New Arrivals · Sports & Outdoor Recreation

April 27, 2017
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

42 faith : the rest of the Jackie Robinson story

April 26, 2017
Henry, Ed, author.
©2017
xxii, 333 pages ; 24 cm
"Journalist and baseball lover Ed Henry reveals for the first time the backstory of faith that guided Jackie Robinson into not only the baseball record books but the annals of civil rights advancement as well. Through recently discovered sermons, interviews with Robinson's family and friends, and even an unpublished book by the player himself, Henry details a side of Jackie's humanity that few have taken the time to see. With many baseball stories to enthrall even the most ardent enthusiast, 42 Faith also digs deep into why Jackie was the man he was and what both drove him and challenged him after his retirement. From his early years before baseball, to his time with Branch Rickey and the Dodgers, to his failing health in his final years, we see a man of faith that few have recognized. This book will add a whole new dimension to Robinson's already awe-inspiring legacy. Yes, Jackie and Branch are both still heroes long after their deaths. Now, we learn more fully than ever before, there was an assist from God too" -- publisher's description.

Arnie : the life of Arnold Palmer

April 20, 2017
Callahan, Tom, author.
New York, NY : Harper, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers, [2017]
xiv, 333 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm
Includes index.
"In this definitive biography, veteran sportswriter Tom Callahan shines a spotlight on one of the greatest golfers ever to play the game, Arnold Palmer. The winner of more than ninety championships, including four Masters Tournaments, Arnold Palmer was a legend in twentieth century sports: a supremely gifted competitor beloved for his powerful hitting, his nerve on the greens, and his great rapport with fans. Perhaps above all others, Palmer was the reason golf's popularity exploded, as the King of the links helped define golf's golden age along with Jack Nicklaus and Gary Player. In addition to his talent on the golf course, Palmer was a brilliant entrepreneur off it, and one of the first sportsmen to create his own successful marketing brand. Forging an alliance with sports agent Mark McCormick, Palmer parlayed his popularity into lucrative deals, and helped pave the way for the multi-million-dollar contracts that have become standard for stars across all sports. But beyond his business acumen, Palmer was always a larger-than-life character, and Arnie recounts a host of unforgettable anecdotes from a long life in the spotlight. Tom Callahan knew Palmer well for many years, and now pays tribute to this golfing icon. Filled with great stories from the key people in Palmer's life, Arnie is an entertaining and illuminating portrait of a remarkable man and his extraordinary legacy"-- Provided by publisher.

The phenomenon : pressure, the yips, and the pitch that changed my life

April 20, 2017
Ankiel, Rick.
©2017
292 pages ; 25 cm
"On October 3, 2000, 21-year-old pitcher Rick Ankiel took the mound for the St. Louis Cardinals in Game One of the National League division series. All was going well until Ankiel, who'd been lauded as the next Bob Gibson, threw a pitch that missed the mitt--wildly. Then he threw another. Then another, five in all. Slowly at first, then rapidly, his once-impenetrable pitcher's psyche crumbled. He would forever look back on that day as the day the unwelcome, inexplicable Phenomenon arrived. In this book, written with veteran sports journalist Tim Brown, Rick Ankiel tells the story of his personal battle with an anxiety condition widely known as the Yips, the courageous soul-searching that followed, and his eventual triumph over the demons in his own mind to reenter the game. For the next four and a half years after that day in October, Ankiel fought the Yips with every bow in his quiver: psychotherapy, medication, deep breathing exercises, self-help books, and, eventually, vodka. Yet the cure eluded Ankiel, much as the clinical diagnosis eluded the physicians and psychotherapists who studied it. Forced not just to retire from baseball but to reconsider his whole life the age of 25, Ankiel made an amazing turnaround, returning to the major leagues, this time as a hitter. He played seven successful years in the majors, finally retiring in 2013. This book is the story of a once-in-a-generation talent, a man haunted by strange personal demons, and who found the strength to overcome them"-- Provided by publisher.

