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The Red Smith Reader

by Dave Anderson & Terence Smith Skyhorse (November 11, 2014)

Awarded the Pulitzer Prize in 1976, Walter Wellesley “Red” Smith is considered one of the greatest sportswriters ever to live. Put alongside Ring Lardner, Red Smith was beloved by those who read him because...


For the Love of Baseball

by Andrew Blauner, Lee Gutkind & Yogi Berra Skyhorse (May 06, 2014)

Stefan Fatsis sends his “stunningly perfect, consummately perfect, why-would-anyone-use-anything-else? perfect” glove to be restored by the glove designer at Rawlings. Frank Deford makes the case that the...


Astream

by Robert DeMott & Howell Raines Skyhorse (June 11, 2012)

This marvelous collection features stories from some of America’s finest and most respected writers about one of the world’s most solitary and satisfying sports: fly fishing. For the first time, the stories...


The Horse in My Garage and Other Stories

by Patrick F. McManus Skyhorse (October 01, 2012)

The Horse in My Garage and Other Stories is a hilarious addition to Patrick F. McManus’s existing work in humor. The author weighs in on his childhood, everyday life, and outdoor tales with his typical exaggerated...


How Fantasy Sports Explains the World

by AJ Mass & Matthew Berry Skyhorse (June 17, 2013)

The world of fantasy sports is no longer the purview of nerds and stat geeks. In fact, versions of the game are currently played by tens of millions of people worldwide. But while fantasy sports may have begun...


White Fang and the Golden Bear

by Bill Chastain, Joe Wessel & Jack Nicklaus Skyhorse (May 07, 2019)

Augusta National is golf’s Holy Grail. Navigating the azaleas to play the exclusive course that hosts The Masters is a pipe dream for every golfer. Imagine being afforded the opportunity not only to play the...


Golf's Life Lessons

by Richard Allen & Peter Thomson Skyhorse (June 04, 2019)

Both life and golf can offer frustrations and also important lessons on topics ranging from "grinding it out" to versatility, sportsmanship, honesty, and of course confidence. In the words of Grantland Rice,...


All the Memorable Rounds

by Tripp Bowden & Bob Jones Skyhorse (May 02, 2017)

In All the Memorable Rounds, author Tripp Bowden asserts that it is the experience that defines a golf course. This includes the experience from the parking lot to the pro shop, the golf course to the caddies,...


Yankees 1936–39, Baseball's Greatest Dynasty

by Stanley Cohen Skyhorse (April 10, 2018)

The Story of the Greatest Yankees Team—and Baseball Team—of All Time

New York, 1936. Red Ruffing, Lefty Gomez, Bill Dickey, Lou Gehrig, Tony Lazzeri, and rookie Joe DiMaggio—with these six future Hall...


Secrets of Sports Psychology Revealed

by Rick Wolff Skyhorse (January 16, 2018)

The world of sports psychology and in the introduction of mental skills coaches has exploded into the athletic mainstream over the last few decades. Before then, the attitude regarding such training was extremely...


For the Love of Baseball

by Andrew Blauner, Lee Gutkind & Yogi Berra Skyhorse (March 01, 2016)

Stefan Fatsis sends his “stunningly perfect, consummately perfect, why-would-anyone-use-anything-else? perfect” glove to be restored by the glove designer at Rawlings. Frank Deford makes the case that the...


The Future of Tennis

by Philip Slayton & Peter Figura Skyhorse (August 07, 2018)

At the heart of the men’s tennis game for some years have been the Big Four: Novak Djokovic, Roger Federer, Andy Murray, and Rafael Nadal. Since 2006, only three other players have won a Grand Slam Tournament,...


The Mixed Martial Arts Handbook

by John Ritschel Skyhorse (January 27, 2010)

Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) is a full-contact combat sport in which a variety of fighting techniques are used, including striking techniques (kicks, knees, and punches) and grappling techniques (clinch holds, submission...


You're the Umpire

by Wayne Stewart Skyhorse (April 28, 2010)

Do you think you have what it takes to be a Major League umpire? Well, now you can test your knowledge of the game with Wayne Stewart’s You’re the Umpire.

Divided into three sections, this unusual handbook...


It Takes More Than Balls

by Diedre Silva & Jackie Koney Skyhorse (April 01, 2008)

For years, Deidre Silva and Jackie Koney figured that men simply knew more about baseball than they did. They tried to reconcile their love of baseball with their second-class fan status, but they finally realized...


The 25 Greatest Sports Conspiracy Theories of All Time

by Elliott Kalb & Cris Collinsworth Skyhorse (February 11, 2011)

In every sport, in every country around the world, there are fans on the losing side who know that something other than skill and luck beat their favorite team or player. Sometimes they’re actually right....


Faith and Fear in Flushing

by Greg W. Prince & Gary Cohen Skyhorse (April 01, 2009)

The New York Mets fan is an Amazin’ creature whose species finds its voice at last in Greg Prince’s Faith and Fear In Flushing, the definitive account of what it means to root for and live through the machinations...


