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Sports : engagement in physical activity intended to create a benefit to the participant. Ranging from Amateur to Professional, from incompetent to proficient, for all levels of ability, all nations, all creeds, all genders. As James Joyce said "I am, a stride at a time" ...more
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328 books — 237 voters
Non-Fiction About Women in Sports
265 books — 57 voters
“ I feel the need to endanger myself every so often. ”
“ When I was in high school I asked myself at one point: "Why do I care if my high school's team wins the football game? I don't know anybody on the team, they have nothing to do with me... why am I here and applaud? It does not make any sense." But the point is, it does make sense: It's a way of building up irrational attitudes of submission to authority and group cohesion behind leadership elements. In fact it's training in irrational jingoism. That's also a feature of competitive sports. ...more ”
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The first of its kind, Michaela Smalley's Women's Sports Book Club is dedicated to growing aware…more
[close] The first of its kind, Michaela Smalley's Women's Sports Book Club is dedicated to growing awareness and support for women's sports and women in sport. We read one book per month but encourage readers to read at their own pace. Women's sports, diversity in sport, women working in sport, or sport business is reflected in each and every book we read. Readers are also encouraged to participate in the discussion board that corresponds with the book of the month. The more people we have participate in the discussion, the better we can connect and learn from each other. All of us bring unique perspectives and experiences to the table, so this is a great way to enhance the entire experience.
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Is it an ironic coincidence or natural development that perhaps the second greatest gambling sca…more
[close] Is it an ironic coincidence or natural development that perhaps the second greatest gambling scandal in baseball history occurred a mere six days before the start of the 1919 World Series? On September 25, 1919, a seemingly meaningless game was played between the Detroit Tigers and Cleveland Indians, a game that should have faded to a tiny line item on MLB s historical ledger. But Hubert "Dutch" Leonard had other ideas, and nearly seven years later he presented letters written by Ty Cobb and Smoky Joe Wood implicating them in the fixing of and wagering on that game, setting off a chain of accusations, denials, resignations, player transactions, and a power struggle at the top of baseball s power hierarchy that would change the game forever. Baseball Gods in Scandal Is three stories in one, and author Ian Kahanowitz tells them all with the art of a storyteller and the precision of an historian: The pervasiveness of gambling and crooked dealings in the early days of baseball, all the way through to the Black Sox Scandal The relationship between the affair s complex protagonists Cobb, Tris Speaker, Smoky Joe Wood, and Dutch Leonard with detailed profiles and ample color from baseball s rough-and-tumble Dead Ball Era The epic battle for control of the game between the long-time Czar of Baseball, Ban Johnson, and the game s new sheriff in town, Kenesaw Mountain Landis, who cared not to share even a whiff of power with anyone Capping off the book is a never-before-published interview with Smoky Joe Wood (told to Lawrence Ritter for The Glory of Their Times) in which Wood recounts a vastly different version of the affair from his original testimony. It is safe to say that had Wood testified to this version originally, the fates of Baseball Gods Ty Cobb and Tris Speaker may well have turned out very differently.
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