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Still Throwing Heat
Still Throwing Heat (4 Formats) ›
By J. R. Richard, By Lew Freedman, Foreword by Nolan Ryan
Cloth Price 25.95

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ISBN 9781629370996

Published Jun 2015

<P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: auto 0in">A flame-throwing star with the Houston Astros, J. R. Richard was at the top of his profession when he inexplicably began complaining of arm weakness in 1980. Initially scoffed at because he continued approaching 100 mph on the radar gun, everything changed when Richard collapsed while playing catch with a teammate—later diagnosed as a life-threatening stroke. The shocking development ended Richard’s major league career and set off a chain of events that led to the former All-Star being homeless by the mid-1990s. This rapid rise and sudden, tragic fall define the unusual, moving, and inspirational life of a Houston icon who has endured many hardships but has become an admired figure in his adopted hometown. J. R. Richard tells that story now in his own words, including the highs and the lows of his brilliant athletic career, the difficulties that befell him on and off the field, abandonment by those he counted on after his stroke, the despair of losing everything, and his ultimate redemption and giving back to the community.<?xml:namespace prefix = "o" ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office" /><o:p></o:p>
Boom, Baby!
Boom, Baby! (4 Formats) ›
By Bobby "Slick" Leonard, By Lew Freedman, Foreword by Larry Bird
Cloth Price 25.95

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ISBN 9781600788598

Published Nov 2013

Bobby "Slick" Leonard has etched his name forever on the Mount Rushmore of Indiana basketball, and in Boom, Baby! he shares memories from his storied career. Leonard takes readers inside the Indiana locker room with legendary head coach Branch McCracken and onto the court when he hit the deciding free throws as the "Hurrying Hoosiers" topped Phog Allen's Kansas Jayhawks. He recalls the NBA's early years, including being drafted by a Baltimore Bullets team that folded soon after selecting him. He tells of his time as the winningest coach in the ABA's nine-year history, securing three championships in his first five seasons with the Indianapolis Pacers. In his final act, "Slick" endeared himself to new generations of Hoosier hoops fans as the longtime Pacers radio voice, with his trademark call "Boom, Baby!" for a successful three-point shot.
Going Yard
Going Yard (3 Formats) ›
By Lew Freedman, Foreword by Frank Thomas
PDF Price 11.99

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ISBN 9781617497414

Published Mar 2011

<P style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt" class=MsoNormal><I>Going Yard</I> includes everything anyone would want to know about home runs—from the rise of Babe Ruth, whose prodigious power revolutionized the sport in the Roaring Twenties and the most famous All-Star game and World Series round-trippers to up-close-and-personal profiles of the 500 home-run club—the men who have crashed the most homers in Major League history. Packed with statistics, photos, diagrams, and lists, this fun and fact-filled book will provide hours of entertainment and answers for any baseball fan’s round-tripper trivia questions.
Fergie (4 Formats) ›
By Fergie Jenkins, By Lew Freedman, Foreword by Billy Williams
Cloth Price 24.95

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ISBN 9781600781711

Published Mar 2009

Jenkins' life story—from Chatham, Ontario, to Cooperstown—is compelling, and Fergie tells it himself in his own unique and inimitable style. A tremendous all-around athlete who has always been proud of his roots and representing his country during a lifetime in the game, Jenkins established a reputation as one of the greatest pitchers of not only his era but of all time. A strikeout king who whiffed more than 3,000 batters, Jenkins earned the trust of his managers as a pitcher who completed what he started. This is the story of a man who refused to be leveled by sadness and disappointments away from the playing field. It is also the story of behind-the-scenes good humor in clubhouses and what takes place on baseball teams as they live and play together for months at a time, as only Fergie can tell it.
The 50 Greatest Plays in Chicago Bears Football History
The 50 Greatest Plays in Chicago Bears Football History (3 Formats) ›
By Lew Freedman, Foreword by Doug Buffone
PDF Price 13.99

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ISBN 9781617498015

Published Aug 2008

<DIV>In a series that explores the logic-defying comebacks and tough losses, the dramatic interceptions, fumbles, game-winning field goals, and touchdowns that shape a fan&#8217;s greatest memories of their beloved team, this book does not disappoint as the ultimate collector&#8217;s item for Bears fans. It chronicles the most famous moments in Chicago football history, including Gale Sayers&#39;s six-touchdown day against the 49ers, Walter Payton&#39;s 275-yard performance in 1977, Devin Hester&#39;s Super Bowl XLI kickoff return, and the dominating team performance of Super Bowl XX. The descriptions of each play are accompanied with game information and quotes from participants, players, and observers with firsthand accounts.</DIV>
"Then Ozzie Said to Harold. . ."
"Then Ozzie Said to Harold. . ." (4 Formats) ›
By Lew Freedman, By Billy Pierce
PDF Price 11.99

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ISBN 9781617494161

Published Mar 2008

Written for every sports fan who follows the Chicago White Sox, this account goes behind the scenes to peek into the private world of the players, coaches, and decision makers—all while eavesdropping on their personal conversations. From the locker room to the field, the book includes stories about Carlton Fisk, Bo Jackson, Shoeless Joe Jackson, Billy Pierce, and Frank Thomas, among others, allowing readers to relive the highlights and the celebrations.
White Sox Essential
White Sox Essential (4 Formats) ›
By Lew Freedman
Cloth Price 19.95

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ISBN 9781572439320

Published Apr 2007

A one-stop record containing everything White Sox fans want to know about their favorite baseball team, this resource is packed with anecdotes, history, explanations of traditions, statistics, trivia, and photos.
Cubs Essential
Cubs Essential (3 Formats) ›
By Lew Freedman
PDF Price 11.99

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ISBN 9781623685669

Published Apr 2006

<DIV>A one-stop record containing everything Cubs fans want to know about their favorite baseball team, this resource is packed with anecdotes, history, explanations of traditions, statistics, trivia, and photos.</DIV>