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Touchdowns & Traditions:  Celebrating 75 Years of the Orange Bowl
By The Orange Bowl Committee Publications Staff

Foreword by Greats from Orange Bowl History


January 2010: All-American players, legendary coaches and historic victories. They’ve all been part of the magnificent 75-year history of one of college football’s most revered bowl games – the Orange Bowl. From Joe Namath’s MVP performance in 1965 to the dominant Nebraska teams of the 1990s, the Orange Bowl and its native city have hosted national champions, Hall of Fame coaches, all-Americans, an unparalleled halftime extravaganza and the magnificent King Orange Parade. This one-of-a-kind official commemorative book of the Orange Bowl and the Orange Bowl Committee details the rich history and traditions of the Orange Bowl.

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Touchdowns & Traditions
Celebrating 75 Years of the Orange Bowl
$27.95
For Wildcats Fans Only!:  Wonderful Stories Celebrating the Incredible Fans of the Kansas State Wildcats
By Kent Pulliam
 with Rich Wolfe

NOVEMBER 2009: Kansas State fans are ubiquitous, wearing their purple proudly, posting a Powercat decal in the center of their license plates and cheering for the Wildcat athletic teams – for better and worse. And there have been plenty of both in football and basketball.

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For Wildcats Fans Only!
Wonderful Stories Celebrating the Incredible Fans of the Kansas State Wildcats
$24.95
For Jayhawks Fans Only!:  Wonderful Stories Celebrating the Incredible Fans of the Kansas Jayhawks
By Matt Fulks
 with Rich Wolfe
Foreword by Jayhawks greats, players, coaches, and fans


NOVEMBER 2009: You’re a Kansas Jayhawks fan. So, you know the stories of the triumphs and disappointments in KU’s sports history — the 1952 NCAA Championship, the ’57 triple-overtime loss, the ’69 Orange Bowl, “Danny and the Miracles” of ’88, and, of course, the incredible football and basketball season of 2007-08. You know about the Hall of Famers including Clyde Lovellette, Wilt Chamberlain, Gale Sayers, JoJo White, John Riggins, Lynette Woodard, Don Fambrough, and, of course, Max Falkenstien.

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For Jayhawks Fans Only!
Wonderful Stories Celebrating the Incredible Fans of the Kansas Jayhawks
$24.95
For Tigers Fans Only!:  Wonderful Stories Celebrating the Incredible Fans of the University of Missouri Tigers
By Bill Althaus,
 Rich Zvosec, and Rich Wolfe

NOVEMBER 2009: Do you bleed black and gold? Do your palms sweat when you enter Faurot Field, in anticipation of another Missouri football victory? Are your children named Chase, Norm, Gary or Mike? When you hear the term “Antlers,” do you think of the craziest basketball fans in the country, rather than a deer grazing in a cornfield? Does the chant “Rock, Chalk, Jayhawk” make you head for the medicine cabinet to get some antacid for an upset stomach?

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For Tigers Fans Only!
Wonderful Stories Celebrating the Incredible Fans of the University of Missouri Tigers
$24.95
Inside the Park:  Running the Base Path of Life
By Willie Wilson
 with Kent Pulliam
16 page photo insert


Willie Wilson played baseball with the mentality of a football player — a grimace, on his face. Totally unprepared for the spotlight of being in the major leagues, Wilson experienced the highest of highs and the lowest of lows, sometimes unable to tell them apart. He helped lead the Kansas City Royals to their first World Series in only his second full season in the Major Leagues.

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Inside the Park
Running the Base Path of Life
$24.95
Tigers vs Jayhawks:  From the Civil War to the Battle for No. 1
By Mark Godich

16 page color photo insert section


Missouri and Kansas went from unranked at the start of the 2007 college football season to playing for No. 1 in the country on the Saturday after Thanksgiving, so no wonder Brent Musburger chose his words carefully as he addressed a national television audience moments before kickoff of the rivals’ historic meeting.



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Tigers vs Jayhawks
From the Civil War to the Battle for No. 1
$18.95
Winning with Purpose:  Raising Our Game and Lifting Our Teammates, On and Off the Court
By Satch Sullinger
 with John Dauphin

Sports is filled with successful coaches, but Satch Sullinger’s story offers championship-level inspiration to players, parents and coaches who care about values and winning the right way, on and off the court. In an ego-soaked era where highlights and sound bites speak to a “me first” societal mentality, Sullinger’s message cuts through the din, to the core of what matters most: mastering the fundamentals of selflessness that allow us to raise our game, lift our teammates and rise to collective glory.

