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Work, Fight, or Play Ball

How Bethlehem Steel Helped Baseball's Stars Avoid World War I

William Ecenbarger

Forthcoming Fall 2023 — Pre-order your copy now

The fascinating story of top athletes like Babe Ruth dodging military service by playing ball for shipyards and steel mill teams

218 pages | 5.5 x 8.25 | 28 halftones


The NFL Off-Camera

An A–Z Guide to the League's Most Memorable Players and Personalities

Bob Angelo

Insider stories of gridiron grit, heroism, and tragedy—as well as egos run amok

266 pages | 6 x 9


One Last Read

The Collected Works of the World's Slowest Sportswriter

Ray Didinger

Now Available in Paperback...
Essays from Philadelphia’s most beloved sportswriter—with a new afterword by the author

394 pages | 6 x 9 | 10 halftones


Never Ask "Why"

Football Players' Fight for Freedom in the NFL

Ed Garvey; Edited by Chuck Cascio

An inside look at the struggles Ed Garvey faced in bringing true professionalism to football players

230 pages | 6 x 9 | 1 table, 13 halftones


The Mouse Who Played Football

Written by Brian Westbrook Sr. and Lesley Van Arsdall; Illustrated by Mr. Tom

Who would ever think that a mouse could play football?

32 pages | 10 x 8 | 23 color illustrations, 1 halftone


It Was Always a Choice

Picking Up the Baton of Athlete Activism

David Steele

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

218 pages | 5.5 x 8.25


The Evolution of a Cricket Fan

My Shapeshifting Journey

Samir Chopra

An autobiographical account of a cricket lover’s journey across nations and identities

248 pages | 6 x 9


Finished Business

My Fifty Years of Headlines, Heroes, and Heartaches

Ray Didinger

Ray Didinger on following his dream from the bleachers to the Hall of Fame

360 pages | 6 x 9 | 41 halftones


Sport and Moral Conflict

A Conventionalist Theory

William J. Morgan

How we make our way morally and otherwise when we cannot see eye to eye on the point and purpose of sport

240 pages | 6 x 9


Whose Game?

Gender and Power in Fantasy Sports

Rebecca Joyce Kissane and Sarah Winslow

How fantasy sport participants experience gendered power

242 pages | 6 x 9 | 3 tables


Biz Mackey, a Giant behind the Plate

The Story of the Negro League Star and Hall of Fame Catcher

Rich Westcott

Now in Paperback—the first biography of arguably the greatest catcher in the Negro Leagues

208 pages | 5.375 x 8.5 | 1 table, 3 figures, 20 halftones


Stan Hochman Unfiltered

50 Years of Wit and Wisdom from the Groundbreaking Sportswriter

Edited by Gloria Hochman

50 years of classic columns from one of Philadelphia's most beloved sportswriters

360 pages | 6 x 9 | 17 halftones


Mr. All-Around

The Life of Tom Gola

David Grzybowski

The first, definitive biography of La Salle basketball icon Tom Gola

208 pages | 6 x 9 | 30 halftones


The Eagles Encyclopedia

Champions Edition

Ray Didinger with Robert S. Lyons

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 Burden of Over-representation

Race, Sport, and Philosophy

Grant Farred

Probing the cultural and philosophical forces at play in three under-regarded moments in sports history

240 pages | 6 x 9 | 3 halftones