World Series: An Opinionated Chronicle (Oct., $40) by Joseph Wallace celebrates the centennial of this fall classic with stories of unforgettable moments and a ranking of the 10 best and worst series.
Reaching for the Stars: A Celebration of Italian Americans in Major League Baseball (Oct., $25.95), edited by Larry Freundlich, features an all-star lineup of contributors along with complete stats for every Italian-American player. Advertising.
BLACK DOG & LEVENTHAL
Smooth Moves: Juking, Jamming, Hooking & Slamming: Basketball's Plays, Players, Action & Style (Oct., $24.95) by Derek Gentile packs information and photos into an examination of the innovative moves, plays and defining moments in professional basketball.
BONUS BOOKS/VOLT PRESS
How to Win a Street Fight: The Life and Lessons of an Ultimate Fighting Champion (Jan., $24.95) by Ricco Rodriguez with Mike Carlson shares the author's blueprint for a successful life both in and out of the ring. 50,000 first printing. $75,000 ad/promo. 5-city author tour and UFC tie-in.
Same Knight, Different Channel: Basketball Legend Bob Knight at West Point and Today (Sept., $24.95) by Jack Isenhour examines Knight's coaching techniques from his early days to the present.
Coaching Matters: Leadership and Tactics of the NFL's Ten Greatest Coaches (Oct., $26.95) by Brad Adler investigates the backgrounds and philosophies of pro football's coaching legends.
CLOCK TOWER PRESS (734-433-9653)
Gene Sarazen and "Shell's Wonderful World of Golf" (Sept., $29.95) by Al Barkow and Mary Ann Sarazen takes a behind-the-scenes look at this groundbreaking golf show as witnessed by the show's writer and the host's daughter.
Treasury of Foxhunting (Nov., $75), edited by Norman Fine, celebrates one of America's oldest and most unchanged sports.
NBA's Greatest (Nov., $30), foreword by John Havlicek. With hundreds of action-packed photos, this volume highlights basketball's greatest players, teams, coaches and moments. Author tour.
ECLIPSE PRESS (859-276-6832)
Legacies of the Turf: A Century's Best in Thoroughbred Breeding (Nov., $29.95) by Edward L. Bowen traces the careers of breeders of the most outstanding thoroughbreds of the 20th century. $65,000 ad/promo.
FOUR WALLS EIGHT WINDOWS
The Player: Christy Mathewson, Baseball, and the American Century (Sept., $24) by Philip Seib features the noted turn-of-the-century pitcher. Author tour.
The Encyclopedia of Surfing (Oct., $40) by Matt Warshaw provides a comprehensive review of the people, places, events, equipment, vernacular and history by the former editor of Surfing magazine. Author publicity. Ad/promo.
Do You Love Football?! (Sept., $24.95) by Jon Gruden and Vic Carucci is a motivational memoir of the youngest head coach to win the Super Bowl. 100,000 first printing.LT: Over the Edge (Nov., $24.95) by Lawrence Taylor and Steve Serby reveals the reckless Hall of Fame legend Lawrence Taylor. 60,000 first printing.
The Twenty Guiding Principles of Karate (Jan., $18) by Gichin Funakoshi is accompanied by rare photos and original calligraphy.
Return to Glory: Inside Tyrone Willingham's Amazing First Season at Notre Dame (Sept., $24.95) by Alan Grant traces the performance of the first black sports coach hired at Notre Dame and his successful first football season. Ad/promo.
Duty, Honor, Victory: America's Athletes in WWII (Oct., $29.95) by Gary L. Bloomfeld offers a touching and memorable account of America's athletes on the battlefield.
MACMILLAN CARIBBEAN (dist. by Interlink)
Fishing in Bermuda (Sept., $24.95) by Graham Faiella, illus. by K.G. Cruickshank, examines how fishing has evolved in Bermuda since the first permanent settlers washed ashore from the shipwrecked Sea Venture in 1609.
Back Under Sail: Recovering the Spirit of Adventure (Oct., $22) by Migael Scherer recounts the author's thrilling six-day, 200-mile race, her first as a crew member. Author tour.
Ten Rings (Sept., $24.95) by Yogi Berra tells the story behind each of his 10 championship rings. 125,000 first printing.
The Naked Mountain (Nov., $22.95) by Reinhold Messner. The legendary mountaineer writes about the death of his brother on Nanga Parbat.
Dynasty's End: Bill Russell and the 1968—69 World Champion Boston Celtics (Nov., $26.95) by Thomas J. Whalen sets the Celtics' improbable run against the backdrop of Bill Russell's career, the 1960s political climate and Boston's racial intolerance.
Golf Architecture: A Worldwide Perspective, Vol. One and ...Vol. Two (both July, $35 each) by Paul Daley feature insights from leading international golf course architects.
Stone Cold Steve Austin (Oct., $26) by Steve Austin with Jim J.R. Ross and Dennis Brent. The WWE's dynamic performer tells his story in a no-holds-barred look at the sport.
2·4·6·8 (Oct., $35), photos by Brian Finke, documents the highs and lows of the average-American cheerleader and football player. $10,000 ad/promo.
