New Arrivals · Sports & Outdoor Recreation

April 18, 2014
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

Baseball for dummies

April 17, 2014
Morgan, Joe, 1943- author.
Hoboken : John Wiley & Sons, [2014].
xiv, 364 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Previous edition: 2005.
Includes index.
Introduction -- Getting started with baseball -- Taking your swings: playing offense -- The ball in play: playing defense -- From Little League to the Major Leagues: organized baseball -- The view from the stands: a spectator's guide -- The part of tens -- Appendix: Baseball speak: a glossary.
Play, watch, and understand Americas favorite pastime. Baseball For Dummies gives you all the inside tips, facts, and stats so you can have Major League fun!

Beckett racing collectibles price guide.

April 16, 2014
Dallas, TX : Beckett Publications, c2005-
v. : ill. ; 28 cm.
Publisher varies: <2013-2014> Beckett Media, LLC.

The local boys : hometown players for the Cincinnati Reds

April 16, 2014
Heffron, Joe.
Birmingham, AL : Clerisy Press, 2014.
xi, 225 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Ethan Allen -- Linwood "King" Bailey -- Clarence "Kid" Baldwin -- Skeeter Barnes -- Bob Barton -- Jim Beckman -- Buddy Bell -- Mike Bell -- Larry Benton -- Todd Benzinger -- Jim Blackburn -- Jim Bolger -- Amos Booth -- John "Honest Jack" Boyle -- Cornelius "Neal" Brady -- Jim Brosnan -- Mike Burke -- Jack Bushelman -- Charlie Case -- Bob Clark -- Billy Clingman -- Pierce "Percy" Coleman -- Lorenzo "Ren" Deagle -- Charles "Dory" Dean -- John Dolan -- Charles "Red" Dooin -- Bill Doran -- Leon Durham -- Norman "Kid" Elberfeld -- Buck Ewing -- Maury Fisher -- Cornelius Flynn -- Hank Gastright -- Bob Geary -- Charles Gould -- Ken Griffey Jr. -- Emil Haberer -- John "Chink" Heileman -- Christian "Crese" Heisman -- Bill Hobbs -- George Hogriever -- Thomas Howard -- Miller Huggins -- Rudy Hulswitt -- Eddie Hunter -- Bill Irwin -- Stuart "Larry" Jacobus -- Scott Klingenbeck -- Ralph Kraus -- Brian Koelling -- Al "Moose" Lakeman -- Barry Larkin -- Stephen Larkin -- Mark Lewis -- Larry Luebbers -- Louis "Red" Lutz -- Lee Magee -- Charles "Lefty" Marr -- Billy McCool -- George Miller -- Robert Mitchell -- Dick Murphy -- Dan Neville -- Al Niehaus -- Chris Nichting -- Jack Niemes -- Joe Nuxhall -- Ron Oester -- Claude Osteen -- Dave Parker -- George Pechiney -- James (Icicle) Reeder -- Long John Reilly -- Pete Rose -- Pete Rose Jr. -- Jeff Russell -- Admiral Schlei -- Gene Schott -- Dick Scott -- Scott Service -- Chris Sexton -- Gus Shallix -- Jimmy Sherlin -- Eddie Sicking -- John (Chick) Smith -- Joe Sommer -- Clarence Stephens -- Jake Stenzel -- Ricky Stone -- Jack Sutthoff -- Len Swormstedt -- Jesse Tannehill -- Kent Tekulve -- Eddie Tiemeyer -- Harry (Farmer) Vaughn -- Clyde Vollmer -- Herm Wehmeier -- John (Podge) Weihe -- Chris Welsh -- Bill Whitrock -- Wild Bill Widner -- Dale Williams -- Orville Woodruff -- Don Zimmer.
"The Local Boys by Joe and Jack Heffron tells the stories of men who achieved the boyhood dream of playing for the hometown team. From Ethan Allen to Don Zimmer, they're all here, including Charlie "Bushel Basket" Gould, who played on the first team in 1869 to Junior Griffey, soon to be a first-ballot Hall of Famer. Alongside big-name stars like Dave Parker and Buddy Bell, fans will find those like Eddie Hunter, who played only one inning in 1933, never got to bat, and never fielded a ball. Every player receives a one- or two-page profile, many of which are based on original interviews with the players or surviving family members. Going beyond statistics, each profile brings the player to life through stories that have never before been told in print. An indispensible look at Cincinnati baseball history, The Local Boys makes an ideal gift for any Reds fan. "-- Provided by publisher.

