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Dave Winfield: The 23 Million Dollar Man, Schoor, Gene
1 Dave Winfield: The 23 Million Dollar Man Schoor, Gene
0812828410 / 9780812828412 Good. 
Hardcover. 1st edition hardcover with dustjacket 1982 Stein and Day. Library booksale inkstamp inside back cover; otherwise very clean. 2 corners bumped. Jacket has heavy wear to corners; chips and small rips; ghost of removed label on front. Pages bright; binding tight. 184 pages; Index; black-and-white photos. Language: English. Keywords: baseball, New York Yankees. 
Price: 12.00 USD
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Headslap: The Life and Times of Deacon Jones, Klawitter, John; Jones, Deacon
2 Headslap: The Life and Times of Deacon Jones Klawitter, John; Jones, Deacon
1573920827 / 9781573920827 Very Good. 
Hardcover. 2nd printing hardcover with dustjacket 1996 Prometheus Books. SIGNED by Jones on half-title page: 'Deacon Jones HOF-80'. Dust-spotting on bottom page edge. Otherwise very clean; pages bright; binding tight; jacket crisp. 570 pages; Index; Bibliography; Statistics; black-and-white photos. Language: English. NOTE: Large format-- cannot ship outside U.S. via Flat-Rate envelope; may require additional international postage. 'Football Hall of Famer Jones, widely considered the best defensive end in the history of the game, played from 1960 to 1975, mostly with the Los Angeles Rams, then with the San Diego Chargers and the Washington Redskins. This outstanding sports book, however, does not concentrate on his exploits on the field, notable though they were. Klawitter takes Jones through his reminiscences of the dangerous existence of a young black man in the Deep South of the 1950s; the obstacles put in the way of black players by owners who viewed all their team members as chattel, but especially blacks; inept coaches, many selected by owners because they were pliable, if not obsequious, who had little idea of how to encourage maximum performance from athletes. . . .'--Publishers Weekly. 
Price: 60.00 USD
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3 Jackie Robinson (Black Americans of Achievement) Scott, Richard
Very Good. 
Hardcover. Hardcover Grolier edition 1988. Glossy picture cover-- no dustjacket. Superclean; no marks; pages bright; binding tight. Only a hint of wear. Introductory essay: Coretta Scott King. 110pp, Index, Chronology, B/W photos. Language: English. 'Grades 6-up. The life of Jackie Robinson, the first black baseball player in the National League, is presented along with black-and-white photographs depicting events from his successes. A forward by Coretta Scott King and a chronology, along with the accurate and smooth flowing text, provide insights into Robinson's personal and professional struggles to succeed. Dialogue and description provide glimpses into his life and the people who influenced him. ... Robinson's efforts on the baseball field and off serve to remind readers of his contributions to our evolving society.'--Janice C. Hayes, School Library Journal, 1987. 
Price: 16.00 USD
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Jim Thorpe (Pocket Biographies), No author stated.
4 Jim Thorpe (Pocket Biographies) No author stated.
Very Good. 
Paperback. Small, slim paperback 1984 Academic Industries, Inc., West Haven, Connecticut. Printed in USA. No additional printings indicated. Superclean; no marks or creases; binding tight. light edgewear to covers; light age-tanning to pages. 52pp. Biography in black-and-white comic-book style. For mid-level readers. 'Quiz Yourself' questions at end. Keywords: athlete, Indian, Native American, Sac-Fox, Oklahoma, Bright Path, football, baseball, track, Carlisle, Olympics, gold, medal. 
Price: 5.00 USD
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