New Arrivals · Sports & Outdoor Recreation

December 3, 2016
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

Courage to soar : a body in motion, a life in balance

December 2, 2016
Biles, Simone, 1997- author.
Grand Rapids, Michigan : Zondervan, [2016]
250 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : color illustrations ; 24 cm
Decision day -- Spring -- True home -- Doing backflips -- Shady arbor way -- A novena -- Leveling up -- Daydreamer -- Bar release -- Game change -- New normal -- Redemption -- Wheels up -- Saving graces -- Just like practice -- The warehouse -- Staying grounded -- Bora-Bora -- The final five.
Through years of hard work and determination, Biles has relied on her faith and family to stay focused and positive, while having fun competing at the highest level and doing what she loves. In her own words she takes you through the events, challenges, and trials that carried her from an early childhood in foster care to a coveted spot on the 2016 Olympic team.

Jadlow : on the rebound

December 2, 2016
Jadlow, Todd.
Schererville, IN : Hilltop30 Publishers, [2016]
262 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
"Todd Jadlow tells all about playing for Bob Knight, his professional life filled with drugs, alcohol and years in jail, and his inspiring road to recovery"--Cover.
Todd Jadlow grew up in small-town Salina, Kansas and played college basketball at Indiana University for legendary coach Bob Knight. He played professional basketball for more than decade in the U.S., Europe and South America, basically playing basketball and partying his way around the world with cocaine and alcohol. His post-basketball career was successful too until it spun wildly under control. His drug and alcohol use was so bad that he got four DUIs in six months, including two in one day that sent him to jail for two years. He's found his way now, and has been clean of drugs and alcohol for nearly three years and travels the country speaking to students about his life, the things he's done wrong and how he's trying to live his life the right way now. Jadlow's first-person life story will make you laugh, make you cry and make you shake your head in amazement at the crazy things that have gone on in his life. Jadlow tells of his time at Indiana playing for Bob Knight, detailing specifics about the physical abuse he took, including getting punched in the back of the head with a closed fist and being squeezed so hard that Knight left bruises on his side. He tells of a decade of partying while playing professional basketball throughout the U.S, Europe and Argentina. His party life with women and cocaine and near heart attacks will shock you. So will his wild spin out of control, where he drank and did drugs daily and became so depressed that he was ready to die. He got four DUIs in six month and two in one day on a crazy day in December of 2013. It was his last drink. Now Todd travels the country speaking to high school and college students, telling his story and doing what he can to help students one at a time to not travel down the road he went. Todd's story is chilling, and a must-read for anyone who has ever had issues with drugs or alcohol, or had a friend or family member who's gone through the same.

The United States of soccer : MLS and the rise of American soccer fandom

December 1, 2016
West, Phil, author.
New York : Overlook Press, 2016.
xiv, 258 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : color illustrations ; 24 cm
An account of the first twenty years of Major League Soccer traces the league's organization in the years prior to its 1996 launch, its resilience and growth, and the rise of the supporters who have defined what it means to be a North American soccer fan.

Cincinnati's basketball royalty : a brief history : a look back at 15 years of Cincinnati Royals NBA basketball, 1957-72

November 22, 2016
Schultz, Gerry, author.
©2016
304 pages : illustrations ; 29 cm
"A look back at 15 years of NBA basketball in Cincinnati, 1957-72. All the team's stories and all the stars. Follow the rise of pro basketball itself from their arrival in the city in 1957 through to the team's title contending years in the mid-1960s to their concluding season in the early 1970s. There's also the home games played in Cleveland, Dayton, Indianapolis, Omaha and elsewhere, making them the home team in those cities as well. All of it set against the pivotal events of their times in America."--Page 4 of cover.

