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The Resource Sometimes They Even Shook Your Hand : Portraits of Champions Who Walked Among Us

Sometimes They Even Shook Your Hand : Portraits of Champions Who Walked Among Us

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Sometimes They Even Shook Your Hand : Portraits of Champions Who Walked Among Us
Title
Sometimes They Even Shook Your Hand
Title remainder
Portraits of Champions Who Walked Among Us
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Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
John Schulian, a much-honored sportswriter for nearly forty years, takes us back to a time when our greatest athletes stood before us as human beings, not remote gods. In this compelling collection, Schulian paints prose portraits to remind fans of what today's cloistered stars won't share with them. Here, Willie Mays remembers how to smile in dreaded retirement; Muhammad Ali muses about a world that was once his. For every moment of triumph--Joe Montana in the Super Bowl, Marvelous Marvin Hagler over Thomas Hearns--there is another filled with the heartache that Pete Maravich felt when he hung u
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Cataloging source
EBLCP
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Schulian, John
Dewey number
796.0922
Index
no index present
LC call number
GV697.A1 .S418 2011
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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Nack, William
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  • Athletes
  • Sports
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY
  • Athletes
  • Sports
  • United States
Label
Sometimes They Even Shook Your Hand : Portraits of Champions Who Walked Among Us
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Publication
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online resource
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  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
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rdacontent
Contents
  • Cover; Title Page; Copyright Page; Contents; Foreword; Acknowledgments; Introduction; Part 1. Hundred-Yard Warriors; Chuck Bednarik: Concrete Charlie; Walter Payton: The Poetry of Silence; Terry Bradshaw: A Country Boy Can Survive; Bear Bryant: A Win, and a Coach, for All Time; Dan Hampton: A World of Hurt; John Matuszak: Me and the Tooz; The Other Side of the Story; John Riggins: Runaway; Dan Marino: A Kid Among Legends; Joe Montana: Easy to Underestimate, Hard to Beat; Gary Fencik: Boola! Boola!; Part 2. Legends of the Box Score; Willie Mays: Out of the Past; Stan Musial: The Man, Forever
  • Reggie Jackson: The Ego Is a Lonely HunterPete Rose: Pete Belongs in Cooperstown; Nolan Ryan: On Second Thought; Johnny Bench: Old Too Young; Earl Weaver: The Earl of Baltimore; Gene Mauch: The Toughest Loss of All; Dick Allen: More a Ghost Than a Legend; Frank Robinson: Hard Game, Hard Man; Brooks Robinson: Honored To Be a Hero; Ernie Banks: Mr. Cub Remembers; Bill Veeck: "Bionic Man I'm Not"; Carl Yastrzemski: Family Tradition; Bill Lee: Spaceman; Mark Fidrych: Bird with a Broken Wing; Steve Bilko: The Slugging Seraph; George Brett: Lipstick on a .407 Batting Average
  • Willie Stargell: The Pirates' PatriarchFernando Valenzuela: And a Rookie Shall Lead Them; Jim Palmer: Good-bye Doesn't Come Easy; Oscar Charleston: A One-Way Ticket to Obscurity; Part 3. Hoops and Horses andEverything in Between; Pete Maravich: The Pistol's Parting Shot; Julius Erving: Sky King; Larry Bird: The Ultimate Celtic; Big House Gaines: No Way to Treat a Legend; Al McGuire: Sunday's Jester; Ben Wilson: Only the Good Die Young; Wayne Gretzky: Borderline Case; Jimmy Connors: Blue Collar at a Tea Dance; John Carlos: The Olympic Ideal; Johnny Kelley: The Elder; Ron Turcotte: Rider Down
