Amazing Athletes of the 20th CenturyPaperback
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- Publisher: Facts on File Inc
- Format: Paperback | 432 pages
- Dimensions: 211mm x 272mm x 28mm | 1,089g
- Publication date: 31 March 2002
- Publication City/Country: New York
- ISBN 10: 0816048827
- ISBN 13: 9780816048823
- Edition: New edition
- Edition statement: New edition
- Illustrations note: 50 b&w photographs, bibliography, glossary, references, index
- Sales rank: 1,745,193
Sports are holding greater popularity than ever before, as evidenced by newspaper and media coverage as well as the emergence of cable channels that offer 24-hour sports programming. This single-volume reference provides sports fans with over 900 entries profiling athletes from all major sports, including baseball, football, golf, hockey, soccer, tennis, and more. Athletes are selected based on their overall performance, notable accomplishments, and their place in sports history. Each entry provides brief biographical information, an overview of the player's athletic career, and key highlights of his or her career. The book also includes appendixes listing major resources and organizations, a chronology of the most significant sporting events and occurrences of the century, a listing of hall of fame members, and web sites.
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Mike McGovern is an assistant sports editor and columnist for the Reading Eagle and Reading Times in Reading, PA. He was named one of the top ten columnists in the United States by the Associated Press Sports Editors and is a three-time winner of the Keystone Award presented by the Pennsylvania Newspaper Publishers Association. He lives in Pennsylvania.