Sometimes They Even Shook Your Hand: Portraits of Champions Who Walked Among Us
"John Schulian, a much-honored sportswriter for nearly forty years, takes us back to a time when our greatest athletes stood before us as human beings, not remote gods. In this compelling collection, Schulian paints prose portraits to remind fans of what today's cloistered stars won't share with them. Here, Willie Mays remembers how to smile in dreaded retirement; Muhammad Ali muses about a world that was once his. For every moment of triumph--Joe Montana in the Super Bowl, Marvelous Marvin Hagler over Thomas Hearns--there is another filled with the heartache that Pete Maravich felt when he hung up his basketball shoes. The result is a book guaranteed to stir memories for the generation that was--and to leave subsequent generations wishing they had it so good"--Provided by publisher.
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Review: Sometimes They Even Shook Your Hand: Portraits of Champions Who Walked Among UsUser Review - Mario - Goodreads
Collections of a sportswriter who worked in a in a time where boxing, baseball and horseracing (in that order) were kings. Read full review
Review: Sometimes They Even Shook Your Hand: Portraits of Champions Who Walked Among UsUser Review - Jim Blessing - Goodreads
This book was mildly amusing, but was outdated, since most of the stories were written in the last 1970's and early 1980's. My favorite was about Oscar Charleston, the Negro League Hall-of-Famer baseball player, who is buried in Indianapolis. Read full review
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