Nolan Ryan : the making of a pitcher

April 14, 2014
Goldman, Rob.
Chicago, Illinois : Triumph Books, [2014]
xvii, 366 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm
"To any baseball fan, Nolan Ryan's name still conjures up images of blistering 100-mile-per-hour fastballs and knee-buckling curveballs. During his 27-year career, "The Ryan Express" was named an eight-time All-Star and amassed seven no-hitters and more than 5,700 strikeouts--more than any other pitcher in major-league history. This comprehensive biography of Nolan Ryan follows the baseball legend's journey from the start of his professional career in 1965 to his retirement in 1993. Hall of Famers, journeymen, clubhouse workers, coaches, and trainers offer their own unique take on Ryan in this book filled with never-before-told anecdotes and personal recollections and peppered with eyewitness accounts of his greatest games. In the pages of this history, readers will discover what made Nolan Ryan one of the most revered and respected athletes and citizens of his time"-- Provided by publisher.

In my skin : my life on and off the basketball court

April 11, 2014
Griner, Brittney.
©2014.
216 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : color illustrations ; 24 cm
"From the sports phenomenon - called by ESPN the world's most famous female basketball player - and youth role model comes an inspirational memoir exploring the highs and lows of her life, the bullying she endured, and the assumptions she has redefined, as well as her passion for the game, and empowering readers to be true to themselves and love who they are on the inside and out"-- Provided by publisher.

The runner's bucket list

April 11, 2014
Malan, Denise.
Chicago, Illinois : Triumph Books, [2014].
vii, 328 pages : color illustrations ; 22 cm
Includes index.
"Have you ever thought about running a 5K naked or getting the all-time biggest marathon finisher's medal? How about running five miles while eating a dozen donuts or chugging down a few beers? Or maybe you'd prefer running a half marathon in paradise or a 5K dressed as a gorilla? Whatever your dreams, runner and traveler Denise Malan has written the perfect book for everybody who is searching for America's greatest--and craziest--running adventures: the races that all enthusiasts should seriously consider running before they die. She gives the inside scoop on 200 truly unique races around the United States, covering distances from one mile to ultramarathon"-- Provided by publisher.

Baseball road trips: the Midwest and Great Lakes

April 11, 2014
Mullin, Timothy M., 1967-
Chicago, IL : Triumph Books, [2014]
xiii, 209 pages : color illustrations ; 21 cm
"The perfect travel guide for baseball fans who want to see more of the great ballparks in America's heartland, this handy guide gives you the tips for best lodging, great restaurants, and local attractions for the Major League and minor league cities and towns that dot the Midwest. With details about every ballpark from Major League Baseball to the Frontier League, this travel companion tells you the best places to sit, the best ballpark food to eat, and the best places to go around town when you are not at the ballpark. From taking in a AAA game with the Iowa Cubs in Des Moines and visiting the Field of Dreams to knowing how to best experience Target Field in the Twin Cities, Baseball Road Trips: The Midwest and Great Lakes is all you need to plan a dream baseball road trip"-- Provided by publisher.

They called me god : the best umpire who ever lived

March 26, 2014
Harvey, Doug.
New York : Gallery Books, 2014.
vii, 274 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm.
A wonderful life -- A not-so-easy childhood -- Hard knocks at college -- A perfect inspiration -- Rootless in the minors -- Joy -- Noticed in Puerto Rico -- Hoops -- Al Barlick's whipping boy -- Characters -- Sandy, Willie, and Charlie Hustle -- Jocko and Shag -- Memorable moments -- Crew chief -- The commissioners -- The last hurrah -- My mission in life -- The hall of fame.
"The incredible memoir from the man voted one of the "Best Umpires of All Time" by the Society of American Baseball Research--filled with more than three decades of fascinating baseball stories"-- Provided by publisher.

AAU National Amateur Horseshoe-pitching championships, 1937-1977

March 26, 2014
Dunn, Bob author.
Edina, MN : Beaver's Pond Press, Inc., 2014.
x, 294 pages : illustrations, facsimilies ; 23 cm

The Elias book of baseball records.

March 24, 2014
New York : Seymour Siwoff
v. ; 21 cm.

Turning the Black Sox White : the misunderstood legacy of Charles A. Comiskey

March 24, 2014
Hornbaker, Tim.
New York, NY : Sports Publishing, [2014]
xv, 368 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm
"Charles Albert "The Old Roman" Comiskey was a larger-than-life figure--a man who had precision in his speech and who could work a room with handshakes and smiles. While he has been vilified in film as a rotund cheapskate and the driving force, albeit unknowingly, behind the actions of the 1919 White Sox, who threw the World Series (nicknamed the "Black Sox" scandal), that statement is far from the truth"-- Provided by publisher.

