New Arrivals · Sports & Outdoor Recreation

March 26, 2015
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

The real McCoy : my half-century with the Cincinnati Reds

March 25, 2015
McCoy, Hal, author.
©2015
xiii, 224 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm
Hal McCoy crowns his own Hall of Fame career with a memoir of the Cincinnati Reds giving fans an inside-the-dugout look at tales that never made the daily press: the politics, the personalities, the hi-jinks, the x-rated scenes-- all the classic ballpark happenings known only to those on the field.

Knuckleball : the history of the unhittable pitch

March 24, 2015
Freedman, Lew.
New York, NY : Sports Publishing, [2015]
ix, 310 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm
"Including interviews with Hall of Famer Phil Niekro, former All-Stars Wilbur Wood and Tim Wakefield, as well as other famed knuckleballers, Lew Freedman breaks down the history of this infamous pitch, which it seems can be traced back to Chicago White Sox pitcher Ed Cicotte, as well as its effect on baseball as a whole"-- Provided by publisher.

Little League World Series

March 24, 2015
Johnson, Sean, author.
La Jolla, CA : Scobre Educational, [2015]
31 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 23 cm.
"Come take a stroll with us onto the perfectly manicured fields in Williamsport just before the first pitch of the Little League World Series"--Back cover.

The complete baseball scorekeeping handbook

March 19, 2015
Wirkmaa, Andres.
Jefferson, North Carolina : McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers, [2015]
vii, 256 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Includes index.
"This book contains a thorough and comprehensive manual on keeping a scorecard, together with a detailed analysis of each of the numerous, and often complex, official rules governing scorekeeping in baseball (many of which were revised or modified in 2007), as well as scorekeeping issues outside of MLB's rulebook"-- Provided by publisher.

The everything kids' soccer book : rules, techniques, and more about your favorite sport!

March 19, 2015
Crisfield, Deborah, author.
Avon, Mass. : Adams Media Corp., ©2015.
143 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Includes index.
Soccer rules! -- Control freak! -- Power and finesse -- Dynamite dribbling -- In the net -- On the attack -- Defense -- The soccer body -- Playing the game.
Presents an introduction to the game of soccer, in simple text with illustrations, providing information on its rules, describing key techniques, presenting winning drills, and offering tips for excelling at the game.

The everything kids' baseball book : from baseball's history to today's favorite players--with lots of home run fun in between

March 19, 2015
Jacobs, Greg.
Avon, Massachusetts Adams Media, 2014.
176 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Ch. 1 Playing the game -- ch. 2 The history of baseball -- ch. 3 The National League -- ch. 4 The American League -- ch. 5 Great players of today -- ch. 6 The World Series -- ch. 7 Statistics and records -- ch. 8 Keeping score -- ch. 9 Beyond the Major Leagues.
Offers information on a variety of baseball topics, including the history of the sport, notable players, the Hall of Fame, statistics and records, and score keeping, and provides more than thirty puzzles and activities.

Tales from another mother runner : triumphs, trials, tips, and tricks from the road : a collection from badass mother runners

March 18, 2015
Kansas City : Andrews McMeel Publishing, [2015]
xvi, 219 pages ; 23 cm

Growing up Pedro

March 11, 2015
Tavares, Matt.
Somerville, Massachusetts : Candlewick Press, 2015.
1 unpaged volume : color illustrations ; 31 cm
Before Pedro Martínez pitched the Red Sox to a World Series championship, before he was named to the All-Star team eight times, before he won the Cy Young Award three times, he was a kid from a place called Manoguayabo in the Dominican Republic. Pedro loved baseball more than anything, and his older brother Ramón was the best pitcher he'd ever seen. He dreamed of the day he and his brother could play together in the major leagues. This is the story of how that dream came true.-- (Source of description not identified)

Made in America

March 3, 2015
Chelios, Chris.
©2014
288 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : color illustrations ; 24 cm
"Forword by Wayne Gretzky"--Cover.
"From being inducted to the Hockey Hall of Fame in 2013, to serving in an executive role on the Detroit Red Wings, and signing on to become an NHL analyst for Fox Sports 1, Chris Chelios has proven himself to be a man of many talents and here he tells his story. Drafted by the Montreal Canadiens in 1981, Chelios enjoyed a long career in the NHL, playing for 26 seasons for the Canadiens as well as the Chicago Blackhawks and the Detroit Red Wings, two diehard hockey markets in which he has become a beloved figure. From the 1992 Stanley Cup final to the 2006 Winter Olympics team, Chelios shares his achievements on the ice while providing new information on his life."--publisher's website.

