eventually plays in the game too.

Look, I don't like to be so completely negative, but the book was ludicrous.To make matters worse, it throws in a fairly gratuitous love interest who is the spitting image of the Albino protagonist's mother (kinda Fruedian) and more seemingly random things than could possibly be mentioned in this review. And bear in mind, reading these things, that I'm a baseball fan.
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5-0 out of 5 stars Another Classic Baseball Novel
W.P. Kinsella is one of my all-time favorite writers, and this is one of his better novels.If you've seen the movie, "Field of Dreams," or read his book "Shoeless Joe," which was the basis for the movie, you know what to expect from Kinsella.

His stories of baseball and magic are written for readers with vivid imaginations.This is a story of a researcher looking for proof of an old league that nobody else can remember.He somehow ends up at a never-ending exhibition game between the 1908 Cubs and the all-stars from this Iowa league.

As usual with Kinsella, the book is about a lot more than baseball.If you're the type of reader who can accept a story that seems totally unbelievbale, and if you like baseball, you should try this one.If you like it, he's written quite a few other books and I haven't found a bad one yet.

2-0 out of 5 stars Very Disappointed
I just finished my sophomore year of college.I have had the Iowa Baseball Confederacy in my room forever but I waited until the semester was over to start reading it because I wanted to give it full attention.I read Shoeless Joe a couple of years ago and it is still my all-time favorite book.I went into this one with high expectations.However, they were not met.I just didn't like the characters, didn't care about them.The Plot seemed like a bunch of short stories together that made no sense.

Magic is a key element in Kinsella stories.However, this one just seemed too fantastic.I don't know how players coming back from the dead in Shoeless Joe seemed more realistic than the time-travel, magic Indian, and the obsession with the game in the Iowa Baseball Confederacy, but it just does.

The book is worth a read if you're a Kinsella Fan but don't waste your time otherwise.Read Shoeless Joe again.

5-0 out of 5 stars One of the best american novels
Its pretty difficult to put this book in a genre.Sports novel?There's a 2,000 inning game in here.Mythology?The characters seem plenty real to me.Lets just say that it belongs in the genre of books that defy classification.
I'm not sure whats so great about this book.I guess its just the fact that when Kinsella says there was this totally fantastic event, you believe him.Who knows why?The man is an amazing writer, and this proves it.By the way, if you are a teacher by all means, assign this book to your class instead of the tired old 19th century british class warfare novel.

4-0 out of 5 stars Magic irrealism
Be sure you like baseball before you read this book: you should be able to stomach a phrase like "Baseball is the only thing white man has done right". Interresting in its treatment of the larger themes: obsession, love; but a bit of a railroaded story. Elements seem to have been thrown together haphazardly, without much concern for continuity in the novel. Read it if you really love baseball, but if you don't, Shoeless Joe is far, far better. ... Read more


163. Roger Maris
by Harvey Rosenfeld, Ian Esmo
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164. Baseball in 41
by Robert W. Creamer
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Asin: 0786111615
Catlog: Book (1997-10-01)
Publisher: Blackstone Audiobooks
Sales Rank: 2109204
Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars
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3-0 out of 5 stars I love baseball but I'm not a wonk...
...so in parts I was a little disappointed. I realize that baseball is the game of statistics more than any other. But the game has a more prosaic side. I live for stories about baseball, the opinions, arguments & nostalgia of baseball as it was 60 years ago. I enjoyed Robert Creamer's blend of his life intertwined with baseball & the World War brewing outside his idyllic & innocent exsistence.But then he would go on: "nine days in the early part of 1941 neither the Dodgers or the Cards were in the lead. First place change hands seven times in June. Huh? The Dodgers were in first place 78 days & the Cards 73 days. Come on. Tell me about Joe D's 56 game hitting street & Teddy Ballgame's All-Star home-run & how he got to a .406 average. He did eventually. I realize you can't tell a baseball story without numbers & factoids, but I don't need a list of every minor leaguer that hada 50 game hitting streak. Tell me about Leo's temper, his run-ins with the gm, Lee MacPhail, Mungo, the umpires, reporters & everyone else. The story of Mickey Owens rough play & passed ball, Lefty Grove's struggle to get his 300th win: that's the ticket. Stuff I didn"t know aboutbaseball players & the draft in 1940 & truly that most wonderful year of baseball, 1941.

