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Summary: The in-depth and intimate story of one of the most important African Americans to live in the first half of the 20th century. Tells the story of Jack Johnson, who was the first African American boxer to win the most coveted title in all of sports - Heavyweight Campion of the World. Includes his struggles in and out of the ring and his desire to live his life as a free man.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Paramount 2005

Copies Available at Woodmere

2 available in E-TV DVDs, Call number: DVD E-TV UNF

Summary: From the editors of Sports Illustrated Kids comes "The Big Book of Who," a 128-page collection of the brightest stars in sports, past and present. Profiles, facts and stats will bring the best players in pro sports history to life with all of the touches that Sports Illustrated Kids is famous for - terrific, age-appropriate writing and exciting sports photography. Ballfield greats such as,...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Time Home Entertainment Inc. 2014

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 796 BIG

Stanton, Tom

1 hold on 6 copies

Summary: Detroit 1936: In a city abuzz over its unrivaled sports success, baseball fan Dayton Dean is arrested for murder. Though said to have a childlike intelligence, Dean possesses a vivid memory and a hunger for attention. He gives police a story about a secret Klan-like organization called the Black Legion, responsible for countless murders, floggings, and fire bombings. The Legion has tens of...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Lyons Press 2016

Copies Available at East Bay

1 available in Adult, Call number: 364 STA

Copies Available at Woodmere

2 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 364 STA

Copies Available at Fife Lake

1 available in Adult, Call number: 364 STA

Copies Available at Interlochen

1 available in Adult, Call number: 364.15 Stanton 2016

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Adult, Call number: 364.152 STA

Murray, Jeanette

Summary: Cassie Wainwright thought that her father-head coach of the Santa Fe Bobcats-ignored her purposefully. Come to find out, he had no clue that she'd ever been born. Now Cassie is determined to meet the man who's always been missing from her life. Her mother warns her that being the long-lost daughter of a well-known NFL coach won't be easy, but Cassie's determined to stick it out-and before her...

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Tantor Audio 2016

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Nagelhout, Ryan.

Summary: Many professional athletes begin their journey as children. Hockey players are no different. Wayne Gretzky learned to skate when he was 2½ years old! However, hard work and practice are what allow those with talent to make it to the next level. Readers are introduced to the common paths to becoming a pro hockey player, from youth leagues all the way to the NHL. Each chapter focuses on one step...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Gareth Stevens Publishing 2015

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 796.96 NAG

Fort, Rodney D

Summary: Sports Myths uses economic principles to bust fifteen college and professional urban legends that continuously rear their heads, but that fall apart under analytical scrutiny.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Stanford University Press 2013

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 338.47796 FOR

Avison, Charles C.

Contents: ch. 1. Joe Louis -- ch. 2. Detroit Tigers -- ch. 3. Detroit Lions -- ch. 4. Detroit Red Wings -- ch. 5. Testimonial dinner -- ch. 6. Rise of the Detroit fan -- Conclusion -- Appendix A. Joe Louis -- Appendix B. Detroit Tigers -- Appendix C. Detroit Lions -- Appendix D. Detroit Red Wings.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Diomedea Pub. 2008

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Nagelhout, Ryan.

Summary: Countless young football players dream of breaking into the NFL and scoring the winning touchdown of the Super Bowl. Those on their way to the pros and those who just want to know more about athletes' journeys will appreciate an insider's look at the training and perseverance needed to make it big. Youth, high school, and college teams, the NFL Draft, and women's football are some of the topics...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Gareth Stevens Publishing 2015

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 796.332 NAG

Shea, Therese.

Summary: The odds of becoming an NBA or WNBA player are daunting, but this appealing, behind-the-scenes look at the path to pro basketball might help young athletes beat the odds. Readers will learn about the youth and development leagues that can help them hone their skills. They'll find out who to contact to get into the right college and what they can do now to prepare themselves for their future...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Gareth Stevens Publishing 2015

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 796.323 SHE

Summary: English footballers trying to negotiate better contractual terms with the English Football Association club owners; perhaps the first professional sports strike of all time; soccer

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 1950

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LeClaire, Virginia

Summary: Compiled collection of materials on Anthony "Bundy" Brief, widely considered the most famous professional sports player to come from Traverse City, Michigan. He played professional baseball from 1912-1928, with the Milwaukee Brewers and the St. Louis Browns.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: 0000

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1 available in Nelson Room, Call number: R NEL 921 BRI

Summary: Imagine that it’s the week of the football championship game, and a star player may have an undisclosed head injury. Everyone wants him to play. If you were the coach, would you let him? Or picture a talented WNBA hopeful who has torn her ACL—for the third time. Add in bouts of bulimia and her lifelong dream of going pro. As her adviser, what would you do? These are only two of the agonizing...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2005

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Rivera, Mariano

Summary: The nineteen-year veteran pitcher for the New York Yankees describes his life, discussing the difficulties in being a Latino baseball player in the U.S., how he keeps his Christian values in professional sports, and his championships and rivalries.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Little Brown & Co 2014

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 RIVERA, MARINAO RIV

Branch, John

Summary: The "death of hockey star Derek Boogaard at twenty-eight was front-page news across the country in 2011 and helped shatter the silence about violence and concussions in professional sports. Now, in a ... work of narrative nonfiction, ... reporter John Branch tells the ... story of Boogaard's life and heartbreaking death"--Amazon.com.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: W.W. Norton & Company 2014

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 796.96 BRA

Rivera, Mariano

Summary: The nineteen-year veteran pitcher for the New York Yankees describes his life, discussing the difficulties in being a Latino baseball player in the U.S., how he keeps his Christian values in professional sports, and his championships and rivalries.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Little Brown & Co 2014

Copies Available at East Bay

1 available in Adult, Call number: LP 921 RIV

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1 available in Large Print, Call number: LP 921 RIVERA, MARIANO RIV

BRETON, MARCOS

Summary: Examines the story of Latin baseball as seen through the eyes of Miguel Tejada, a promising young Dominican shortstop in the Oakland A's organization; and provides insight into the efforts of Latin ballplayers to succeed in America's professional sports arena.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: SIMON 0000

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 796.357 BRE

Rice, Jerry

Summary: "As a three-time Super Bowl winner and Super Bowl MVP, Jerry Rice has firsthand knowledge of what it takes to win championships. In this celebration of the biggest game in professional sports, Rice counts down the fifty greatest moments from the grand, fifty-year history of the Super Bowl. Through scores of first-person accounts from the players and coaches themselves, readers get new and...

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: 2015

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Playaway, Call number: PA 796.332 RIC

Summary: The debate over athletes' use of steroids and other performance-enhancing drugs has taken on newfound urgency in recent years with more and more revelations of widespread use throughout the sports world. Are these athletes breaking the rules for an unfair advantage over others? Are they endangering their own health, and that of younger athletes encouraged to follow suit? Or is it hypocritical...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2008

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