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A Who's Who of Sports Champions: Their Stories and Their Records

Ralph Hickok

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ISBN 10: 039573312X / ISBN 13: 9780395733127
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[ No Hassle 30 Day Returns ][ Ships Daily ] [ Underlining/Highlighting: NONE ] [ Writing: NONE ] [ Edition: first ] Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Pub Date: 1/1/1995 Binding: paperback Pages: 904 first edition. Bookseller Inventory # 3174912

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This is a feast for all sports fans. Including the most important figures in sports, A Who's Who of Sports Champions provides all the information a fan needs to know about more than 2,200 champion U.S. and Canadian athletes, managers, and coaches at the college, professional, and Olympic levels. It also includes foreign athletes who have won major championships in North America. There is extensive coverage of women athletes. More than fifty organized competitive sports, both major and minor, are covered, from archery to yachting. Great performances and benchmark moments in baseball, football, basketball, ice hockey, track and field, and much more are all documented. Champions of cycling, auto racing, surfing, and rowing are all here, as are less well known figures from a wide range of sports. Key biographical facts, extensive summaries of performance records, significant achievements, and career highlights are intertwined with anecdotes and quotes. The arrangement is A to Z by last nam

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Claiming to be the first single-volume biographical reference source for sports in more than 60 years, A Who's Who of Sports Champions lists in a single alphabet U.S. and Canadian champion athletes, plus foreign athletes who have won a major championship in North America. The 2,200 entries cover more than 50 different sports at all levels, including professional, college, and Olympic play. Each entry runs from approximately 60 to more than 1,000 words. Who's included? All players, coaches, and managers in the major team-sports halls of fame, winners of major sports awards, and athletes who have led a league in a major statistical category or who are high on all-time career statistics. All Olympians who have won two or more gold medals are included. Unlike most books with who's who in the title, this one includes such deceased persons as Babe Ruth and Lou Gehrig. Each entry is accompanied by an icon identifying the sport played. Entries give birth and death dates; statistics are included in the narrative. An index by sport enables the reader to find the champions in a particular sport.

This book is fun to read since many of the entries contain anecdotal material in addition to the statistical. Since it is issued in paperback at $19.95, a library could acquire it for the circulating collection, especially if the six-volume Biographical Dictionary of American Sports (Greenwood, 1987^-95) is already owned. A Who's Who of Sports Champions is highly recommended as an addition to both the reference and circulating collections.

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