Losing isn't everything : the untold stories and hidden lessons behind the toughest losses in sports history

November 21, 2016
Menefee, Curt, 1965- author.
©2016
255 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 24 cm
The curse -- The shot -- The upset -- Risky business -- No good -- Unforced error -- One strike away -- Slammed! -- 715 -- The unforgettables -- The choke -- Falling short -- The helmet catch -- The catch -- Redemption.
"A refreshing and thought-provoking look at athletes whose legacies have been reduced to one defining moment of defeat--those on the flip side of an epic triumph--and what their experiences can teach us about competition, life, and the human spirit."--Provided by publisher.

Shut up and run : how to get up, lace up, and sweat with swagger

November 15, 2016
Arzón, Robin, author.
New York, NY : Harper Design, 2016.
192 pages : color illustrations ; 21 cm
Excuse Your Excuses -- Dream Big And Get Ready To Hustle -- Getting Warmed Up -- Keep Up The Pace -- Strong Heart, Strong Body, Strong Mind -- Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger -- Sweat With Swagger -- Mind Over Miles -- Fuel Your Fire -- Run To The Beat -- Run Hard When It's Hard To Run.
"Whether you're a seasoned marathon runner or just looking to start hitting the pavement now, ultramarathon runner Robin Arzón gives you the inspiration--and tough love--you need to get out there and go. Filled with colorful photographs, essential training tips, and motivational quotes, you'll discover everything from practical gear recommendation and post-race recovery advice to suggested music playlists and the perfect snacks to carry with you on long runs. With detailed training plans that help prepare you for your first 5K to training for a 50-mile ultramarathon, as well as customizable journal pages scattered throughout, get ready to hustle,"--page [4] of cover.

Gunslinger : the remarkable, improbable, iconic life of Brett Favre

November 10, 2016
Pearlman, Jeff, author.
Boston : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, [2016]
xiv, 432 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm
Beginning -- Childhood -- High school -- Varsity blues -- College-bound -- The man -- Legend -- Near death -- Senioritis -- Hotlanta -- Arrival -- A Packer emerges -- God and the devil -- The wheels fall off -- High and dry -- Super Bowl -- Low -- Something about -- Chewed up -- Big Irv -- Heir apparent -- McCarthyism -- Soap -- J-E-T-S -- A Norse god -- A saintly beating.
"Gunslinger tells Brett Favre's story for the first time, drawing on more than five hundred interviews, including many from the people closest to Favre."--Amazon.com.

Ahead of the curve : inside the baseball revolution

November 8, 2016
Kenny, Brian, 1963-
New York : Simon & Schuster, [2016]
viii, 353 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
1. The Herd -- 2. Good looking beats good pitching -- 3. The will to (not) win -- 4. The Epiphany -- 5. The Godfather -- 6. The tyranny of the batting average -- 7. Kill the win -- 8. Kill the save too -- 9. Bullpenning -- 10. When bad contracts happen to good people -- 11. Hall of Fame -- 12. Triple Crown -- a love story -- 13. The mis-education of the voting sportswriter -- 14. The '41 MVP -- Blind squirrels find nut -- 15. Department of Decision Sciences -- 16. The year of getting smart -- Epilogue.
MLB Network host and commentator Brian Kenny uses stories from baseball's present and past to examine why we sometimes choose ignorance over information, and how tradition can trump logic, even when directly contradicted by evidence.

Showboat : the life of Kobe Bryant

November 4, 2016
Lazenby, Roland, author.
©2016
xiii, 625 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 25 cm
Foreword -- Introduction: Only the lonely -- Part I: Gotta be Jelly 'cause jam don't shake -- The bust -- Fatherhood -- Pimps of joytime -- Pam and Jelly -- The bomb squad -- Part II: Prodigy -- Kobe Bean -- The funny guy -- Italia -- The red bicycle -- Lower Merion -- The vibe -- Part III: The chosen one -- Summer love -- The rising -- The bad, bad boy -- Come together -- Team Bryant -- Off to the stars -- Part IV: California stars -- Pacific Palisades -- On with the fable -- Chaos theory -- California stars -- Wedding-bell and other blues -- Broken ankles, shattered hearts -- Part V: Mamba -- Rocky Mountains -- The damage -- Rise up -- Legacy -- The man.
"Seventeen-time all-star; scorer of 81 points in a game; MVP and a shooting guard second only to Jordan in league history: Kobe Bryant is one of basketball's absolute greatest players, a fascinating and complicated character who knew when he was a mere boy that he would be better than Jordan on the court. The debate about whether he achieved that is a furious one--but Kobe has surpassed Jordan on the all-time scoring list and has only one less championship than Jordan (5 to Jordan's 6). He is set to retire after the 2015/16 season, just in time for Roland Lazenby's definitive biography of the player and the man. The Lakers are the flashiest team in all of sports, and the context in which Bryant played is salacious and exciting. Provocative stories--on his childhood with a domineering dad; his complicated personal life; and his explosive relationships on the court--mixed with good old fashioned basketball reporting make for a riveting and essential read for any hoops fan"-- Provided by publisher.