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Winning with Purpose
Raising Our Game and Lifting Our Teammates, On and Off the Court
$18.95
At the Hang-Up:  Seeking Your Purpose, Running the Race, Finishing Strong
By Ted Owens
 with Jim Krause
and Jesse Tuel

16 page photo insert


This is the inspirational story of Ted Owens — still the coach with the most wins in the history of Allen Fieldhouse — from growing up as a boy on a cotton farm in Southwestern Oklahoma during the Great Depression to coaching at the highest levels of the college basketball world.

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At the Hang-Up
Seeking Your Purpose, Running the Race, Finishing Strong
$24.95
Relentless:  From Redshirt to the Rock of the Jayhawks
By Travis Releford
 Matt Fulks

Every team has at least one. That one player who’s called on to make some- thing happen. Throughout his career on the University of Kansas basketball team, Travis Releford was that guy. So much so, in fact, that on Senior Night 2013, head coach Bill Self told the Allen Fieldhouse crowd that Releford was “the rock of our team.”

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Relentless
From Redshirt to the Rock of the Jayhawks
$16.95
Is This Legal?:  The Inside Story of the First UFC from the Man Who Created It
By Art Davie
 with Sean Wheelock
16 page photo insert


On November 12, 1993, an entirely new sport was unleashed on an unsuspecting viewing public—one that was unlike any other, and one that would come to redefine combat and action sports for a new generation.

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Is This Legal?
The Inside Story of the First UFC from the Man Who Created It
$24.95
Live an Extreme Life:  Losing the Weight and Gaining My Purpose
By Bob Brenner
 Reji Laberje
16 page color insert


Growing up in small-town Wisconsin, Bob Brenner fed his addictions to food and football, becoming the biggest guy in his family of six siblings and on the defensive lines of winning team after winning team. Bob's size was an asset that he wanted to continue growing.

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Live an Extreme Life
Losing the Weight and Gaining My Purpose
$19.95
The Art of Scouting:  Seven decades chasing hopes and dreams in major league baseball
By Art Stewart
 with Sam Mellinger
16-page photo insert


The heart and soul of Kansas City’s major league baseball franchise is a 5-foot-6 and impeccably dressed man you probably haven’t heard of. You don’t know the Royals history and successes until you know him.

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The Art of Scouting
Seven decades chasing hopes and dreams in major league baseball
$24.95
Passing the Torch:  Building Winning Football Programs… with a Dose of Swagger Along the Way
By Howard Schnellenberger
 Ron Smith
16-page color photo insert


One of the most colorful and successful football coaches of the last half-century is ready to tell his story for the first time. Howard Schnellenberger learned his trade from two of the all-time greats, Paul “Bear” Bryant and Don Shula, winning championships with each mentor. Schnellenberger then took the football torch that was passed to him and became a transformative head coach at three universities. All three have now nominated him for the College Football Hall of Fame.

Click below for a 560 WQAM radio interview with Coach Schnellenberger!


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Passing the Torch
Building Winning Football Programs… with a Dose of Swagger Along the Way
$24.95
It's Awesome, Baby!:  75 Years of Memories and a Lifetime of Opinions on the Game I Love
By Dick Vitale
 Dick Weiss
Joan Williamson


It’s hard to believe, but Dick Vitale, ESPN’s perennially youthful basketball analyst, is 75.

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It's Awesome, Baby!
75 Years of Memories and a Lifetime of Opinions on the Game I Love
$28.95
Kansas City Chiefs ABCs and 1-2-3s
By Rob Peters, Illustrator


Do you know a future Kansas City Chiefs fan who’s old enough to begin learning their alphabet and numbers?

Kansas City Chiefs ABCs and 1-2-3s is an alphabet and counting book that teaches kids ages 2-7 all about the Chiefs!


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Kansas City Chiefs ABCs and 1-2-3s

$18.95
Guardian of the Golden Gate:  Protecting the Line Between Hope and Despair
By Kevin Briggs
 with Sam Mellinger. Foreword by Meg Hutchinson. Afterward by Kevin Berthia
full-color 16-page insert


The wind was gusting around the Golden Gate Bridge on a March afternoon in 2005 when a 22-year-old man climbed the railing, convinced he and this world would be better without each other. He put himself on a thin beam 220 feet above the Pacific Ocean.

