The greatest moments in sports : upsets and underdogs
by Berman, Len.
|Format:||Print Book 2012|
|Availability:||Available at 1 Library 1 of 1 copy|
Everyone loves an underdog - and now you can experience and share the greatest upsets in sports history with The Greatest Moments in Sports: Upsets and Underdogs! This book plus audio CD is all about "the little guy," the athlete or team that seemingly has no chance. Any yet somehow they emerge victorious. From the New York Times bestselling author of The Greatest Moments in Sports comes this collection unlike any other. Through photos, facts, and thrilling stories, you'll uncover the greatest upsets the sports world has ever seen.
Why do so many people love underdogs? Probably because we've all felt like an underdog at some time or another. And discovering the stories behind the most unlikely heroes is sure to inspire the champion in you!
Hear the actual broadcasts:Buster Douglas knocks out undefeated Mike Tyson A dairy farmer defeats the "Russian Bear" in wrestling Injured Kerri Strug sticks a perfect vault landing and many more on an exclusive audio CD
Plus discover the amazing stories behind some of the most inspiring upsets ever:Doug Flutie throws the most famous pass in college football history Billy Mills becomes the only American to win gold at the 10, 000 meters Jim Abbott, the one-armed pitcher, throws a no-hitter University of Texas-El Paso upsets Kentucky to win the NCAA Basketball Championship and many, many more!
ContentsIntroduction (CD track 1)
The miracle on the mat (CD track 2)
The miracle Mets
42 to 1 odds (CD track 3)
The miracle on ice
One golden moment (CD track 4)
"I am the greatest"
"The Giants win the pennant" (CD track 5)
Billy who? (CD track 6)
What happened off the air
The magnificent seven (CD track 7)
The ban of no-hopers
Los pequeños gigantes
Little big man (CD track 8)
The female Jackie Robinson
Ride 'em, Cowboys (CD track 9)
The great American race (CD track 10)
Published ReviewsBooklist Review: "
-- Juvenile literature.
Sports upsets -- Miscellanea -- Juvenile literature.
Sports -- History -- Juvenile literature.
Sports -- Miscellanea -- Juvenile literature.
|Publisher|| Naperville, IL :Sourcebooks Jabberwocky,2012
|Other Titles|| Upsets and underdogs
Includes compact disc.
iv, 124 pages : illustrations (some color), portraits (some color), color map ; 26 cm + 1 audio disc (26 min. : digital ; 4 3/4 in.)