Freddie & Me

by Tripp Bowden Skyhorse (April 01, 2009)

Though he was born and raised in Augusta, Georgia, home of fabled Augusta National and The Masters, as a child Tripp Bowden was too young and too removed from the game of golf to realize what Augusta National...


Red Sox by the Numbers

by Matthew Silverman, Bill Nowlin & Joe Castiglione Skyhorse (March 01, 2010)

What do Rube Walberg, Mike Nagy, Kevin Millar, and Dustin Pedroia all have in common? They all wore #15 for the Boston Red Sox. Since 1931, the Red Sox have issued 74 different numbers to more than 1,500 players....


Practical Fishing Knots

by Geoffrey Budworth Skyhorse (April 01, 2010)

Are you or someone you know an avid fisherman? Have you been looking for a one-stop guide for all your fishing knot needs? Then look no further. Practical Fishing Knots illustrates how to tie more than seventy-five...


Inventing Montana

by Ted Leeson Skyhorse (September 01, 2009)

Every summer for two decades, Ted Leeson and a maverick group of close companions have returned to an old ranch house on the benchland overlooking the Madison River. Trout and fly fishing may be at the heart...


It's Not All Black and White

by Doug Hensley, Mike Liner & Rogers Reding Skyhorse (August 20, 2009)

From junior high football games to the Sugar Bowl with a national championship up for grabs, Mike Liner has seen it all in football. President and CEO of a bank by day, Liner has been a Texas football official...


The Orvis Guide to Beginning Fly Fishing

by The Orvis Company & Tom Rosenbauer Skyhorse (February 15, 2011)

This book, written with the support of America's oldest fishing tackle business, offers beginners a chance to learn the fundamentals of the great sport of fly fishing quickly and easily. The Orvis Guide to...


Secrets of the Great Golf Course Architects

by The American Society of Golf Course Architects & Michael Patrick Shiels Skyhorse (November 17, 2008)

The tests a golfer faces on the course are the direct result of the challenges originally faced by the golf course architect, whether they be complicated terrain, forces of nature, budget limitations, demanding...


Shotgunning

by Bob Brister Skyhorse (November 17, 2008)

In this sought-after masterpiece, Bob Brister, “one of the most respected firearms authorities” in the world (The New York Times), addresses every problem the shotgunner is likely to face, and offers solutions,...


Understanding the Golf Swing

by Manuel De La Torre Skyhorse (September 17, 2008)

For the first time in paperback, this modern classic of golf instruction by renowned teacher Manuel de la Torre (the 1986 PGA Teacher of the Year and the #11 teacher in America as ranked by the editors of Golf...


Trout and Their Food

by Dave Whitlock Skyhorse (April 01, 2010)

Anew book by Dave Whitlock, author of some of the best books on fly fishing ever written, is a reason for fly fishermen to celebrate—and the aim of this book is simple. Whitlock wants to take the guesswork...


Working at the Ballpark

by Tom Jones Skyhorse (April 17, 2008)

What if Studs Terkel wrote a book with Bill James? You'd have a book on what it's really like to make a living in the world of baseball. For everyone who ever dreamed of making their love of baseball into their...


Upland Autumn

by William G. Tapply Skyhorse (October 01, 2009)

In this collection of original stories, highly acclaimed novelist and outdoor writer William Tapply shares his finest stories of bird hunting in the Northeast country. Every season for over thirty years, Tapply...


The 80-Yard Run

by Theron Hopkins Skyhorse (September 17, 2008)

Over the course of a single football season, author Theron Hopkins travels from summer practice to a row of state championships, culminating in the Texas 5A state title game in San Antonio’s Alamodome. On...


The Complete Book of Fly Tying

by Eric Leiser, Jack Gartside & C. Boyd Pfeiffer Skyhorse (March 01, 2008)

Here is a book for fly tiers, beginners and experts alike, that provides foolproof directions for tying all types of flies. Unlike specialized books that describe particular types or styles of flies, this book...


Something's Fishy

by Ted Williams & Paul Guernsey Skyhorse (October 17, 2007)

Well-known nature and conservation writer Ted Williams is an avid fisherman who has devoted many years to writing about the sport and advocating the preservation of bodies of water and species of fish. Here,...


How to Make Pro Baseball Scouts Notice You

by Al Goldis & John Wolff Skyhorse (June 23, 2009)

The purpose of this book is twofold: one, to give ballplayers an inside look at just what scouts are really looking for in their search for professional ballplayers; and two, to help them market and sell themselves...


Roland Martin's 101 Bass-Catching Secrets

by Roland Martin Skyhorse (March 02, 2008)

Roland Martin, the most successful bass fisherman in history in terms of tournaments won, is a prolific source of bass fishing wisdom and sure-fire bassing tips. Both practical and discursive, Martin not only...


