Biographical dictionary of American sports: Outdoor sports

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David L. Porter
Greenwood Press, 1988 - Biography & Autobiography - 728 pages
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This dictionary is the third of four companion volumes, each containing comprehensive biographical and statistical data on over 500 athletic figures including managers, coaches, executives, and media personnel. Each volume contains essays contributed by sports historians, sports writers, journalists, teachers, and publishers. Entries are listed alphabetically within each outdoor sport and cover major individuals from auto racing, golf, harness and thoroughbred racing, lacrosse, skiing, soccer, speed skating, tennis, and track and field. Amateur sports administrators, bicyclists, bobsledders, equestrian riders, field hockey players, promotors, sportscasters, writers, and yachtsmen are also discussed.

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Biographical dictionary of American sports

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This third of four volumes in the BDAS (the others cover baseball, LJ 4/15/88, football, LJ 10/15/87, and indoor sports, available now) provides 520 biographical sketches of amateur and professional ... Read full review

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Covering 520 notable college and professional football players, coaches, executives, rules developers, and promoters, this volume provides short (300-900 words), signed sketches listing personal and ... Read full review

Contents

Auto Racing
1
Communications Media and Promotion
45
Golf
107
Horse Racing
173
acrosse
233
Miscellaneous Sports
253
Skiing
273
Soccer
291
Speed Skating
313
Track and Field
423
Thoroughbreds and Standardbreds
569
Alphabetical Listing of Entries with Sport
617
Entries by Place of Birth
633
Leagues in Outdoor Sports Volume
647
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About the author (1988)

Porter is Shangle Professor of History at William Penn University.