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FOR LOVE OF THE GAME - A Novel
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FOR LOVE OF THE GAME - A Novel

By Shaara, Michael

New York: Ballantine Books, 1999. 161 pp. Light edge and corner wear with a flat uncreased spine; no interior markings. This was filmed in 1999, directed by Sam Raimi and starring Kevin Costner and Kelly Preston, Costner doing what he has always done best - baseball.. First Paperback Printing. Soft Cover. Very Good+.

$4.95

SHORT SEASON - and Other Baseball Stories
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SHORT SEASON - and Other Baseball Stories

By Klinkowitz, Jerry

New York: Collier Books - Macmillan Publishing, 1989. 187 pp. Trade paperback format. Lightly rubbed on the corners with an uncreased spine; no interior markings. Cover art by Bob Dorsey. This story collection contains: Short Season; Pregame; Rain Date; Cheap Seats; BP; Eddie and the Nina; Ball Two; Baseball Bingo; Beer Night in Bettendorf; Five Bad Hands and the Wild Mouse Folds; Workouts; Bus Trip; Costy Pedraza's Greatest Pitch; Ambience; Release; Nicknames; The Swoon Wagon; Metaphors; Sweet Home Chicago; Hot Dogs and the Sox; Adolph Menjou's Tryout Camp; The Language Game; Mack's Stats; The Squeeze Is On; Road Work; Sweet Jayne; Freddie's Up; and Game Time.. First Printing - First Thus. Soft Cover. Very Good+. Illus. by Bob Dorsey;. 8vo.

$9.95

THE BAD NEWS BEARS - with - THE BAD NEWS BEARS IN BREAKING TRAINING
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THE BAD NEWS BEARS - with - THE BAD NEWS BEARS IN BREAKING TRAINING

By Woodley, Richard

New York: Dell Books, 1977. 203, 221 pp. Dell Books 10823 and 10417. Both books have light edge and corner wear with uncreased spines; no interior markings. The first one was based on a screenplay by Bill Lancaster; the second was based on a screenplay by Paul Brickman, which was based on the characters created by Bill Lancaster. The Bad News Bears was filmed in 1976, directed by Michael Ritchie and starring Walter Matthau, Tatum O'Neal and Vic Morrow. Breaking Training was filmed in 1977, directed by Michael Pressman and starring William Devane, Jackie Earle Haley, Clifton James and Jimmy Baio.. First and Later Printings. Paperback. Very Good.

$11.95

THE SOUTHPAW - A Baseball Novel
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THE SOUTHPAW - A Baseball Novel

By Haines, Donal Hamilton

New York: Comet Books, 1949. 242 pp. Comet Book 16. Light edge and corner wear with a crease on the spine; no interior markings. Illustrated with line drawings by Harold Minton. Schooldays, a seriously nasty bully, and because the bully hated baseball, the entire school that hated baseball... until a kid arrived who loved baseball and refused to be bossed around. . First Printing - First Thus. Paperback. Very Good. Illus. by Harold Minton;. 12mo.

$9.95

THE VIPER
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THE VIPER

By Pryor, Larry

New York: Harper and Row Publishers, 1978. 187 pp. Quarter-bound in red cloth on red boards; lettered in gilt on the spine; red endpapers. Light rubbing on the corners of the dustjacket; price clipped; no intrerior markings. Dj art by Frederic Thorner. In the Grand Prix world, secrets were hard to keep. And they paid him thousands to test their special new racing cars, the Vipers. And he was sworn to secrecy. But that didn't keep the politicians away... and that didn't stop the intrigue.. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good. Illus. by Frederic Thorner;. 8vo. Author's First Book.

$9.95

CASHEL BYRON'S PROFESSION
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CASHEL BYRON'S PROFESSION

By Shaw, George Bernard (edited by Dan H. Laurence)

Middlesex, England: Penguin Books, 1979. 281 pp. Light wear on the corners with an uncreased spine; no interior markings. Cover art by Roy Coombs. The Preface is: Novels of My Nonage. Shaw was obsessed with prize-fighting all his life - he entered the English Amateur Boxing Association Championship as a middleweight and this racy adventure story superbly evokes the bruised knuckles and raw hopes of the ringside. Robert Louis Stevenson said, "A talent of strength, spirit, capacity... It is all mad and deliriously delightful. All I ask is more of it.". First Printing - First Thus. Paperback. Very Good. Illus. by Roy Coombs;.