A history of American sports in 100 objects

November 3, 2016
Murphy, Cait, 1961-
New York : Basic Books, [2016]
x, 371 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm.
"From nearly forgotten heroes like Tad Lucas (rodeo) and Tommy Kono (weightlifting) to celebrities like Amelia Earhart, Muhammad Ali, and Michael Phelps, Cait Murphy tells the stories of the people, events, and things that have forged the epic of American sports, in both its splendor and its squalor. Stories of heroism and triumph rub up against tales of discrimination and cheating. These objects tell much more than just stories about great games--they tell the story of the nation"--Amazon.com.

A life well played : my stories

November 3, 2016
Palmer, Arnold, 1929-2016, author.
New York : St. Martin's Press, 2016.
xiii, 258 pages : color illustrations ; 20 cm
Golf -- Life -- Business -- The final lesson.
The golfing master reevaluates his many life experiences, sharing details about familiar stories while offering new anecdotes and his time-tested insights into relationships, business success, and living a life of integrity.

The murder of Sonny Liston : Las Vegas, heroin, and heavyweights

November 3, 2016
Assael, Shaun, author.
New York : Blue Rider Press, [2016]
303 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Part I : The front seat of Sonny's pink Cadillac -- Hello, '70s -- Paradise -- Lost Vegas -- Shadow boxing -- Heroin Heights -- The bleeder -- Part II : Love, American style -- Fabulous Las Vegas -- Jonesing -- "Better wake Vic Damone" -- Atlanta -- Love, American style -- Stung -- The gutter -- Part III : Confession -- June 14, 1982 -- Suspect no. 1 -- The wrong grave.
"A daring investigation into the mysterious death of Heavyweight Champion Sonny Liston, set against the dawn of the 1970s, when the mob was fighting to keep control of the Las Vegas Strip, Richard Nixon was launching America's first war on heroin, and boxing was in its glory days"-- Provided by publisher.

99 : stories of the game

November 1, 2016
Gretzky, Wayne, 1961- author.
New York : G.P. Putnam's Sons, 2016.
xv, 400 pages, 32 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm
Includes index.
"Originally published in Canada by Viking, an imprint of Penguin Canada 2016"--T.p. verso.
The first hockey star -- In the beginning -- Tex's Rangers and the Leafs -- The Bruins -- The Hawks -- The Wings -- The original six -- The Stanley Cup -- The Vezina -- The Lady Byng -- The first All-Star Game -- Fire in his eyes -- The forgotten miracle -- The greatest of them all -- Willi O'Ree -- Stand firm -- The second six -- Black, white, and silver -- The St. Louis Blues -- The Minnesota North Stars -- The Oakland Seals -- The Pittsburgh Penguins -- The Philadelphia Flyers -- The World Hockey Association -- The Summit Series -- Inside the miracle -- The 1984 Canada Cup -- The 1987 Canada Cup -- The 1991 Canada Cup -- The 1998 Winter Olympics -- The culture of winning -- Hockey on the island -- Only the good die young -- The last dynasty -- Yesterday, today, and tomorrow -- "I just love to play".
For the first time, Gretzky discusses candidly what the game looks like to him and introduces us to the people who inspired and motivated him: mentors, teammates, rivals, the famous and the lesser known. Weaving together lives and moments from an extraordinary career, he reflects on the players who inflamed his imagination when he was a kid, the way he himself figured in the dreams of so many who came after; takes us onto the ice and into the dressing rooms to meet the friends who stood by him and the rivals who spurred him to greater heights; shows us some of the famous moments in hockey history through the eyes of someone who regularly made that history. Warm, direct, and revelatory, it is a book that gives us number 99, the man and the player, like never before.--Provided by publisher.