The Complete Book of Fly Tying

by Eric Leiser, Jack Gartside & C. Boyd Pfeiffer Skyhorse (March 17, 2008)

Here at last is a book for fly tiers, beginners and experts alike, that provides foolproof directions for tying all types of flies. In this book even the beginner knows where he is during every step in the process,...


1001 Fishing Tips

by Lamar Underwood & Stu Apte Skyhorse (July 01, 2010)

Ten percent of all anglers catch 90 percent of the fish taken. It’s really true, and shows that as much as it is enjoyable, fishing can be frustrating when it comes to results. 1001 Fishing Tips is the book...


1001 Hunting Tips

by Lamar Underwood & Nate Matthews Skyhorse (October 17, 2010)

No matter how skilled a hunter you are right now, novice or expert, 1001 Hunting Tips will make you better. Author and outdoorsman Lamar Underwood offers words of wisdom on this adrenaline-filled sport and has...


Mets by the Numbers

by Matthew Silverman & Jon Springer Skyhorse (March 17, 2008)

This is the first team history of the New York Mets—or any other team—to be told through a lighthearted analysis of uniform numbers. Ordinary club histories proceed year by year to give the big picture. Mets...


Cubs by the Numbers

by Al Yellon, Kasey Ignarski, Matthew Silverman & Pat Hughes Skyhorse (March 26, 2009)

What do Dizzy Dean, Catfish Metkovich, John Boccabella, Bill Buckner, Mark Prior, and Kevin Hart all have in common? They all wore number 22 for the Chicago Cubs, even though seven decades have passed between...


The Complete Book of Surf Fishing

by Al Ristori Skyhorse (February 15, 2011)

Fishing from beach or rocky coastline presents challenges not faced by anglers who head out to sea. Written to open new frontiers to the old hand and provide advice to novice surf fishermen, The Complete Book...


IGFA's 101 Freshwater Fishing Tips & Tricks

by Bill Dance & Rod Walinchus Skyhorse (April 17, 2007)

One of America’s best known fishermen with more than 50 years of on-water experience, Bill Dance is also a tournament champion and a television personality. His tips will help any angler catch more and bigger...


My Life Was This Big

by Lefty Kreh Skyhorse (November 01, 2008)

Lefty Kreh takes his readers on an angling journey through the last half-century, when water was big and fishermen were bigger (maybe). But, despite all that's changed since the fifties, when Lefty began his...


Yankees by the Numbers

by Bill Gutman Skyhorse (March 16, 2010)

What do Mark Koenig, Red Rolfe, Frank Crosetti, Sandy Alomar, Bobby Murcer, Wayne Tolleson, and Derek Jeter all have in common? They all wore #2 for the New York Yankees, even though nearly eight decades have...


Muhammad Ali

by Mark Collins Jenkins & Lennox Lewis Skyhorse (June 17, 2007)

Many regard Muhammad Ali simply as “The Greatest” heavyweight of all time. Others admire his battles against racial injustice and religious intolerance. A few just call him “Dad.” They are all here in...


Lasting Yankee Stadium Memories

by Alex Belth Skyhorse (October 01, 2010)

In Lasting Yankee Stadium Memories, editor Alex Belth of BronxBanterBlog.com collects personal essays by some of the most well-known and respected voices in sportswriting and entertainment today. In these revealing,...


The Practical Guide to Man-Powered Weapons and Ammunition

by Richard Middleton Skyhorse (October 17, 2007)

David slew Goliath with his slingshot: for millennia that was the norm, as men used a variety of non-explosive weapons to fire small stones and carefully rounded bullets of clay, glass, and even steel and lead....


The 30 Greatest Sports Conspiracy Theories of All-Time

by Mark Weinstein, Elliott Kalb & Cris Collinsworth Skyhorse (July 01, 2009)

Separating fact from myth, Kalb attempts to determine which of these long-held conspiracy theories hold water, and which ones fall flat under scrutiny. Ranking the conspiracies from 1 to 30 and the likelihood...


A Magic Summer

by Stanley Cohen Skyhorse (April 14, 2009)

A Magic Summer tells of that remarkable season by chronicling the major events as viewed twenty years later. Interviews conducted twenty years after with members of the team—Seaver, Ryan, McGraw, and others—provide...


In That Sweet Country

by Harry Middleton & Ron Ellis Skyhorse (July 01, 2010)

Throughout his career, Harry Middleton contributed hundreds of stories, essays, and book reviews to some of the most respected periodicals, including the New York Times, Sports Illustrated, Gray’s Sporting...


Ten Moments that Shook the Sports World

by Isabel Denny Skyhorse (July 17, 2008)

Want to know what really happened? Stan Isaacs knows. He was there! "The Shot Heard Round the World," in 1951. "The Fight of the Century," in 1971. The horror of the 1972 Munich Olympics. Secretariat's legendary...