Showtime : Magic, Kareem, Riley, and the Los Angeles Lakers dynasty of the 1980s

March 24, 2014
Pearlman, Jeff.
New York, New York : Gotham, [2014].
xiii, 482 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (mostly color) ; 24 cm
Development of a dream. Jack Kent kook ; Of sand dabs and the Marlboro Man ; the unlikely head coach ; Center of complications ; Crash ; West fall ; Picture imperfect -- Dominance. Riled up ; Clark Kent ; Clubbing ; The departed ; Earl ; Virginal ; Worthy of superstardom ; Bring it ; Shattered glass ; Motown ; Good-bye, Cap -- Demise of a dynasty. Undone ; Bates ; Refreshment ; Shock.
Drawing from more than 250 interviews to take the first full measure of the Lakers' epic Showtime era, this spectacular account of one of America's greatest sports sagas is jam-packed with colorful characters, vicious rivalries and 1980s-style excess.

The magnificent Masters : Jack Nicklaus, Johnny Miller, Tom Weiskopf and the 1975 cliffhanger at Augusta

March 21, 2014
Capps, Gil, author.
Boston, MA : Da Capo Press, a member of the Perseus Books Group, [2014].
vii, 312 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm

Why soccer matters

March 21, 2014
Pelé, 1940-, author.
New York, New York : Celebra, [2014]
292 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : color illustrations ; 24 cm
" Soccer. Football. The beautiful game. The world's most popular sport goes by many names, but for decades, fans have agreed on one thing: the greatest player of all time was Pele;. Now the legendary star, ambassador, and humanitarian shares a global vision for what soccer can accomplish. Now he shares his story, his experience, and his insights on the game for the very first time. Before Messi, before Ronaldo, before Beckham, there was Edson Arantes do Nascimento-known simply as Pele;. A national treasure, he created pure magic with his accomplishments on the field: an unprecedented three World Cup championships and the all-time scoring record, with 1,282 goals in his twenty year career. Now, with the World Cup returning after more than sixty years to Brazil-the country often credited with perfecting the sport-soccer has a unique opportunity to encourage change on a global level. And as the tournament's official ambassador, Pele; is ready to be the face of progress. For the first time ever Pele; explores the recent history of the game and provides new insights into soccer's role connecting and galvanizing players around the world. He has traveled the world as the global ambassador for soccer and in support of charitable organizations such as Unicef, promoting the positive influences soccer can have to transform young men and women, struggling communities, even entire nations. In groundbreaking detail and with unparalleled openness, he shares his most inspiring experiences, heartwarming stories and hard-won wisdom, and he puts the game in perspective. This is Pele;'s legacy, his way of passing on everything he's learned and inspiring a new generation. In Why Soccer Matters, Pele; details his ambitious goals for the future of the sport and, by extension, the world"-- Provided by publisher.

Bigger than the game : restitching a major league life

March 21, 2014
Hayhurst, Dirk, 1981- author.
©2014.
305 pages ; 21 cm
Dirk's latest memoir about his sports injury, his rehab, and the lessons he learned outside of the game, will go down as yet another baseball classic.

A nice little place on the North Side : Wrigley Field at one hundred

March 20, 2014
Will, George F.
New York : Crown Archetype, [2014]
223 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Chronicling a century of highs and lows at Wrigley Field, George Will explores the home of the hapless Chicago Cubs in relation to his upbringing, the growth of Chicago, the history of baseball, and the nature of sports fandom.

Push Dick's button : a conversation on skating from a good part of the last century--and a little tomfoolery

March 18, 2014
Button, Dick, 1929-
©2013
241 pages : illustrations, portraits ; 21 cm
Come on in, folks! The door's open -- Entrances and exits -- Boots, laces, and pointed toes -- Where are you when we need you, Katarina Witt? -- Is that muzak to my ears? -- "Open your eyes, dummy!" -- Centering -- Is there a jump in that jump? -- What's a fall (in case you didn't know!)? -- To wilt, or not to wilt? -- A request! and a few comments on commentary -- What is the difference between the short program and the long program? -- What do you mean there's no different between the short program and the long program? -- It's called figure skating but there ain't any figures -- It's da rules, baby -- The International Judging System (IJS) -- Kiss and cry-- fifteen seconds of fame! -- You're got personality -- Likes, dislikes, and favorites -- Where do we go from here?.
Dick Button shares his knowledge of figure skating, illustrating the facts and his analysis with his own experiences as a competitive figure skater and long-time commentator, with those of other 20th century figure skaters, and with events in 20th century figure skating competitions and exhibition performances.