4-0 out of 5 stars The Greatest Season in Baseball History.
Baseball has perhaps never had a season of the importance of 1941. In the last year of the American "innocence" before the beginning of World War II, unassailable records were broken and Americans got to seesome of the greatest baseball ever played. It was the season of JoeDiMaggio's 56-game hitting streak, Ted Williams astounding .406 battingaverage, and the improbable run of the Brooklyn Dodgers to the NationalLeague pennant.

The end would be one of the best world series ever, aseries that would see the first of the New York Yankees numerous worldseries victories over the Dodgers. Finally, the clouds broke and Americawas at war.

Author Robert Creamer has done an outstanding job weaving intales from his own life and coupling them with observations about theseason as it unfolded. Creamer is a very readable author who gives thereader an outstanding insight into what life was like in America in 1941.

5-0 out of 5 stars AN ADVENTUROUS TRIP TO A FABLED TIME IN OUR NATIONAL PASTIME
WHERE HAVE YOU GONE JOE DIMAGGIO? THIS IS THE SEASON OF JOE'S STREAK, TED WILLIAMS BATTING .400, THE DODGERS WINNING THE PENNANT FOR THE FIRST TIME IN 21 YEARS,AND THE UNITED STATES ON THE BRINK OF ENTERING THE WAR. I FELTAS THOUGH I WAS TRANSPORTED BACK TO OUR LAST YEAR OF INNOCENCE AND EBBETSFIELD ALL IN THE SPACE OF ONE EVENING. THIS BOOK IS MORE THAN JUST BASEBALLIT IS HISTORY AS SEEN BY A YOUNG MAN WHO HAS PASSIONS AND LOVES THAT HERETAINS EVEN 50 YEARS LATER. HE ALSO GIVES THE APPROPRIATE CREDIT TO KENNYKELTNER AND THE REST OF THE CLEVELAND INDIANS FOR PUTTING A STOP TO THEMOST FAMOUS STREAK IN ALL OF SPORT. ... Read more


165. Legs United: The Phantom Footballer and Fair Play or Foul
by Alan Durant
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Catlog: Book (2000-05-01)
Publisher: Chivers Audio Books
Average Customer Review: 3 out of 5 stars
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3-0 out of 5 stars The Phantom Footballer
The Phantom Footballer is written by Alan Duran and has many challenging words although I wouldn't recomend it to age 12 upwards. This book is about a family having to play the Muddington Colts in the Holt Nolan Football Challenge. The family are so worried about getting beat they don't want to put on some members of the family as they are under 10. Whilst all hopes down Dan and Sam find an old ball in the attic and take down to the shed to clean it and pump it up.When they were cleaning it they fell as if a genie was to come out of the ball so they start chanting and suddenly a ghostly figure apears. It turns out that the ghostly figure is one of their ancestors named Archibald Legg. As he builds up their confidence they agree to play and he agrees to coach the team.

Will Archie coach the team to victory or will they get humilliated? READ IT AND FIND OUT!! ... Read more


166. Harvey Penick's Little Red Book : Lessons and Teachings from a Lifetime
by Harvey Penick, Bud Shrake, Jack Whitaker
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Catlog: Book (1994-09-01)
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio
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Average Customer Review: 5 out of 5 stars
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5-0 out of 5 stars Keep it simple.....
Harvey Penick's "Little Red Book" is a must for golfers young and old. With Harvey's tips, guidelines, and observations pertaining to the game of golf, the reader can see how simple the game of golf can be explained. Harvey states, "We all have to check our mistakes, but it's impossible to go through the list before each stroke." I suggest every golfer have "The Little Red Book" in his or her arsenal of golf publications. ... Read more


167. Down for the Count
by David Owen
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Catlog: Book (2003-08-01)
Publisher: Blackstone Audiobooks
Sales Rank: 1717107
Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars
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4-0 out of 5 stars review of the review
the book is a fine example of Toby Peters.But the reviewer should know that Gunther, the midget, is not Norwegian; he is Swiss. ... Read more


168. Power, Money & Sex
by Deion Sanders
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Catlog: Book (1999-01-08)
Publisher: W Publishing Group
Sales Rank: 464961
Average Customer Review: 4.43 out of 5 stars
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Superstar Deion Sanders tells his powerful life story and reveals how power, money and sex could not satisfy the void in his life—a void ultimately satisfied by his relationship with Christ. A photo section included in this national best-seller.

