Synopses & Reviews
This is a feast for all sports fans. Including the most important figures in sports, A Who's Who of Sports Champions provides all the information a fan needs to know about more than 2,200 champion U.S. and Canadian athletes, managers, and coaches at the college, professional, and Olympic levels. It also includes foreign athletes who have won major championships in North America. There is extensive coverage of women athletes. More than fifty organized competitive sports, both major and minor, are covered, from archery to yachting. Great performances and benchmark moments in baseball, football, basketball, ice hockey, track and field, and much more are all documented. Champions of cycling, auto racing, surfing, and rowing are all here, as are less well known figures from a wide range of sports. Key biographical facts, extensive summaries of performance records, significant achievements, and career highlights are intertwined with anecdotes and quotes. The arrangement is A to Z by last nam
Includes bibliographical references (p. -879) and index.