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THE BEST AMERICAN SPORTS WRITING 2004.
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THE BEST AMERICAN SPORTS WRITING 2004.

By Cramer, Richard Ben, editor.

Boston:: Houghton Mifflin,, 2004.. Near fine in illustrated wrappers.. First printing, a trade paperback, issued simultaneously with hardcover. Collects 26 essays by sportswriters and journalists - including Gary Smith, Ira Berkow, Susan Orlean, William Nack, Mitch Album, Rick Telander, Robert Draper, Charles P. Pierce and others. Introduction by Richard Ben Cramer and foreword by Glenn Stout, series editor. Biographical notes on contributors. xxiii, 300 pp.

$15.00

THE BEST AMERICAN SPORTS WRITING 1997.
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THE BEST AMERICAN SPORTS WRITING 1997.

By [Anthology, signed] Plimpton, George, editor. Thomas McGuane, signed.

Boston:: Houghton Mifflin,, 2001.. Very good in illustrated wrappers (toning to pages, line on bottom edge). . First printing, a trade paperback original. Includes articles by Roger Angell, Rick Reilly, David Remnick, and Tom Boswell, a profile of a fencer by David Halberstam and a long essay by Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist Richard Ford on hunting with his wife. SIGNED by Thomas McGuane at his contribution "The Way Home." Also includes contributions from Jon Krakauer, Padgett Powell, Ian Frazier, David Foster Wallace and more. Edited and with an introduction by Plimpton, series editor Glenn Stout. Notes on contributors. 326 pp.

$232.50

HOME IS EVERYTHING: The Latino Baseball Story.
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HOME IS EVERYTHING: The Latino Baseball Story.

By Breton, Marcus; photographs by Jose Luis Villegas (signed); preface by Orlando Cepeda.

El Paso, Texas:: Cinco Puntos Press,, (2003). Fine in illustrated wrappers.. First printing, a trade paperback original. The story of Latinos in American baseball. Bilingual edition with English text by Marcus Breton translated into Spanish by Daniel Santacruz. Preface by Orlando Cepeda. Features Miguel Tejada, 2002 American League MVP. Illustrated throughout with full color photographs by Jose Luis Villega. SIGNED by the photographer Villegas on the half-title page and dated May 2003. Oblong format. 144 pp.

$35.00

SHALLOW WATER DIVING AND SPEARFISHING.

By Schenck, Hilbert and Henry Kendall

Cambridge, Maryland:: Cornell Martime Press, , 1954.. Good overall in turquoise cloth (some crinkling from dampness to upper corner of much of the textblock, previous owner's name), no dust jacket. . First edition. Includes chapters on helmet diving, mask diving, self-contained diving equipment, underwater vacations, and more. Illustrated with photographs and drawings by Vincent Vitale. .Appendices include information on where to buy equipment, decompression tables, diving bibliography and more. index. 251 pp.

$24.50

THE DEVILS' COACH.
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THE DEVILS' COACH.

By Brock, Jim and Joe Gilmartin.

Elgin, IL:: David C. Cook, Publishing,, (1977). Very near fine in a like dustjacket. Comment on rear flap about the movie - a feature motion picture from Outreach Films, Burbank, California. . First edition. An account of Jim Brock's Christian rebirth and his transformation as the coach of Arizona State University's baseball team, the Sun Devils, culminating with winning the NCAA championship. Basis of a documentary film of the same name. 168 pp.

$18.50

BOWS AND ARROWS: How They are Best Made for All Kinds of Target Shooting, Including Chapters on Shooting, Accessories and Competitions.
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BOWS AND ARROWS: How They are Best Made for All Kinds of Target Shooting, Including Chapters on Shooting, Accessories and Competitions.

By James Duff, edited by Edward Cave.

New York:: Macmillan,, 1927.. Good overall in light green cloth with darker green lettering (missing front endpaper, frontispiece is detached but still present, otherwise tight and straight.). First printing. Uncommon first edition of this comprehensive book on the making of bows starting with cutting the wood. Illustrated with drawings by G. P. Haynes and a glossy photographic frontispiece and two internal glossy plate. x, 173 pp.

$75.00

DYNASTIC, BOMBASTIC, FANTASTIC: Reggie, Rollie, Catfish, and Charlie Finley's Swingin A's.
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DYNASTIC, BOMBASTIC, FANTASTIC: Reggie, Rollie, Catfish, and Charlie Finley's Swingin A's.

