-SEAL OF APPROVAL: Officially licensed product of the NHL. -FAN'S DELIGHT: Over 125 full-colour images. -AUTHOR WITH A NAME: Andrew Podnieks is a bestselling hockey writer. -INSTANT BOOK: Available at retail within days of the Cup win. -NHL SUPPORT: This book comes with the complete endorsement of the team and players.
The must-have book for sports fans of all ages! For sport fans everywhere, the 2015 edition of Year in Sports will feature full-color action photographs throughout, completely updated facts and stats,bright, colorful interior design, and new Top 10 and Wacky and Weird Moments lists from the past year. With info about all of the top athletes, championships, and legends from the major and secondary sports.
The 2016 Stanley Cup Championship book is the only officially endorsed and licensed Championship book by the NHL and is the must-have Stanley Cup collectible for all fans of the game! To win the Stanley Cup is the childhood dream of millions of young hockey players. It is the ultimate goal and it is the most recognized and sought-after trophy in all of sport. There isn't a player that hasn't dreamed of hoisting Lord Stanley's coveted Cup high over his head in celebration, or seeing his name engraved on its silver rings. Now in its seventh year of publication, the annual Stanley Cup Championship book has quickly become the most sought after of all celebratory hockey keepsakes. It captures every exciting moment from the winning team's post-season play in exacting detail, with incredible photography, game stories, and all the stats a fan could dream of. Yet, the book is more than just a recap of the playoffs; it also provides a history of the team, personal biographies of each current player, and details from the regular season, including a look back at training camp, memorable trades, executive decisions, milestone achievements, the greatest goals, miraculous comebacks, injuries, and more. The book will be crammed with loads of stunning full-colour photographs and packed with player and team stats. It is truly a must-have collectible keepsake for any Stanley Cup fan and will be the definitive guide and tribute to the team that did what 29 others couldn't do -- hoist the Stanley Cup in victory. The 2015 Stanley Cup Championship book will go to press within hours of the final Cup presentation and appear in retail stores just a few short days later.
ESPN has taken the original Information Please Sports Almanac, known for its thorough stats, compelling facts, and commentary, and added ESPN's unique voice, point of view, and contributions of network personalities. Taking on the witty "quick-hits" tone ESPN is famous for, the new ESPN almanac includes "Inside the Numbers" statistics, expanded quotes, rule changes, ESPN coverage of the top 40 stories and personalities of the year--with continued annual coverage of college, pro, international and Olympic Sports, bizarre sports occurrences, Hall of Fame awards, Who's Who, parks and arenas, business and media, plus much, much more.
Sports in America from Colonial Times to the Twenty First Century An Encyclopedia
Provides practical help for the day-to-day concerns that keep managers awake at night. This book aims to fill the gap between the legal and policy issues that are the mainstay of human resources and supervision courses and the real-world needs of managers as they attempt to cope with the human side of their jobs.
For the fourth year, ESPN, the worldwide leader in sports reporting, joins forces with Information Please, North Americas favourite sports reference source, to create the most sophisticated, hip, and informative sports almanac ever published. Like its hugely successful predecessors, with more than 125,000 copies sold, this new volume combines great sports writing from Chris Berman, Dan Patrick, Kenny Mayne, and others, easily accessed facts, in-depth statistics, hundreds of photographs, and thousands of charts and tables. It reviews the top 10 highlights for each sport, reflects every notable change in the sports world over the past year, and gives a full recap of the World Series and major competitions for professional and amateur alike. Weighing in at more than 950 fact-filled pages, this amazing volume is a source of endless entertainment and solid information for fans who cant know or read enough about the sports they love. Information Please Sports Almanac has existed for over fifty years. It is newly compiled every year by a full-time staff with contributors from the best sports writers in the continent.
What if Ty Cobb and Shoeless Joe Jackson had stood side by side in Cleveland’s outfield? What if integration had taken place in the major leagues before 1947? Who would have won the World Series had a strike not shortened the 1994 season? In this compilation of fantasy scenarios, the history of baseball from 1869 to the controversial 2003 playoffs is literally rewritten by fifty journalists, historians, authors and former baseball players. Topics include playing for pay, Merkle’s Boner, rival leagues, the 1919 Series, Mickey Owens and the dropped strike, and integration. Chronologically organized, the experts take up the major events of each era and speculate on the long-and short-term outcomes had history followed a different, but still likely, course. The book concludes with an appendix in which the panel members hold forth on general-interest topics such as star-crossed players who might have gone on to Hall of Fame careers, the greatest big-game players, and World Series pairings.
The Chicago Blackhawks' 2015 postseason run culminated in the team's third Stanley Cup since 2010, the sixth championship in the Original Six franchise's history. The road to hoisting the Cup was the bumpiest of Chicago's three titles under head coach Joel Quenneville. The Blackhawks finished third in the NHL's Central Division following a season in which key players, including Patrick Kane and Corey Crawford, missed time due to injury. But the Hawks stormed past Nashville, Minnesota and Anaheim to set up a Stanley Cup Final matchup against a young, fast Tampa Bay Lightning team. With new heroes emerging throughout the postseason, the Blackhawks battled through a tough, six-game first round series against Nashville before sweeping the Minnesota Wild to reach the Western Conference Final. In an epic series that featured three overtime contests, the Blackhawks overcame a 3-2 deficit to defeat the Ducks in seven games to advance to the Stanley Cup Final. Packed with one of a kind analysis and stunning photography from the Chicago Tribune, Hawks Dynasty takes fans through the Blackhawks' journey, from the crushing loss to the Los Angeles Kings in Game 7 of the Western Conference Finals in 2014 through the final seconds against Tampa Bay. This commemorative edition also includes profiles of Kane, Crawford, Jonathan Toews, Duncan Keith, Brandon Saad and Scott Darling.