Amazing Athletes of the 20th Century

Amazing Athletes of the 20th Century

By (author) Mike McGovern

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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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  • Paperback | 432 pages
  • 210.8 x 271.8 x 27.9mm | 1,088.63g
  • 31 Mar 2002
  • Facts on File Inc
  • New York
  • English
  • New edition
  • New edition
  • 50 b&w photographs, bibliography, glossary, references, index
  • 0816048827
  • 9780816048823
  • 1,757,195

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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.

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