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5-0 out of 5 stars Depicts how Sanders grows out of adolescence into manhood.
For any man who has ever had problems with "power, sex or money," this is a must-read. This book covers the trials and triumphs of one of the NFL's most controversial - yet entertaining athletes of all-time. Find out where Deion receives the necessary strength to play in both the World Series and the Super Bowl. You'll be amazed!

5-0 out of 5 stars Prime Time's Quest to Christ
Wow! The life and times of Deion Sanders is most definitely a most unique and touching story. Who would think that a man with so much going for himself: fame, fortune, women and much more would want to commit suicide? It just goes to show the public that material gifts don't bring happiness without those who love us in our lives on a daily basis.

Due to hearing the numerous testimonies of Sanders (and others outside of pro sports and the entertainment industry) on ESPN and Christian networks, I am trying to take those extra steps to put Christ in my life full time.

I must admit, I loved the non-religious Deion Sanders. He was so conceited and filled with so much arrogance, and my goodness was he entertaining! However, by seeing the new Deion Sanders, I admire him even more because it takes lots of courage to make the transformations and sacrifices he has made.

I've read a little over half of Deion's book thus far, so I'm informed about part of his journey to spirituality. Now, it's time for me to read the other half of his book and get the complete story of how Deion found "The Big Guy In The Sky."

Job well done by Deion and his editor, Jim Nelson Black on bringing us a most uplifting story for all readers to take part in.

Finally, I just want to say: Keep doin' what ya doin' Deion and don't change. Keep safe and God bless!

3-0 out of 5 stars Prime Time's Years of Slime Time
Let me start off by saying I like Deion Sanders, otherwise I never would have purchased his book. And I admire the fact that the man has come a LONG way and overcome many obstacles to accept Christ into his life.
However, I do have a major complaint - well, two to be totally honest.
One, Deion seems to blame all his past problems on others. Even though Deion admits he was hell on wheels and self destructive for a time, he still doesn't take responsibility for many of his actions in this book. The time in Cincinnati, when he played for the Reds, when he got into an altercation with a security guard while he was riding around in a golf cart. Everyone knows Deion made that situation worse than it ever could have been, but in Deion's retelling of the story, the security guard provoked him. There are several more stories like this one, where Deion was involved in something that escalated because the other party in the dispute was out to "get him". I'm not going to say that everything that has happened to Deion is his fault, but let's be real - a lot of it is. I'm surprised, as a christian, that Deion hasn't stepped up to the plate and taken a little more responsibility for his past actions. I'm not judging Deion, but I must admit my disappointment.
The other problem I had with the book, and this is most likely not Deion's fault but rather the authors, is that his "escapades" are glamourized, instead of downplayed. I've read several biographies written by famous people - athletes, politicians, actors, etc - and they all are guilty of this. I understand the risk you take as a writer, explaining the past deed and attempting to unfold what happened, but doing so in a manor that is interesting to the reader. When this happens, it's every easy to glamourize the story, instead of exposing it for the bad thing that it was.
Overall, an entertaining read, albeit somewhat short to my surprise.

3-0 out of 5 stars My Review on Deion's Book....
Overall, I really enjoy Deion and I was looking forward to reading his autobiography, but I have to say I was somewhat disappointed. It wasn't as 'thorough' as I thought - and his cockiness and self-centeredness really showed. I still enjoy him, and I wish him the best on his journey with Jesus.. I just pray that he's sincere.

5-0 out of 5 stars Deion has always been a class act
I've always dug Deion Sanders.To Me he has been the Most Complete Athlete of His Time.cuz He is a Good Baseball Player&A Great Football Player.but More Importantly The Brother is Very Honest with Himself&His Surroundings.he has come full circle&has Inner Peace.this is a Great Book. ... Read more


169. Namath
by Mark Kriegel
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Catlog: Book (2004-08-01)
Publisher: Penguin Audiobooks
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In between Babe Ruth and Michael Jordan there was Joe Namath, one of the very few sports heroes who transcended their game. The son of a Hungarian immigrant, Namath left the steel country of Beaver Falls, Pennsylvania, for the Deep South, where he played quarterback for Bear Bryant at the University of Alabama. Almost four years later, he signed a $427,000 contract with the New York Jets that changed football forever, transforming a crude, violent game into show business. Namath became the most glamorous athlete in America––his fame nurtured by the age of television, the point spread, and the sexual revolution. His hair, his draft deferment, and his white shoes became symbols for a generation. But it was his "guarantee" of victory in Super Bowl III that ensured his legend.