By Turbow, Jason.

New York & Boston:: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt,, 2017.. Fine in glossy illustrated wrappers.. Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. ) "How the Oakland A's of the 1970s - a revolutionary band of brawling Hall of Famers - won three straight championships and knocked baseball into the modern age." SIGNED and dated in 2016 (before official publication date) on the half title page. Cast of characters. Notes. 365 pp.

$34.50

DEMPSEY IN NEVADA.
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DEMPSEY IN NEVADA.

By [Dempsey, Jack] Clifton, Guy

Reno, NV:: Jack Bacon & Company / Baobab Books,, 2007.. Fine in fine dust jacket.. First edition. "Jack Dempsey's first trip to Nevada came as he clung to the underbelly of a train, a dangerous practice known as riding the rods and utilized by those too poor to purchase a ticket for one of the passenger cars. In later years, Dempsey, the heavyweight boxing champion from 1919 to 1926, returned to a hero's welcome. . . Dempsey made $717,000 for his first fight with Gene Tunney. He lost his fortune in the stock market crash of 1929 and set about reclaiming it with Reno as his base in the early 1930s, first as a fight promoter and then, once again, as a fighter as he set out to reclaim the heavyweight championship." SIGNED and INSCRIBED by Clifton on the title page. Foreword by Steve Sneddin. Map frontispiece. Illustrated with photographs throughout and 48 inserted pages of photographs on glossy paper. One of only 1500 copies in the first edition. xiii, 182 pp.

$40.00

FIGURE AND DANCE SKATING.
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FIGURE AND DANCE SKATING.

By Von Gassner, Paul.

New York:: A & S Publishing Company, , (1949). Good overall in blue cloth with white lettering and illustration (front hinge cracked). First edition. Detailed instructions on how to skate figures properly and on skate dancing and some information on pair skating, illustrated throughout with photos and drawings. An interesting look at a sport which has changed significantly since this book was published - while we still use the term "figure skating" figures are no longer a part of competitions. Large format. 190 pp plus index.

$29.50

CHICKEN SOUP FOR THE GOLFER'S SOUL: 101 Stories of Insight, Inspiration and Laughter on the Links.
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CHICKEN SOUP FOR THE GOLFER'S SOUL: 101 Stories of Insight, Inspiration and Laughter on the Links.

By Donnelly, Chrissy; Mark Donnelly, Jeff Aubery, Hansen, and Jack Canfield.

Deerfield Park, FL:: Health Communications, Inc., (1999). Fine in glossy illustrated wrappers.. First printing, a trade paperback, issued simultaneously with hardcover. A title in the very popular inspirational Chicken Soup for the Soul series - SIGNED on the title page by the author Jeff Aubery. Illustrated with cartoons, Notes on contributors. xxiv, 379 pp.

$18.50

THE PUNCH: One Night, Two Lives, and the Fight That Changed Basketball Forever.
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THE PUNCH: One Night, Two Lives, and the Fight That Changed Basketball Forever.

By Feinstein, John.

New York & Boston:: Little Brown,, 2002.. Fine in illustrated wrappers.. Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. ) "1977 and an on-court fight breaks out between the Houston Rockets and the LA Lakers. Rudy Tomjanovitch races to break it up and is met by Kermit Washington's fist, delivering one of the worst punches ever seen in sport. Basketball was changed for ever. Tomjanovitch was a Rockets all-star, 6'7" and white. The punch dislodged his skull from his head, leaving him needing years of surgery and therapy. Washington was . . . one of six athletes in the history of the NCAA to be both an academic all-American and a basketball all-American. By all accounts an exemplary man - until the split-second in which he threw his arm forward and devastated his reputation. The fact that Washington is black hasn't helped his treatment in the press or public opinion and no team in the NBA will hire him as a coach. . . the untold story of what went wrong that night, the drastic response by the NBA, the conspiracy theories about the fight's origins and a story of how one man's mistake has haunted two good men for their entire adult lives." 370 pp.

$24.50

A DOG IN A HAT: An American Bike Racer's Story of Mud, Drugs, Blood, Betrayal, and Beauty in Belgium.
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A DOG IN A HAT: An American Bike Racer's Story of Mud, Drugs, Blood, Betrayal, and Beauty in Belgium.

By Parkin, Joe.