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Guardian of the Golden Gate
Protecting the Line Between Hope and Despair
$26.95 US $31.95 Canada
Building the Perfect Star:  Changing the Trajectory of Sports and the People In Them
By Dr. Bob Ward
 Mac Engel
Foreword by Randy White

16-page photo insert


Today, it is inconceivable for a professional or even small college sports team to go without a coach designated to enhancing conditioning, strength training, and overall performance. But someone had to be first.

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Building the Perfect Star
Changing the Trajectory of Sports and the People In Them
$26.95 US $31.95 Canada
From the Guys Who Were There:  The Kansas City Royals
By Bill Althaus

16-page photo insert


For 365 days, the Kansas City Royals have lived with the specter of the 2014 World Series hanging over their heads.

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From the Guys Who Were There
The Kansas City Royals
$18.95 US $23.95 Canada
Just Let 'Em Play:  Guiding Parents, Coaches, and Athletes through Youth Sports
By Dr. Andrew Jacobs
 Jeff Montgomery
Peter D. Malone with Matt Fulks


The stories seem more prevalent today than ever: coaches and parents pushing kids to the point of “burnout” before high school, parents fighting with referees and umpires, coaches berating kids in front of teammates and parents, and even kids using performance-enhancing drugs.

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Just Let 'Em Play
Guiding Parents, Coaches, and Athletes through Youth Sports
$16.95 US $21.95 Canada
It's a Sunny Life:  An Adventure Fit For Rain or Shine!
By Gary Lezak
 Illustrations by Rob Peters

When the skies darken and the thunder rumbles, if you’re like most of us, you’re probably quick to grab the TV remote and check the weather. You want to know how bad the coming storm is going to be.

“It’s A Sunny Life!” is as entertaining as it is educational; as full of personality as its author. It’s a great book for kids of all ages!



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It's a Sunny Life
An Adventure Fit For Rain or Shine!
$18.95
Go Cubs Go!:  Baseball’s Never Give Up Story
By Marv Levy
 Illustrator: Rob Peters
Contributor: George Castle


Meet Grandpa Bruno, the bear. All his life he has been a loyal fan of his beloved Chicago Cubs. And though they have disappointed him many times, he has never given up on them. He has even convinced his four little grandchildren to cheer for those Cubbies. If the Cubs win, what a celebration there will be in the City of Chicago. GO CUBS GO!

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Go Cubs Go!
Baseball’s Never Give Up Story
$18.95
Between The Lies
By Marv Levy


The Los Angeles Leopards and the Portland Pioneers are on a collision course toward the Super Bowl Championship. One team is led by a take-no-prisoners head coach; the other by a cerebral, slow-and-steady coach who has been thrust into the spotlight because of a tragedy. A tense showdown is about to unfold before the world’s football fans.

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Between The Lies

US $24.95 Canada $29.95
The Shame of Me:  One Man’s Journey to Depression and Back
By Ryan Lefebvre
 with Jeffrey Flanagan

Kansas City Royals’ broadcaster Ryan Lefebvre seems to have it all – a dream sports job of announcing Major League Baseball, a huge house on a lake, plenty of expensive toys, good looks, and the admiration of friends and fans. But depression is seldom deterred by such superficial trappings. And depression’s grip on Ryan was so strong and so unyielding that he nearly ended his life.

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The Shame of Me
One Man’s Journey to Depression and Back
$22.95
The 300 Club:  Have We Seen the Last of Baseball’s 300-Game Winners?
By Dan Schlossberg

Foreword by Wayne Hagin


Coming in April: Since the beginning of Major League Baseball in 1876, only two dozen pitchers have won 300 games. And because of new philosophies about pitch counts, the role of relief pitchers, shrinking strike zones, and fi ve-man rotations, there’s a good chance that the 300 Club has admitted its last member.

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The 300 Club
Have We Seen the Last of Baseball’s 300-Game Winners?
$24.95
Welcome to the Blue Heaven:  Don't Bet Against the Goalkeeper
By Jimmy Nielsen
 with Paolo Bandini

Major League Soccer's Goalkeeper of the Year for 2012, Jimmy Nielsen, has established himself as one of the best players in the league and a fan favorite in Kansas City, playing for Sporting Kansas City. Yet while supporters are familiar with his achievements on the field and larger-than-life personality off it, few are aware of the remarkable story that led him to the US Midwest.

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Welcome to the Blue Heaven
Don't Bet Against the Goalkeeper
$24.95
For Chiefs Fans Only!:  50 Years of Moments, Memories and Milestones
By Bill Althaus
 and Rich Wolfe
Foreword by Chiefs greats, players, coaches and fans


Your heart is pounding and your palms are sweaty. Your adrenaline is pumping. Kickoff is hours away, but you are going through your game-day preparations with a routine that has stood the test of time season after season. You are a pro at this.

