Biographical Dictionary of American Sports: 1992-1995 Supplement for Baseball, Football, Basketball, and Other Sports

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The sixth volume of the Biographical Dictionary of American Sports, this supplement provides biographies for 616 athletes, coaches, managers, officials, administrators, writers, and broadcasters who have played an active role in American sports or helped to promote them. Most of the entries are from team sports, including baseball (202), football (181), and basketball (58). Some entries treat individual sports, including track and field (29), golf (14), and tennis and other racquet sports (16). Other sports covered include ice hockey, horse racing, boxing, swimming, bowling, skating, shooting, wrestling, skiing, and cycling. Thirty women athletes are included.

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Adds 616 athletes, 30 of them women, to the nearly 3,000 covered in the first five volumes of the series. Articles of about a page in length profile the careers and achievements of noted figures from baseball, football, basketball, golf, swimming, shooting, auto racing, other sports, and print and electronic communications. A bibliography is included for each. Arranged by sport, and indexed alphabetically and by birthplace. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780313284311
  • Publisher: ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 5/30/1995
  • Pages: 842
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 2.00 (d)

Meet the Author

DAVID L. PORTER is Louis Tuttle Shangle Professor of History at William Penn College.

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Table of Contents



Auto and Stock Car Racing








Horse Racing

Ice Hockey





Tennis and Other Racquet Sports

Track and Field


Miscellaneous Sports

Appendix 1: Alphabetical Listing of Entries with Sport

Appendix 2: Entries by Major Sport

Appendix 3: Entries by Place of Birth

Appendix 4: Women Athletes by Sport

Appendix 5: Cross References for Married Women Athletes

Appendix 6: Major U.S. Sports Halls of Fame

Appendix 7: Sites of Olympic Games


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