Deferred Glory: Heroes of the Baseball Negro Leagues is about the lives, struggles and desire of negroes to one day become professional baseball players in the Major Leagues. During this period of their lives, these players while playing in the Negro League endured tough traveling to ballparks in cities both in the South and North in order to play baseball.
They suffered through segregation mostly in the South both on and off the field. These men withstood horrible treatment because of their dreams to become Major League baseball players.
Eventually, these thirty-five players and executives were inducted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, New York. Unfortunately many were inducted posthumously.
"It took the Baseball Hall of Fame decades-and not a little prodding-to do right by some of the greatest and best-loved stars of the Negro Leagues. It took Danny Ingellis six months, as an homage to a friend. Buck O'Neil would be proud."
Jay Price, retired sportswriter, author of Thanksgiving 1959
"Deferred Glory: Heroes of the Negro Baseball Leagues is a home run! Travel back in time as author Dan Ingellis takes a close-up look of some of the men who played in the Negro Leagues, which provided talented athletes of color a place to play since they were not allowed to participate in the all-white Major Leagues until Jackie Robinson suited up for the Brooklyn Dodgers in 1947. Ingellis details the rampant racism and terrible living conditions the players had to endure. Deferred Glory is a terrific read for any avid baseball fan."
Joseph D'Amodio, sports journalist Staten Island Advance & SILive.com
"As America moves through another step in its tortured race history, no debut book could be more timely than Dan Ingellis's, "Deferred Glory: Heroes of the Negro Baseball Leagues." The lively collection of brief histories of some of the Negro League stars robbed by our National Pastime's original sin of segregation is a primer on why the lives of men like Monte Irvin's should be taught in Middle School classes across the land."
Cormac Gordon, Baseball Hall of Fame voter and former NYC newspaper columnist
"Now that Major League Baseball has recognized the Negro Leagues as major leagues, and is endeavoring to import the statistics of the many players who toiled there for decades, "Deferred Glory: Heroes of the Negro Baseball Leagues" is a timely and fresh look at the stories of the players who excelled in the Negro leagues. Readers will be introduced to those trailblazers who paved the way for so many that followed. Their abilities, personalities, perseverance, and love of the game, are reflected in this easy to read summary which will be appreciated by every baseball fan."
Mario Mattei, SABR member-Society for American Baseball Research
”Focus not on the commotion around you, but on the opportunity ahead of you.” -- Arnold Palmer. Most people live their lives chained to the oars of a life of their own choosing, whether defined by one’s job, relationships, self-image or even their golf game. More often than not, the biggest obstacles one faces in life are those that we ourselves have placed in our own path. In the words of golf’s great champions, there is undeniable wisdom, focus, passion and depth of purpose that goes well beyond the confines of the golf course. "Golf Wisdom From the Legends" celebrates these universal truths and messages of empowerment that will appeal to golfers and non-golfers alike.
A spiritual journey, a lush travelogue, a parable of sports and philosophy—John Updike called this unique novel “a golf classic if any exists in our day.” When an American traveler on his way to India stops to play a round on one of the most beautiful and legendary golf courses in Scotland, he doesn’t know that his game—and his life—are about to change forever. He is introduced to Shivas Irons, a mysterious golf pro whose sublime insights stick with him long after the eighteenth hole. From the first swing of the Scotsman’s club, he realizes he is in for a most extraordinary day. By turns comic, existential, and semiautobiographical, Michael Murphy’s tale traces the arc of twenty-four hours, from a round of golf on the Links of Burningbush to a night fueled by whiskey, wisdom, and wandering—even a sighting of Seamus MacDuff, the holy man who haunts the hole they call Lucifer’s Rug. “Murphy’s book is going to alter many visions,” The New York Times Book Review declared. More than an unforgettable approach to one of the world’s most popular sports, Golf in the Kingdom is a meditation on the power of a game to transform the self.
The British sportswriter goes inside some of Europe’s best soccer clubs—from Bilbao to Bavaria and beyond—to reveal their winning secrets. In The European Game, Daniel Fieldsend travels across Europe to discover the methods for success used at some of the continent’s biggest Football clubs—from Ajax, Juventus and Benfica to Bayern Munich, A.C Milan, Lyon, Athletic Bilbao and many more. At every stop, Fieldsend pulls back the curtain to reveal what makes each club tick, speaking to everyone from scouts and academy coaches to first team managers, analysts and board members. Insightful, ambitious and compelling, The European Game is about more than just a game. It’s about community, identity and attachment. It explores leadership, tactics, coaching and scouting as well as politics, finance, fandom and culture. Celebrating the uniqueness of football clubs around the continent, it also investigates whether their methods can be replicated in other domestic leagues.
Two Years Before the Mast is a book by the American author Richard Henry Dana, Jr., written after a two-year sea voyage starting in 1834 and published in 1840.While at Harvard College, Dana had an attack of the measles that affected his vision. Thinking it might help his sight, Dana, rather than going on a Grand Tour as most of his fellow classmates traditionally did (and unable to afford it anyway), and being something of a nonconformist, left Harvard to enlist as a common sailor on a voyage around Cape Horn on the brig Pilgrim. He returned to Massachusetts two years later aboard the Alert (which left California sooner than the Pilgrim). He kept a diary throughout the voyage, and, after returning, he wrote a book based on his experiences. Recognized as an American classic, Two Years Before the Mast was published the same year that Dana was admitted to the bar.
With a foreword by Eddy Merckx.
The world of professional cycling is fraught with fierce competition, fervent dedication and unerring ambition, and only a handful of competitors reach iconic status. Among them is Sir Bradley Wiggins - a man uniquely placed to reflect on the history of this remarkable sport and its unforgettable titans.
In Icons, Wiggins takes the listener on an extraordinarily intimate journey through the sport, presenting key pieces from his never-before-seen collection of memorabilia. Over the course of his illustrious career, he amassed hundreds of items - often gifts from its greatest and most controversial figures. Each reflects an icon, a race or a moment that fundamentally influenced Wiggins on both a personal and a professional level.
By exploring the lives and achievements of 21 of the sport’s key figures - among them Fausto Coppi, Jacques Anquetil, Miguel Induráin and Tom Simpson - Wiggins sheds new light on what professional cycling demands of its best competitors. Icons lauds their triumphs, elucidates their demons and sheds light on the philosophy and psychology that comprise the unique mind-set of a cycling champion.
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