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Oscar Charleston: The Life and Legend of Baseball's Greatest Forgotten Player
By Jeremy Beer
Publish date: Nov. 1; University of Nebraska Press
Charleston was a trailblazer as a player, manager and scout and is regarded as the most accomplished figure in black baseball history.
The Last Stand of Payne Stewart: The Year Golf Changed Forever
By Kevin Robbins
Publish date: Oct. 8; Hachette Books
Robbins recounts the life of golf’s showman Stewart, whose career is remembered for a dramatic 1999 comeback and then a shocking tragedy.
'69 Chiefs: A Team, a Season, and the Birth of a Modern Kansas City
By Michael MacCambridge
Publish date: Oct. 15; Andrews McMeel Publishing
A foremost authority on football, MacCambridge guides readers through the landmark 1969 season for the Kansas City Chiefs, who reached the top of the NFL with a win in Super Bowl IV and transformed the way the rest of the country saw their city.
My Brother, Muhammad Ali
By Rahaman Ali
Publish date: Oct. 17; John Blake
In what aims to be the definitive portrait of the boxing legend, Ali’s brother adds his intimate family perspective to the layers of The Greatest’s legendary life, sharing a more personal story of the icon.
Scotty: A Hockey Life Like No Other
By Ken Dryden
Publish date: Oct. 29; McClelland & Stewart
Hall of fame goaltender Dryden examines the career of Scotty Bowman that spans more than four decades. Bowman is considered the best coach in hockey history and one of the greatest in any sport.
America's Game: The NFL at 100
By Jerry Rice and Randy O. Williams
Publish date: Oct. 29; Dey Street Books
Rice, a three-time Super Bowl champ with the San Francisco 49ers and hall of famer, offers insight as he teams up with sportswriter Williams to take a spin through NFL history.
Roaring Back: The Fall and Rise of Tiger Woods
By Curt Sampson
Publish date: Oct. 29; Diversion Books
Tracing Woods’ enthralling but tumultuous life and career, writer Sampson details his multiple surgeries and failed marriage and recounts an unlikely comeback at Augusta.
Miracle in Lake Placid: The Greatest Hockey Story Ever Told
By John Gilbert
Publish date: Nov. 19; Sports Publishing
Revisit 1980’s “Miracle on Ice,” one of America’s greatest Olympic victories, and learn why the game still endures in America’s imagination.
Amos Alonzo Stagg: College Football's Man in Motion
By Jennifer Taylor Hall
Publish date: Nov. 4; The History Press
The book recounts the numerous contributions of the Grand Old Man of Football, a pioneer of innovations, such as the man in motion, whose influence still reverberates.
Don't Be Afraid to Win: How Free Agency Changed the Business of Sports
By Jim Quinn
Publish date: Nov. 5; Radius Book Group
Attorney Quinn shares his insights from a lengthy career filled with landmark cases and courtroom battles that helped shape the sports labor market.