$7.95

GREAT GOLF HUMOUR
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GREAT GOLF HUMOUR

By Huston, Mervyn J. (editor) (P. G. Wodehouse; Hollis Alpert; Ira Mothner; Harold Schonberg; Paul Gallico; Stephen Leacock; Michael Green; Charles E. Van Loan; Barrie Payne; Henry Leach; Patrick Campbell; Robinson Murray; Ring Lardner; A. A. Milne)

Edmonton, Alberta: Hurtig Publishers, 1977. 287 pp. Pink cloth lettered in silver on the spine; green endpapers; headband. Light edge and corner wear on the dustjacket; price intact; previous owner's name inside. This story and article collection contains: Introduction; The Awakening of Rollo Podmarsh by P. G. Wodehouse; The Pitching Wedge by Hollis Alpert, Ira Mothner and Harold Schonberg; The Witch of Woonsapucket by Paul Gallico; The Golfomaniac by Stephen Leacock; A Child's Guide to Golf by Michael Green; The Ooley-Cow by Charles E. Van Loan; One in a Trillion by Barrie Payne; The Happy Golfer – excerpt by Henry Leach; The Way It Ought To Be Done by Patrick Campbell; Crying Towel by Robinson Murray; The Wide, Wide World of Double Bogey Golf by Hollis Alpert, Ira Mothner and Harold Schonberg; A Caddy's Diary by Ring Lardner; The Charm of Golf by A. A. Milne; Who Wants To Marry Money? By Glynn Harvey; How to Talk Golf - excerpts by David Langdon; Cowboy on the Green by Max Green; Golf and the POO Muscle by Mervyn J. Huston; All Golf Is Divided Into Three Parts by Harry Leon Wilson; Four Balls, Two Balls, and Mixed Foursomes by Rex Lardner; On Diegeling by Bernard Darwin; Golf the Loneliest Game by Roland Wild; Prils of the First Tee by Michael Green; Wide Open - excerpt by Dan Jenkins; Goat Getting by Morie Morrison; The Captain and the Secretery by Patrick Smart; A New Way to Better Golf - excerpt by Rex Beach; The Rivercliff Golf Killings by Don Marquis; The 7th Hole by Fred Beck and O. K. Barnes; The Colonel and the Hunt by George Houghton; Are You Making Enough Fun? by Joe James; U.S. Versus U.K. by Stephen Potter; The Bogey Man - excerpt by George Plimpton; Watching My Wife by John L. Hulteng; Muny Golf Takes Guts, Right Mac? by Jay Cronley; and Golf Is a Funny Game by Ronald Heager.. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good. 8vo.

$19.95

ROAD RACE OF CHAMPIONS - A Wynn and Lonny Racing Book
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ROAD RACE OF CHAMPIONS - A Wynn and Lonny Racing Book

By Speed, Eric

New York: Grosset and Dunlap, 1975. 180 pp. Pictorial boards. Light rubbing at the corners; store stamped. Features a write-up of itself on the rear panel. No mention of Book One in the series. Wynn and Lonny build a Formula Vee racer, compete on the southern tracks, and gain the finals in the race of champions at Road Atlanta.. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. 12mo.

$9.95

ROAD RACE OF CHAMPIONS - A Wynn and Lonny Racing Book
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ROAD RACE OF CHAMPIONS - A Wynn and Lonny Racing Book

By Speed, Eric

New York: Grosset and Dunlap, 1975. 180 pp. Pictorial boards. Very light rubbing at the corners. Features a write-up of itself on the rear panel. No mention of Book One in the series. Wynn and Lonny build a Formula Vee racer, compete on the southern tracks, and gain the finals in the race of champions at Road Atlanta.. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. 12mo.

$9.95

THE LAST SEASON - A Hockey Novel
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THE LAST SEASON - A Hockey Novel

By MacGregor, Roy

Toronto: Macmillan of Canada, 1983. 310 pp. Gray boards lettered in silver on the spine; pale gray endpapers; headband. The front panel features a serigraph by Ken Danby. Light edge and corner wear on the dustjacket; previous owner's inscription on the front free endpaper. This is a somewhat complex novel played out against the background of professional hockey. It wanders from Helsinki to Philadelphia and fromthe Leningrad airport to the backroads of Northern Ontario, the first person story of a hard-rock defenseman who spent most of his career with the Philadelphia Flyers but was finishing up as a player-coach in Finland, teaching them Canadian-style hockey.... First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good. Illus. by Ken Danby;. 8vo.

