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Barbed Wire Baseball

Marissa Moss

2013    48 Pages    (Harry N. Abrams)

DDC: 796.357    LCC: GV863.A1

OCLC: 782127519    LCCN: 2012010021    ISBN 13: 9781419705212    ISBN 10: 1419705210

Lexile:
800L

 As a boy, Kenichi “Zeni” Zenimura dreams of playing professional baseball, but everyone tells him he is too small. Yet he grows up to be a successful player, playing with Babe Ruth and Lou Gehrig! When the Japanese attack Pearl Harbor in 1941, Zeni and his family are sent to one of ten internment camps where more than 110,000 people of Japanese ancestry are imprisoned without trials. Zeni brings the game of baseball to the camp, along with a sense of hope. This true story, set [...]

 As a boy, Kenichi “Zeni” Zenimura dreams of playing professional baseball, but everyone tells him he is too small. Yet he grows up to be a successful player, playing with Babe Ruth and Lou Gehrig! When the Japanese attack Pearl Harbor in 1941, Zeni and his family are sent to one of ten internment camps where more than 110,000 people of Japanese ancestry are imprisoned without trials. Zeni brings the game of baseball to the camp, along with a sense of hope. This true story, set in a Japanese internment camp during World War II, introduces children to a little-discussed part of American history through Marissa Moss’s rich text and Yuko Shimizu’s beautiful illustrations. The book includes author and illustrator notes, archival photographs, and a bibliography.Praise for Barbed Wire Baseball "In language that captures the underlying sadness and loss, Moss emphasizes Zeni’s fierce spirit as he removes every obstacle in order to play his beloved baseball and regain a sense of pride. Shimizu’s Japanese calligraphy brush–and-ink illustrations colored in Photoshop depict the dreary landscape with the ever-present barbed wire, with that beautiful grassy baseball field the only beacon of hope." —Kirkus Reviews "As this expressive picture book makes clear, Zenimura never allowed his small stature to diminish his dreams." —Booklist "Moss is a skilled author of historical narrative nonfiction for young readers; her tale is both well researched and well told. But it’s the visually stunning, sensitive illustrations by the hugely talented Shimizu that make the book a standout." —New York Times Book Review "Text and illustrations mesh to create an admiring portrait of an exemplary individual who rose above his challenges and inspired others." —School Library Journal "In her picture book debut, artist Shimizu finely crafts pen-and-ink illustrations with a calligraphy brush to help portray a true story of resilience during WWII." —Publishers Weekly "Shimizu’s Japanese brush and ink illustrations, digitally layered with dusty colors suggestive of the arid relocation camp, are a visual feast, from the patterned swirls of battleship steam and desert dust, to the series of depictions of Zenimura in motion, to the rhythmic composition of the female detainees stitching the potato-sack uniforms." —Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books "Yuko Shimizu’s arresting illustrations, evoking the firm lines, dramatic curves and color wash of Japanese prints, add drama and authenticity to this memorable account." —The Wall Street Journal "This is a beautifully designed and inspirational sports story about the power of American dreams, even when such dreams are sometimes deferred." —HornBookAward 2013 California Book Award Winner - Juvenile Category California Reading Association’s Eureka! Nonfiction Children’s Book Awards - HONOR Notable Children's Books from ALSC 2014   [less]

$19.95

Blazers of Glory: Celebrating the 40th Anniversary of Portland's Championship Season

The Oregonian, OregonLive

2016    184 Pages   

DDC: 796.323640979549    LCC: GV885.52.P67

OCLC: 965802337    ISBN 13: 9781597256858    ISBN 10: 1597256854

Relive the magic of the Portland Trail Blazers' historic 1976-77 season and NBA Championship through the eyes of award-winning photographers and writers of The Oregonian/OregonLive. This new hard-bound, coffee-table book follows the astounding rise of a then 7-year-old franchise under new head coach Jack Ramsay. It includes player profiles of Blazer legends who helped define the meaning of Rip City, and traces how the team and the city have grown up together.

Relive the magic of the Portland Trail Blazers' historic 1976-77 season and NBA Championship through the eyes of award-winning photographers and writers of The Oregonian/OregonLive. This new hard-bound, coffee-table book follows the astounding rise of a then 7-year-old franchise under new head coach Jack Ramsay. It includes player profiles of Blazer legends who helped define the meaning of Rip City, and traces how the team and the city have grown up together. [less]

$44.95
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Civil War Rivalry: Oregon Vs Oregon State (Sports History), The

Kerry Eggers

2014    544 Pages    (The History Press)

DDC: 796.3326309795    LCC: GV957.C58

OCLC: 876349983    LCCN: 2014026799    ISBN 13: 9781609499570    ISBN 10: 1609499573

Since 1894, the Ducks and the Beavers have squared off on the gridiron to do battle for football bragging rights in Oregon. It's a rivalry that pits family members against one another, splitting the allegiance of an entire state. Award-winning sports journalist Kerry Eggers tells the complete story of one of the most historic rivalries in college football. Through firsthand interviews with the key performers in the rivalry and extensive research in both schools' archives, Eggers offers [...]