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For Chiefs Fans Only!
50 Years of Moments, Memories and Milestones
$14.95
Hi, Anybody! Why I Love Baseball and What I’d Do to Fix It
By Denny Matthews
 with Matt Fulks
Foreword by David Glass


“Hi, everybody, and welcome ….” Those signature sign-on words from Hall of Fame broadcaster Denny Matthews have signaled the start of summer for Kansas City Royals baseball fans for five decades. Since the first day of the club’s inception in 1969, Matthews has been there – on the call for Royals history. For anyone who has grown up with the Royals, Matthews has been the one constant, painting vivid portraits of the game he loves with the sights and sounds of the ballpark as his canvas.

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Hi, Anybody! Why I Love Baseball and What I’d Do to Fix It

$16.95
Hoops Heaven:  Commemorating the 50th Anniversary of the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame
By Jack McCallum, senior writer, Sports Illustrated; Mel Greenberg, national women’s basketball reporter, The Philadelphia Inquirer;
 Blair Kerkhoff, national college sports writer, The Kansas City Star, and other notable sportswriters
Foreword by the Hall of Fame’s Greatest Players, Coaches and Contributors and Gowdy award winners


A little bit of hoops heaven…right here on Earth. The Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame, located in Springfield, Massachusetts, is celebrating its 50th anniversary in 2009 and Hoops Heaven is the official commemorative book for the milestone event.

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Hoops Heaven
Commemorating the 50th Anniversary of the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame
$29.95
Dick Vitale’s Fabulous 50 Players and Moments in College Basketball
From the Best Seat in the House During My 30 Years at ESPN

By Dick Vitale
 with Dick Weiss
Foreword by Patrick Ewing


America's self-confessed number one college basketball junkie goes on the record, ranking his players and moments....This is from his heart, naming the top 50 players and moments in the wonderful world of college hoop....It's awesome, baby.

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Dick Vitale’s Fabulous 50 Players and Moments in College Basketball

$26.95
Bill Self:  At Home in the Phog
By Bill Self
 with John Rohde
Foreword by Larry Brown


Under the inspiring leadership of head coach Bill Self, the 2007-08 Kansas Jayhawks capped off one of the program’s most storied seasons by winning its fifth national championship -- its first in 20 years. Self has established himself as one of college basketball’s best by leading Oral Roberts to new frontiers, guiding Tulsa to its best season in school history, turning Illinois into a Big Ten powerhouse, and now taking Kansas from a perennially great program to the best in the nation.

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Bill Self
At Home in the Phog
$24.95
Birds, Dogs, and Kangaroos:  Life on the Back Roads of College Basketball
By Rich Zvosec

Foreword by Fran Fraschilla


From his roots in the state of Ohio, Coach Z learned how to successfully navigate the back roads. These days Rich Zvosec enjoys a successful career as a television basketball commentator, a speaker and an actor. But the foundation for this stage of his life was built from a successful college basketball coaching career.

From the Terriers to the 'Roos, Zvosec takes you into the world of low majors that's never been revealed before in such detail. It's a world that involves less coaching and more demands centered on fund-raising, commuting and handling off-the-court affairs.


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Birds, Dogs, and Kangaroos
Life on the Back Roads of College Basketball
$16.95
Guardians of the Game:  A Legacy of Leadership
An official publication of the National Association of Basketball Coaches

By Dr. Jim Krause

Foreword by Mike Krzyzewski


Phog Allen, John Wooden, John Thompson, Dean Smith and Mike Krzyzewski. Legends in college basketball. Men whose stories help chart the fascinating tale of what's become a huge industry. An official publication of the National Association of Basketball Coaches, Guardians of the Game: A Legacy of Leadership traces the development of college basketball using the words and deeds of those who have lived the experience…

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Guardians of the Game
A Legacy of Leadership
$24.95
Texas Stadium:  America's Home Field
Reliving the Legends and the Legendary Moments

By Mac Engel

Foreword by Roger Staubach


Built in 1971 for $35 million, Texas Stadium was an engineering marvel that generated curiosity because of its hole in the roof. It is now recognized as much a part of America’s Team as the blue star on the Cowboys’ silver helmets. With its use of luxury suites, the hole in the roof and the focus on cheerleaders, Texas Stadium was ahead of its time, and it was made complete by housing one of the most successful NFL franchises….

