Biographical Dictionary of American Sports: Outdoor Sports

Biographical Dictionary of American Sports: Outdoor Sports

by David L. Porter


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Biographical Dictionary of American Sports: Outdoor Sports by David L. Porter

[F]ascinating reading and an excellent sports reference source. This volume is highly recommended for public and academic libraries and also for large high school collections. Booklist

This dictionary is the third of four companion volumes, each containing comprehensive biographical and statistical data on over 500 athletic figures including managers, coaches, executives, and media personnel. Each volume contains essays contributed by sports historians, sports writers, journalists, teachers, and publishers. Entries are listed alphabetically within each outdoor sport and cover major individuals from auto racing, golf, harness and thoroughbred racing, lacrosse, skiing, soccer, speed skating, tennis, and track and field. Amateur sports administrators, bicyclists, bobsledders, equestrian riders, field hockey players, promotors, sportscasters, writers, and yachtsmen are also discussed.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780313262609
Publisher: ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
Publication date: 11/10/1988
Pages: 748
Product dimensions: 6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 1.56(d)

About the Author

DAVID L. PORTER is Louis Tuttle Shangle Professor of History and Political Science at William Penn College in Oskaloosa, Iowa. He is the editor of Biographical Dictionary of American Sports: Baseball (Greenwood Press, 1987), and Biographical Dictionary of American Sports: Football (Greenwood Press, 1987), the first comprehensive reference work devoted to all major American sports. He is the author of The Seventy-Sixth Congress and World War II, 1939-1940 and Congress and the Waning of the New Deal. His articles have appeared in such journals as The North American Society for Sport History Proceedings, The Society for American Baseball Research Reviews of Books, American Heritage, Senate History, The Palimpest, American Historical Association Perspectives and Midwest Review.

Table of Contents


Auto Racing

Communications Media and Promotions


Horse Racing


Miscellaneous Sports



Speed Skating


Track and Field

Appendix 1: Thoroughbreds and Standardbreds

Appendix 2: Alphapetical Listing of Entries with Sport

Appendix 3: Entries by Major Outdoor Sport

Appendix 4: Entries by Place of Birth

Appendix 5: Women Athletes by Sport

Appendix 6: Cross-references for Married Women Athletes

Appendix 7: Major U.S. Sports Halls of Fame

Appendix 8: Sports Associations, Organizations, and/or Leagues in Outdoor Sports Volume

Appendix 9: Major Outdoor Sporting Events

Appendix 10: Sites of Olympic Games

Appendix 11: Periodicals Covering Outdoor Sports Volume


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