Since 1894, the Ducks and the Beavers have squared off on the gridiron to do battle for football bragging rights in Oregon. It's a rivalry that pits family members against one another, splitting the allegiance of an entire state. Award-winning sports journalist Kerry Eggers tells the complete story of one of the most historic rivalries in college football. Through firsthand interviews with the key performers in the rivalry and extensive research in both schools' archives, Eggers offers a comprehensive account of the players, coaches and fans who have made the Civil War the state's most anticipated football game. Whether a Beaver or a Duck, this is a book no fan can do without. [less]

$24.99
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Diamond in the Desert, A

Kathryn Fitzmaurice

2013    272 Pages    (Puffin)

LCC: PZ7.F5776

OCLC: 798615563    ISBN 13: 9780142424377    ISBN 10: 0142424374

Lexile:
810L

Twelve-year-old Tetsu eats, sleeps and breathes baseball. It’s all he ever thinks about. But after the bombing of Pearl Harbor, Tetsu and his family are forced from their home into an internment camp in the Arizona desert with other Japanese Americans, and baseball becomes the last thing on his mind. The camp isn’t technically a prison, but it sure feels like one when there’s nothing to do and no place to go. So when a man starts up a boys’ baseball team, Tetsu is only [...]

Twelve-year-old Tetsu eats, sleeps and breathes baseball. It’s all he ever thinks about. But after the bombing of Pearl Harbor, Tetsu and his family are forced from their home into an internment camp in the Arizona desert with other Japanese Americans, and baseball becomes the last thing on his mind. The camp isn’t technically a prison, but it sure feels like one when there’s nothing to do and no place to go. So when a man starts up a boys’ baseball team, Tetsu is only too eager to play again. But with his sister suddenly falling ill, and his father taken away for questioning, Tetsu is forced to choose between his family and his love of the game. [less]

$7.99
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Golf in Oregon

Bob Robinson

2012    128 Pages    (Arcadia Publishing)

DDC: 796.35209795    LCC: GV982.O74

OCLC: 945746350    LCCN: 2012017155    ISBN 13: 9781609496487    ISBN 10: 1609496485

In his lengthy career as an Oregon sportswriter (thirty seven years with The Oregonian), Bob Robinson covered a variety of regional and national golf events. In this collection, he takes a look back at some of the significant stories from his career, including coverage of Tiger's US Amateur win in Portland, Casey Martin's legal battle with the PGA, and Peter Jacobsen's top five finish in the 1983 PGA Championship. The book consists of twenty three essays relating memorable golf moments that [...]

In his lengthy career as an Oregon sportswriter (thirty seven years with The Oregonian), Bob Robinson covered a variety of regional and national golf events. In this collection, he takes a look back at some of the significant stories from his career, including coverage of Tiger's US Amateur win in Portland, Casey Martin's legal battle with the PGA, and Peter Jacobsen's top five finish in the 1983 PGA Championship. The book consists of twenty three essays relating memorable golf moments that occurred in Oregon or featured Oregon golfers. In each essay, Robinson seasons his initial coverage as a sports writer with follow up interviews, updated information, and his reflections on past events. [less]

$16.99
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Hockey in Portland (OR) (Images of Sports)

Jim Mancuso, Scott Petterson

2007    128 Pages    (Arcadia Publishing)

DDC: 796.96264    LCC: GV848.P67

OCLC: 187310026    LCCN: 2007924201    ISBN 13: 9780738548043    ISBN 10: 0738548049

Portland, Oregon, has an old and rich hockey tradition. The City of Roses was home to six professional hockey teams that took the ice in fi ve different leagues, including two major league clubs. It all started with the Rosebuds (1914-1918), who earned the distinction of being the fi rst UnitedStates-based team to compete for the Stanley Cup. Thetradition continued with a second version of the Rosebuds (1925-1926), the original Buckaroos (1928-1931), a second version of the Buckaroos (1933-1941 [...]

