For any fan who struggles with the grim realities of the sports world - the injuries and lasting trauma, the racist mascots, the domestic violence issues, the nefarious billionaire team-owners - this book is a must read.
Willie Mays is one of the greatest baseball players of all time and this new book is a fun and inspiring journey through his life, from his days in the Negro Leagues to his World Series glory to his retirement in 1973.
The story of the Negro Leagues is a fascinating and under-discussed part of sports history, which is why I'm so grateful for this book written by someone who lived it and saw so many of the world's best players come through.
The fascinating and intriguing life of 1930's tennis great Alice Marble, who made her mark winning 18 grand slam championships and coaching future legends like Billie Jean King. There's more to her story than just tennis though, and that's where this book really shines.
A gorgeous photobook featuring profiles of amateurs and some of the best skaters in the world. If you grew up idolizing Peggy Oki and Elissa Steamer this is the book for you. Also includes plenty of general skateboard history and tips, great for people wanting to get into the sport!
Newly in paperback, my favorite baseball book of last year is the perfect book for your friends still celebrating the Dodgers World Series win. Maybe now more relevant than ever, Jason Turbow's book is endlessly fascinating and might change how you see the sport.
The Young Bucks - Matt and Nick Jackson - are two of the most exciting performers in professional wrestling today. The story of their high-flying, acrobatic style, started in backyard matches, honed on the indie circuit, and put on full display weekly on AEW, makes for a worthy addition to any wrestling fan's library.
One of today's top athletes, Megan Rapinoe is an inspiration to millions for so many different reasons. She's one of the best soccer players in the world, she's a tireless activist for human rights, and - forgive my language - she's a total bad-ass. A great book full of illuminating and inspiring stories.