Boulder, CO: Velo Press, (2008). Fine in glossy illustrated wrappers.. Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. ) "Joe Parkin, an American bike racer who left the familiar comforts of home to compete at the highest professional level in Belgium, tells what it is like to be a compete in that world. 202 pp.

$18.50

WILD PITCH.
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WILD PITCH.

By Lupica, Mike.

New York:: Putnam,, (2002). Near fine in near fine dust jacket.. First printing. A 'washed up ontime pitching phenom and all-around jerk gets a second chance." 352 pp.

$17.50

BUMP AND RUN.
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BUMP AND RUN.

By Lupica, Mike.

New York:: Putnam,, (2000). Very good in very good dust jacket.. First printing. A novel about "the world of professional football, filled with black comedy, outrageous characters" and a lot of truth. 311 pp.

$17.50

THIS BLOODY MARY IS THE LAST THING I OWN: A Journey to the End of Boxing.
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THIS BLOODY MARY IS THE LAST THING I OWN: A Journey to the End of Boxing.

By Rendall, Jonathan.

Hopewell, NJ:: Ecco Press,, (1998.). Fine in fine dust jacket (as new.). First US printing. A unique boxing book: the author was an amateur boxer at Oxford, a boxing writer for several years and then he decided to bring an unknown fighter to the World Welterweight Championship. The settings range from Cuba to Harlem, Paris to Las Vegas, a memoir both funny and melancholy. 187 pp.

$24.50

ONE MORE JULY: A Football Dialogue with Bill Curry.
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ONE MORE JULY: A Football Dialogue with Bill Curry.

By Plimpton, George.

New York:: Harper & Row,, (1977). Near fine in a fine dust jacket (a tight copy which appears unread, but foxing to the edges of the textblock and some light offsetting to the endpapers.).. First printing. Curry began his career in football with the Green Bay Packers in 1963, and over the years he played with the Baltimore Colts, the Houston Oilers and the LA Rams. Thoughtful reminisences of the sport and the players. INSCRIBED by Plimpton on the front endpaper. 212 pp.

$50.00

ONE MORE JULY: A Football Dialogue with Bill Curry.
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ONE MORE JULY: A Football Dialogue with Bill Curry.

By Plimpton, George.

New York:: Harper & Row,, (1977). Fine in a fine dust jacket (a tight copy which appears unread, just a spot or two of foxing on the edge of the textblock.).. First printing. Curry began his career in football with the Green Bay Packers in 1963, and over the years he played with the Baltimore Colts, the Houston Oilers and the LA Rams. Thoughtful reminisences of the sport and the players. INSCRIBED by Plimpton on the front endpaper with the words "and the roar of the crowd." 212 pp.

$85.00

GETTING OUT OF THE ROUGH.
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GETTING OUT OF THE ROUGH.

By Vander Meulen, John M.

New York:: George H. Doran,, (1926). Very good in red cloth with black lettering in a fair dust jacket (tape reinforcement to the interior lower edge, some discoloration to the spine of the dj, general rubbing and edgewear, but an intact and quite decent copy of a very hard to find dust jacket.). First printing. A book, which uses the game of golf as an analogy to "the greater game of life." Murdoch commented that it is "difficult to decide whether this is a book of theology with golf overtones, or a golf book with a highly moral tone" - however, the publishers had no such difficulties - the back cover of the quite uncommon dust jacket contains a list of "religious books worth while." 143 pp.

$200.00

A WEE NIP AT THE 19TH HOLE: A History of the St Andrews Caddie.
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A WEE NIP AT THE 19TH HOLE: A History of the St Andrews Caddie.

By MacKenzie, Richard.

London:: Collins Willow,, {1998). Fine in near fine dust jacket (tape over isbn box on rear cover of dj).. First UK printing. A celebration of one of golf's oldest traditions by the caddie master at St Andrews and a former caddie himself. Illustrated throughout with photographs. SIGNED on the front endpaper and dated in the year of publication. Scottish glossary. 134 pp plus bibliography.

$31.50

OUR TRIBE: A Baseball Memoir.
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OUR TRIBE: A Baseball Memoir.

By Pluto, Terry.

New York:: Simon & Schuster,, (1999). Fine in printed yellow wrappers. . Uncorrected proof (trade paperback format. ) An homage to the Cleveland Indians of the years past, and what ties them together. Highlights include: glories of 1984 championship, 1899 Cleveland Spiders the "losingest" tea, in Major League history, the relationship that brought Jackie Robinson to the Dodgers and more. 256 pp.

$21.50

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