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The Last Icon

The Last Icon

In early 1969, New York City and all it represented was in disarray: politically, criminally, and athletically. But while Simon and Garfunkel lamented the absence of a sports icon like Joe DiMaggio, a modern Lancelot rode forth to lead the New York Mets to heights above and beyond all sports glory.

ISBN10 : 9781589796614 , ISBN13 : 1589796616

Page Number : 312

Historical Dictionary Of Baseball

Historical Dictionary Of Baseball

Dating back to 1869 as an organized professional sport, the game of baseball is not only the oldest professional sport in North America, but also symbolizes much more. Walt Whitman described it as “our game, the American game,” and George Will compared calling baseball “just a game” to the G

ISBN10 : 9780810879546 , ISBN13 : 0810879549

Page Number : 504

Pigskin Warriors

Pigskin Warriors

From the leather helmet era to the media circus of college football today, Travers presents a carefully researched examination of college football and its role in our society. Photographs complement the text, providing a deep sense of how the sport has evolved, details our obsession with identifying

ISBN10 : 9781589794580 , ISBN13 : 1589794583

Page Number : 366

1969 Miracle Mets

1969 Miracle Mets

In the popular 1977 movie “Oh, God!” George Burns, playing the deity, is asked in a courtroom to prove His divinity by performing a miracle. Burns tells the attorney, "The last miracle I did was the 1969 Mets. Before that, I think you have to go back to the Red Sea." Man has engaged in athletic

ISBN10 : 9781461746737 , ISBN13 : 1461746736

Page Number : 208

Constantine The Great

Constantine The Great

Roman Emperor Constantine is one of the most momentous figures in the history of Christianity, a ruler whose conversion turned the cult of Jesus into a world religion. Classical scholar Baker tells of the changing Roman world in which Constantine rose to power—an empire where feudalism was replaci

ISBN10 : 9781461732082 , ISBN13 : 1461732085

Page Number : 384