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Texas Stadium
America's Home Field
$22.95
The Curse:  Cubs Win! Cubs Win! ... or do They?
By Andy Van Slyke
 with Rob Rains

Could this finally be the Cubs’ season? The team is in first place and playing well as the All-Star break approaches.

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The Curse
Cubs Win! Cubs Win! ... or do They?
$14.95
Rising to New Heights:  Inside the Jayhawks Huddle
By Todd Reesing
 with Kent Pulliam

For years, football at the University of Kansas was nothing more than a time-filler while students and alumni awaited the start of basketball season.

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Rising to New Heights
Inside the Jayhawks Huddle
$14.95
Trust Your Next SHOT:  A Guide to a Life of Joy
By Meadowlark Lemon
 with Lee Stuart

He overcame the racial prejudice of the American South, a broken home, and the heartache of failed relationships to travel the world and play for kings, presidents, and popes.

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Trust Your Next SHOT
A Guide to a Life of Joy
$24.95
Dickie V’s ABCs and 1-2-3s:  A Great Start for Young Superstars
By Dick Vitale
 Illustrated by Craig Lueck

Do you know a young superstar who’s old enough to begin learning their alphabet and numbers? A budding basketball fan who’s ready to take on the world of reading and hoops?

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Dickie V’s ABCs and 1-2-3s
A Great Start for Young Superstars
$14.95
Many Happy Returns:  The Story of Henry Bloch, America’s Tax Man
By Tom Bloch
 Introduction by Henry Bloch
16-page color insert


Does the very thought of preparing your own taxes give you a headache? Get to know the man who is responsible for helping more than 20 million taxpayers with this dreaded annual burden.

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Many Happy Returns
The Story of Henry Bloch, America’s Tax Man
$18.95
Reed All About It: Driven to Be a Jayhawk
By Tyrel Reed
 with Tully Corcoran Foreword by Cole Aldrich

Of all the wonderful players who have worn the crimson and blue for the University of Kansas basketball program through the years, only one can claim to be the “winningest” Jayhawk of all – Tyrel Reed.

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Reed All About It: Driven to Be a Jayhawk

$16.95
Kansas Jayhawks ABCs and 1-2-3s
By Rob Peters


Kansas Jayhawks ABCs and 1-2-3s is an alphabet and counting book that teaches kids ages 2-7 all about KU!

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Kansas Jayhawks ABCs and 1-2-3s

$16.95
Lombardi’s Left Side
By Herb Adderley & Dave Robinson
 with Royce Boyles

Winning was not the only thing. Something more important than winning football games occurred during the Lombardi Dynasty. Vince Lombardi’s Green Bay Packers ushered the National Football League to the forefront of American sports popularity during a racially explosive time, proving that teamwork transcended the color barrier.

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Lombardi’s Left Side

US $26.95 Canada $31.95
Getting a W in the Game of Life:  Using my T.E.A.M. Model to Motivate, Elevate, and Be Great
By Dick Vitale
 with Reji Laberje

It’s tip-off time and time to get that W, a WIN, in the most important game of all... the game of life! Dick Vitale has been in our homes for more than 30 years calling College Basketball on ESPN. Now, invite him in to share the incredible legacies lived and lessons learned that have resulted in a formula for success he’s willing to share with today’s young men and women.

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Getting a W in the Game of Life
Using my T.E.A.M. Model to Motivate, Elevate, and Be Great
$18.95
One Man’s Dream: My Town, My Team, My Time
By Frank White
 with Bill Althaus

When the Kansas City Royals appeared in the 1985 World Series, manager Dick Howser had to make a difficult, and controversial, call. Because the series started in the National League city of St. Louis, there would be no designated hitter, which meant that Hal McRae would be relegated to the role of a reserve player coming off the bench.

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One Man’s Dream: My Town, My Team, My Time

$24.95
Blood, Sweat, & Bears: Putting a “Dent” in the Game I Love
By Richard Dent
 with Fred Mitchell

Bears’ overwhelming defense during their Super Bowl run, and a 2011 inductee into the Pro Football Hall of Fame, was an 8th-round draft pick out of tiny Tennessee State in 1983. The tall and skinny rookie would become a 4-time Pro Bowl selection who also played for the San Francisco 49ers, Indianapolis Colts, and Philadelphia Eagles. Dent wound up his brilliant 15-year career with 137.5 sacks, eight interceptions, 13 fumble recoveries, and two touchdowns.

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Blood, Sweat, & Bears: Putting a “Dent” in the Game I Love

US $24.95 Canada $29.95

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