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It′s the most famous yellow book in the world. Published every year since 1864, Wisden Cricketers′ Almanack is a sporting institution and it′s still going strong as influential and essential as ever.
J.M. Barrie is famous for writing Peter Pan, one of the greatest children′s stories ever told. But Barrie′s real passion wasn′t writing - it was playing cricket, something he did rather badly.
Boxing, wrestling, cricket, baseball books and more, each of these volumes is a treat to look at, as well as to read.
The first book devoted entirely to baseball, The Base Ball Player′s Pocket Companion, was published in Boston in 1859. Score one for Bean Town. What I didn′t know was that 150 years ago there were two sets of rules for the sport.
Football and literature simply doesn′t mix like football and beer or football and tailgating. There are countless biographies and memoirs penned by notable players and coaches but most aren′t worth the paper they are ghost-written on. However, there are a small number of titles that stand out on the line of scrimmage.