Any number can play : the numbers athletes wear

by Sullivan, George, 1933-2017

Format: Print Book 2000
Availability: Available at 1 Library 1 of 1 copy
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Location Collection Call #
Penn Hills Library Juvenile j 796.028 SUL
Location  Penn Hills Library
 
Collection  Juvenile
 
Call Number  j 796.028 SUL
 
 
Summary
Witty sports anecdotes about famous stars and the importance they attach to their jersey numbers. Quirky, off-beat black-and-white line drawings emphasize the humor in every story. Outrageous!
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "Gr. 4^-8. Here are a couple of sure bets for trivia nuts, or anyone who wants a good chuckle. Readers will be surprised and amused at the importance players attach to their jersey numbers and marvel at the many rituals and superstitions they observe. Take the case of basketball great Michael Jordan: Any Number recounts how Jordan's return to his 23 jersey cost the Bulls $125,000 in fines. The book also covers how numbers are retired, banned, and who uses the unlucky 13. Stranger yet are the superstitions revealed in Foul Line. How about a San Francisco Giant and his lucky teddy bear, or a hockey players' ritual that led to an all out brawl? Babe Ruth took a swat at butterflies on the diamond; he thought they were bad luck. The great thing about the oddities in both these volumes is that you don't have to be a sports fan to enjoy them. --Denia Hester"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Additional Information
Subjects Sports uniforms -- History -- Juvenile literature.
Sports uniforms -- Anecdotes -- Juvenile literature.
Sports uniforms.
Sports -- History.
Sports -- Miscellanea.
Publisher Brookfield, CT :Millbrook Press,2000
Contributors Green, Anne Canevari.
Language English
Notes Includes index.
Description 64 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
ISBN 0761315578 (lib. bdg.)
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