Award Winning Books: Sports

Dominican Baseball

New Pride, Old Prejudice

Alan Klein

Outstanding Book Award from the North American Society for the Sociology of Sport, 2015

From the author of Sugarball, a look at the important and contested relationship between Major League Baseball and Dominican player development

200 pages | 6 x 9


The Eagles Encyclopedia

Champions Edition

Ray Didinger with Robert S. Lyons

Ray Didinger, recipient of the 2019 Stan Hochman Award

An updated edition of the best-selling book The Eagles Encyclopedia celebrating the Super Bowl Champions, the E-A-G-L-E-S!

512 pages | 8.3125 x 10.875 | 33 color photos, 368 halftones


The Eternal Present of Sport

Rethinking Sport and Religion

Daniel A. Grano

2018 Outstanding Book of the Year Award, National Communication Association's Communication and Sport Division

Rethinking the changes surrounding religion and elite sport cultures

282 pages | 6 x 9 | 1 halftone


It Was Always a Choice

Picking Up the Baton of Athlete Activism

David Steele

2023 Outstanding Book Award from the National Association of Black Journalists
one of the Best Books of 2022 in the Arts and Humanities category by Library Journal

Examining American athletes' activism for racial and social justice, on and off the field

218 pages | 5.5 x 8.25


Legal Bases

Baseball and the Law

Roger I. Abrams

Philadelphia Book Clinic Certificate of Award, 1999

An accessible, insightful look at how baseball and salary arbitration are shaped by law

240 pages | 6 x 9


Silent Gesture

The Autobiography of Tommie Smith

Tommie Smith and David Steele

Author Tommie Smith received the Arthur Ashe Courage Award at the ESPYs, 2008
Named one of two “Adult Nonfiction Honor Books” by The Black Caucus of the American Library Association (BCALA)., 2008
Nominated for an NAACP Image Award in the category “Outstanding Literary Work – Biography/Autobiography”, 2008

The story of the most famous protest in sports history, written by one of the men who staged it

288 pages | 6 x 9 | 16 halftones



Toby Miller

Outstanding Academic Title, Choice, 2002

How people perform their sexual identities as athletes and spectators

192 pages | 6 x 9


Suicide Squeeze

Taylor Hooton, Rob Garibaldi, and the Fight against Teenage Steroid Abuse

William C. Kashatus

Outstanding Academic Title, Choice, 2017

A heartbreaking story of steroids-related suicides by two promising young amateur baseball players that mobilized Major League Baseball’s campaign against steroid use

256 pages | 6 x 9 | 1 figure, 35 halftones