Portland, Oregon, has an old and rich hockey tradition. The City of Roses was home to six professional hockey teams that took the ice in fi ve different leagues, including two major league clubs. It all started with the Rosebuds (1914-1918), who earned the distinction of being the fi rst UnitedStates-based team to compete for the Stanley Cup. Thetradition continued with a second version of the Rosebuds (1925-1926), the original Buckaroos (1928-1931), a second version of the Buckaroos (1933-1941), the Eagles/Penguins (1944-1951), and the Western Hockey League (WHL) Buckaroos (1960-1974). The WHL Buckaroos won three Patrick Cup titles and iced several minor league hockey legends, including Gordon Fashoway, Guyle Fielder, Don Head, Andy Hebenton, Norm Johnson, Art Jones, Connie Madigan, and Bill Saunders. Several Hockey Hall of Famers--Tommy Dunderdale, George Hay, Dick Irvin, and Moose Johnson--also spent time on Portland teams. [less]

$19.99
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Jail Blazers

Kerry Eggers

2018    544 Pages    (Skyhorse Publishing Company, Incorporated)

DDC: 796.323640979549    LCC: GV885.73.P67

OCLC: 1057305473    ISBN 13: 9781683582601    ISBN 10: 1683582608

In the late '90s and early 2000s, the Portland Trail Blazers were one of the hottest teams in the NBA. For almost a decade, they won 60 percent of their games while making it to the Western Conference Finals twice. However, what happened off-court was just as unforgettable as what they did on the court. When someone asked Blazers general manager Bob Whitsitt about his team's chemistry, he replied that he'd "never studied chemistry in college." And with that, the "Jail Blazers" were born. Built [...]

In the late '90s and early 2000s, the Portland Trail Blazers were one of the hottest teams in the NBA. For almost a decade, they won 60 percent of their games while making it to the Western Conference Finals twice. However, what happened off-court was just as unforgettable as what they did on the court. When someone asked Blazers general manager Bob Whitsitt about his team's chemistry, he replied that he'd "never studied chemistry in college." And with that, the "Jail Blazers" were born. Built in a similar fashion to a fantasy team, the team had skills, but their issues ended up being their undoing. In fact, many consider it the darkest period in franchise history. While fans across the country were watching the skills of Damon Stoudamire, Rasheed Wallace, and Zach Randolph, those in Portland couldn't have been more disappointed in the players' off-court actions. This, many have mentioned, included a very racial element--which carried over to the players as well. As forward Rasheed Wallace said, "We're not really going to worry about what the hell [the fans] think about us. They really don't matter to us. They can boo us every day, but they're still going to ask for our autographs if they see us on the street. That's why they're fans and we're NBA players." While people think of the Detroit Pistons of the eighties as the elite "Bad Boys," the "Jail Blazers" were actually bad. Author Kerry Eggers, who covered the Trail Blazers during this controversial era, goes back to share the stories from the players, coaches, management, and those in Portland when the players were in the headlines as much for their play as for their legal issues. [less]

$26.99
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Kings of the Road: How Frank Shorter, Bill Rodgers, and Alberto Salazar Made Running Go Boom

Cameron Stracher

2013    240 Pages    (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt)

DDC: 796.42    LCC: GV1061.14.S87

OCLC: 834074289    LCCN: 2012474411    ISBN 13: 9780547773964    ISBN 10: 054777396X

For fans of The Perfect Mile and Born to Run, a riveting, three-pronged narrative about the golden era of running in America—the 1970s—as seen through running greats, Frank Shorter, Bill Rodgers, and Alberto Salazar It was 1978. Jimmy Carter was President; gas prices were soaring; and Americans were hunkering down to weather the economic crisis. But in bookstores Jim Fixx’s The Complete Book of Running was a bestseller. Frank Shorter’s gold medal in the 1972 Olympic [...]

For fans of The Perfect Mile and Born to Run, a riveting, three-pronged narrative about the golden era of running in America—the 1970s—as seen through running greats, Frank Shorter, Bill Rodgers, and Alberto Salazar It was 1978. Jimmy Carter was President; gas prices were soaring; and Americans were hunkering down to weather the economic crisis. But in bookstores Jim Fixx’s The Complete Book of Running was a bestseller. Frank Shorter’s gold medal in the 1972 Olympic marathon had put distance running in the mind of a public enamored of baseball and football. Suddenly, the odd activity of "jogging" became "running," and America was in love. That summer, a junior from the University of Oregon named Alberto Salazar went head to head with Olympic champion Frank Shorter and Boston Marathon champion Bill Rodgers at the Falmouth Road Race, losing in the last mile to Rodgers's record-setting 32:21, nearly dying in the process, and setting the stage for a great rivalry. In Shorter, Rodgers, and Salazar, running had its conflict and drama like boxing had Ali and Foreman, like basketball had Russell and Chamberlain. Each man built on what the other achieved, and each pushed the other to succeed. Their successes, in turn, fueled a nation of coach potatoes to put down the remote and lace up their sneakers. Kings of the Road tells the story of running during that golden period from 1972 to 1981 when Shorter, Rodgers, and Salazar captured the imagination of the American public as they passed their figurative baton from one to the other. These three men were American running during those years, while the sport enjoyed a popularity never equaled. As America now experiences a similar running boom, Kings of the Road is a stirring, inspiring narrative of three men pushing themselves toward greatness and taking their country along for the ride. [less]