In the tradition of Richard Ben Cramer’s Joe DiMaggio, David Maraniss’s A Life of Vince Lombardi, and Nick Tosches’s Dino, Mark Kriegel details Namath’s journey from steeltown pool halls to the upper reaches of American celebrity––and beyond. He renders Namath as an athlete and a man, a brave champion and a wounded soul. Here are Namath’s complex relationships with pain and fame plus his appearances in pantyhose ads, on The Simpsons, and Nixon’s Enemies List. Namath is not just for football fans, but for any reader interested in the central role of sports in American culture. ... Read more


170. Sir Stanley Matthews: a Footballing Legend

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Catlog: Book (1985)
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171. Rebound: The Odyssey of Michael Jordan (Penguin Audiobooks)
by Bob Greene
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Asin: 014086234X
Catlog: Book (1995-11-01)
Publisher: Penguin Highbridge (Aud)
Sales Rank: 1949308
Average Customer Review: 3.9 out of 5 stars
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4-0 out of 5 stars An in-depth look into the mind of Michael Jordan
This book answers the question that millions of people were thinking when Jordan quit basketball: What was HE thinking! With everything from his first retirement and death of his father to his attempt at baseball and return to the NBA, Greene's book lets you know exactly what Jordan was thinking during this period of time and his reasoning behind everything. A good book!

5-0 out of 5 stars EXCELLANT BOOK!!!
I am the biggest Michael Jordan fan in the world and I thoughtthat the book is great. Bob Greene is a great author, and I love theway he made this book. He wrote a little over half of the book talkingabout him playing baseball, and then the other half of the book when he returned to basketball. He gives you a lot of facts about him playing baseball, some that I didn't even know! Great book, I suggest you read it.

5-0 out of 5 stars MJ Book Review
Any book or anything with Michael Jordan is great because he is the best of ALL time!And all his books like Rebound are great books to read.And they have great pictures.

3-0 out of 5 stars Soso book
It explored some issues, like is Jordan a ballhog, but not in depth. It is average quality. I wouldn't recommend it, but I wouldn't disparage it either.

3-0 out of 5 stars not "hang tine"
don't get me wrong...it's a good one. boby greene really writes well.... but it's just not the magic of "hang time" ... Read more


172. FOR ALL WHO LOVE THE GAME LESSONS AND TEACHINGS FOR WOMEN
by Harvey Penick
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Catlog: Book (1999-05-01)
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio
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Average Customer Review: 3.67 out of 5 stars
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4-0 out of 5 stars Pleasure to read. Mr. Penick is an inspiration!
Every chapter is a different lesson. It can be read and re-read. Mr. Penick has so many experiences to share. Funny, inspiring, a real joy! Great gift!

4-0 out of 5 stars For All Who Love the Game
Practical look at the game of golf for women. A quick read. Very enjoyable yet sound advice.

3-0 out of 5 stars Enjoyable but not too informative
Pleasant book, however not too informative. There are better women's golf books out there, for example "Golf is a Woman's Game" is really inspirational. However in all, "For all who Love the Game" makes a nice gift or an easy read, but you could do better. ... Read more


173. Leslie Neilson's Stupid Little Golf Book
by LESLIE NIELSON
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Catlog: Book (1995-03-01)
Publisher: Random House Audio
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174. Bat Boy : My True Life Adventures Coming of Age with the New York Yankees
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Catlog: Book (2005-05-10)
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5-0 out of 5 stars A Fantastic Read!
There are so many wonderful moments in this book that I don't know where to begin:the naive and persistent phone calls that led to the job, the letter McGough's father wrote him on his first day of work (read it and see if you don't shed a tear), the part where McGough loses his meal money to fellow players playing blackjack on the team plane, and a relief pitcher gives him a $100 bill, the road trip to Fenway Park, where the players set him up on his first date...the list goes on, but even more poignant are the personal experiences McGough had with heroes Don Mattingly and Jim Abbott, who are portrayed as both noble and funny.Talk about meeting your heroes and having them exceed your expectations.

This is a beautiful book written with great sensitivity and insight.

5-0 out of 5 stars A Touching and Insighftul Memoir
McGough really nailed it with this memoir. He takes us back to an era when the Yankees weren't ferociously competitive every year, but instead more closely resembled perrenial losers. The narration is seamless, and McGough very effectively incorporates numerous aspects of clubhouse life into his book. As an avid Yankee fan, this book rings a certain bell with me, but in no way do you have to be a Yankee -- or even basbeball -- fan to enjoy this book. It is a book that begs its pages to be read, and it is often hard to resist the temptation. Bat Boy is well-written and demonstrates the power of sheer determination and persistence.