Grandma Gatewood's walk : the inspiring story of the woman who saved the Appalachian Trail

March 18, 2014
Montgomery, Ben.
Chicago, Illinois : Chicago Review Press, [2014]
277 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm

The fight of their lives : how Juan Marichal and John Roseboro turned baseball's ugliest brawl into a story of forgiveness and redemption

March 14, 2014
Rosengren, John.
Guilford, Connecticut : Lyons Press, an imprint of Globe Pequot Press, [2014]
x, 277 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm
Examines the pivotal fight between Juan Marichal and John Roseboro in August 1965, exploring the mindsets of each player before, during, and after the brawl, and how the incident caused the two to unite against racial prejudices and become friends.

The great floodgates of the wonderworld : a memoir

March 14, 2014
Hocking, Justin, author.
Minneapolis, Minnesota : Graywolf Press, 2014.
266 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
Justin Hocking lands in New York hopeful but adrift. He's jobless, unexpectedly overwhelmed and disoriented by the city, struggling with anxiety and obsession, and attempting to maintain a faltering long-distance relationship. As a man whose brand of therapy has always been motion, whether in a skate park or on a snowdrift, Hocking needs an outlet for his restlessness. Then he spies his first New York surfer hauling a board to the subway, and its not long before he's a member of the vibrant and passionate surfing community at Far Rockaway. But in the wake of a traumatic robbery incident, the dark undercurrents of his ocean-obsession pull him further and further out on his own night sea journey.

Football stadiums : a guide to professional and top college stadiums

March 14, 2014
Freedman, Lew, author.
Buffalo, New York : Firefly Books, [2013].
320 pages : color illustrations ; 23 x 29 cm
Includes index.
NFL stadiums -- College football stadiums -- Famous and demolished stadiums.

Life is a wheel : love, death, etc., and a bike ride across America

March 13, 2014
Weber, Bruce, 1953-
New York : Scribner, 2014.
vii, 336 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
"Based on his popular series in the New York Times chronicling his cross-country bicycle trip, bestselling author Bruce Weber shares his adventures from his solo ride across the USA. Riding a bicycle across the US is one of those bucket-list goals that many dream about but few achieve. Bestselling author and New York Times reporter Bruce Weber made the trip, solo, over the summer and fall of 2011--at the age of fifty-seven. Expanding upon his popular series published in The New York Times, Life Is a Wheel is the witty and inspiring account of his journey, where he extols the pleasures of cycling and reflects on what happened on his adventure, in the world, in the country, and in his life. The story begins on the Oregon coast with a middle-aged man wondering what he's gotten himself into and ends in triumph on the George Washington Bridge, wondering how soon he might try it again. Part travelogue, part memoir, part paean to the bicycle as a simple and elegant mode of both mobility and self-expression--and part wry and panicky account of a fifty-seven-year-old man's attempt to stave off mortality--Life Is a Wheel is an elegant and entertaining escape for any armchair traveler"-- Provided by publisher.

The complete guide to hunter seat training, showing, and judging : on the flat and over fences

March 12, 2014
White-Mullin, Anna Jane.
North Pomfret, Vt. : Trafalgar Square Books, 2008.
xii, 352 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 25 cm.
Includes index.
The elements of flatwork -- Flat exercises for hunters and equitation horses -- USEF tests 1-19 : tips for training and showing -- Basic courses for hunters and equitation -- Intermediate and advanced equitation courses -- Solving typical problems -- Under-saddle classes -- Hunter classes over fences -- Conformation classes -- Equitation on the flat -- Equitation over fences -- What to expect from equitation riders -- The judge's card.

Jackie & Campy : the untold story of their rocky relationship and the breaking of baseball's color line

March 11, 2014
Kashatus, William C.
Lincoln : University of Nebraska Press, [2014]
x, 234 pages : illustrations, map ; 24 cm

The rise of superman : decoding the science of ultimate human performance

March 10, 2014
Kotler, Steven, 1967-
Boston : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, [2014].
xxii, 234 pages ; 24 cm
"An exploration of how extreme athletes are able to break the limits of ultimate human performance and what we can learn from their mastery of the state of consciousness known as "flow." "-- Provided by publisher.

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