Running with a police escort : tales from the back of the pack

April 19, 2017
Grunenwald, Jill A., author.
New York, NY : Skyhorse Publishing, [2017]
xvi, 227 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : color illustrations ; 24 cm
Running from the past -- One foot in front of the other -- Hills like white elephants -- Homecoming -- Twenty seconds of insane courage -- Everything's bigger in Texas -- Eat, sleep, run, repeat -- Lucky number thirteen (point one) -- It's a major award -- The longest four miles of my life -- Will run for bling -- Forward is a pace -- Walk the talk -- Trust the process -- The hero's journey -- Three times a charm? -- Rita Hayworth, the Shawshank Redemption, and me -- The tortoise and the hares -- Finding my voice -- How I learned to stop worrying and love the dreadmill -- Forward is still a pace.
"In the fall of 2012, quirky and cat-loving Cleveland librarian Jill Grunenwald got an alarming email from her younger sister: her sister was very concerned with Jill's weight and her overall mental and physical health. Having always struggled with her weight, Jill was currently hitting the scales at more than three hundred pounds. Right then, Jill looked in the mirror and decided that she needed to make a life-style change, pronto. She enrolled in Weight Watchers and did something else that she--the girl who avoided gym class like the plague in high school--never thought she'd do; Jill started running. And believe it or not, it wasn't that bad. Actually, it was kind of fun. Three months later, Jill did the previously unthinkable and ran her very first 5k at the Cleveland Metropolitan Zoo. Battling the infamous hills of the course, Jill conquered her fears and finished--but in dead last. Yep, the police were reopening the streets behind her. But Jill didn't let that get her down--because when you run for your health and happiness, your only real competition is yourself. Six years and more than one hundred pounds lost later, Jill is still running and racing regularly, and she is a proud member of the back of the pack in every race that she has entered."--Provided by publisher.

Serena Williams : tennis ace

April 18, 2017
Pina, Andrew.
New York, N.Y. : LUCENT Books, 2017.
104 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm
A superstar on and off the court -- All in the tennis family -- Training for the pros -- From the sidelines to the court -- Four in a row: the serena slam -- Personal trials and family tragedy -- Back on top.

My Cubs : a love story

April 17, 2017
Simon, Scott, author.
©2017
145 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
"NPR's Scott Simon's personal, heartfelt reflections on his beloved Chicago Cubs, replete with club lore, memorable anecdotes, frenetic fandom and wise and adoring intimacy that have made the world champion Cubbies baseball's most tortured--and now triumphant--franchise. No metaphor is necessary; the Chicago Cubs have been the living example of disappointment and failure for more than a century--until now. The Cubs' 2016 World Series win marked the end of a 108-year drought in the team's history, and Game 7 will forever be remembered as one of the most thrilling, monumental moments in sports history. For Scott Simon, host of NPR's Weekend Edition Saturday and a lifelong Cubs fan, it was a moment he never thought he'd live to see. MY CUBS chronicles Simon's adolescence in Chicago as a die-hard fan to tell the story of the relationship between the team and the neighborhood and city, and how the condition of Cubness has both charmed and haunted the lives of so many fans. From theories and curses to jinxes and myths, Simon chronicles how a team of "loveable losers" inspired such fervor and dedication from their fans, and how their 2016 win transcended sports to become an underdog narrative for the whole nation"-- Provided by publisher.

Sisterhood of the squared circle : the history and rise of women's wrestling

April 17, 2017
Laprade, Pat, author.
Toronto, Ontario, Canada : ECW Press Ltd., 2017.
423 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 23 cm
The origins: from Amazons to wrestlers -- The pioneers -- When Millie met Billy: the Billy Wolfe era -- From slave girl to women's champion: the rise of Lillian Ellison -- The rock 'n' wrestling connection and the 1980s: girls just wanna have fun -- The attitude era: the revival of the WWF's Women's Division -- Total nonstop action: a new frontier -- The rise of the divas -- International report -- Dave Prazak's crazy idea: SHIMMER -- NXT, the revolution, and the return of the Women's title -- Stephanie McMahon: holding the future of women's wrestling n her hands.
"Documenting the rise of women's wrestling from sideshow to WWE main event. Sisterhood of the Squared Circle presents the fascinating history of women's wrestling, from the carnival circuit of the late 1800s to today's hugely popular matches. With more than 100 wrestler profiles, find out how backstage politics, real-life grudges, and incredible personalities shaped the business. The careers of many well-known trailblazers, including Mildred Burke, the Fabulous Moolah, Mae Young, Penny Banner, Wendi Richter, Trish Stratus, Chyna, and Lita, are celebrated alongside today's stars, like Charlotte, Sasha Banks, and Bayley. With rare photographs and an exploration of women's wrestling worldwide - including chapters on Japan, Mexico, England, and Australia - Sisterhood of the Squared Circle is a priceless contribution to the history of professional wrestling."-- Provided by publisher.