5-0 out of 5 stars A perfect summer read
For a transplanted New Yorker who did not grow up a Yankee fan, Bat Boy tells a story that is relatable to everyone.It is a quintessential summer read, full of funny anecdotes while delivering a message that hard work and perseverance pay off.

5-0 out of 5 stars Not just for baseball fans
Bat Boy is a compelling and entertaining book, even for someone who isn't necessarily a baseball fan.It is a story about the dreams of youth, when everything is still new and possible because we haven't yet been made timid by caution and restraint.Bat Boy is about deciding what you want, going for it, and miraculously getting it.And what is perhaps even more rare, finding that achieving and living a dream can be as good or better than the fantasy.

5-0 out of 5 stars Hate the Yankees, love the book!
It's a tribute to the author that I, an ardent Mets fan and Yankee-hater, really enjoyed the book. Maybe that's because, for all the funny baseball anecdotes and fascinating insider scoops, this isn't just a baseball book--it's a memoir, and the coming-of-age thrust of the narrative is quite effective. McGough manages to convey both the arrogance and insecurity that a 17-year-old boy in an infinitely enviable position--hanging out with his heroes, traveling with them, getting paid (among other perks)--must have felt.

The story is touching without being overly sentimental, and it rings true. Best of all, this isn't one of those corny "Baseball=life" stories; McGough skillfully interweaves the two main elements of his story with humor and a light touch. I actually laughed out loud in some parts, and was genuinely moved in others.

While baseball fans will surely enjoy this book on another level than their non-baseball-loving peers, any reader with an appreciation for clever writing and hilarious tales of hubris and naivete should read this book. ... Read more


175. A Season On the Brink : A Year With Bob Knight and the Indiana Hoosiers
by John Feinstein
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Catlog: Book (1987-12-15)
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176. What's Wrong with Sports
by Howard Cosell, Shelby Whitfield
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Catlog: Book (1991-05-01)
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio
Sales Rank: 1206882
Average Customer Review: 4 out of 5 stars
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4-0 out of 5 stars Deliciously Cranky
Being a little too young to remember live broadcasts of Howard Cosell, I read this book in an attempt to gain insight into why this sports figure was so controversial. Whether you love or hate him, it seems that there are very few people without an opinion about Howard.

And rightly so. The man clearly has a huge ego, and his self-aggrandizement oozes off every page, often with hollow qualifiers like "I don't mean to brag, but..." He claims to be a close friend of nearly everyone. And he makes weighty accusations and statements in the name of telling it like it is. One particularly egregious one (though correct, in my opinion), regarding the toll a baseball superstar's gambling scandal took on the late baseball commissioner and good friend of the author- "There's little doubt that Pete Rose was a factor in the death of Bart Giamatii." Ouch.

Kudos to Cosell for attacking sacred cows. It really was refreshing to read someone put athletics' big-mouths and butt-kissers in their places; I just wish I could have seen and heard Cosell do the same live. Cosell was a champion of a lot of important aspects of sports and sports reporting that are resolved nowadays, unpopular, or foregone conclusions. For example, Cosell advocated that sports reporting is as important as other news reporting, and demands the same scrutiny and lack of bias. He was a tough critic of college sports programs and coaches, particularly those which turn a blind eye to the delinquency of their players, and those whose reverence of sports undermines their institutions' dedication to academics. He was a staunch promoter of minority representation in sports management and ownership. He believed boxing suffered from a lack of consolidation of leagues, and from the influence of crooks like Don King. He squawked about the mob's influence in professional sports.

I wish Howard was around today to give the world his take on the current state of sports, but- alas- he passed away not long after this book came out (1991). That this book is so dated is a sad commentary on today's sports scene- everything Howard lamented more than 10 years ago in print (outrageous sports salaries, gambling and numbers in sports, sports figures engaged in criminal pursuits, biased reporting) exists tenfold today. Heck, Mike Tyson alone is enough to make any sports enthusiast wince and long for the good old days... [Incidentally, in Howard's words re. the biting one circa 1991, "I think [Tyson] needs professional help from persons expert in the field of mental health."]

