100 Athletes Who Shaped Sports History

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The collaborative effort of Timothy Jacobs and Russell Roberts, 100 Athletes Who Shaped Sports History is a compilation of one hundred single-page biographies summarizing the lives and achievements of great athletes ranging from Ted Williams, Patty Berg, and Sugar Ray Leonard, to Jackie Robinson, Michael Jordan, and Wayne Gretzky. A black-and-white photograph or a simple sketch of each of the great sports figures accompanies the brief narrative describing their role in the particular sport they embraced. 100 ...
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Overview

The collaborative effort of Timothy Jacobs and Russell Roberts, 100 Athletes Who Shaped Sports History is a compilation of one hundred single-page biographies summarizing the lives and achievements of great athletes ranging from Ted Williams, Patty Berg, and Sugar Ray Leonard, to Jackie Robinson, Michael Jordan, and Wayne Gretzky. A black-and-white photograph or a simple sketch of each of the great sports figures accompanies the brief narrative describing their role in the particular sport they embraced. 100 Athletes Who Shaped Sports History is recommended as a quick and easy read for sports trivia buffs, as well as being a great book to introduce young people to the varied and diverse world of sports legends.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780912517537
  • Publisher: Bluewood Books
  • Publication date: 11/28/2003
  • Pages: 112
  • Sales rank: 850,316
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.40 (d)

Meet the Author

Timothy Jacobs is a sports enthusiast

Roberts is an expert in Baseball.

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Table of Contents

Introduction 7
1. Milo of Crotona (C. 558 B.C.) 8
2. Phidippides (C. 490 B.C.) 9
3. Phayllos of Crotona (C. 480 B.C.) 10
4. Roman Emperor Domitian (A.D. 51-96) 11
5. Thomas Topham (1710-1749) 12
6. Sultan Selim III (1761-1808) 13
7. Cy Young (1867-1955) 14
8. Harry Vardon (1870-1937) 15
9. Ray Ewry (1873-1937) 16
10. Honus Wagner (1874-1955) 17
11. Ulrich Salchow (1877-1949) 18
12. Harold Vanderbilt (1884-1970) 19
13. Ty Cobb (1886-1961) 20
14. Jim Thorpe (1888-1953) 21
15. Tazio Nuvolari (1892-1953) 22
16. Bill Tilden (1893-1953) 23
17. Babe Ruth (1895-1948) 24
18. Jack Dempsey (1895-1983) 25
19. Rogers Hornsby (1896-1963) 26
20. Paavo Nurmi (1897-1973) 27
21. Bobby Jones (1902-1971) 28
22. Glenna Collett-Vare (1903-1989) 29
23. Red Grange (1903-1991) 30
24. Helen Wills Moody (1905-1998) 31
25. Babe Didrikson-Zaharias (1911-1956) 32
26. Sonja Henie (1912-1969) 33
27. Ben Hogan (1912-1997) 34
28. Jesse Owens (1913-1980) 35
29. Willie Mosconi (1913-1993) 36
30. Joe Louis (1914-1981) 37
31. Joe Dimaggio (1914-1999) 38
32. Marion Ladewig (1914-) 39
33. Ted Williams (1918-2002) 40
34. Patty Berg (1918-) 41
35. Jackie Robinson (1919-1972) 42
36. John Davis (1921-1984) 43
37. Rocky Marciano (1923-1969) 44
38. George Mikan (1924-) 45
39. Don Carter (1926-) 46
40. Bob Cousy (1928-) 47
41. Gordie Howe (1928-) 48
42. Jacques Plante (1929-1986) 49
43. Roger Bannister (1929-) 50
44. Arnold Palmer (1929-) 51
45. Pat Mccormick (1930-) 52
46. Willie Mays (1931-) 53
47. Willie Shoemaker (1931-) 54
48. Johnny Unitas (1933-2002) 55
49. Henry Aaron (1934-) 56
50. Larissa Latynina (1934-) 57
51. Bill Russell (1934-) 58
52. A.J. Foyt (1935-) 59
53. Sandy Koufax (1935-) 60
54. Wilt Chamberlain (1936-1999) 61
55. Jim Brown (1936-) 62
56. Richard Petty (1937-) 63
57. Rod Laver (1938-) 64
58. Jack Nicklaus (1940-) 65
59. Mario Andretti (1940-) 66
60. Pele (1940-) 67
61. Vasili Alexeyev (1942-) 68
62. Muhammad Ali (1942-) 69
63. Margaret Smith Court (1942-) 70
64. Larry Mahan (1943-) 71
65. Franz Beckenbauer (1945-) 72
66. Sawao Kato (1946-) 73
67. Laffit Pincay, Jr. (1946-) 74
68. Kareem Abdul-Jabbar (1947-) 75
69. Dan Gable (1948-) 76
70. Bobby Orr (1948-) 77
71. Mark Spitz (1950-) 78
72. Gustavo Thoeni (1951-) 79
73. Nikolai Andrianov (1952-) 80
74. Jimmy Connors (1952-) 81
75. Annemarie Moser-Proell (1953-) 82
76. Raisa Smetanina (1953-) 83
77. Walter Payton (1954-1999) 84
78. Chris Evert (1954-) 85
79. Bernard Hinault (1954-) 86
80. Larry Bird (1956-) 87
81. Sugar Ray Leonard (1956-) 88
82. Joe Montana (1956-) 89
83. Martina Navratilova (1956-) 90
84. Eric Heiden (1958-) 91
85. Florence Griffith-Joyner (1959-1998) 92
86. Magic Johnson (1959-) 93
87. Diego Maradona (1960-) 94
88. Greg Louganis (1960-) 95
89. Nadia Comaneci (1961-) 96
90. Wayne Gretzky (1961-) 97
91. Greg Lemond (1961-) 98
92. Carl Lewis (1961-) 99
93. Jackie Joyner-Kersee (1962-) 100
94. Jerry Rice (1962-) 101
95. Michael Jordan (1963-) 102
96. Matti Nykanen (1963-) 103
97. Bonnie Blair (1964-) 104
98. Barry Bonds (1964-) 105
99. Lance Armstrong (1971-) 106
100. Tiger Woods (1975-) 107
Trivia Quiz & Projects 108
Index 109
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