Books tagged: athletic competition

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Shut Up and Ski: Wipeouts, Shootouts and Blowouts on the Trail to the Olympic Dream
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 70,650. Language: English. Published: June 13, 2012. Category: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Adventure
Murphy's Law meets the Olympic dream in this spirited account of the challenges, misadventures and injuries that beset the US Ski Team in one year leading up to the 1988 Olympic Games. Not-so-brave rookie downhill racer Olivia Sharp and her band of strong-willed yet woefully inexperienced teammates vie for coveted Olympic team spots while coping with a coach who wishes he could trade them all in.
Bob Harmon St. Louis Cardinals Pitcher
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Price: $3.75 USD. Words: 2,840. Language: English. Published: December 24, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Sports biography
My eBook is about an early 20th century Major League Baseball pitcher who faded into obscurity after winning 23 and 18 games in the 1911 and 1912 seasons. Harmon played for the St. Louis Cardinals and Pittsburgh Pirates organizations. After his baseball career ended in 1918, he settled in Ouachita Parish, near Monroe, Louisiana. He became a successful dairy farmer and remained close to sports.
Jake Hehl Brooklyn Robins Pitcher And Catholic League Bowling Star
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Price: $3.75 USD. Words: 2,900. Language: English. Published: February 26, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Baseball / Essays & Writings
Jake Hehl is an atypical biographical subject. He was a high school sports phenom. He excelled in baseball, basketball, and football at Brooklyn Prep. Hehl pitched one inning in major league baseball before being summoned for military duty in World War I. He pitched in the minor leagues from 1918-1926. He was a versatile athlete who became a star bowler in Brooklyn's 1940s Catholic Church Leagues.
Benny Kauff Baseball Phenom And Outcast
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Price: $3.75 USD. Words: 8,180. Language: English. Published: March 4, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » True Crime » Organized crime
Benjamin Michael Kauff was a controversial major league centerfielder. He was only 5'8" but possessed tremendous hitting power, especially to right field in the old New York Polo Grounds. Heralded as the "Ty Cobb of the Federal League", he signed with the NY Giants in 1916.. Benny's career ended prematurely in 1920, after he was banished from baseball by Commissioner Kennesaw Mountain Landis.
The Mafia, Football Gambling and Len Dawson
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 7,520. Language: English. Published: March 7, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Football & rugby
Former NFL Quarterback Len Dawson is a controversial sports figure. A member of the National Football League Hall of Fame, he led the Kansas City Chiefs to victory in Super Bowl IV, in 1970. However, there are legitimate doubts about his complicity in "fixing" games between 1966-1970. He associated with gamblers. A Detroit grand jury named Dawson as part of a nationwide gambling scandal in 1970
The Millennial Method: A Modern Approach to Coaching Today's Generation of Technology-Driven Athlete
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 12,310. Language: English. Published: July 13, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Coaching / Baseball
With The Millennial Method, veteran college baseball coach Jason Schreiber offers an effective way to tap the athletic potential of the often-challenging Millennial Generation and improve team performance by sharing techniques used with players on Schreiber’s 2014 team at Alvin Community College near Houston, Texas.