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georgiafan
08-31-2009, 09:34 AM
So I have just recently got into reading books specifically sports books. So does anyone have any good books they recommend? Here is what I've read so far

Josh Hamiliton - Beyond Belief
The Blind Side
Kurt Warner - All things possible
Meat Market (reading now)

cdub11
08-31-2009, 10:08 AM
Some that I enjoyed

Twelve Mighty Orphans
The Jump
7: The Mickey Mantle Novel

Sniper
08-31-2009, 10:13 AM
When The Game Stands Tall

Bills2083
08-31-2009, 10:28 AM
The GM is a pretty good book.

dabears10
08-31-2009, 10:58 AM
Can I keep my Jersey? - Paul Shirley
Moneyball - Michael Lewis, Anything by him is just great.
Ball Four -Jim Bouton
How Soccer Explains the World -Franklin Foer
Ghosts of Manila - Mark Kram
Word Freak -Stefan Fatsis, About Scrabble but it is a fun read.
Everything ever written by David Halberstam
Loose Balls by Terry Pluto, about the ABA, it was just insane.

georgiafan
08-31-2009, 11:59 AM
thanks for the suggestions keep them coming The GM looks like a good one.

A Perfect Score
08-31-2009, 12:05 PM
Next Man Up- John Feinstein.

Best sports book Ive ever read.

Brent
08-31-2009, 01:15 PM
Born to Run by Christopher McDougall

UKfan
08-31-2009, 01:41 PM
Michael Watson's autobiography

http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/reader/0751534854/ref=sib_dp_pt#reader-link

Amazing story.

JeffSamardzijaIRISH
08-31-2009, 01:53 PM
All of John Feinstein is good and James Blake's autobiography is prob the best sports autobiography I've ever read.

jackalope
08-31-2009, 02:50 PM
Next Man Up, The GM, and Johnny U are all good.

CJSchneider
08-31-2009, 04:17 PM
When Pride Still Mattered - David Maraniss (Lombardi biography)