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The 100 most important sporting events in American history

Author: Lew Freedman
Publisher: Santa Barbara, California : Greenwood, [2016]
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This engaging and informative work highlights the 100 biggest moments in the history of American sports, illustrating powerful connections between sporting events and significant social issues of the  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Lew Freedman
ISBN: 9781440835742 1440835748
OCLC Number: 900016294
Description: xxv, 385 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm
Contents: Jackie Robinson --
The miracle on ice --
James Naismith and the invention of basketball --
Joe Louis --
Title IX --
Sports come to radio --
Sports come to television --
ESPN : Sports around the clock --
Muhammad Ali defies Uncle Sam --
Jesse Owens --
Cincinnati Red Stockings go pro --
The World Series --
Babe Ruth transforms baseball --
Red Grange Introduces pro football to the world --
The great Jim Thorpe --
The NFL's greatest game --
Roberto Clemente --
Marvin Miller and baseball free agency --
The NBA integrates --
Texas Western wins NCAA basketball --
Hank Aaron breaks Babe Ruth's record --
Fritz Pollard, the NFL's First African American coach --
The Black Sox scandal --
Bill Russell, first African American NBA coach --
Don Larsen's perfect game --
Joe Namath's Super Bowl prediction --
Secretariat the great --
Joe DiMaggio's 56-game hitting streak --
Ted Williams bats .406 --
The death of Dale Earnhardt --
Michael Jordan plays while sick --
Jack Nicklaus reclaims glory --
The Dream Team at the 1992 Olympics --
Richard Petty's 200th win --
Lance Armstrong --
Kenny Sailors invents the jump shot --
Pete Gogolak's funny kicking --
Introduction of the NBA shot clock --
Pete Rose, Charlie Hustle --
President Nixon's Ping-Pong Diplomacy --
Miami Dolphins go 17-0 --
Frank Robinson, first African American manager --
Althea Gibson --
Women's pro basketball --
Johnny Vander Meer's two no-hitters --
The Houston Astrodome --
U.S. Soccer World Cup champs --
Wilt Chamberlain scores 100 points in a game --
Cy Young wins 511 games. The Jack Dempsey / Gene Tunney long count --
Baseball's All-Star Game --
Bill Mazeroski's amazing home run --
Michael Phelps --
Martina Navratilova wins and comes out --
Magic Johnson shows you can live with AIDS --
John Wooden's 10 NCAA titles --
University of Connecticut women's basketball --
The Cal Ripken streak --
Wayne Gretzky changes hockey --
Pat Summitt wins big and inspires --
Jack Johnson is hated for being black and good --
Fernandomania --
Frank Shorter is golden --
Wilma Rudolph --
Tiger Woods tries to be the greatest --
Honus Wagner and baseball cards --
Pittsburgh's immaculate reception --
Babe Didrikson Zaharias --
Indiana State versus Michigan State --
A Basketball sisterhood --
Marshall University's plane crash --
Oklahoma football's 47-game winning streak --
Tommie Smith's and John Carlos's gloved fists --
Jim Brown's stunning career and departure --
Willie Mays's World Series gem --
The Ice Bowl --
Rocky Marciano, undefeated champion --
A.J. Foyt --
Bobby Thomson wins the Pennant --
Red Sox at last --
Dan Jansen's challenges --
The Fosbury flop --
Win one for the Gipper --
Kerri Strug --
Loyola's 1963 iron men --
The death of Len Bias --
Peyton the great --
Bob Beamon's leap --
Roger Maris tops the Babe --
The National Hockey League expands --
College basketball's game of the century --
Baseball's only fatality --
The earthquake World Series --
Libby Riddles wins the Iditarod --
Baseball teams start city hopping --
Monica Seles is stabbed --
Billie Jean King steps up for women's tennis --
Tommy John surgery --
Fantasy sports --
Soap opera on skates.
Other Titles: One hundred most important sporting events in American history
Responsibility: Lew Freedman.

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