We talk all the time about the greatest players, coaches, leaders, etc. What is considered great to one person may not be to another. The experience of life for all us is based on what we actually experience, with no two people being alike. If you watch the top twenty major league baseball players over a season, your framework for greatness may be different than the person watching high school games on Friday nights.
When I hear the phrase "tell all," I imagine a recap show of a drama series on Bravo. While some athlete tell-alls are exactly that, others have no intention of throwing shade at other people. Rather, they are look backs straight from the source on what happened, why it happened, and often other details that nobody else would know.
It's for that reason that these books typically fall into one of those two categories. Some people want and love the drama; others just want the facts straight from the horse's mouth. Regardless of which camp you're in, I'm confident you'll find some of each in the list below. From inspirational sports memoirs to behind-the-scenes looks at critical games or matches, you may have a different perspective on history following some of these reads.
Baseball is one of the most popular sports in the world, with millions of fans and players across the globe. It has a rich and fascinating history, dating back to the mid-19th century when it was first played in America. But how were the rules of baseball created, and who was responsible for developing them?
From Paperback to the Big Screen
Have you ever read a book and thought, "That should be a movie!"
Or, maybe it's the other way around, where you watch a move and then wonder if it was based off of a book. There have certainly been a plethora of movies made from popular books, but what about sports books specifically?
Here are five sports books that made their way to the big screen. If you've seen/read one, I'd love to hear your take on which one was better!
America's pastime has produced so many memorable stories. From on-field brawls to walk-off home runs, we all have incredible memories from the games themselves. But then, there are the games within the game. Relationships between managers and players, dugout antics, and off the field shenanigans are often the stories that go untold.
There's a purity to baseball that goes back a long time. While the rules of the game are straightforward, true fans of the sport understand how complex the strategies can be, both within the game itself and in managing a roster for a 162-game season.
Today, we take a look at the best baseball books ever written. From classics like Ball Four to more modern writing with Moneyball, rest assured, there's something for everyone.
The Best Sports Books For Kids in 2024
Today, we take a look at the best sports books for kids. Some of these books are based on real people, such as superstars like Steph Curry and LeBron James, while others are fictional in nature. Some tell stories about overcoming the odds, while others provide a more holistic look at the subjects' own journey to self-discovery.
As a parent to young kids, I've read plenty of books where the content is questionable or the storylines lose my daughters' attention after a page or two. The goal for this list to move beyond that and identify books that are both interesting to read and have takeaways that you support as a parent.
Have you ever started to read a book, when out of nowhere your spouse asks you something, which indicates that multiple hours have passed?
The beauty of a truly great book is that you get lost in the story. It might be the pull of a character, the recollection of personal memories, or the way in which it's written. Great writers have the ability to pull you in, plant ideas in your mind, and make you feel something.
Hopefully you're here because you want to feel something. Our goal with today's article is to truly pull out stories that moved and changed us.
Ranking the Top 10 Sports Books Ever Written
There have been so many excellent sports books written over the years that simply picking ten was incredibly challenging. However, all of these stood out in some way, whether it was the story itself, a character that we just couldn't get enough of, or the incredible vulnerability that was shared in a book like Open.
John Willkom is the author of Amazon best-selling basketball books: Walk-On Warrior and No Fear In The Arena. John is an avid reader, sports fan, and father to two incredible little girls.
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