4-0 out of 5 stars Did you tape "Sportsbeat?"
Anyone interested in sports beyond the scores should read WHAT'S WRONG WITH SPORTS, the last(published 1991) of four books by the late great journalist Howard Cosell. It's almost as good as his COSELL (1973) and I NEVER PLAYED THE GAME (1985), two others you should seek out. For as much impact as Cosell had in his sports broadcast career, does anyone have tapes of his radio and TV announcing? You've got to read Howard Cosell's books, as they are pretty much all we have left of the man's courageous commentary. ... Read more


177. Secrets of Power Golf
by Gary Wiren
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Asin: 155525201X
Catlog: Book (1990-06-01)
Publisher: Nightingale Conant Corp (a)
Sales Rank: 2805669
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178. I Love This Game: My Life and Baseball
by Kirby Puckett
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Asin: 1559947594
Catlog: Book (1993-04-01)
Publisher: Harper Audio
Sales Rank: 738740
Average Customer Review: 4.67 out of 5 stars
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4-0 out of 5 stars Kirby Pucket: I Love This Game
I Love This Game Kirby Pucket

Kirby Pucket's hard work and persistence has allowed him to be a superstar in major league baseball. Kirby Pucket started playing baseball as a little boy in Chicago. There he played third base, not outfield. In Chicago he played in his neighborhood. His family didn't have much money so he would just throw and catch a ball against his apartment building as much as possible. But when there were enough kids to play a game he would play against them. Sometimes he played with his older brothers and their friends. He held his own playing with them. Kirby soon became good enough to play varsity baseball at his local school. After that, he went through a long and hard trip to the majors. This trip included practices on hot summer days and having to settle for sports facilities that didn't even have bathrooms! It was along that route that he met people that impacted his career a great deal. Among those people there was Kent Hrbek and Bob Symonds, the man that taught him all of the fundamentals of the game. It was people like them that made his career interesting and exciting. Overall, I think that this book was interesting and it is something that a person with a dream can relate to. The book was writen well and that made it easy to read.

5-0 out of 5 stars it was a inspiring book
this was a great book i would recomened it to any on

5-0 out of 5 stars FUTURE HALL OF FAMERS AUTOBIOGRAPHY,READ IT TODAY!
KIRBY PUCKETT WAS AND STILL IS ONE OF THE BEST BASEBALL PLAYERS EVER (AND MAYBE ONE OF THE BEST AUTHORS). THIS PARTICULAR BOOK WAS A DISPLAY OF PURE ABILITY, BOTH ON THE FIELD AND IN THIS BOOK. I WOULD RECOMMEND THIS BOOK FOR ANYBODY,ANY AGE,EVEN IF THEY DON'T ENJOY BASEBALL.HE TALKS ABOUT NEARLY WORKING AT FORD MOTOR COMPANY THE REST OF HIS LIFE AND HIS INCREDIBLE JOURNEY INTO THE BIG LEAGUE. THIS BOOK SHOULD BE PLACED IN THE LITERATURE HALL OF FAME. BUY THIS BOOK IMMEDIATLEY. ... Read more


179. The Hockey Sweater and Other Stories
by Roch Carrier
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Asin: 0864923325
Catlog: Book (2001-10-01)
Publisher: Goose Lane Editions
Sales Rank: 2910552
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Book Description

The title story, about the Quebec boy who is shipped a Toronto Maple Leafs sweater by mistake, has become a Christmas favorite. Also included are nineteen other tales of a childhood in a Quebec village. The Hockey Sweater is now an award-winning National Film Board film. This is Roch Carrier at his best! ... Read more


180. Autobiography
by David Seaman

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Asin: 0752832204
Catlog: Book (2000-10-12)
Publisher: Orion
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David Seaman has been at the centre of the most successful Arsenal side of the postwar period.He has also made the England goalkeeper’s position his own with a succession of superb games as both player and captain, not least with three heroic performances at the focus point of the high-tension penalty shootouts that have dogged England’s progress in recent international competitions. As with Kenny Dalglesh’s number one bestselling autobiography, this will be a celebration of one of the most successful and high-profile careers in the domestic game.Published in Seaman’s testimonial year at Arsenal (where he is second only to Tony Adams in terms of popularity) this will be the story of one of best loved people in sport. A past sports personality of the year, a true sportsman with a spotless record and a reputation as one the games most thoughtful characters, Seaman’s extraordinary popularity with both his club supporters, England fans and the population at large, remains untainted despite a fraught recent personal life.The man is a genuine national sporting hero. ... Read more


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