New Arrivals · Sports & Outdoor Recreation

April 19, 2018
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

My first book of lacrosse

April 18, 2018
Bugler, Beth, author.
New York : Liberty Street, an imprint of Time Inc. Books, 2018.
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 24 cm
"A rookie book."
Presents simple facts about lacrosse, including equipment, rules, goalkeeping, and defending.

The soul of basketball : the epic showdown between LeBron, Kobe, Doc, and Dirk that saved the NBA

April 18, 2018
Thomsen, Ian, author.
xix, 330 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm
Includes index.
The bastard -- The decision -- The game -- The tradition -- The entrepreneur -- The all-star -- The trade -- The odyssey -- The higher calling -- The immigrant -- The conflict -- The twelfth star -- The finals -- The sheriff -- The triumph.
A chronicle of the transformations throughout the NBA that played out during the 2010-2011 season traces the particular stories of LeBron James, Kobe Bryant, Doc Rivers, Dirk Nowitzki and other stars who were at the forefront of significant league changes.

Ninety percent mental : an All-star player turned mental skills coach reveals the hidden game of baseball

April 16, 2018
Tewksbury, Bob, 1960- author.
New York : Hachette Book Group, 2018.
248 pages ; 24 cm.
Includes index.
Prologue -- Breathe -- A salesman on the mound -- The art of the pitch -- The concrete jungle -- Fear and loathing on the mound -- Nearly perfect -- Joe Torre and the permission to succeed -- From bird seed to mind food -- Mound games and mind games -- Lefties in their right minds -- Putting on the Riz -- Pitchology -- Epilogue.
"In Ninety Percent Mental, Bob Tewksbury shows readers a side of the game only he can provide, given his singular background as both a longtime MLB pitcher and a mental skills coach for two of the sport's most fabled franchises, the Boston Red Sox and San Francisco Giants. Fans watching the game on television or even at the stadium don't have access to the mind games a pitcher must play in order to get through an at-bat, an inning, a game. Tewksbury explores the fascinating psychology behind baseball, such as how players use techniques of imagery, self-awareness, and strategic thinking to maximize performance, and how a pitcher's strategy changes throughout a game. He also offers an in-depth look into some of baseball's most monumental moments and intimate anecdotes from a "who's who" of the game, including legendary players who Tewksbury played with and against (such as Mark McGwire, Craig Biggio, and Greg Maddux), game-changing managers and executives (Joe Torre, Bruce Bochy, Brian Sabean), and current star players (Jon Lester, Anthony Rizzo, Andrew Miller, Rich Hill)"--Amazon.

Hang time : my life in basketball

April 12, 2018
Baylor, Elgin, author.
326 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm
Includes index.
Green Wave -- Rabbit -- Legend -- Coyote -- Chieftain -- Laker -- Hollywood (Act I) -- Medic -- Hollywood (Act II) -- Finally.
"Elgin Baylor's memoir of an epic all-star career in the NBA--during which he transformed basketball from a horizontal game to a vertical one--and his fights against racism during his career as a player and as general manager of the LA Clippers under the infamous Donald Sterling. People think of Elgin Baylor as one of the greatest basketball players in the history of the game--and one of the NBA's first black superstars--but the full extent of his legacy stretches beyond his spectacular, game-changing jump shots and dunks. With startling symmetry, Baylor recounts his story: flying back and forth between the U.S. Army and the Lakers, his time as a central figure in the great Celtics-Lakers rivalry and how he helped break down color barriers in the sport, his 1964 All-Star game boycott, his early years as an executive for the New Orleans Jazz, and twenty-two years as general manager for the notorious L.A. Clippers and Donald Sterling, spent fighting to draft and sign young, black phenoms--only to be hamstrung by his boss at every turn. No one has seen the league change, and has worked to bring change, more than Baylor. Year after year, he continued to fight and persevere against racism. At the beginning of his career, he was forced to stay in separate hotel rooms. From those days to today's superstardom, he has had a front-row view of the game's elevation to one of America's favorite sports. For the first time, Elgin Baylor tells his full story. He's played with the legends, lived with them, and knows more about the NBA than anyone living, and is finally ready to set the record straight"-- Provided by publisher.

