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The saga of New York’s push to build two minor-league baseball stadiums, colored by dollars, politics, and dreams.
The uplifting story of how one camp gave children with visual impairment new confidence in their own abilities.
The first book to comprehensively examine Lou Gehrig's famous "Luckiest Man" speech.
Tells the story of New York's playing grounds, teams, and ballparks of yesteryear.
Examines how the national pastime of baseball has the capacity to shape politics and American democracy.
Illuminates the ways games—from baseball cards to board games, charades to boxing, and croquet to strategies of war—were integral to nineteenth-century life and culture in the United States and Britain.
Inside account of the negotiations between the football Bills, New York State, and Erie County to sign a long-term stadium lease and thereby keep the team in Buffalo.
A provocative tale of an unlikely contender and her midlife transformation through boxing.
A compelling story of our ever-evolving relationship with mountains and wilderness.
An ultrarunner’s fast-paced narrative into the wilds of New York’s Hudson Valley, as he attempts to set a new record for completing the Long Path, a 350-mile hiking trail that links New York City and Albany.
Overview and analysis of labor relations in the big four American sports.
Looks at southern Chinese martial arts traditions and how they have become important to local identity and narratives of resistance.
A comprehensive history of the first three decades of underwater exploration in antebellum America.
Analyzes the author’s transformation from academic to figure competitor.
The inside story of how a three-year old filly captured the hearts of racing fans and cemented her bid to be named Horse of the Year.
His major league baseball dreams dashed, a former pitcher returns home to make a life or death family decision.
A wide-ranging scholarly consideration of the martial arts.
Explores how the NBA moved to govern black players and the expression of blackness after the “Palace Brawl” of 2004.
Photographs and recollections of one of baseball’s most storied icons.
Twenty-five celebrated writers share the encouraging words and timeless wisdom of the coaches who influenced their lives.
A vivid portrayal of the important role of Jews in American boxing history, and vice versa.
Personal accounts celebrating the place of exercise in women’s lives—and as the site of women’s community.
A critical look at the Olympics in the postbribery, post-9/11 era, particularly at consequences for host cities and so-called “Olympic education” for schoolchildren.
A pickup basketball player looks at the pickup game as a distinctive culture using both personal experience and cultural studies theory.
Looks at contemporary sports talk radio and its relations to both traditional and newer forms of masculinity.
Explains why cities dig deep in their pockets to host the Olympics and countries breed teams for success on the world soccer stage.
Uses personal narratives to highlight the development of feminist sport studies.
Examines the relationship between gay male athletes, sport, and American masculinity.
Highlights the practical benefits and the many problems of youth and sports in the United States.
Explores the cultural meanings of the swimsuit issue and shows how Sports Illustrated secures a large audience of men by creating a climate of hegemonic masculinity.
A sociological examination of life within the subworld of women's professional golf that explores the interpersonal relations between athletes, fans, and sponsors on the LPGA tour and looks at tensions between gender, class, and prowess within the social world of golf.