PRC PUBLISHING (dist. by Sterling)
Black Baseball: A History of African-Americans & the National Game (Sept., $24.95) by Kyle McNary chronicles the history of segregated baseball in the U.S.
PRINCETON UNIV. PRESS
Reclaiming the Game: College Sports and Educational Values (Sept., $27.95) by William G. Bowen and Sarah A. Levin examines the effects of athletic recruitment on our nation's top colleges and universities.
Mirra Images: The Story of My Life (Sept., $24.95) by Dave Mirra is a pictorial tour through the life of the BMX legend.
ST. MARTIN'S/THOMAS DUNNE
Monster of the Midway: The Life and Legend of Bronko Nagurski (Oct., $24.95) by Jim Dent recalls the NFL player's unparalleled contributions to the Bears during the 1930s and '40s. 75,000 first printing. Ad/promo. Author tour.
Coastal Navigation Using GPS (Sept., $29.95) by Frank J. Larkin merges basic GPS techniques with coastal navigation in a comprehensive tutorial.
Pirates Abroad! (Oct., $26.95) by Klaus Hympendahl investigates recent cases of piracy and offers advice from victims.
SPORTCLASSIC BOOKS (416-466-0418)
Total Basketball: The Ultimate Basketball Encyclopedia (Sept., $44.95) by Ken Shouler et al. includes history, stats, an NBA player register plus 150 photos.
Ain't No Sense Worryin': The Wit and Wisdom of Mick "the Quick" Rivers (Sept., $19.95) by Mickey Rivers and Michael DeMarco offers entertaining and humorous quotes, stories and memories from the former New York Yankee. Advertising. Author publicity.
Dick Vitale's Living a Dream: Reflections of 25 Years Sitting in the Best Seat in the House (Sept., $24.95) by Dick Vitale with Dick Weiss. ESPN's college basketball analyst recounts his experiences with the network, players and coaches. 50,000 first printing. Advertising. Author publicity.
Marcus Allen: The Road to Canton (Sept., $24.95) by Marcus Allen and Matt Fulks tells the story of how Allen achieved his childhood dream and rose to football fame; includes personal photos. Advertising.
David Thompson: Skywalker: (Sept., $22.95) by David Thompson with Sean Stormes and Marshall Terrill chronicles the rise, fall and incredible recovery from the drug and alcohol abuse that ended the NBA Hall of Famer's playing career. Advertising. Author publicity.
High Above Courtside: The Lost Memoirs of Johnny Most (Oct., $24.95) by Mike Carey and Jamie Most; epilogue by Larry Bird. The late Boston Celtics broadcaster recalls his fabled career and offers a behind-the-scenes look at the team. Advertising.
Spring Creek (Sept., $59.95) by Mike Lawson features hundreds of photos and illustrations of fly-fishing creeks and tailwaters.
STEWART, TABORI & CHANG
1,001 Reasons to Love Golf (Oct., $24.95) by Mary Tiegreen and Hubert Pedroli identifies motivations and pleasures of the game; includes images from the game's history.
Coaching the Mental Game: Leadership Philosophies and Strategies for Peak Performance in Sports—and Everyday Life (Oct., $24.95) by H. A. Dorfman. Sports psychologist Dorfman explains how to get the most out of your players.
Recruiting Confidential: A Father, a Son, and Big Time College Football (Oct., $24.95) by David Claerbaut reveals recruiting scandals, player bribes and other perks offered high school phenoms by powerful Division I schools.
Quotable Bo (Sept.) by Monte Carpenter, ...Don Shula (Oct.) by Aaron S. Lee, ...Dean Smith (Nov.) by David Scott and ...Michael Jordan (Feb., $14.95 each) by Pat Williams are new titles in the Potent Quotables series.
Sunday's Heroes: NFL Legends Talk About the Times of Their Lives (Sept., $28.95) by Dick Whittingham covers the careers of some of the most famous football heroes of the 20th century. 55,000 first printing. $50,000 ad/promo.
Not Till the Fat Lady Sings: The Most Dramatic Sports Finishes of All Time (Oct., $29.95), edited by Les Krantz. The 50 greatest finishes across the sports spectrum are detailed in this package enhanced with a DVD narrated by Jim McKay. 150,000 first printing. $100,000 ad/promo. Jim McKay nationwide tour.
UNIV. OF TENNESSEE PRESS
Tennessee Rivers: A Paddler's Guidebook (Sept., $29.95) by Bob Lantz is a canoeing and kayaking bible that describes each stream's access points, water levels and difficulty ratings; maps included.
The Art of Weapons: Armed and Unarmed Self-Defense (Sept., $35) by Marc Tedeschi outlines the essential techniques and principles that define self-defense involving common weapons.
WEIDENFELD & NICOLSON (dist. by Sterling)
The Official Tour de France: Centennial, 1903—2003 (Sept., $29.95), foreword by Lance Armstrong. Produced in collaboration with France's premiere sports daily L'Equipe, this volume chronicles the 100-year-old race from its origins to its current global status.