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Best three sports books you ever read?

Discussion in 'Anything goes' started by mrbio, Apr 25, 2011.

  1. mrbio

    mrbio Member

    Quick off the top of your head:
    Jack Dempsey A Flame of Pure Fire - Roger Kahn
    Hard Courts - John Feinstein
    Thin Ice - Larry Sloman
  2. novelist_wannabe

    novelist_wannabe Well-Known Member

    Men at Work - George Will
    Summer of '49 - Halberstam
    I never had it made - Jackie Robinson

    On my list to read:
    Eight Men Out (can't believe I still haven't read this)
    Game of Shadows
    $40 million Slaves
    A Season on the Brink
    The Bronx Zoo
    There's a bunch more I'm sure I'll never get to. But then, my oldest child is about to go off to college. Perhaps I'll have more time to read ...
  3. Mizzougrad96

    Mizzougrad96 Active Member

    Ball Four
    Season On The Brink
    When Nothing Else Matters
  4. PopeDirkBenedict

    PopeDirkBenedict Active Member

    When Pride Still Mattered by David Maraniss
    Moneyball by Michael Lewis
    A Season On the Brink by John Feinstein
  5. Moderator1

    Moderator1 Moderator Staff Member

    Ball Four - Jim Bouton
    King of the World - David Remnick
    Fever Pitch - Nick Hornby

    The short Leigh Montville book on Ted Williams - The Teammates? - was quite good, too.
  6. mrbio

    mrbio Member

    Forgot how good Season On The Brink was, gotta read it again. Ball Four too.
  7. Baron Scicluna

    Baron Scicluna Well-Known Member

    Is this another thread that's going to turn into a column for mrbio?
  8. Iron_chet

    Iron_chet Well-Known Member

    Breaks of the Game - still my favorite sports book
    Boys Will be Boys - lolts of fun
    Loose Balls - like the oral history fornmat and all the cool stories
  9. mrbio

    mrbio Member

    No Baron Mikkel, but now that you mention it...

  10. Mizzougrad96

    Mizzougrad96 Active Member

    When Pride Still Mattered would be very high on my list.
    Friday Night Lights as well
  11. WolvEagle

    WolvEagle Well-Known Member

    Ball Four
    Season on the Brink
    Paper Lion
  12. TrooperBari

    TrooperBari Well-Known Member

    The Miracle of Castel di Sangro, by Joe McGinniss
    Bamboo Goalposts, by Rowan Simons
    Into Thin Air, by Jon Krakauer (if we're counting mountain climbing as a sport)
    Inverting the Pyramid, by Jonathan Wilson (if we're not)
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