  • Buddy Delp: The Happy AnarchistBill Shoemaker: A Million for the Shoe; Part 4. Arts and Letters; Red Smith: The Write Stuff; W.C. Heinz: The Professional; A.J. Liebling: Joe; Mark Kram: Poet and Provocateur; F.X. Toole: One Tough Baby; Part 5. Sweet Scientists; Marvelous Marvin Hagler: The Proud Warrior; Sugar Ray Robinson: He Gave Style a Name; Joe Louis: Larger Than Life or Death; Tony Zale: Raise Your Glass to a Teetotaler; Paddy Flood: One of a Kind; Sugar Ray Leonard: The One-Eyed Man; Ray Arcel: A Touch of Class; Roberto Duran: A Man of Stone; He Cramped His Own Style
  • Larry Holmes: His Time and No One Else'sMuhammad Ali: No Garden Party; Marching Off to Slaughter; Ali! Ali! Ali!; Source Acknowledgments
Control code
793511401
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (341 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780803237988
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
3a985fa1-58cd-4acb-a78e-59e2320aab43
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)793511401
Label
Sometimes They Even Shook Your Hand : Portraits of Champions Who Walked Among Us
Publication
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Cover; Title Page; Copyright Page; Contents; Foreword; Acknowledgments; Introduction; Part 1. Hundred-Yard Warriors; Chuck Bednarik: Concrete Charlie; Walter Payton: The Poetry of Silence; Terry Bradshaw: A Country Boy Can Survive; Bear Bryant: A Win, and a Coach, for All Time; Dan Hampton: A World of Hurt; John Matuszak: Me and the Tooz; The Other Side of the Story; John Riggins: Runaway; Dan Marino: A Kid Among Legends; Joe Montana: Easy to Underestimate, Hard to Beat; Gary Fencik: Boola! Boola!; Part 2. Legends of the Box Score; Willie Mays: Out of the Past; Stan Musial: The Man, Forever
  • Reggie Jackson: The Ego Is a Lonely HunterPete Rose: Pete Belongs in Cooperstown; Nolan Ryan: On Second Thought; Johnny Bench: Old Too Young; Earl Weaver: The Earl of Baltimore; Gene Mauch: The Toughest Loss of All; Dick Allen: More a Ghost Than a Legend; Frank Robinson: Hard Game, Hard Man; Brooks Robinson: Honored To Be a Hero; Ernie Banks: Mr. Cub Remembers; Bill Veeck: "Bionic Man I'm Not"; Carl Yastrzemski: Family Tradition; Bill Lee: Spaceman; Mark Fidrych: Bird with a Broken Wing; Steve Bilko: The Slugging Seraph; George Brett: Lipstick on a .407 Batting Average
  • Willie Stargell: The Pirates' PatriarchFernando Valenzuela: And a Rookie Shall Lead Them; Jim Palmer: Good-bye Doesn't Come Easy; Oscar Charleston: A One-Way Ticket to Obscurity; Part 3. Hoops and Horses andEverything in Between; Pete Maravich: The Pistol's Parting Shot; Julius Erving: Sky King; Larry Bird: The Ultimate Celtic; Big House Gaines: No Way to Treat a Legend; Al McGuire: Sunday's Jester; Ben Wilson: Only the Good Die Young; Wayne Gretzky: Borderline Case; Jimmy Connors: Blue Collar at a Tea Dance; John Carlos: The Olympic Ideal; Johnny Kelley: The Elder; Ron Turcotte: Rider Down
  • Buddy Delp: The Happy AnarchistBill Shoemaker: A Million for the Shoe; Part 4. Arts and Letters; Red Smith: The Write Stuff; W.C. Heinz: The Professional; A.J. Liebling: Joe; Mark Kram: Poet and Provocateur; F.X. Toole: One Tough Baby; Part 5. Sweet Scientists; Marvelous Marvin Hagler: The Proud Warrior; Sugar Ray Robinson: He Gave Style a Name; Joe Louis: Larger Than Life or Death; Tony Zale: Raise Your Glass to a Teetotaler; Paddy Flood: One of a Kind; Sugar Ray Leonard: The One-Eyed Man; Ray Arcel: A Touch of Class; Roberto Duran: A Man of Stone; He Cramped His Own Style
  • Larry Holmes: His Time and No One Else'sMuhammad Ali: No Garden Party; Marching Off to Slaughter; Ali! Ali! Ali!; Source Acknowledgments
Control code
793511401
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (341 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780803237988
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
3a985fa1-58cd-4acb-a78e-59e2320aab43
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)793511401

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