The Greatest Moments in Sports: Upsets and Underdogs

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Sourcebooks Jabberwocky, 2012 - Juvenile Nonfiction - 124 pages

Everyone loves an underdog - and now you can experience and share the greatest upsets in sports history with The Greatest Moments in Sports: Upsets and Underdogs! This book plus audio CD is all about "the little guy," the athlete or team that seemingly has no chance. Any yet somehow they emerge victorious. From the New York Times bestselling author of The Greatest Moments in Sports comes this collection unlike any other. Through photos, facts, and thrilling stories, you'll uncover the greatest upsets the sports world has ever seen.

Why do so many people love underdogs? Probably because we've all felt like an underdog at some time or another. And discovering the stories behind the most unlikely heroes is sure to inspire the champion in you!

Hear the actual broadcasts:

•Buster Douglas knocks out undefeated Mike Tyson
•A dairy farmer defeats the "Russian Bear" in wrestling
•Injured Kerri Strug sticks a perfect vault landing
•and many more on an exclusive audio CD

Plus discover the amazing stories behind some of the most inspiring upsets ever:

•Doug Flutie throws the most famous pass in college football history
•Billy Mills becomes the only American to win gold at the 10, 000 meters
•Jim Abbott, the one-armed pitcher, throws a no-hitter
•University of Texas-El Paso upsets Kentucky to win the NCAA Basketball Championship
•and many, many more!

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User Review  - SparklePonies - LibraryThing

Sportscaster Len Berman gives readers his 25 greatest moments in sports. Book is suitable for ages 7 & up and would be something to recommend to a reluctant teen reader who likes sports. Included in ... Read full review


User Review  - Kirkus

Packaged with a magazine-style cover, this sports book is loaded with hype. Bold display types, bright colors and superlative enticements will lure readers to discover the stories behind such moments ... Read full review

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About the author (2012)

Len Berman hosts the popular Spanning the World segments on NBC's Today show. He is a former sports anchor at WNBC New York/ He has won eight local Emmy Awards and has been voted New York Sportscaster of the Year six times. His daily Top 5 email is featured in The Huffington Post and is received by thousands around the country.

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