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Sports icons in need of a serious biography

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by Pringle, Jan 29, 2007.

  1. Pringle

    Pringle Active Member

    It seems like the genre has really exploded the last few years. We've had serious biographies written about Vince Lombardi, Roberto Clemente, Joe Namath, Pistol Pete, Ali/Cosell ... who deserves the treatment next?
  2. spnited

    spnited Active Member

    No one. There are too many of them out there already.
    Give it a rest.
  3. Pringle

    Pringle Active Member

    Sandy Koufax, Ted Williams, Joe Dimaggio ...
  4. BNWriter

    BNWriter Active Member

    I thought one was written about DiMaggio a few years ago....Title escapes me now, but I remember getting it as a Christmas gift.
  5. Pringle

    Pringle Active Member

    Yeah, that's what I'm saying. I thought of a few more.
  6. ondeadline

    ondeadline Well-Known Member

    Whatever ... how can nobody mention John D. Villarreal?
  7. spnited

    spnited Active Member

    There aslo is a great Sandy Koufax bio: "A Lefty's Legacy" by Jane Leavy
  8. Birdscribe

    Birdscribe Active Member

    There was, written by the excellent Richard Ben Cramer.

    One of the best sports bios around, period.
  9. TwoGloves

    TwoGloves Well-Known Member

    Loved the book. Hated DiMaggio after reading it.
  10. Overrated

    Overrated Guest

    Isiah Thomas.

  11. FishHack76

    FishHack76 Active Member

    Brook Jacoby
  12. leo1

    leo1 Active Member

    leigh montville wrote a terrific babe ruth bio a year or two ago.
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