A bold, no-holds-barred memoir from one of the most dominant and dynamic pitchers to ever play the gameBefore Pedro Martinez was the eight-time All Star, three-time Cy Young Award winner, and World Series champion, before stadiums full of fans chanted his name, he was just a little kid from the Dominican Republic who sat under a mango tree and dreamed of playing pro ball.
Lewis has such a gift for storytelling... he writes as lucidly for sports fans as for those who read him for other reasons.--Janet Maslin, New York TimesWhen we first meet Michael Oher is one of thirteen children by a mother addicted to crack; he does not know his real name, his father, his birthday, or how to read or write. He takes up football, and school, after a rich
Drew Lawson knows basketball is taking him places. It has to, because his grades certainly arent. But lately his plan has run squarely into a pick. Coachs new offense has made another player a star, and Drew wont let anyone disrespect his game. Just as his team makes the playoffs, Drew must come up with something big to save his fading college prospects. Its all up to
These are the seven young women who vaulted to Olympic glory by becoming the first United States gymnasts ever to win team gold. Now The Magnificent Seven: The Authorized Story of American Gold tells each gymnasts story, based on exclusive interviews. These young womens incredible talent, determination, and spirit electrified the more than sixty million television specta
Isaac is a serious pitcher. Hes got an awesome fastball and sneaky changeup. Hes determined to pitch a perfect game: no hits, no runs, no walks, and no errors. He gets close a couple of times, but when the batter gets on base, Isaac totally loses his cool on the mound and cant get his head back in the game. Then Isaac learns about a Special Olympics Unified Sports team
Babe Ruth moved beyond the baselines and outfield fences of the baseball stadiums that brought him riches and adulations to become a genuine American hero. In this acclaimed biography, Creamer reveals the man behind the legend. The best biography ever written about an American sports figure.--Sports Illustrated.
Timed to the release of Jerry Bruckheimers movie, the moving autobiography of Hall of Fame basketball coach Don Haskins and his storied team of players, the Texas Western MinersIn 1966, college basketball was almost completely segregated. In the championship game for the NCAA title that year, Don Haskins, coach of the then little-known Texas Western College, did something
There is no Plan B.After being outed in an especially brutal way and briefly running away from home, Micah Johnson has sworn to get his life back on the straight and narrow. Well, not so much straight, but you know what he means.Unfortunately the path to redemption is not an easy one. With fights at school and on the football field and an all-round snarky attitude as his n