A door in the ocean : a memoir

April 12, 2018
McGlynn, David, 1976-
ix, 266 pages ; 24 cm
Good People of the World -- The Open Door -- The Fish Tank -- No Man's Land -- The Ancient Shoreline -- The Hoary Deep -- Wandering in Zion -- Rogue Waves -- Hydrophobia -- Open Water.
On a warm September night in 1991, in a quiet neighborhood north of Houston, Texas, David McGlynn's closest friend and teammate on the high school swimming team is found murdered on his living room floor. As the crime goes unsolved and his friends turn to drugs and violence, McGlynn is vulnerable, rootless, searching for answers. He is drawn to the eccentric and often radical world of evangelical Christianity--a journey that leads him to California, on a mission to Australia, and to Salt Lake City, where a second swimming-related tragedy leaves him doubting the authenticity of his beliefs. In his post-evangelical life, he finds himself exiled from his parents, plunged into financial chaos, and caught off-guard by the prospect of fatherhood. A new job offers hope for a new beginning, until the possibility of losing his newborn son forces him to confront the nature of everything he believes.

The Elias book of baseball records.

April 11, 2018
New York : Seymour Siwoff
v. ; 21 cm.

Let your mind run : a memoir of thinking my way to victory

April 11, 2018
Kastor, Deena, author.
New York : Crown Archetype, [2018]
286 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
"From an Olympic medalist runner and the record-holder in the women's marathon and half-marathon, a vividly inspirational memoir on using positive psychology and brain science to achieve unparalleled athletic success"-- Provided by publisher.

Ohio's Buckeye Trail

April 11, 2018
Fox, Norman, author.
127 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm.
Fairport Harbor to Akron and Painesville to Zoar -- Dover Reservoir to Burr Oak State Park -- Little Cities of Black Diamonds to Serpent Mound -- Bentonville to Delphos -- Defiance to Brecksville Reservation -- History of the Buckeye Trail.

Rise : surviving the fight of my life

April 11, 2018
VanZant, Paige, author.
227 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Tomboy in a tutu -- Iced out -- Killed alive -- Bad to worse -- To heal a wound, rip it open -- Angels & warriors -- Drunk on chaos -- Between love & lunacy -- Wrestling with myself -- Born to fight -- Alpha female -- Go ahead, underestimate me -- Grit & grace.
"Paige VanZant is a rising Mixed Martial Arts star in the UFC's women's strawweight division and holds a reputation for her ability to defeat obstacles and brutal fights in and out of the octagon. But long before she was a world-class fighter and winning over fans with her unlikely strength, Paige battled her own private demons. Rise is the story of her fight to become a bone-breaking competitor. It is the deeply moving and soul-inspiring journey of a warrior who transformed her pain into power and became one of the toughest women in the world." --

Tony Pérez : from Cuba to Cooperstown

April 11, 2018
Erardi, John G., author.
Wilmington, Ohio : Orange Frazer Press, [2018]
325 pages : illustrations, portraits ; 26 cm
Includes bibliography and index (pages 303-324).
Copy in Genealogy & Local History Dept., Cincinnati Collection has original printed wrappers.
One of a kind -- Cooba -- Cuando Miñoso Batea: "La Pelota Baila el Cha-cha" -- The sugar mill factory -- Zero dark thirty -- "Vitola" -- Maduro's dream -- The Geneva accords I -- The Geneva accords II --These arms of mine --The other Minnie -- Pituka -- Out of the shadows -- Davey and the men of the machine -- Homeward -- The answered prayer -- The great parting -- The king at his coronation -- Curtain call -- To an athlete dying young -- Appendices.
"The 1970s belonged to Pérez and the Big Red Machine and after the Big Red Machine was gone, Pérez was far from finished. He had good seasons with Montreal and Boston, made it back to the World Series with Philadelphia in 1983, and returned to Cincinnati in 1984 where he became the oldest player to hit a grand slam home run. Erardi's story is scenic and lively, especially describing the Big Dog's demeanor, which endeared him more to Cincinnati fans than any player in recent memory. The courtliness, on and off the field, traces Pérez's manner back to the Cuban lineage from which he had come. Whether by practice or instinct he carried the best qualities of his Cuban forebear, the great El Inmortal Dihigo. Pérez was unselfish, unflappable, and joyous. Even better than that, he was a good teammate. A good man then, now... always."

North : finding my way while running the Appalachian Trail

April 5, 2018
Jurek, Scott, 1973- author.
New York : Little, Brown and Company, 2018.
x, 292 pages, 24 unnumbered pages : illustrations (chiefly color), maps ; 25 cm
An expert ultrarunner describes how he set out to break the speed record for the Appalachian Trail, a 2,189 mile journey that took an unforeseen physical and emotional toll, but also offered him unexpected rewards.