$25.00
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Lipman Pike: America's First Home Run King

Richard Michelson

2011    32 Pages    (Sleeping Bear Press)

DDC: 796.357092    LCC: GV865.P55

OCLC: 652447972    LCCN: 2010032367    ISBN 13: 9781585364657    ISBN 10: 1585364657

Lexile:
900L

In the mid 1800s the sport of baseball was working its way across the United States. Amateur teams were springing up and in 1858 the National Association of Base Ball Players was formed. Young men were eager to show their prowess on the field and in the batter's box. Lipman Pike's father, a Dutch immigrant, runs a small haberdashery in Brooklyn, New York, though Lip is more interested in watching the ball players than working behind the counter. His mother doesn't approve -- [...]

In the mid 1800s the sport of baseball was working its way across the United States. Amateur teams were springing up and in 1858 the National Association of Base Ball Players was formed. Young men were eager to show their prowess on the field and in the batter's box. Lipman Pike's father, a Dutch immigrant, runs a small haberdashery in Brooklyn, New York, though Lip is more interested in watching the ball players than working behind the counter. His mother doesn't approve -- Jewish boys should be paying attention to more sensible matters. But when Lip is barely a teenager, he's invited to join the Nationals Junior Club and play first base. When he hits his first pitch over the right fielder's head, Lip knows baseball is the sport for him. Award-winning author Richard Michelson chronicles the meteoric rise of one of baseball's earliest (and unsung) champions. Richard Michelson's poetry and children's books have been listed among the year's best books by The New Yorker, the New York Public Library, and the Jewish Book Council. His A is for Abraham: A Jewish Alphabet won the 2009 Sydney Taylor Award Silver Medal. He lives in Amherst, Massachusetts. Zachary Pullen's picture-book illustrations have won awards and garnered starred reviews. He has been honored several times with acceptance into the prestigious Society of Illustrators juried shows and Communication Arts Illustration Annual of the best in current illustration. Zak lives in Wyoming. [less]

$16.95
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Mel Renfro

Bob Gill, Bob Lilly (Foreword by), Roger Staubach (Foreword by)

2015    298 Pages    (Inkwater Press)

DDC: 796.332092    LCC: GV939.R455

OCLC: 988900528    LCCN: 2015917057    ISBN 13: 9781629013008    ISBN 10: 1629013005

Mel Renfro: Forever a Cowboy, an authorized biography, relates the life journey of an early Cowboy legend. Unlike today, the salaries in the '60s were miniscule and the good players usually stayed with one team. When Mel Renfro was drafted by the Dallas Cowboys in 1964, the struggling team got one of the nation's top two-sport athletes. Not only was the native Oregonian multitalented in both football and track and field, he received high school and college All-American honors. If not for his [...]

Mel Renfro: Forever a Cowboy, an authorized biography, relates the life journey of an early Cowboy legend. Unlike today, the salaries in the '60s were miniscule and the good players usually stayed with one team. When Mel Renfro was drafted by the Dallas Cowboys in 1964, the struggling team got one of the nation's top two-sport athletes. Not only was the native Oregonian multitalented in both football and track and field, he received high school and college All-American honors. If not for his love for football, he may have been an Olympic decathlon medalist. After Mel arrived in Dallas, Coach Tom Landry recognized his talents and started him in the lineup. Mel responded by setting team records, and he was selected to play in the first of his ten consecutive Pro Bowls, becoming MVP in the 1970 game. Being a member of "Doomsday Defense I," the Cowboy defenders who played six years together from 1966-1971 and led the team to the Super Bowl VI win, was the highlight for Mel. His play as the best "shutdown" cornerback for years earned him the Cowboy Ring of Honor, and after an anxious 14-year wait, a Pro Football Hall of Fame induction in 1996. Forever a Cowboy also reveals Mel's human side, discussing how he dealt with his life-after-football and the struggles that came with it. But the completion of the loop as a Cowboy legend was Mel's selection to the Hall of Fame in 1996. Today, Mel still lives in Dallas and wears his two Super Bowl rings proudly. [less]