Great American Ball Park open house : 2003 inaugural season.

October 31, 2016
[Cincinnati, Ohio] : [RE/MAX], 2003.
7 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Cover title.
"March 22-23, 2003."
Presents highlights, fun facts and lists the builders of Great American Ball Park.

QB : my life behind the spiral

October 28, 2016
Young, Steve, 1961- author.
©2016
viii, 389 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of portraits : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm
Includes index.
Head games -- Grit -- Greenwich -- Turning point -- Ten thousand spirals -- Just relax -- Comparisons -- All-American -- The $40 million man -- The express -- Running for my life -- Changing places -- Joe Montana's shoes -- Awkward -- Quarterback controversy -- The run -- Missed opportunity -- Uncashed checks -- Times are changing -- More than a feeling -- Losing it -- Blessing in disguise -- A run-pass threat -- MVP -- Dallas -- Going deep -- Sleepless in San Francisco -- One game at a time -- Keep the faith -- Reload -- The things that bind -- Fiery leader -- Super -- Fame -- Repeating isn't easy -- 60 minutes -- Pain -- Relief -- Let's go -- Staying Young -- She is out there -- The catch II -- The one -- Over and out -- The long good-bye.
Steve Young produced some of the most memorable moments in NFL history. The Run--his electrifying 49-yard game-winning touchdown against Minnesota. The Catch II--his last-second touchdown strike against Green Bay. Then there were his record-setting six touchdown passes in Super Bowl XXIX. But Young's most impressive victories were personal ones that were won off the field when no one was watching. QB is a remarkably revealing memoir of an athletically gifted Mormon boy with a 4.0 GPA, a photographic memory, and a severe case of childhood separation anxiety. This memoir gives readers the sense of being inside Young's helmet while he runs through opponents both on and off the field. -- adapted from book jacket.

A guide to Cincinnati Riverfront Stadium.

October 28, 2016
[Cincinnati, Ohio?] : [publisher not identified] ; [1978?]
1 sheet (folded twice) : illustrations ; 17 x 27 cm folded to 17 x 9 cm
Date taken from latest date listed on memorable stadium dates.
"CRS."
Cincinnati Riverfront Stadium -- Stadium facts -- Memorable stadium dates -- Other events.

Souvenir of John Vander Meer's two no-hit games.

October 28, 2016
Cincinnati, Ohio : Spencer & Craig Printing Works, [1938?]
8 unnumbered pages ; 16 cm
Cover title.
Previous no hit records -- June 11, 1938, Cincinnati, Ohio: here's how Vandy mowed 'em down -- June 11, 1938, box score -- June 15, 1938, box score -- June 15, 1938, Brooklyn, N.Y. (night game): how Vandy made base ball history.

Playing through the whistle : steel, football, and an American town

October 19, 2016
Price, S. L. (Scott L.), 1962- author.
New York : Atlantic Monthly Press, 2016.
x, 550 pages : map ; 24 cm
The Red and the Black -- Little Hell -- Free men -- Bootstraps -- A war game -- Father backs up -- Crossfire -- Mother's Oats -- Mr. Lucky -- Halls of anger -- The crack -- Darkness on the edge -- You-know-who -- Up in smoke -- Mauling Apollo -- Shiny things -- Last ones laughing -- When the world opens -- Iron buttons -- Family matters.
"A Sports Illustrated senior writer presents a moving epic of football in industrial America, tracing the story of Aliquippa, Pennsylvania's now-shuttered steel mill, and its legendary high school football team,"--NoveList.