History of the Cup

April 5, 2018
Luke, Andrew, author.
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania : Mason Crest, 2018.
80 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 24 cm.
Includes index.
The beginnings (1930-38) -- The World Cup finds its legs (1950-66) -- From the feet of Pelé to the hand of God (1970-86) -- Africa, Asia, and expanding the field (1990-2006) -- Vuvuzelas to Volgograd (2010-18).
The World Cup started more than 80 years ago as a 13-team event that had to beg for teams to play. Today, it is the most popular sporting event on the planet, and almost every country in the world plays for its chance to participate every four years. History of the Cup takes readers through the struggles of the early years and describes the players and the matches that brought the tournament, and the sport, to greatness. From the Maracanazo to the Game of the Century, all the best moments are here. Every book in The Road to the World s Most Popular Cup series provides an in-depth look at the biggest event in your favorite sport and what it takes for the athletes and their teams to get there. Each title in this series includes original infographics, a Getting Oriented with the Terms section to educate readers on terms that will be used throughout the series relating to soccer, color photos throughout, and back matter including: an index and further reading lists for books and internet resources. Key Icons appear throughout the books in this series in an effort to encourage library readers to build knowledge, gain awareness, explore possibilities and expand their viewpoints through our content rich non-fiction books. Key Icons in this series are as follows: Words to Understand are shown at the front of each chapter with definitions. These words are set in boldfaced type in that chapter, so that readers are able to reference back to the definitions--building their vocabulary and enhancing their reading comprehension. Sidebars are highlighted graphics with content rich material within that allows readers to build knowledge and broaden their perspectives by weaving together additional information to provide realistic and holistic perspectives. Educational Videos are offered in chapters through the use of a QR code, that, when scanned, takes the student to an online video showing a moment in soccer history via a video. This gives the readers additional content to supplement the text. Text-Dependent Questions are placed at the end of each chapter. They challenge the reader s comprehension of the chapter they have just read, while sending the reader back to the text for more careful attention to the evidence presented there. Research Projects are provided at the end of each chapter as well and provide readers with suggestions for projects that encourage deeper research and analysis. And a Series Glossary of Key Terms is included in the back matter containing terminology used throughout the series. Words found here broaden the reader s knowledge and understanding of terms used in this field.

The big 50 Cincinnati Reds : the men and moments that made the Cincinnati Reds

April 2, 2018
Dotson, Chad, 1973- author.
Chicago, Illinois : Triumph Books, 2018.
368 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 22 cm
Copy in Genealogy & Local History Dept., Cincinnati Collection has original color pictorial wrappers.
"The Big 50: Cincinnati Reds: The Men and Moments that Made the Cincinnati Reds is an amazing, full-color look at the 50 men and moments that made the Reds the Reds. Experienced sportswriters Chad Dotson and Chris Garber recount the living history of the Reds, counting down from No. 50 to No. 1. Big 50: Reds brilliantly brings to life the Reds remarkable story, from Johnny Bench and Barry Larkin to the roller-coaster that was Pete Rose to the team's 1990 World Series championship and Todd Frazier's 2015 Home Run Derby win"-- Provided by publisher.

Tinker to Evers to Chance : the Chicago Cubs and the dawn of modern America

April 2, 2018
Rapp, David, 1951- author.
xiii, 325 pages ; 24 cm
Preface: "Baseball's sad lexicon" -- Baseball's golden era and dark age -- Boys to men. The Irish game: Johnny Evers in Troy -- The midwestern game: Joe Tinker in Kansas City -- The western game: Frank Chance in Fresno -- Chicago century. Baseball revival, 1903-1905 -- Baseball insanity, 1906 -- Dynastic cycles. Conquest into culture, 1907 -- Team of destiny, 1908 -- Destiny dissolves, 1909-1912 -- Epilogue: Hall of Fame.
"Tinker to Evers to Chance examines this pivotal moment in American history, when baseball became the game we know today. Each man came from a different corner of the country and brought a distinctive local culture with him: Evers from the Irish-American hothouse of Troy, New York; Tinker from the urban parklands of Kansas City, Missouri; Chance from the verdant fields of California's Central Valley. The stories of these early baseball stars shed unexpected light not only on the evolution of baseball and on the enthusiasm of its players and fans all across America, but also on the broader convulsions transforming the US into a confident new industrial society. With them emerged a truly national culture."--Inside dust jacket.