$26.95
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NBA: A History of Hoops: Portland Trail Blazers, The

Jim Whiting

2017    48 Pages    (Creative Paperbacks)

DDC: 796.323    LCC: GV885.52.P67 W45

OCLC: 976423938    LCCN: 2017009412    ISBN 13: 9781628324624    ISBN 10: 1628324627

Lexile:
790L

This high-interest title summarizes the history of the Portland Trail Blazers professional basketball team, highlighting memorable events and noteworthy players such as Bill Walton.

This high-interest title summarizes the history of the Portland Trail Blazers professional basketball team, highlighting memorable events and noteworthy players such as Bill Walton. [less]

$12.00
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Oregon Golf

Paul Linnman

1999    96 Pages    (Graphic Arts Books)

DDC: 796.352    LCC: GV982.O74 L56

OCLC: 40964990    LCCN: 99025224    ISBN 13: 9781558684744    ISBN 10: 1558684743

From the quirky to the triumphant, ""Oregon Golf"" is a celebration of the emotion, challenge, and fulfillment of golf from Oregon's coast to its desert.

From the quirky to the triumphant, ""Oregon Golf"" is a celebration of the emotion, challenge, and fulfillment of golf from Oregon's coast to its desert. [less]

$19.95

Oregon Prizefighters

Barney Blalock

2015    160 Pages    (Arcadia Publishing)

DDC: 796.830922    LCC: GV1132.A1

OCLC: 948251611    ISBN 13: 9781626199934    ISBN 10: 1626199930

In 1884, London's prizefighting craze spread to Portland. Since the fights were illegal throughout the States, matches were fought in inconspicuous venues away from unwanted spectators. A winner could be hanged if the loser died. Champions like Dave Campbell, Jack "Nonpareil" Dempsey and "Mysterious" Billy Smith were just a few contenders for the brutal, nearly forgotten sport. Join author Barney Blalock as he reveals the remarkable stories of Oregon's bare-knuckle champions.

In 1884, London's prizefighting craze spread to Portland. Since the fights were illegal throughout the States, matches were fought in inconspicuous venues away from unwanted spectators. A winner could be hanged if the loser died. Champions like Dave Campbell, Jack "Nonpareil" Dempsey and "Mysterious" Billy Smith were just a few contenders for the brutal, nearly forgotten sport. Join author Barney Blalock as he reveals the remarkable stories of Oregon's bare-knuckle champions. [less]

$21.99

Oregon Sports Stories

Bob Robinson

2013    144 Pages    (Arcadia Publishing)

DDC: 796.09795    LCC: GV584.O7 R63

OCLC: 851754669    LCCN: 2013027072    ISBN 13: 9781626191570    ISBN 10: 1626191573

Oregon has its share of playmakers, dramatic finishes and legendary coaches. With humor and insight, Oregon native and longtime sportswriter Bob Robinson relates highlights from six decades of coverage throughout the state. Blazermania overruns the Rose City as the Trail Blazers take down the favored Philadelphia 76ers in 1977. Oregon State's Orange Express, coached by Ralph Miller, captivates the state in 1981 before a shocking stumble in the NCAA playoffs. University of Oregon's Bill Dellinger [...]

Oregon has its share of playmakers, dramatic finishes and legendary coaches. With humor and insight, Oregon native and longtime sportswriter Bob Robinson relates highlights from six decades of coverage throughout the state. Blazermania overruns the Rose City as the Trail Blazers take down the favored Philadelphia 76ers in 1977. Oregon State's Orange Express, coached by Ralph Miller, captivates the state in 1981 before a shocking stumble in the NCAA playoffs. University of Oregon's Bill Dellinger kickstarts the school's distance-running tradition with a stunning win in 1954. In the 1970s, Mouse Davis performs coaching magic at Portland State with his Run and Shoot football offense. In these twenty essays, Robinson offers a unique, behind-the-scenes account of some of Oregon's greatest sports moments and game-changing personalities. [less]

$19.99

Oregon State Football

Kip Carlson

2006    128 Pages    (Arcadia Publishing)

DDC: 796.332    LCC: GV958.O74 C27

OCLC: 71757731    LCCN: 2006923346    ISBN 13: 9780738531373    ISBN 10: 0738531375

Oregon State University began its football program in 1893 and has been a study in contrasts ever since. The Beavers went to the Rose Bowl after the 1941, 1956, and 1964 seasons and to the Liberty Bowl in 1962. There was also a streak of losing seasons that lasted from 1971 until 1998. Two years later, the Beavers competed in the Fiesta Bowl and ranked among the top five teams in the country. From the "Iron Men" of 1933 to the "Civil War" rivalry between OSU and the University of Oregon, and [...]