$14.95

THE RACE - A Novel
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THE RACE - A Novel

By Walkup, Eunice; Otis, Oscar

London: Secker and Warburg, 1973. 446 pp. Green boards lettered in gilt on the spine; illustrated endpapers. Light wear at the corners of the dustjacket with a few small nicks around the edges; price intact; no interior markings. The front cover photograph, a sort of behind the scenes effort, was by Fred Mayer. Kentucky Derby time and the President of Churchill Downs Racecourse faced unusual and dangerous problems, including a murder/kidnapping.... First UK Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good. Illus. by Fred Mayer;. 8vo.

$19.95

KICK OFF - A Novel
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KICK OFF - A Novel

By Baldwin, Thomas

Chicago: Goldsmith Publishing, 1932. 120 pp. Red boards decorated in black on the front panel and spine. Edge and corner wear on the dustjacket with some fading on the spine and some rippling on the rear panel; minor darkening around the edges of the text block; previous owner's name on the half-title page. Gridiron action.... First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good-/Very Good-. 12mo.

$9.95

THREE DUFFY HOUSE MYSTERIES: Murder in Wrigley Field; Bleeding Dodger Blue; Fear in Fenway
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THREE DUFFY HOUSE MYSTERIES: Murder in Wrigley Field; Bleeding Dodger Blue; Fear in Fenway

By Evers, Crabbe (pen name used by William Brashler and Reinder Van Til)

New York: Bantam Books; Avon Books, 1991. 247, 213, 244 pp. All three books have light edge and corner wear; two have some minor creasing on the spines; Wrigley Field has been store stamped, the other two are without interior markings. To be clear, the books hare are: Murder in Wrigley Field; Bleeding Dodger Blue; and Fear in Fenway. Even in baseball, people get murdered... and someone has to catch the killers. . First Paperback Printings. Soft Cover. Very Good. Illus. by John Hull;.

$14.95

TOM HARMON AND THE GREAT GRIDIRON PLOT
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TOM HARMON AND THE GREAT GRIDIRON PLOT

By Dender, Jay

Racine, Wisconsin: Whitman Publishing Company, 1946. 251 pp. Brown boards lettered in orange on the front panel and spine. Wear at the corners of the dustjacket with some nicks and chips around the edges; faint pencil marks on the front panel. This is a football novel featuring the great Tom Harmon as the lead character, facing the threat of losing his coach if the team doesn't win the conference championship while facing some of the toughest opposition ever. Illustrated with line drawings by Henry E. Vallely. Thomas Dudley Harmon, also known as Old 98, was a military pilot and a sports broadcaster, but before that, he was an All-American football player and a Heisman Trophy winner. During World War II, he was an Army pilot and, after the war, he played professional football with the L.A. Rams, going on to become a sports broadcaster, first for CBS, then for ABC. His son, Mark Harmon, played football for the UCLA Bruins before going on to a career as an actor, most recently as the star of NCIS. And his daughter Kristin married recording artist and TV star Ricky Nelson.. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good-. Illus. by Henry E. Vallely;. 12mo.

$9.95

THE BLACK BONSPIEL OF WILLIE MacCRIMMON
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THE BLACK BONSPIEL OF WILLIE MacCRIMMON

By Mitchell, W. O.

Toronto: McClelland and Stewart, 1993. 135 pp. Black boards lettered in silver on the spine; headband. Illustrated with drawings by Wesley W. Bates. Lighly rubbed on the corners of the dustjacket with a crease in the lower right of the front flap; price intact; no interior markings. A fine, old fashioned funny story. You might even call it a sweeping saga. A deal with the devil and a curling match to end all curling matches.. First Edition. Hardcover. Near Fine/Near Fine. Illus. by Wesley W. Bates;. 12mo.

