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New Kids in the World Cup: The Totally Late ’80s and Early ’90s Tale of the Team That Changed American Soccer Forever

Specialists in sports history might lament the book’s lack of citations and sources, but Elder’s insider look at the players and FIFA officials who put the U.S. men’s soccer team on the map will likely still appeal to fans of the game.
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Cotton Candy: Poems Dipped Out of the Air

More of the sweet stuff Kooser’s dedicated readers have come to expect from him.

Tony Lazzeri: Yankees Legend and Baseball Pioneer

This book adds much new detail and perspective to the history and development of baseball. It is a must-read for baseball fans, particularly fans of the New York Yankees. It belongs in all public libraries, and libraries with a local connection to the subject.

Cobra: A Life of Baseball and Brotherhood

Parker has a deep collection of stories and he tells them in a way that puts readers right in the thick of it all, from play-by-plays of the biggest playoff games to the brash and freewheeling banter that was always on tap in the Pirates' clubhouse.  

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Comeback Pitchers: The Remarkable Careers of Howard Ehmke and Jack Quinn

This well-researched study of Ehmke, Quinn, and early 20th-century baseball will appeal to readers who enjoy inspiring sports stories.

Clubbie: A Minor League Baseball Memoir

This well-written, realistic, and necessary addition to current baseball literature belongs on the shelves of school and public libraries especially, as well as smaller college collections.

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Havin’ a Ball

An appealing account that blends Adubato’s own memories with basketball’s growth over five decades. Recommended for all sports collections.

Buzzie and the Bull: A GM, a Clubhouse Favorite, and the Dodgers’ 1965 Championship Season

A wonderful exploration of a single baseball season told with great verve and exceptional research augmented by hours of interviews with Ferrara himself and numerous other baseball luminaries.

Bad Tourist: Misadventures in Love and Travel

Travelers who enjoy intrepid experiences, with strong language, will savor this book.
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