Oregon State University began its football program in 1893 and has been a study in contrasts ever since. The Beavers went to the Rose Bowl after the 1941, 1956, and 1964 seasons and to the Liberty Bowl in 1962. There was also a streak of losing seasons that lasted from 1971 until 1998. Two years later, the Beavers competed in the Fiesta Bowl and ranked among the top five teams in the country. From the "Iron Men" of 1933 to the "Civil War" rivalry between OSU and the University of Oregon, and from Terry Baker--the first Heisman Trophy winner on the West Coast--to a pair of bowl victories over Notre Dame, this entertaining and informative volume presents many seldom-seen images and the stories behind them over a century of Oregon State football. [less]

$19.99

Oregon State University Baseball

Cliff Kirkpatrick, Darwin Barney (Introduction by), Pat Casey (Foreword by)

2013    136 Pages    (Arcadia Publishing)

DDC: 796.357    LCC: GV875.12.O73 K57

OCLC: 934630825    LCCN: 2013005266    ISBN 13: 9781609498047    ISBN 10: 1609498046

In the postseasons of 2005, 2006 and 2007, the Oregon State Beavers baseball team achieved a seemingly impossible dream and forever changed the culture of Northwest sports. After nearly a century of dismissal as a wet-weather team, unable to compete with the southern baseball belt on the national stage, a run of three College World Series appearances and back-to-back titles earned the Beavers national respect. Inspired by his own coverage of the dramatic seasons, Corvallis Gazette-Times" [...]

In the postseasons of 2005, 2006 and 2007, the Oregon State Beavers baseball team achieved a seemingly impossible dream and forever changed the culture of Northwest sports. After nearly a century of dismissal as a wet-weather team, unable to compete with the southern baseball belt on the national stage, a run of three College World Series appearances and back-to-back titles earned the Beavers national respect. Inspired by his own coverage of the dramatic seasons, Corvallis Gazette-Times" sportswriter Cliff Kirkpatrick recounts the program's rise to prominence and lasting legacy. Filled with firsthand insights from players and coaches and photos of pivotal moments and stands filled with orange and black, this retrospective captures the magic of Oregon State's three-season run." [less]

$19.99
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Portland Beavers (OR) (Images of Baseball), The

Kip Carlson, Paul Andresen

2004    128 Pages    (Arcadia Publishing)

DDC: 796.357640979549    LCC: GV875.P63

OCLC: 56601662    LCCN: 2004107279    ISBN 13: 9780738532660    ISBN 10: 0738532665

When the Pacific Coast League was founded in 1903, the Portland Beavers-then known as the Browns-played in the circuit's first game, a 3-1 road loss to the San Francisco Stars. When the PCL celebrated its centennial season in 2003, Portland was the only city in the league to have been there at the start. The team's alumni include Satchel Paige, Lou Piniella, and Louis Tiant, but even more familiar to Portland fans are players like Eddie Basinski, Roy Hesler, and Bernardo Brito, who spent much of [...]

When the Pacific Coast League was founded in 1903, the Portland Beavers-then known as the Browns-played in the circuit's first game, a 3-1 road loss to the San Francisco Stars. When the PCL celebrated its centennial season in 2003, Portland was the only city in the league to have been there at the start. The team's alumni include Satchel Paige, Lou Piniella, and Louis Tiant, but even more familiar to Portland fans are players like Eddie Basinski, Roy Hesler, and Bernardo Brito, who spent much of their careers with the Beavers...and groundskeeper Rocky Benevento and broadcaster Rollie Truitt, who each spent over three decades with the ball club. The Portland Beavers samples the first century of the team's history: Walter McCredie's teams that won five pennants from 1906 to 1914; the championship clubs of 1932 and 1936; the last-to-first climb that ended with a PCL title in 1945; the 1983 pennant that came between the team's two departures from Portland; and the return in 2001 that re-established Beavers baseball as a summertime tradition. [less]

$21.99
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Shoe Dog: Young Readers Edition

Phil Knight

2017    288 Pages    (Simon & Schuster/Paula Wiseman Books)

DDC: 338.7    LCC: HD9992.U52 K555

OCLC: 972277873    LCCN: 2017007594    ISBN 13: 9781534401181    ISBN 10: 1534401180

Lexile:
830L

In this young readers edition of the New York Times bestseller, Nike founder and board chairman Phil Knight “offers a rare and revealing look at the notoriously media-shy man behind the swoosh” (Booklist, starred review), opening up about how he went from being a track star at an Oregon high school to the founder of a brand and company that changed everything.You must forget your limits. It was only when Nike founder Phil Knight got cut from the baseball team as a high school freshman that [...]