$14.95

WINNING - A Football Novel
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WINNING - A Football Novel

By Brancato, Robin

New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1977. 173 pp. Quarter-bound in red on green boards; lettered in gilt on the spine. Light wear at the corners of the dustjacket; no interior markings. Dj art by Stephen Marchesi. Winning was the second step; wanting to win was the first. Those were the words of his football coach. But he was no longer one of the guys in the locker room; he was alone and paralyzed, the unlucky victim of a simple tackle. Winning is a compelling story about competition, an intense psychological drama which exposes different facets of everyone's vulnerability, a novel about the things that distinguish true winners.. Book Club Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good. Illus. by Stephen Marchesi;. 8vo.

$9.95

DROPKICK - A Football Fantasy
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DROPKICK - A Football Fantasy

By Dillman, Bradford

Norwalk, Connecticut: Cronopio Publishing, 1998. 197 pp. Quarter-bound in dark brown on light brown boards; lettered in gilt on the spine. Light wear at the corners of the dustjacket; price intact; ink mark on the lower edge of the text block; no interior markings. The author, actor Bradford Dillman, passed away in January, 2018. As well as being a well-known actor, he was also an unpaid scout for the San Francisco 49ers. And a writer. Here, Los Angeles is awarded a National Fooball League franchise. The proud owner, a general of the Commandos for Christ, celebrates his victory a little too strenuously, dies during sex and puts his widow, an aspiring movie star, in charge. And to build a competitive team, she and the new coach put together a collections of thugs and zanies that include an alcoholic quarterback, a receiver who believes in extraterrestrials, a safety who moonlights as a male stripper, a blocker who's a concert pianist, and a miniature Serbian placekicker. After that, it just gets strange... and even funnier.. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good. 8vo.

$24.95

FOURTH AND LONG GONE - A Football Novel
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FOURTH AND LONG GONE - A Football Novel

By Rodgers, Pepper

Atlanta, Georgia: Peachtree Publishers, 1984. 296 pp. Green boards lettered in gilt on the spine; headband. Dj art by Ray Mellen. Light wear at the corners of the dustjacket with a short tear and some rubbing on the upper left of the front panel; short tears and associated creasing on the upper edge of the rear panel; price intact; no interior markings. Franklin Cullen "Pepper" Rodgers is a former college football player and coach. He was the head coach at the University of Kansas (1967 - 1970), University of California, Los Angeles (1971 - 1973), and the Georgia Institute of Technology (1974 - 1979), compiling a career college football record of 73-65-3. Rodgers was also the head coach of the United States Football League's Memphis Showboats from 1984 to 1985 and of the Canadian Football League's Memphis Mad Dogs in 1995. He also served as the Washington Redskins director of football from 2001 to 2004. During all that, he found time to write a novel, the inside story of college football recruiting, a spicy, rollicking and entertaining look at what it's really like behind the scenes of big-time college football. . First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good-. Illus. by Ray Mellen;. 8vo.

$14.95

FRED FENTON IN THE LINE - or The Football Boys of Riverport School
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FRED FENTON IN THE LINE - or The Football Boys of Riverport School

By Chapman, Allen

New York: Cupples and Leon, 1913. 206 pp. Beige cloth with a red and black pictorial on the front panel; lettered in black on the front panel; decorated in red and black on the spine. Some wear at the corners with some minor discolouration on the boards; the rear hinge is tight with the gutter intact; the front hinge is a bit loose with a short split on the lower gutter. Illustrated. The second book in the Fred Fenton Athletic Series.. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good-. 12mo.

$19.95

THRILLING SPORTS - Volume 24, number 2 - Winter 1951
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THRILLING SPORTS - Volume 24, number 2 - Winter 1951

By Anonymous (editor) (William O'Sullivan; T. W. Ford; Walt Sheldon; Loring Benton; William R. Cox; Bob Wilton; Scott Morgan; Cap Fanning)

Toronto: Better Publications of Canada, 1951. 130 pp. Please note before reading on that the front cover is almost off and that a fragment, still present, has broken off on the left side of the front cover. This issue contains: Stanley Cup Crazy - a novelet by William O'Sullivan; Short Stories: No More Touchdowns by T. W. Ford; Cold Steel by Walt Sheldon; County Match by Loring Benton; Return Bout by William R. Cox; Where There's Life by Bob Wilton; Ice on His Heart by Scott Morgan; and The Sideline - a department by Cap Fanning.. First Printing - First Thus. Soft Cover. Good Only. 4to. Pulp Magazine.

$14.95

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