Books tagged: sports history

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The Mysterious Hockey Player
Price: Free! Words: 3,580. Language: English. Published: September 15, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Sports
"The Mysterious Hockey Player" is a heart-warming story about a little boy's dream to play for the Toronto Maple Leafs. The story cleverly weaves historical fact with fiction as it tells a magical and action-packed tale of the boy's hopes and of the mysterious hockey player who tries to help him overcome his fears and pursue his passion." (In print as "So, You Be Keon and I'll Be Mahovlich")
Maggie Jean
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 28,240. Language: English. Published: April 25, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Historical » USA
Based on a true story of a rural Midwestern girl, of USA, growing up in the 1950.s and 1960’s. Maggie Jean was never allowed to play team sports. Read with curiosity, imaging this time period in history, and think how it compares to what you are experiencing in our own life.
June Byers Women's World Champion Wrestler
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 3,470. Language: English. Published: June 4, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Wrestling, Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Boxing
June Byers was a force in the world of female wrestling until a fan tossed a bottle into her windshield and she had to re-retire from wrestling in 1964. A leg injury put an end to a career that began in the 1940s. My book looks at her roots in Houston, Texas and June's disputed victory in a world title bout with Mildred Burke. I have used old newspaper and magazines as well as more recent sources.
Mike DeJohn Heavyweight Boxer
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 5,920. Language: English. Published: December 29, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Boxing, Nonfiction » Biography » Sports biography
Mike DeJohn fought many of the most recognizable ranked contenders of the 1950s and early 1960s. Among these were Sonny Liston, Eddie Machen, George Chuvalo and Nino Valdes. DeJohn's best punch was a left uppercut. He fought out of a crouch and overpowered numerous boxing adversaries with his superior strength. He was a handsome athlete who looked more like a college student and was well-mannered.
Fitness Box Set
Price: $5.40 USD. Words: 15,050. Language: English. Published: September 16, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Health, wellbeing, & medicine » Exercise
Now, for the first time ever, and only for a limited time, you can get this value-priced, limited edition boxed set. Fitness Box Set includes two bestselling books from My Ebook Publishing House: Book #1 - Fitness & Exercise Book #2 - Best Ab Exercises: How to Look and Feel Your Best
First: Three African-American Athletes That Changed the Game
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 43,960. Language: English. Published: July 17, 2014 by BookCaps. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Sports biography
For change to happen, there has to be someone daring enough to suffer through the negativity of being first. The three players profiled here, beat the odds and changed the game. Profiled in this book: Jackie Robinson — The first African-American baseball player Fritz Pollard — The first African-American coaches in the NFL and one of the first African-American players in the NFL Nathaniel Clif
Yolande Pompey Light Heavyweight Boxer From Trinidad And Tobago
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 4,550. Language: English. Published: June 22, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Boxing, Nonfiction » Biography » Sports biography
Yolande Pompey, a native of Trinidad and Tobago, was ranked as high as 3rd by Ring Magazine and the World Boxing Association. He was the product of Belmont Orphanage in Princes Town. Pompey came to prominence after he defeated Gentle Daniel, the boxing champion of Trinidad. Yolande faced Archie Moore in the most important fight of his career, in London, on June 5, 1956. Pompey boxed from 1949-'61.
A Lion's Despair Alex Karras And NFL Gambling
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 5,780. Language: English. Published: May 22, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Football & rugby, Nonfiction » True Crime » Organized crime
Not since the 1946 NFL Championship game had two NFL players been caught up in betting on professional football games. Two New York Giants' players had been banished for their failure to report being approached by gamblers prior to the '46 title game. In 1963 an NFL gambling scandal emerged that was more widespread. It also involved two of the league's elite players, Alex Karras and Paul Hornung.
Don Cockell Heavyweight Boxing Contender From England
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 4,970. Language: English. Published: March 26, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Boxing, Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Wrestling
World heavyweight champion Rocky Marciano fought British Empire champion Don Cockell on May 16, 1955 at San Francisco's old Kezar Stadium. The bout was not regarded as much of a test for Marciano in the pre-fight newspapers leading up to the event. It was the American's 5th title defense. Even British commentators failed to anticipate the highly competitive contest that was about to be staged.
51 Questions for the Diehard Fan: New York Mets
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,690. Language: English. Published: August 4, 2013 by Black Mesa Publishing. Categories: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Baseball / History, Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Baseball / Statistics
Test your knowledge with these hardball questions about your favorite team—all the sluggers, hurlers, and greatest moments in New York Mets history … 51 questions to challenge the diehard Mets fan.