In this young readers edition of the New York Times bestseller, Nike founder and board chairman Phil Knight “offers a rare and revealing look at the notoriously media-shy man behind the swoosh” (Booklist, starred review), opening up about how he went from being a track star at an Oregon high school to the founder of a brand and company that changed everything.You must forget your limits. It was only when Nike founder Phil Knight got cut from the baseball team as a high school freshman that his mother suggested he try out for track instead. Knight made the track team and he found he could run fast and even more he liked it. Ten years later, young and searching, Knight borrowed fifty dollars from his father and launched a company with one simple mission: import high quality running shoes from Japan. Selling the shoes from the trunk of his car to start, he and his gang of friends and runners built one of the most successful brands ever. Phil Knight encountered risks and setbacks along the way, but always followed his own advice. Just keep going. Don’t stop. Whatever comes up, don’t stop. Filled with wisdom, humanity, humor, and heart, the young readers edition of the bestselling Shoe Dog is a story of determination that inspires all who read it. The Young Reader’s Edition is an abridged version of the internationally bestselling adult book and it features original front matter and back matter, including a new introduction and “A Letter to the Young Reader” containing advice from Phil Knight for budding entrepreneurs. [less]

$16.99

Sons of Slabtown & Tales of Westside Sports, The

Donald R. Nelson

2016    144 Pages   

DDC: 796.0979549   

OCLC: 959244103    ISBN 13: 9780976282396    ISBN 10: 0976282399

This profusely illustrated book chronicles the story of baseball and ice hockey and the boys who grew up and around the Vaughn Street Ballpark in the Slabtown area of NW Portland, under the watchful eye of groundskeeper Rocky Benevento. Many of the Sons of Slabtown were the children of Eastern European immigrants, who were members of the St. Patrick Catholic Church.

This profusely illustrated book chronicles the story of baseball and ice hockey and the boys who grew up and around the Vaughn Street Ballpark in the Slabtown area of NW Portland, under the watchful eye of groundskeeper Rocky Benevento. Many of the Sons of Slabtown were the children of Eastern European immigrants, who were members of the St. Patrick Catholic Church. [less]

$25.00

Sporting Oregon

Brian S. Campf, Carl Abbott (Foreword by), John T. Hawke (Afterword by)

2019    240 Pages    (Oregon State University Press)

DDC: 796.09795    LCC: GV584.O7

OCLC: 1102067905    LCCN: 2019025138    ISBN 13: 9780870719714    ISBN 10: 0870719718

For thirty years, Brian Campf collected vintage photographs and ephemera related to Oregon sports. Sporting Oregon includes more than three hundred images that offer an overview of the first fifty years of organized sports in the state, primarily baseball, football, and basketball, but also such pastimes as horse racing, track, hockey, tennis, and cricket.   In his introduction, Campf traces the origins of team sports in Oregon, using period newspaper accounts to chronicle their increasing [...]

For thirty years, Brian Campf collected vintage photographs and ephemera related to Oregon sports. Sporting Oregon includes more than three hundred images that offer an overview of the first fifty years of organized sports in the state, primarily baseball, football, and basketball, but also such pastimes as horse racing, track, hockey, tennis, and cricket.   In his introduction, Campf traces the origins of team sports in Oregon, using period newspaper accounts to chronicle their increasing popularity. Detailed captions provide additional information on how and where sports developed, team histories, and records of noteworthy games and seasons. The book features the earliest original photo of Oregon sports and other historically significant images, including a number from early Oregon Agricultural College (now OSU) and University of Oregon teams.   Ranging across the state's regions and communities, the images in Sporting Oregon include women's basketball, African American baseball, and teams representing a variety of towns, schools, and organizations. Even the smallest communities welcomed organized sports, often an agreeable diversion from a hardscrabble life. Campf shows how sports brought people together, as teams and their fans ventured to neighboring towns, traveling by horses, wagons, trains, and even boats--the start of sports rivalries that continue to this day.   Sporting Oregon will appeal to readers interested in sports history, Oregon history, vintage photography, Americana, and local history. A foreword by historian Carl Abbott and an afterword by special collections librarian John Hawk provide additional context for this visual treasure trove. Packed with images from the past that provide a fascinating lens through which to view Oregon history, Sporting Oregon's pages will be savored by people of all ages, by scholars and casual readers alike.   [less]

$27.95
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Tall Firs, The

Joe Blakely

2015    70 Pages    (CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform)

ISBN 13: 9781505714586    ISBN 10: 1505714583

In 1939, the University of Oregon roused the Pacific Northwest from the hardships of the Great Depression as its basketball team, known as the "Tall Firs," took on an defeated Ohio State in the first ever NCAA basketball championship.

