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Coming Home (Autographed Edition)
Coming Home (Autographed Edition) ›
By Cleon Jones, By Gary Kaschak
Price 30.00


ISBN 9781637272350

Published Aug 2022

<strong>A compelling memoir at the intersection of baseball and American history </strong><br /><br />Cleon Jones has never forgotten where he came from. As a child, growing up in a Mobile, Alabama shotgun house with no electricity or running water, he yearned to follow the path of hometown heroes Satchel Paige and Hank Aaron, and his community uplifted him. <br /><br />Navigating the perilous norms of the Jim Crow South, Jones ascended to baseball#&39;s highest ranks, leading the 1969 New York Mets with his bat and catching the final out to clinch the &quot;miracle&quot; World Series title. But after 13 years in the major leagues, Jones returned to the place he loves, the neighborhood where it all started: Africatown. <br /><br /><em>Coming Home</em> is Jones#&39;s love letter to his roots in Alabama#&39;s most historic Black settlement, whose origins can be traced back to the last known illegal transport of slaves to the United States aboard the Clotilda. Jones candidly discusses how his Africatown neighbors helped supply him with a bat and glove when his family could not afford equipment, the opposition he faced as a Black player after leaving Alabama, his fond memories of the Miracle Mets, and his post-baseball fight to save his dying community. <br /><br /><strong>Also featuring Jones#&39;s outlook on the modern game and American society, this timely chronicle is a profound slice of history for all baseball fans.</strong>
Willie Horton (Autographed Edition)
Willie Horton (Autographed Edition) ›
By Willie Horton, With Kevin Allen
Price 30.00


ISBN 9781637271728

Published Jul 2022

<strong>A compelling autobiography from one of Detroit#&39;s favorite sons</strong><br /><br />At 15, Willie Horton received his first contract offer to become a professional baseball player. At 20, he smacked his first major-league home run. At 24, Horton stood in full uniform on the hood of his car, in the midst of burning homes and overturned vehicles, and pleaded for an end to the violence of the 1967 Detroit riots.<br /><br />In this new autobiography, Horton shares the fascinating story of his life and career, from growing up in Detroit#&39;s Jeffries Projects as the youngest of 21 children to winning a World Series with his hometown Tigers in 1968. Horton also candidly discusses the opposition he faced as a Black player, his fond memories of Al Kaline, the joy he felt in returning to the Tigers as a front office executive, and the many ways he still tries to give back to Detroit and his community. <br /><br /><strong>By turns heartrending and hilarious, this timely chronicle is an essential contribution to baseball#&39;s written history.</strong>
Muggsy (Autographed Edition)
Muggsy (Autographed Edition) ›
By Muggsy Bogues, By Jake Uitti
Price 28.00


ISBN 9781637271339

Published Apr 2022

<strong>A candid and insightful memoir from one the NBA#&39;s most unlikely stars.</strong><br /><br />Growing up, Muggsy Bogues was always told he should do something else, anything besides basketball. He never acknowledged his many doubters except to prove them spectacularly wrong.<br /><br />Twenty years after receiving his first basketball as a toddler, he stood proud—at five-foot-three—as the starting point guard for the Charlotte Hornets in the NBA. From the East Baltimore playground courts where he earned his nickname by &quot;muggin#&39;&quot; opponents for possession of the ball, to Dunbar High School where he excelled alongside future NBA players, Bogues set the tone in his early years for the great heights he#&39;d reach professionally.<br /><br />In this new autobiography, Bogues delves deep into his life and career, reflecting on legendary battles with Michael Jordan, John Stockton, and other generational stars of #&39;80s and #&39;90s hoops. He shares far-ranging anecdotes from playoff runs in Charlotte, filming <em>Space Jam</em>, and even watching a young Steph Curry grow up.<br /><br /><strong>Conversational and clear-sighted, this is a story of uncompromising vision and fleet-footed determination during a golden era for the NBA.</strong>
Rebound (Autographed Edition)
Rebound (Autographed Edition) ›
By Brian Grant, By Ric Bucher
Price 28.00


ISBN 9781629379692

Published Apr 2021

"Basketball gave me a life; Parkinson's taught me how to live it."  —Brian Grant After 12 years of playing basketball at the highest professional level, Brian Grant could have been forgiven for thinking that the hardest part of his life was behind him, that he'd be able to kick back and enjoy the fruits of his considerable labors. But soon after his retirement from the NBA, Grant was diagnosed with Young-Onset Parkinson's disease, ushering in a challenge greater than any he'd faced before, as well as an opportunity to embrace what really matters. With esteemed basketball writer Ric Bucher, Grant shares his story in raw and candid fashion, as he takes readers to Sacramento, Portland, Miami, and beyond; to the airplane 30,000 feet in the air where he first came to understand the source of the tremors in his hand; and to the summit of Mount St. Helens alongside five others with PD, where he once again put himself to the test and defied expectations. In Rebound, Grant shares his remarkable life before, during, and after those NBA years with no shortage of compassion and wit.