This Day in Sports

Author: Ernie Gross
Publisher: McFarland
ISBN: 0786450320
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Sports events represent, for many, landmarks for memories, contexts that securely fix moments in past time. And in America, perhaps more than in any other country, they are part of what connects the individual to the multitude. When we add them to our remembrances, they subtly suggest that, like sporting contests, our personal tales are fit for public consumption. How easy and natural it is to add a little referential sidebar to the stories we tell: “I started work in January, I remember because the Bills had just lost the Super Bowl—the fourth one.” On a broader scale, sports have left their imprint on the stony history of the nation. Beginning slowly with a game of bowls (1611), something like miniature golf in New England (1652), horse racing on Long Island, and billiards in Charlestown (1722), the sporting life then gained momentum—and a firmer grip on the national conscience—with the early play of baseball, basketball, and football, games that would come to dominate the sports scene in 20th century America. Organized by day of the year, this volume provides the browser, the trivia buff and the sports historian a record of thousands of frames, matches, series, and championships. Whether it's the day a bases-loaded walk gave the National League its 16th All-Star victory in 17 seasons (July 17, 1979) or the day Harvard defeated Yale and Brown in the first-ever intercollegiate regatta (July 26, 1859), there's something new buried within the tome’s 365 layers for even the most knowledgeable fans.

Day by Day in Jewish Sports History

Author: Bob Wechsler
Publisher: KTAV Publishing House, Inc.
ISBN: 9780881259698
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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"Day By Day in Jewish Sports History covers every day of the year and includes thousands of names, records, events, and achievements of all kinds, from virtually every sport you can think of and some you can't, this book is the definitive picture of the role Jews have played in world sports - informative, enlightening, easy to read, and entertaining in a 432-page calendar book format including over 100 photographs." "It gives all the basic information and statistics, from baseball to figure skating, from boxing to track and field, from hockey to bowling, tennis, gymnastics, soccer, Olympic winners, including 160 sports quiz questions and sports trivia, American and international, amateur and professional."--BOOK JACKET.

Eine lausige Hexe

Author: Jill Murphy
Publisher: Diogenes Verlag AG
ISBN: 3257607946
Format: PDF, Docs
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Mildred, die kleine Hexe, und ihr Kätzchen Tapsi finden in Frau Grausteins Hexenakademie alles ganz fürchterlich schwierig. Doch mit Maudes Hilfe bestehen die beiden die Prüfungen am Ende der ersten Klasse – und dürfen bleiben.

Framily friends considered family

Author: Lou Saulino
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN: 1499039441
Format: PDF, ePub
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“Sports is like war without the killing.” “Friendship is the only cement that will ever hold the world together. “Ted Turner and President Woodrow Wilson have enlightened us with their innermost thoughts regarding sports and friendship. Framily (friends considered family), in similar fashion to the first two books of the trilogy, “8” Center Field in New York, 1951-1957 and Dopey Bastid coalesces sports and friendship in a unique way. Three friends since childhood, now adults and all reconnected with their teenage girlfriends and starting families; share the spotlight as the recollection of notable sporting events come to life. Relive accounts of the NCAA tournament with Magic and Bird, the USA Olympic hockey team miracle in 1980, the Mets World Series victory over the Red Sox in 1986, the Giants Super Bowl XXI triumph, and many others as you laugh out loud, perhaps shed a tear and reflect on the true meaning of friendship.

ESPN Sports Almanac 2008

Author: Gerry Brown
Publisher: ESPN Books
ISBN: 9781933060385
Format: PDF, Mobi
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For over 10 years, the ESPN Sports Almanac has been the definitive source for answers to most every sports question. From record-holders to champions, auto racing to the Iditarod, ballparks, business news, and Who's Who to the dearly departed athletes of the year past, the ESPN Sports Almanac 2008 tracks them in hundreds of photos, thousands of tables, countless facts and figures, plus expert analysis from ESPN's most popular personalities (Chris Berman, Dan Patrick, Stuart Scott, Mike Golic, Mike Greenberg, Dick Vitale, et al.). Add fan input from's SportsNation polls, along with ESPN's unique brand of humor, and this latest edition will keep the ESPN Sports Almanac the reigning champion and a New York Times best-seller.


Author: Claudia Rankine
ISBN: 9783959051675
Format: PDF, ePub
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