Lebron James : basketball's king

April 14, 2017
Nagelhout, Ryan.
New York : LUCENT Books, 2017.
104 pages : color illustrations ; 23 cm
From prodigy to pro -- The young King James -- King of Cleveland -- The decision -- Winning in Miami -- Coming home.

50 Hikes in the Ozarks

April 14, 2017
Molloy, Johnny, 1961- author.
New York, NY : The Countryman Press, 2017.
272 pages : color illustrations, maps ; 23 cm.
Includes index.
Acknowledgments -- Hikes at a Glance -- Preface -- Introduction -- Arkansas Ozark Hikes -- Pea Ridge National Military Park Loop -- Withrow Springs State Park Hike -- Lake Wedington Walk -- Devil's Den Geological Walk -- Shores Lake-White Rock Loop -- White Rock Rim Loop -- Hare Mountain Vista and Homestead -- Spy Rock Loop -- Rattlesnake Rock -- The Glory Hole -- Hawksbill Crag Hike -- Buffalo River Trail End-to-End -- Lost Valley Trail Hike -- Hemmed-in-Hollow Loop -- Cecil Cove Historic Loop Hike -- Alum Cove Natural Bridge Loop -- Sam's Throne Loop -- Pedestal Rocks Scenic Area Double Loop -- Twin Falls Loop at Richland Creek Wilderness -- Tyler Bend Loop -- Indian Rockhouse Loop with Overlook Addendum -- Rush Mountain Mine Meander -- Lower Buffalo Wilderness Loop -- Leatherwood Wilderness Trek -- North Sylamore Waterfall Sampler -- Missouri Ozark Hikes -- Ozark Chinquapin Trail -- Roaring River State Park Double Loop -- Piney Creek Wilderness Loop -- Hercules Glades Wilderness Loop -- Ha Ha Tonka State Park Loop -- Paddy Creek Wilderness Loop -- Devils Backbone Wilderness Loop -- Devils Well and Cave Spring Circuit -- Alley Spring Mill Loop -- Current River Vista/Blue Spring Double Hike -- Stegall Mountain Vista via Rocky Falls -- Boomhole Overlook and Beyond from Mccormack Lake -- Irish Wilderness Loop -- Big Spring Loop -- Deer Run Loop at Onondaga Cave State Park -- Council Bluff Loop -- Bell Mountain Wilderness Loop -- Elephant Rocks State Park Loop -- Missouri High Point Loop at Taum Sauk Mountain -- Crane Lake Loop -- Tiemann Shut-ins via Silver Mines -- Mudlick Mountain Loop at Sam A. Baker State Park -- Pickle Springs Natural Area Loop -- Whispering Pines Loop -- White Oaks Loop at Hawn State Park -- Index.
"Day hikes and overnights in the breathtaking Ozark Plateau Witness the natural majesty of the Ozarks with this complete and thorough guide to America's most expansive and beautiful mountain ranges. Seasoned hiking expert Johnny Molloy maps out the best trails in the region, one for every level of hiker. Hikes include: Fort Smith State Park Morgan Mountain Spring Creek and Moccasin Spring Buffalo Wilderness As with all the books in the 50 Hikes series, you'll find clear and concise directions, easy-to-follow maps, and expert tips for enjoying what each hike has to offer--whether it's rejuvenating fresh water springs, scenic riverways, or serene glades."-- Provided by publisher.

