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24: Life Stories and Lessons from the Say Hey Kid by Willie Mays, with John Shea

The legendary Willie Mays, known for both his Hall of Fame baseball career and his charitable work and generosity in spending time with young players, has given us yet another gift with this wonderful memoir. In 24 chapters (to correspond with his uniform number), the baseball legend shares stories from his life as talks about his philosophy on sports. As a huge Giants fan, I have heard for many years about the joy of listening to Mays tell tales about his career and share his advice about life and have always wished I could sit in on one of those conversations. This book is certainly the next best thing.

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By Willie Mays, John Shea, Bob Costas (Foreword by)
$28.99
ISBN: 9781250230423
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Published: St. Martin's Press - May 12th, 2020

Intangibles Unlocking the Science and Soul of Team Chemistry by Joan Ryan

Team chemistry makes or breaks a team. That’s my takeaway from sports columnist Joan Ryan’s fascinating new book, Intangibles. Inspired by the 1989 San Francisco Giants’ improbable run to the World Series, Ryan spent the last 10 years looking at all kinds of players, from superstars to journeymen, to uncover the archetypal roles they serve on their teams: the sparkplug, the sage, the kid, the enforcer, the buddy, the jester, the warrior. The chemistry that comes from that magical mix of players who inspire, support, and believe in each other can’t manufacture talent, but it does maximize whatever talent a team has. And you’re not going to go far without it. 

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$28.00
ISBN: 9780316434935
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Published: Little, Brown and Company - April 28th, 2020

Revolutions How Women Changed the World on Two Wheels by Hannah Ross

This unique book rather defies description: part introduction to the history of bicycles and cycling, part history of feminist moments and movements through the lens of cycling, part history of women’s cycling in the Western world, and a dizzying panoply and who’s who of remarkable historical and present-day women. Hannah Ross guides us through it all with clear prose, wry wit, and a passion for the sport and for righting the inequalities that still plague it.

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$18.00
ISBN: 9780593083604
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Published: Plume - June 9th, 2020

Why We Swim by Bonnie Tsui

Through the vehicle of swimming, about which she is passionate, Tsui explores the origins of our relationship to water, tells story after story of the role of swimming across cultures and history, discusses aspects of racism and other forms of exclusion in access to swimming, and writes of the seductiveness of water and being able to dive deeply and exuberantly into it, move through it with strength and ease—relative to our funny, nonamphibious bodies—and respect the powerfulness and impersonalness of water at once. —A.P.

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$26.95
ISBN: 9781616207861
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Published: Algonquin Books - April 14th, 2020

Running with Sherman by Christopher McDougall

I am obsessed with Sherman the donkey and his crazy story of becoming a marathoner with his human, the great runner and writer Christopher McDougall. After he is rescued from an abusive owner, Sherman’s new family and the larger rural community surrounding his new home come together to save his life and introduce him to the joys of life, friends, and running. If you’re looking for a feel-good book this holiday season, this is one you’ll want to check out. - Jax

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$27.95
ISBN: 9781524732363
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Published: Knopf - October 15th, 2019

America's Game: The NFL at 100 by Jerry Rice & Randy O. Williams

The greatest wide receiver of all time has teamed up to produce a treat for gridiron fans: A celebration of the first 100 years of the NFL. “Going back to our days together, Jerry Rice’s dedication to excellence has always been a trademark of his, and now it shines again with this highly entertaining book celebrating 100 years of the National Football League.” —Steve Young

Don't miss our ticketed book signing with Jerry Rice on November 7th for America's Game!

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$27.99
ISBN: 9780062692900
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Published: Dey Street Books - October 29th, 2019

Walking by Erling Kagge

Kagge speaks to the importance of walks not only in his own life but for everyone, and the ways walking in the world is good for our bodies and minds. Each section is a little gem, a seed of thoughtfulness that I admit I took with me when I set out my own front door. So come on, take a walk with this book. It’s good for you, after all. - Jax

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By Erling Kagge, Becky L. Crook (Translated by)
$19.95
ISBN: 9781524747848
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Published: Pantheon - April 23rd, 2019

Fifty Places to Surf Before You Die by Chris Santella

Santella’s newest addition to the Fifty Places outdoor adventure series is sure to find happy readers here, whether you’re planning your own vacation or needing inspiration while waiting out the big crowds and small waves of summer. Full of iconic and lesser known surf spots, travel tips, essays and full-page photos, it’s a bucket list in book form or fodder for the aspiring grom—the perfect way to spend your days when not in the water. - Melinda

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$24.99
ISBN: 9781419734564
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Published: Harry N. Abrams - April 9th, 2019

The National Team by Caitlin Murray

Soccer friends, here is your perfect read in the run-up to the Women’s World Cup this summer. The National Team is a lively and substantive history of the U.S. Women’s National Team, from its scrappy early days in the ‘80s to the legendary ‘99ers and up to now. Moving beyond the highlight reel to the storied complexity of women’s soccer in America, this book sheds light on these tenacious, trailblazing athletes, not just as stars but as advocates for women’s rights and gender equity in sports and beyond. - Melinda

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$26.00
ISBN: 9781419734496
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Published: Harry N. Abrams - April 2nd, 2019

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