Only one man, Bud Harrelson, can say he was in uniform for both New York Mets world championships: as the shortstop who anchored the infield of the 1969 “Miracle Mets” and then as the third-base coach for the storied 1986 team. Here Harrelson delivers a team memoir as he takes fans through the early seasons, sudden success, lean years, and return to glory.
Long before the whole world knew Sarah Palin as “Momma Grizzly,” the handful of girls on her high school basketball team called their starting point guard Sarah “Barracuda” for the tenacious defense she played. Sportswriter Mike Shropshire goes beyond Palin’s media profile to tell the incredible story of how she and a team of young women came together to overcome daunting odds as they battled their way to the Alaska state championship.
Driving Mr. Yogi : Yogi Berra, Ron Guidry, and baseball's greatest gift / Harvey Araton. The friendship shared between the Hall of Fame catcher and the Yankees pitcher describes their annual reunions in Florida during spring training, offering insight into Berra's role in mentoring younger players.