The Sports Hall of Shame: Bruce Nash and Allan Zullo

Bruce Nash, Author, Allan Zullo, Author, Bernie Ward, With Pocket Books $8.95 (0p) ISBN 978-0-671-63387-5
The authors of four Hall of Shame books that highlight strange and embarrassing moments in baseball and football, Nash and Zullo now turn their sights on a variety of other sports. From the world of golf, they recount the time during the 1968 Masters when Tommy Aaron erroneously added a stroke to partner Roberto de Vicenzo's scorecard, resulting in de Vicenzo's loss of the tournament to Bob Goalby. In racing, they note Kevin Cogan's dubious distinction of having caused a four-car crash at the 1982 Indianapolis 500 on the relatively slow 80 mph pace lap. They reach back to 1853 to tell the story of heavyweight boxer ""Yankee'' Sullivan, who was ruled the loser in a bout for failing to answer the call to fightbecause he was busy punching his opponent's second. And they recall the snooze that lineswoman Dorothy Cavis-Brown took during a match at Wimbledon in 1964, to the crowd's amusement. The authors' energetic style and humorous anecdotes will make this a popular title for jocks of all stripes. (October)
Reviewed on: 09/30/1987
Release date: 10/01/1987
Genre: Nonfiction
Paperback - 978-0-671-74438-0
Mass Market Paperbound - 978-0-671-69355-8
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