Becoming a mountain : Himalayan journeys in search of the sacred and the sublime

March 3, 2015
Alter, Stephen.
New York : Arcade Publishing, 2015.
266 pages; 24 cm
"Stephen Alter was raised by American missionary parents in the hill station of Mussoorie, in the foothills of the Himalayas, where he and his wife, Ameeta, now live. Their idyllic existence was brutally interrupted when four armed intruders invaded their house and viciously attacked them, leaving them for dead. The violent assault and the trauma of almost dying left him questioning assumptions he had lived by since childhood. For the first time, he encountered the face of evil and the terror of the unknown. He felt like a foreigner in the land of his birth. This book is his account of a series of treks he took in the high Himalayas following his convalescence-to Bandar Punch (the monkey's tail), Nanda Devi, the second highest mountain in India, and Mt. Kailash in Tibet. He set himself this goal to prove that he had healed mentally as well as physically and to re-knit his connection to his homeland. Undertaken out of sorrow, the treks become a moving soul journey, a way to rediscover mountains in his inner landscape. Weaving together observations of the natural world, Himalayan history, folklore and mythology, as well as encounters with other pilgrims along the way, Stephen Alter has given us a moving meditation on the solace of high places, and on the hidden meanings and enduring mystery of mountains. "-- Provided by publisher.

Obstacle race training

March 2, 2015
Schlachter, Margaret.
North Clarendon, VT : Tuttle Publishing, 2014.
159 pages : color illustrations ; 25 cm
Includes index.
"The beauty of obstacle course racing is that it gets you out of your everyday existence and lets you experience life. If you are stuck in a cubicle or trapped in an urban jungle--congested traffic and crowds are your daily obstacles. Running an obstacle course race gives you the chance to get back to nature--to roll in it, get dirty, and tap into your primal self so you can experience life--in the raw, unedited and real. Margaret Schlachter is one the foremost competitors in obstacle course racing today. She put together this simple guide to make your obstacle race experience everything it's supposed to be--a test of your true self. She describes first-hand her personal training methods in learning to climb a rope, scale a wall, flip a tire, throw a spear, and carry a sandbag. More importantly, she provides guidance on how to get yourself mentally and spiritually prepared for the big day--and how to dig deep within yourself during a race to find the last ounce of strength to carry you across that finish line. Every weekend thousands of competitors run obstacle races all over the world. Winning or losing is secondary. More important for them is the ability to meet the physical and mental challenges and achieve personal success by completing the race. Obstacle Race Training is an invaluable resource that enables each and every competitor to experience the maximum level of success that they are capable of"-- Provided by publisher.

Get fast! : a complete guide to gaining speed wherever you ride

March 2, 2015
Yeager, Selene.
New York : Rodale, c2013.
xvi, 272 p. : ill. ; 23 cm
Includes index.
Introduction : The need for speed -- Part 1 : Fast technique. Fast riding tips -- Up and over -- Aero speed -- 10 get fast! tricks -- Part 2 : Fast body. Fast foundation -- Fast-firing muscles -- Fast frame (yours!) -- Part 3 : Fast nutrition. Fast fuel -- Fast-fuel timing -- Countdown to fast -- Supplemental speed -- Part 4 : Think fast. Mind over muscles -- Get fast! motivation -- Brain care -- Part 5 : Fast bike. What makes a bike fast? -- Maintenance that makes a difference -- 5 fast upgrades -- Part 6 : Fast training. Fast training primer -- Fast plans and interval mania -- Beyond fast.
Every cyclist wants to get faster. Whether they're a weekend warrior, a crit specialist, or a charity cruiser, speed is the X factor that lets a rider ride strong, feel fresh, and thoroughly enjoy each ride. Get Fast! is the cyclist's go-to guide for gaining speed. In it, author Selene Yeager addresses speed from every possible angle, including not only the standard chapters on riding techniques and bike maintenance tricks specific to getting fast but also stand-alone chapters on fitness and weight loss, stretching, nutrition and supplementation, motivation, and mental attitude. Together they present a complete and comprehensive guide to achieving one's top speed. Bolstered by a foundation in science and road-tested by Yeager and the editors of Bicycling magazine, the wisdom presented in Get Fast! will have riders and readers flying on the road, dirt, dirt roads, cross course, track -- anywhere and everywhere they love to ride most -- in no time at all. - Publisher.

Kevin Durant : NBA MVP

February 27, 2015
Flynn, Brendan, 1968- author.
©2015
24 pages : color illustrations ; 25 cm
Defensive dilemma -- Early years -- Tall and talented -- Texas tornado -- Rookie sensation -- Oklahoma, here we come -- Quick turnaround -- Getting closer -- MVP season.