From the outside : my journey through life and the game I love

March 30, 2018
Allen, Ray, 1975- author.
x, 274 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm
Foreword / by Spike Lee -- The shot of a lifetime -- Go south, young man -- High school and high hopes -- Go north, young man -- What was in Storrs for me -- Setting the stage -- The buck starts here -- Jesus and George -- The buck stops here -- Soaring in Seattle -- Shipping up to Boston -- Ring in the New Year -- So close, and yet... -- The final move -- Epilogue: Passing the baton.
Playing in the NBA for eighteen years, Ray Allen won championships with the Boston Celtics and the Miami Heat and entered the record books as the original king of the three-point shot. Known as one of the hardest-working and highest-achieving players in NBA history, this most dedicated competitor was legendary for his sharp shooting.

Can't nothing bring me down : chasing myself in the race against time

March 28, 2018
Keeling, Ida, 1915- author.
199 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color), portraits ; 22 cm
September 1982 -- Day by day -- Way back when -- Winter blues -- From school to work -- Winter's decoration -- Standing on my own two feet -- Mommy Dell -- Daddy -- The stars -- Finding my way -- Mother's Day blues -- Single motherhood -- Drug horror -- Civil rights and wrongs -- The stickup man -- The way things might have been -- Mothers and sons: a pain so deep -- Soap story to all my children 0-- The start of something: by Cheryl "Shelley" Keeling -- Soaps -- A lane of my own.
Can't Nothing Bring Me Down is the memoir of 101-year-old, world-record-holding runner Ida Keeling. Miss Ida, as she's known throughout her Bronx community, isn't your typical runner. Her fierce independence helped her through the Depression and the Civil Rights movement. But her greatest trials were yet to come. Ida's two sons were brutally murdered. Justice was never found. Ida felt like she didn't have the strength to carry on and she couldn't hope anymore. But encouraged by her daughter, Ida put on her first pair of running shoes at the age of sixty-seven and began to chase the paralyzing sorrow from her heart.

Tiger Woods

March 27, 2018
Benedict, Jeff, author.
New York : Simon & Schuster, 2018.
xix, 490 pages ; 25 cm
The end -- Family matters -- A star is born -- The prodigy -- Who is Tiger Woods? -- The next level up -- The amateur -- Rich friends -- Ramping up -- Hello world -- Masterful -- Mania -- Changes -- Exploited -- Instincts -- I got it -- Any qusetions? -- Transcendence -- Cold -- In the bubble -- Changes II -- Unplayable lie -- Loss -- Tick, tick, tick -- It's just pain -- Mircle worker -- Crash -- Firestorm -- The reckoning -- Constant state of shame -- Separation -- Only human -- Point of no return -- Into the rough -- Making the cut.
Baed on years of reporting and interviews with over 250 people, this biography seeks to answer the question Who is Tiger Woods, really?

A season in the sun : the rise of Mickey Mantle

March 26, 2018
Roberts, Randy, 1951- author.
New York : Basic Books, 2018.
xx, 276 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Introduction: The blue-eyed boy -- A father's dream -- The commerce comet -- The natural -- The great American game -- "Match that!" -- The boy has come of age -- The gods -- "I Love Mickey" -- The best in the game -- Bums and aristocrats -- Epilogue: The last snapshot.

Winning ugly : mental warfare in tennis--lessons from a master

March 21, 2018
Gilbert, Brad, author.
New York : Simon & Schuster, 2013. ©1993
xxvii, 238 pages ; 22 cm
The early edge -- Playing smart -- Mind games, psyching, and gamesmanship.
Advice from a pro on how to improve your tennis game lists the six reasons never to serve first and covers psychological aspects of the game.

The young champion's mind : how to think, train, and thrive like an elite athlete

March 19, 2018
Afremow, James A., author.
New York, NY : Rodale Kids, [2018]
xii, 212 pages ; 23 cm
Award-winning coach and sports psychologist Jim Afremow has helped everyone from Olympians to professional athletes train their mind, body, and spirit. Now, in this new young adult edition of his highly praised The Champion s Mind, Dr. Afremow is helping student athletes do and feel their best.