Crazy is my superpower : how I triumphed by breaking bones, breaking hearts, and breaking the rules

April 11, 2017
Brooks, A . J., 1987- author.
New York : Crown Archetype, [2017]
271 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 22 cm
Drowning barbies -- Mad love -- A place called home -- Swallow me whole -- A step-by-step guide on how to turn into your mother -- Lie to me -- The Robin Hood of the express checkout lane -- Born again -- I want to believe -- Hello sunshine -- No one wants to have sex with you -- Extra whip -- Girl on girl -- Crazy chicks do it better.

A fly rod of your own

April 11, 2017
Gierach, John, 1946- author.
©2017
207 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
A fly rod of your own -- Rainbow and wrong way -- The short list -- Snake river -- Fireproof -- Getting there -- My Jeep -- Alaska -- The velvet handshake -- Getting it right -- Fool's errand -- You can't eat the scenery -- Camp food -- Livin' the dream -- Olives -- Floatplanes -- Home court -- A bad day -- The Labrador effect -- The west branch -- Collecting a debt.
A member of the Fly Fishing Hall of Fame, John Gierach travels to remote fishing locations, from Alaska to the Canadian Maritimes, where he, with his sharp sense of humor and keen eye for observation of the fishing life, scrutinizes the art of fly-fishing.

Ballplayer

April 11, 2017
Jones, Chipper, 1972- author.
New York, New York : Dutton, an imprint of Penguin Random House LLC, [2017]
xi, 369 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : color illustrations ; 24 cm
Includes index.
Chip off the old block -- "I got this" -- The white elephant -- Draft day -- Carry a big stick -- Major motivation -- On the defensive -- Showtime -- Going deep -- Our time -- Raising the stakes -- World series ghosts -- Inside the clubhouse -- The perks -- Leading a double life -- Coming clean -- The worm has turned -- Lar-ry -- Playing the villain -- A one-team guy -- Tools and tricks of the trade -- Teaching points -- The end of an era -- Walking off -- Fireworks -- Curtain calls.
Before Chipper Jones became an eight-time All-Star who amassed Hall of Fame-worthy statistics during his nineteen-year career with the Atlanta Braves, he was a country boy from small-town Pierson, Florida, who played baseball in the backyard with his dad and dreamed of the major leagues. With his trademark candor and astonishing recall, Jones tells the story of his rise to the MLB ranks and what it took to stay with one organization his entire career. Beginning with learning the art of switch-hitting and being the number one overall pick for the Braves in the 1990 draft, Jones takes us into the clubhouse of the Braves' extraordinary dynasty, from the climax of the World Series championship in 1995 to the last-gasp division win by the 2005 "Baby Braves". --adapted from dust jacket.

Runner's world train smart, run forever : how to be a fit and healthy lifelong runner following the innovative 7-hour workout week

April 10, 2017
Pierce, William James, 1949- author.
©2017
xxvii, 276 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
What has FIRST learned from runners? -- How can I run into old age? -- Why 26.2? -- Is long-distance running healthy? -- Why do I get injured when I am so sincere? -- Finding a training program -- Do I need a coach or training partner? -- Smart pacing is essential for smart training and racing -- Eat smart for the long run -- Don't forget why you are doing this -- The plan: putting it all together -- The 7-hour workout week -- Strength training : essential for lifelong running -- Stretching : essential for lifelong running -- Appendix A: Pace for run workouts -- Appendix B: Supplemental workouts -- Appendix C: Road age factors -- Appendix D: Road age standards.
From the experts at the Furman Institute of Running and Scientific Training (FIRST), Runner's World Train Smart, Run Forever goes beyond traditional training programs and addresses the issues that prevent runners from reaching their full potential. This book will teach you how to become a fit, fast, and healthy lifelong runner by following the authors' innovative 7-hour workout week. In this new approach, Bill Pierce and Scott Murr show how overall fitness and total body health are the secret to longevity as a runner. Runner's World Train Smart, Run Forever is appropriate for all runners, but is especially helpful if you're frustrated by injuries or looking to maintain your healthy lifestyle as you age. This book addresses the controversies surrounding the dangers of over training and the stress associated with the constant craving for faster race times. Complete with a comprehensive program to enhance overall fitness, improve race times,and support healthy aging, this book will show you how to achieve your fitness goals at any stage.