Kevin Durant

February 27, 2015
Anderson, Jameson.
Minneapolis, Minn. : ABDO Pub. Company, [2015]
32 pages : color illustrations ; 21 cm
Includes index.
A special honor -- Highlight reel -- Young champion -- Early doubt -- Prep star -- Off to Texas -- The NBA -- Learning to win -- Big changes -- The finals -- Other opportunities -- MVP.

Chill factor : how a minor-league hockey team changed a city forever

February 24, 2015
Paitson, David, author.
New York, NY : Sports Publishing, [2015]
xxvi, 318 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 24 cm

Next man up! : Ohio State's unbelievable 2014 championship season

February 24, 2015
Chicago : Triumph Books, 2015.
124 pages : color illustrations ; 28 cm
Cover title.
On January 12, 2015 the Buckeyes secured their first-ever College Football Playoff Championship with a win over Oregon in Arlington, Texas. Officially licensed by Ohio State University and featuring stories and photos from the Columbus Dispatch , this up-to-the-minute commemorative edition features unique images and highlights from the championship game and Sugar Bowl win over Alabama and captures the team's path to its first championship since 2002. Taking readers through every exciting moment of this historic campaign, this chronicle of the Buckeyes' journey highlights the team's season from overcoming the starting quarterback's season-ending injury to the memorable wins over Big Ten foes Michigan State and Michigan to the dominating shutout of Wisconsin in the Big 10 Championship Game and the glorious moments in New Orleans and Arlington. It includes feature stories on head coach Urban Meyer, the team's seniors, and other star players--accompanied by vivid photographs every step along the way.

The Matheny manifesto : a young manager's old-school views on success in sports and life

February 19, 2015
Matheny, Mike, author.
New York : Crown Archetype, [2015]
221 pages ; 22 cm

Encyclopedia of the FIFA World Cup

February 13, 2015
Dunmore, Tom.
Lanham : Rowman & Littlefield, [2015]
x, 395 pages ; 26 cm

Booker T : my rise to wrestling royalty

February 12, 2015
Huffman, Booker T., author.
©2015
447 pages ; 22 cm.
Foreword by John Layfield.
"Booker T. Huffman, 2013 WWE Hall of Famer and winner of thirty-five championship titles within WWE, WCW, and TNA, has once again paired up with best-selling writer Andrew William Wright to uncover Booker T's story from his humble pro wrestling beginnings to becoming a global superstar and icon."--Page [2] of book jacket.

Wrestling for my life : the legend, the reality, and the faith of a WWE superstar

February 6, 2015
Michaels, Shawn, author.
Grand Rapids, Michigan : Zondervan, [2014]
163 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : color illustrations ; 24 cm
Feeling at home -- From bottom up -- The gift of wrestling -- Grateful for scars -- Leaving a legacy -- Know your identity -- Stay true to your standards -- Aiming to please -- Self-discipline brings rewards -- "Be the man" -- Power in partnership -- Mentors seek to serve -- Freedom in forgiveness.
In this memoir, WWE superstar Shawn Michaels looks back at his career and explores the things he's learned from hunting, family, and faith.--From publisher description.

The Ohio State Buckeye usher journal : confessions of an OSU usher

February 5, 2015
Zahara, Trevor.
Columbus, OH : Columbus Publishing Lab, [2014]
vii, 316 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 23 cm

Black ice : the Val James story

February 2, 2015
James, Valmore, author.
Toronto, Ontario : ECW Press, 2015.
208 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm

The fall line : how American ski racers conquered a sport on the edge

January 28, 2015
Vinton, Nathaniel, author.
New York : W.W. Norton & Company, [2015]
384 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 25 cm
"Harnessing nature's most powerful forces, elite downhillers descend icy, rugged slopes at speeds cresting 90 miles per hour. For decades, American skiers struggled to match their European counterparts, and until this century the US Ski Team could not claim a lasting foothold on the roof of the Alps, where the sports legends are born. Then came a fledgling class of American racers that disrupted the Alpine racing world order. Led by Bode Miller and Lindsey Vonn, Julia Mancuso and Ted Ligety, this band of iconoclasts made a place for their country on some of the world's most prestigious race courses"--Dust jacket flap.

Sports Illustrated ... almanac.

January 23, 2015
New York : Bishop Books,
v. : ill. ; 21 cm.
By the editors of Sports illustrated.

Masters of the games : essays and stories on sport

January 22, 2015
Epstein, Joseph, 1937-
Lanham, MD : Rowman & Littlefield, [2015]
vi, 309 pages ; 24 cm

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