My shot : balancing it all and standing tall

March 16, 2018
Donne, Elena Delle, author.
New York : Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, [2018]
xv, 253 pages ; 22 cm
Foul trouble. Home -- Growing up in basketball -- High school star -- Free throw champion -- Time off -- Senior year -- Burnout -- Rebound. The hardest summer of my life -- Lyme disease -- Volleyball -- Basketball, take two -- Lyme disease, take two -- Elena international -- China -- Vocal leadership -- NCAA tournament debut -- Seize every moment -- Saying good-bye -- Forward. WNBA draft -- Moving to Chicago -- Toss out your expectations and make goals -- Living and playing differently -- Rest, refocus, and rediscover your passion -- Making sense of loss -- WNBA play-offs -- Building strength -- Lead with confidence -- Attitude is everything -- Comeback kid -- Make adjustments -- WNBA finals -- Slam dunk. Demand excellence -- You're a firework -- MVP award -- Radiate magic -- Be yourself -- Engagement -- Rio -- Gold medal game -- In an instant -- Bad things will happen -- Shake-up -- Take a risk -- The mystics.
The professional basketball player and 2016 Olympic gold medalist shares her inspirational story of overcoming the challenges of competitive sports through balancing hard work and the support of family.

Women in sports : breaking barriers, facing obstacles

March 15, 2018
2 volumes : illustrations ; 25 cm
v. 1. Sportswomen and Teams -- v. 2. Social trends.
"This two volume collection addresses women's sport involvement in contemporary society with a focus on issues of equity that women currently face. Through empirical and conceptual analyses of women's current experiences in a diverse array of sports roles-- from recreational through professional levels as athletes, coaches, referees, and administrators-- this collection provides a comprehensive overview of the "the state of women in sports." --Provided by publisher.

Second wind : a sunfish sailor, an island, and the voyage that brought a family together

March 14, 2018
Philbrick, Nathaniel, author.
xv, 218 pages : illustrations, map ; 21 cm
First published in the United States of America by Mill Hill Press 1999.
A pool in the stream -- The race -- Up a creek -- In a bog -- The green gush -- Love's handiwork -- Time travel -- The suit -- Steering without a rudder -- Death roll: Coskata -- In the cocktail glass -- Strolling through history -- The jibing hamster -- Coastal retreat -- Dancing with seals -- This is only a test -- Details -- A different world -- Into the maelstrom -- Roll call -- Over early -- What ifs -- The swift monster -- Oedipal sailing -- The prop -- Pre-cut -- Power in the pond -- The cut -- Down the river -- Reassembling childhood -- Logistics -- Rollin' -- The deluge -- Sail to the sea -- Showtime -- In limbo -- Taking measure -- Doppelganger -- The ultimate captain's house -- Day one -- Day two -- Day three.

Getting to us : how great coaches make great teams

March 14, 2018
Davis, Seth, author.
294 pages ; 25 cm
Urban Meyer -- Tom Izzo -- Mike Krzyzewski -- Jim Harbaugh -- Jim Boeheim -- Geno Auriemma -- Doc Rivers -- Brad Stevens -- Dabo Swinney.
"What makes a coach great? How do great coaches turn a collection of individuals into a coherent "us"? Seth Davis, one of the keenest minds in sports journalism, has been thinking about that question for twenty-five years. It's one of the things that drove him to write the definitive biography of college basketball's greatest coach, John Wooden, Wooden: A Coach's Life. But John Wooden coached a long time ago. The world has changed, and coaching has too, tremendously. Seth Davis decided to embark on a proper investigation to get to the root of the matter." -- Publisher annotation.

Greater : the Brandon Burlsworth story : the incredible biography of the greatest walk-on in the history of college football

March 13, 2018
Kinley, Jeff, author.
283 pages, [16] pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 22 cm
"Foreword by Frank Broyles"--Jacket.
Introduction -- Almost home -- Bobby sox and baby boys -- Six and "Superchurch" -- Autograph -- Best friends -- Kicked around -- Goblins! -- Walk-on -- A new football player -- Calling the hogs -- Going "Nutts" -- Behind the glasses -- All-American -- Upward draft! -- An impressive start -- Quality time -- "It's over" -- A state of shock -- Where are the heroes? -- "How bad do you want it?" -- Afterword.
Burlsworth excelled in high school football, made All-Conference and All-State, and walked on to the University of Arkansas to become the first All-American from that program in a decade. Selected in the third round of the 1999 NFL draft by the Indianapolis Colts, he went to mini-camp but was killed a few days later in an auto accident. His motivation and drive to be the best stemmed from his character of integrity and the stand that he took as a Christian.


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