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The Last Boy: Mickey Mantle and the End of America's Childhood by Jane Leavy - Book Review

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$16.99
ISBN: 9780060883539
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Published: Harper Perennial - October 4th, 2011

Adored for his athleticism, the All American boy feared an early death, endured countless injuries and operations, and boorishly abused women and booze. He believed he failed his deceased father, and, with the cheers of the crowds in the background, struggled mightily to become an All American man. ~ Reviewed by Mike Hare


Football for a Buck: The Crazy Rise and Crazier Demise of the USFL by Jeff Pearlman - Book Review

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$28.00
ISBN: 9780544454385
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Published: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt - September 11th, 2018

The USFL was an upstart spring football league in the 1980s that was an absolute beautiful mess. Players ranged from NCAA standouts, to plumbers who walked onto the fields and were paid in beer and motel rooms. Uniforms were flashy, play was fast, and for a while it seemed like the USFL was going to cause big problems for the NFL. And then Donald J. Trump got involved... ~ Reviewed by Chris Linendoll


No Is a Four-Letter Word: How I Failed Spelling but Succeeded in Life by Chris Jericho - Book Review

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By Chris Jericho, Paul Stanley (Foreword by)
$26.00
ISBN: 9780306825057
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Published: Da Capo Press - August 29th, 2017

Once again, Chris Jericho has written a book that is both entertaining, informative, and inspirational. From his beginnings as a kid watching his dad play pro hockey for the New York Rangers, to his legendary career as a pro wrestler all over the globe, Jericho has done it all. This newest volume is something of a self-help guide, with Y2J basing each chapter around a life lesson. Readers will follow The Ayatollah of Rock and Rolla on his journey back to the WWE main event, touring the world with his rock band Fozzy, and almost taking over the America's Funniest Home Videos hosting gig! ~ Reviewed by Chris Linendoll


The Big Fella: Babe Ruth and the World He Created by Jane Leavy - Book Review

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$32.50
ISBN: 9780062380227
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Published: Harper - October 16th, 2018

Babe Ruth belted 714 Big League home runs, while his gargantuan personality and appetites captivated the media-drenched, baseball-crazed 1920s. Jane Leavy socks her own four-bagger by revealing the athlete whose field of play extended far beyond the diamond, and the abandoned boy who became the Babe. ~ Reviewed by Mike Hare


Beyond Broadway Joe: The Super Bowl TEAM That Changed Football by Bob Lederer - Book Review

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$27.99
ISBN: 9780062798046
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Published: Dey Street Books - September 11th, 2018

Joe Namath made the guarantee, but the entire New York Jets team delivered in Super Bowl III. Surviving Jets players recount the intense preparation, physical and mental demands, and teamwork that propelled them to a championship that forever altered the NFL. ~ Reviewed by Mike Hare


Boy on Ice: The Life and Death of Derek Boogaard by John Branch - Book Review

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$15.95
ISBN: 9780393351910
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - October 13th, 2015

He didn't reach is 30th birthday. He became a drug addict. His moods, and his life, whirled wildly out of control. His brain, battered by thousands of blows, sustained irreversible damage. But how the fans loved him: Derek Boogaard, the toughest fighter in the NHL. ~ Reviewed by Mike Hare


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