The Complete Idiot's Guide to Sports History & Trivia

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Penguin, Sep 1, 2001 - Sports & Recreation - 364 pages
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Discusses thh history and origin of various sports, covers the best players in each sport, and provides facts, statistics, and trivia.
 

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Contents

Play Ball
3
Baseballs Gold Standard
15
The Good the Bad and the Ugly
27
Game Time
35
Football Americas New Pastime
47
Pigskin Preview
49
Playing for Pay
59
Greats of the Game
69
Frozen Ponds Big Kicks
191
The Frozen Pond
193
Soccer The World Game
205
Game Time
215
The Olympic Spirit
225
Fun in the Summertime
227
Chills Thrills and Spills
237
Game Time
247

Gridiron Classics
81
Game Time
91
Hoop Dreams
101
It Started with a Peach Basket
103
School Days
113
Basketballs Best
123
Game Time
133
Going It Alone Golf Tennis and Boxing
145
Fore
147
Love of the Game
159
Put Up Your Dukes
169
Game Time
179
Speed Thrills
257
The Greatest Spectacle in Racing
259
Good Boys
269
The Short and Winding Roads
279
Game Time
287
Glossary
297
Champions
309
Hall of Famers
323
Additional Resources
347
Index
353
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About the author (2001)

Mike McGovern is a noted East Coast journalist, and currently is the sportswriter for the Allentown Times. He is the author of The Encyclopedia of Twentieth Century Athletes and, with his wife, Susan Shelly, The Quotable Athlete. He lives with his family in Shillington, PA.

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