In 1939, the University of Oregon roused the Pacific Northwest from the hardships of the Great Depression as its basketball team, known as the "Tall Firs," took on an defeated Ohio State in the first ever NCAA basketball championship. [less]

$13.00

Tough Girl: Lessons in Courage and Heart from Olympic Gold to the Camino de Santiago

Carolyn Wood

2018    304 Pages    (Sasquatch Books)

DDC: 797.2    LCC: GV838.W66.T68

OCLC: 1008776009    LCCN: 2017041914    ISBN 13: 9781632171849    ISBN 10: 1632171848

A coming-of-age memoir of a young swimmer's triumphs and heartbreaks on the path to winning Olympic gold at age 14. Some 50 years later, author Carolyn Wood embarks on a solo pilgrimage to walk the 500 miles of the Camino de Santiago in an attempt to reclaim her "inner tough girl" as she reflects on coming out as gay in the 1970s after a brief marriage and motherhood, and the disillusionment and loss she experiences when her 30-year relationship suddenly ends.   After several failed attempts at [...]

A coming-of-age memoir of a young swimmer's triumphs and heartbreaks on the path to winning Olympic gold at age 14. Some 50 years later, author Carolyn Wood embarks on a solo pilgrimage to walk the 500 miles of the Camino de Santiago in an attempt to reclaim her "inner tough girl" as she reflects on coming out as gay in the 1970s after a brief marriage and motherhood, and the disillusionment and loss she experiences when her 30-year relationship suddenly ends.   After several failed attempts at learning to swim, young Carolyn Wood finally conquers her fears and dives into unknown waters. By 1958 she sets a goal to make the 1960 Olympic team and, along with teammates and competitors, begins the arduous road to Rome. Losses, pain, fear, and fatigue accompany the rambunctious athlete as she finds her way through athletic training, school, and dealing with social gender expectations as she realizes she's gay.   Tough Girl artfully weaves Wood's life story around the tale of her long walk on the Camino de Santiago, an effort to tap into her tough girl resilience so she can begin to accept the end of her long marriage. The ups and downs of Carolyn's childhood road to the Olympics as well as her journey on the Camino, will thrill and inspire readers. [less]

$17.95
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United States V. Jackie Robinson, The

Sudipta Bardhan-Quallen, R. Gregory Christie (Illustrator)

2018    40 Pages    (HarperCollins Publishers)

DDC: 796.357092    LCC: GV865.R6

OCLC: 1016044413    LCCN: 2018285280    ISBN 13: 9780062287847    ISBN 10: 0062287842

Lexile:
820L

A moving and inspiring nonfiction picture book about Jackie Robinson's court martial trial--an important lesser-known moment in his lifetime of fighting prejudice with strength and grace--from author Sudipta Bardhan-Quallen and award-winning illustrator R. Gregory Christie. Perfect for fans of Voice of Freedom: Fannie Lou Hamer, The Story of Ruby Bridges, and Martin's Big Words. Jackie Robinson broke boundaries as the first African American player in Major League Baseball. But long before Jackie [...]

A moving and inspiring nonfiction picture book about Jackie Robinson's court martial trial--an important lesser-known moment in his lifetime of fighting prejudice with strength and grace--from author Sudipta Bardhan-Quallen and award-winning illustrator R. Gregory Christie. Perfect for fans of Voice of Freedom: Fannie Lou Hamer, The Story of Ruby Bridges, and Martin's Big Words. Jackie Robinson broke boundaries as the first African American player in Major League Baseball. But long before Jackie changed the world in a Dodger uniform, he did it in an army uniform. As a soldier during World War II, Jackie experienced segregation every day--separate places for black soldiers to sit, to eat, and to live. When the army outlawed segregation on military posts and buses, things were supposed to change. So when Jackie was ordered by a white bus driver to move to the back of a military bus, he refused. Instead of defending Jackie's rights, the military police took him to trial. But Jackie would stand up for what was right, even when it was difficult to do. [less]

$17.99
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