Standard catalog of vintage baseball cards.

October 18, 2016
Iola, WI : Krause Publications, 2012-
v. : ill. ; 28 cm.
From the editors of Sports collectors digest.
Collects information and prices for baseball cards produced between 1863 and 1980.

The boys of Dunbar : a story of love, hope, and basketball

October 14, 2016
Danois, Alejandro, author.
New York : Simon & Schuster, 2016.
xxiii, 260 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 22 cm
Includes index.
"Yes I can!" -- "How you doin', baby?" -- "Tension in the air" -- "Here come the show!" -- "You want to sit down and cry, it makes you so sad" -- "Games were like a vacation" -- "I'm gonna shoot yo' ass!" -- "Coach Wade was relentless" -- "Bogues is the real thing" -- "Make Baltimore proud" -- "We're gonna have a party in here tonight!" -- "True power of that orange ball" -- "The greatest peanut since Planters!".
"The inspirational story of the most talented high-school basketball team ever and the dedicated coach who gave his players a lifetime opportunity by insisting on success"-- Provided by publisher.

American endurance : Buffalo Bill, the Great Cowboy Race of 1893, and the vanishing Wild West

October 12, 2016
Serrano, Richard A.
Washington, DC : Smithsonian Books, [2016].
260 pages : illustrations, map ; 24 cm
The West of our imagination -- The harsh land -- The vanishing cowboy West -- Buffalo Bill goes to the fair -- A cowboy race -- Race day -- Post time -- So long, Nebraska -- In God's country -- Across the river and into Illinois -- Chicago -- Finish line -- The agony is over.
"American Endurance : The Great Cowboy Race and the Vanishing Wild West depicts nine cowboys as they race thousands of miles across the American prairie to the Chicago World's Fair in 1893. At the finish line was Buffalo Bill Cody, who had set up his Wild West Show next to the fair"--Provided by publisher.

Rosie Reds yearbook.

October 11, 2016
Rosie Reds.
[Cincinnati, Ohio : Rosie Reds]
v. : ill. ; 14 cm.
Copies (2001, 2012) in Genealogy & Local History Dept., Cincinnati Room, have original red wrappers printed in black.|5OC

Score book.

October 11, 2016
Cincinnati Reds (Baseball team)
[Cincinnati, Ohio] : [Cincinnati Reds]
v. : ill. (some col.) ; 28 cm.
Copies in Genealogy & Local History Dept., Cincinnati Room have original printed wrappers.

God is round : tackling the giants, villains, triumphs, and scandals of the world's favorite game

October 11, 2016
Villoro, Juan, 1956- author.
©2006
255 pages ; 21 cm
"With essay selections from Dios es redondo and Balón dividido."--Title verso
Onetti the ticket vendor -- Winter champion: fandom in the first person -- The final passion -- When a goal is more than a goal -- The football and the head -- The peculiarity of being two-legged -- The deaths of others -- Magic number 10 -- Diego Armando Maradona: life, death, resurrection, and a little more besides -- Ronaldo: the way of all flesh -- A diatribe against Cristiano Ronaldo -- Lionel Messi: childhood prefigurations -- Blood on the terraces: violence in the business of FIFA.
What was the greatest goal of all time? Why do the Hungarians have a more philosophical sense of defeat than the Mexicans? Do the dead play soccer? On a planet where FIFA has more members than the United Nations, Juan Villoro's examination of soccer and its 3.5 billion-person fandom has stakes beyond those of such playful questions. Soccer is more than just a game; it is a catalyst for panglobal unity and even, Villoro suggests, the "recovery of childhood."

Hockey magazine : official Cincinnati Swords souvenir program.

October 11, 2016
Cincinnati Swords (Hockey team), issuing body.
Cincinnati, Ohio : Cincinnati Swords, Inc.
volumes : illustrations, portraits ; 28 cm
Copy in Genealogy & Local History Dept., Cincinnati Room (1972/73) has original red and white printed wrappers.

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