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Sports



link to catalog page RING, Stolen Bases

Stolen Bases

Why American Girls Don't Play Baseball

Author: Jennifer Ring
Pub Date: Cloth: 2009; Paper: February 2013

A revealing look at the history of women's exclusion from America's national pastime   learn more...

link to catalog page, Before the Curse

Before the Curse

The Chicago Cubs' Glory Years, 1870-1945

Author: Edited by Randy Roberts and Carson Cunningham
Pub Date: January 2012

The early days and glory days of the Chicago Cubs   learn more...

link to catalog page, Cheating the Spread

Cheating the Spread

Gamblers, Point Shavers, and Game Fixers in College Football and Basketball

Author: Albert J. Figone
Pub Date: December 2012

College sports' ignominious history of game fixing   learn more...

link to catalog page, The Rise of the National Basketball Association Author: David George Surdam
Pub Date: November 2012

How the NBA went from nothing . . . to "nothing but net"   learn more...

link to catalog page, Pay for Play

Pay for Play

A History of Big-Time College Athletic Reform

Author: Ronald A. Smith
Pub Date: December 2011

A rigorous investigation of reform in college sports   learn more...

link to catalog page MARTIN, Benching Jim Crow

Benching Jim Crow

The Rise and Fall of the Color Line in Southern College Sports, 1890-1980

Author: Charles H. Martin
Pub Date: August 2010

A benchmark study of racial exclusion in college athletics   learn more...

link to catalog page, Dusty, Deek, and Mr. Do-Right

Dusty, Deek, and Mr. Do-Right

High School Football in Illinois

Author: Taylor H. A. Bell
Pub Date: August 2010

A colorful history of high school football in Illinois   learn more...

link to catalog page TURRINI, The End of Amateurism in American Track and Field Author: Joseph M. Turrini
Pub Date: May 2010

How the stars of track and field won control of their sport   learn more...

link to catalog page, Wrigley Regulars

Wrigley Regulars

Finding Community in the Bleachers

Author: Holly Swyers
Pub Date: August 2010

A unique exploration of creating community in a fragmented world   learn more...

link to catalog page RIESS, The Chicago Sports Reader

The Chicago Sports Reader

100 Years of Sports in the Windy City

Author: Edited by Steven A. Riess and Gerald R. Gems
Pub Date: February 2009

A celebration of the fast, the strong, the agile, and the tricky throughout Chicago's storied sports history   learn more...

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