Leo Durocher : baseball's prodigal son

April 7, 2017
Dickson, Paul, author.
New York : Bloomsbury, 2017.
357 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 25 cm
Pregame -- Enfant terrible -- Damned Yankee -- The Red Menace -- Gashouse tough -- The artful Dodger -- Mutiny in Flatbush -- Game changer -- Exiled -- Over the river -- Miracle man -- Hollywood Dodger -- The contentious Cub -- Endgame -- The rocky road to Cooperstown.

The Cubs way : the zen of building the best team in baseball and breaking the curse

April 6, 2017
Verducci, Tom, author.
©2017
375 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : color illustrations, color facsimile ; 25 cm
Includes index of names.
Prelude to seven -- Ready for change -- The first piece -- Game 1 -- The plan -- That's Cub -- Game 2 -- The beast -- The recruit -- Broad Street Joey -- Game 3 -- The zen of Joe -- Game 4 -- Flipping the culture -- Game 5 -- Embrace the target -- Game 6 -- Seven -- Interlude -- Heaven.
"Reveals how Theo Epstein and Joe Maddon built, led, and inspired the Chicago Cubs team that broke the longest championship drought in sports, chronicling their epic journey to become World Series champions"-- Provided by publisher.

Casey Stengel : baseball's greatest character

April 5, 2017
Appel, Martin, author.
New York : Doubleday, [2017]
x, 410 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 25 cm
Mail call -- Kansas City -- Lunatic beginning -- Aurora, Illinois -- Casey of Ebbets Field -- The grapefruit from the sky -- Good player? Bad player? -- A pennant for Uncle Robbie -- The Pirates and the Phillies -- McGraw and the Giants -- World Series heroics -- Edna Lawson -- Managing in the minors -- Back to Brooklyn -- Death of Koenecke -- Oil! -- Crossing Kenmore Square -- Milwaukee and K.C. -- Oakland -- The Yankees beckon -- "I owe it to myself" -- DiMaggio and Mr. Berra -- Whitey and Billy -- The Mick -- Taking on Jackie Robinson -- Five Straight -- October off -- Elston Howard -- One last subway series -- Trading Billy Martin -- Dazzling Congress -- Third-place Yankees? -- A pebble at shortstop -- Fired! -- Summer in Glendale -- Selling the amazin' Mets -- Worst team in history -- Closing the Polo Grounds -- Shea Stadium -- A slip and a fall -- Cooperstown -- An active retirement -- Saying goodbye -- Legacy.
"A biography of the only baseball player in history to play for all the New York teams describes how he went on to revolutionize the role of manager and won 10 pennants and seven World Series with the Yankees"--NoveList.

Beckett baseball card price guide.

March 30, 2017
Cleveland, Ohio : Edgewater Book Co.,
v. : ill. ; 23-28 cm.
Vols. for 1995-<2009> by James Beckett (and others) ; 2010-<2015> by Brian Fleischer ; <2017>- by the price guide staff of Beckett Media.
Imprint varies: <1999>-2016, Dallas, Tex. : Beckett Publications ; 2017- Dallas, Tex. : Beckett Media, LLC.

The 1997 Masters : my story

March 30, 2017
Woods, Tiger, author.
New York : Grand Central Publishing, 2017.
244 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : color illustrations ; 24 cm
Includes index.
Turning it around -- Amateur days at the Masters -- Monday, April 7, 1997 -- Tuesday, April 8, 1997 -- Wednesday, April 9, 1997 -- Thursday, April 10, 1997 -- Friday, April 11, 1997 -- Saturday, April 12, 1997 -- Sunday, April 13, 1997 -- Aftermath -- Augusta National's changes since 1997.
"Published to coincide with the 20th anniversary of Tiger Woods' historic win at the 1997 Masters, an account of the pro golfer's historic career shares previously unknown stories and the ways his record-setting win changed both the sport and his life on and off the course,"--NoveList.

50 hikes in Kentucky.

