Biographical Dictionary Of American Sports: 1989-1992 Supplement For Baseball, Football, Basketball…

Hardcover | June 1, 1992

EditorDavid L. Porter

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This volume, the fifth in the Biographical Dictionary of American Sports, provides biographical and bibliographical information on 620 distinguished American sports personalities. The majority of the entries represent team sports, including baseball, football, and basketball. Other entries treat individual sports, including track and field, golf, and tennis. Also included are entries covering horse racing, ice hockey, auto racing, boxing, figure skating, wrestling, swimming, cycling, cricket, speed skating, and volleyball. In addition to athletes, the book covers coaches, managers, officials, administrators, writers, and broadcasters who have played an active role in sports. Written by some eighty-five sports historians, educators, and journalists, the entries provide full biographical data, career records, accomplishments, and honors, a discussion of the subject's achievements, and bibliographic information. In seven appendices, Porter provides extensive cross-referencing and listings covering the major sports halls of fame and sites of Olympic games. The volume will be an essential addition to the reference section of libraries with collections in sports, sports history, physical education, popular culture, or social history.

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This volume, the fifth in the Biographical Dictionary of American Sports, provides biographical and bibliographical information on 620 distinguished American sports personalities. The majority of the entries represent team sports, including baseball, football, and basketball. Other entries treat individual sports, including track and f...

Format:HardcoverDimensions:784 pages, 9.53 × 6.52 × 1.86 inPublished:June 1, 1992Publisher:GREENWOOD PRESS INC.

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ISBN - 10:0313267065

ISBN - 13:9780313267062

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"The four original volumes in this series covered baseball, football, outdoor sports, and basketball and other indoor sports [RBB Mr 15 89]. This new volume adds 618 biographies to more than 2,100 in those earlier volumes. The entries are arranged by sport, baseball through track and field, with a miscellaneous category that covers auto racers, skaters, swimmers and others. Over one-third of the entries are for baseball players. While this supplement does list some contemporary athletes like Charles Barkley and Bonnie Blair, it is not limited to people who attained prominence since the original volumes were published (indeed, many of the athletes listed are deceased) but appears to serve to cover athletes who were overlooked earlier. Appendixes include lists of athletes by a sport, women athletes by sport, and major halls of fame."-Reference Books Bulletin