Sports Biblio Reader

Wendy Parker
Exploring the imagination of sports in books, history and culture, and delivered every Sunday.
Created 21 Jul 2020
  • Muhammad Ali Redux
    26 Sep 2021 • 6 min read
    Sports Biblio Reader, 9.26.21 Also in This Issue: Joe Nuxhall; Roger Angell; Bo Jackson; Herschel Walker; NFL’s Forgotten Firsts; A Requiem for the Big 12; Kyle Rote; Earl Monroe; 1971 Pittsburgh Pira...
  • A Late Summer's Sports Reader
    29 Aug 2021 • 7 min read
    Sports Biblio Reader, 8.29.21 Also in This Issue: The Cleveland Guardians’ Architectural Ties; 100 Years of Baseball on the Radio; 50 Years of the Football Giants in New Jersey; The Queen of New Jerse...
  • Women's Sports at a Crossroads
    01 Aug 2021 • 7 min read
    Sports Biblio Reader, 8.1.21 Also in This Issue: The Transgender Delusion; Dina-Asher Smith; Mia Hamm; Martina Navratilova; Diana Taurasi; Remembering the Houston Comets; Carmen Pomiès; Lucy Harris, J...
  • A New Dawn for Japanese Sports
    18 Jul 2021 • 4 min read
    Sports Biblio Reader, 7.18.21 Also in This Issue: Untold Stories of Ichiro; Is America’s Olympic Twilight Nigh?; Mike Schmidt; Fred Lieb; Iconic Baseball Jerseys; Cricketing Lives; Best Sports History...
  • A Midsummer's Sports Reader
    11 Jul 2021 • 2 min read
    Sports Biblio Reader 7.11.21 The Imagination of Sports in Books, History, the Arts and Culture Also In This Issue: Picturing America’s Pastime; The Forgotten Latino All-Star Game; Meeting Sixto Lezcan...
  • The Savaging of the Minor Leagues
    06 Jun 2021 • 7 min read
    Sports Biblio Reader, 6.6.21 Also in This Issue: Why Baseball Isn’t Fun Any More; Revisiting Lou Gehrig’s Death; Frank Viola and Ron Darling; Coach K; Marv Albert; Tanking in the NBA; Letters to a You...
  • Willie Mays at 90
    09 May 2021 • 6 min read
    Sports Biblio Reader, 5.9.21 Also in This Issue: Friendship, Memories and the ‘69 Mets; Dennis Eckersley; Thomas Boswell Retiring; The Fab Five Grown Up; The Black Fives; Selling the All-Blacks; A Tra...
  • The Quick Crash of the European Super League
    25 Apr 2021 • 8 min read
    Sports Biblio Reader, 4.25.21 Also in This Issue: Oscar Charleston; Picturing America’s Pastime; The Best Baseball Season Ever; Grover Cleveland Alexander and the Great War; The Man with the Most Base...
  • Sports and Political Boycotts
    18 Apr 2021 • 9 min read
    Also in This Issue: The Man Who Might Have Been Jackie Robinson; Philosophy, Art and Sport in a Time of Crisis; Steph Curry and Wilt Chamberlain; The Endurance of Des Linden; The Nancy Lieberman Exper...
  • A mini-Spring Break Reader
    11 Apr 2021 • 3 min read
    Sports Biblio Reader, 4.11.21 Also in This Issue: John Madden at 85; The Changing Face of Sports Fandom; Rugby Victims of Argentina’s Dirty War; Female Athletes in UFC; The Eternal Coolness of Clyde F...
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