March 29, 2017
Woodstock, Vt. : Backcountry Guides : New York ; Distributed by W.W. Norton & Co.,
v. : ill., maps ; 23 cm
Vols. for 2002-<2017> by Hiram Rogers.
"From the Appalachian Mountains to the land between the lakes."

Run your fat off : running smarter for a leaner and fitter you

March 24, 2017
Karp, Jason, author.
New York : Reader's Digest, [2017]
xix, 236 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Includes index.
"Based on the latest research, RUN YOUR FAT OFF gives everyone--men and women, marathon runners to casual runners to non runners--the best calorie-burning runs, menus to fuel workouts and lose weight, and day by day personalized plans for beginning and advanced runners"-- Provided by publisher.

Johnny Temple : all-star second baseman

March 24, 2017
Cook, William A., 1944- author.
Jefferson, North Carolina : McFarland & Company, [2016]
vii, 192 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
A stormy road to the big leagues -- Breaking in with the Reds -- Taking over at second base -- An all-star performer -- Earl Lawson gets punched -- Shake-up in Cincy -- A deal that sinks the Reds -- Traded to Cleveland -- A fading star -- A complicated return to Cincinnati -- The tragic fall of Johnny Temple.
"Cincinnati Reds leadoff hitter Johnny Temple batted over .300 three times between 1954 and 1959. A tobacco chewing, tough-talking hustler, he had a fiery disposition on the field which led many sportswriters, teammates and opposing players to refer to him as a throwback to baseball's early days. Temple was an expert glove man"-- Provided by publisher.

Walking to listen : 4,000 miles across America, one story at a time

March 17, 2017
Forsthoefel, Andrew, author.
New York : Bloomsbury, 2017.
xviii, 371 pages ; 24 cm
"A memoir of one young man's coming of age on a cross-country trek, told through the stories of the people of all ages, races, and inclinations he meets along the highways of America"--Amazon.com.

Dynastic, bombastic, fantastic : Reggie, Rollie, Catfish, and Charlie Finley's swingin' A's

March 16, 2017
Turbow, Jason, author.
Boston : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2017.
xiv, 386 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm
Part 1: Ascendance 1961-1971 -- Welcome to Oakland -- The owner -- Part 2: Pinnacle 1972-1974 -- Vida's blues -- Sweet smell of success -- Teetering in Tiger Town -- World Series, 1972 -- Springtime for champions -- Defending your flag -- Beating the birds -- Scapegoat nation -- Wherefore Williams? -- Another run -- Hello, Hollywood...Goodbye, Catfish (prelude) -- Catfish gone -- Part 3: Descent 1975-1980 -- Retool -- Housecleaning -- Long slope down.
"How the Oakland A's of the 1970s--a revolutionary band of brawling Hall of Famers--won three straight championships and knocked baseball into the modern age"--Dust jacket flap.

The ultimate hiker's gear guide : tools & techniques to hit the trail

March 13, 2017
Skurka, Andrew, author.
Washington, D.C. : National Geographic, [2017]
239 pages : color illustrations ; 22 cm
Includes index.

Attitude : develop a winning mindset on and off the court

March 9, 2017
Wright, Jay, 1961- author.
New York : Ballantine Books, [2017].
xvi, 267 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Foreword / by Charles Barkley -- Introduction: Game on -- It's not about the championship -- Where I come from -- Creating a culture of success -- Be here now -- The real progress comes when no one's watching -- From many good players, one special team -- Setting a tone -- A strong start -- How to win by losing -- Up and down and up again -- In the zone -- Home and away -- Humble and hungry -- The good and the bad of being the best -- The grind -- Senior moments -- Buckets over Broadway -- Opening weekend jitters -- The sweetest sixteen -- Bang -- The 2015-2016 Villanova Wildcats.
Wright, coach of the Villanova University men's basketball team, shares his competitive and cooperative philosophy. As he recounts the story of the 2015-16 Wildcats, Coach Wright offers anecdotes from his own journey up the ladder of success, with lessons learned on the Little League playing fields of his youth and wisdom passed down from his coaches and mentors. Wright's core values provide a positive blueprint for transformational team building based on the idea that anyone-- from the head coach to the last player on the bench-- can be a leader when the moment demands it.

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