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Replays, Rivalries, and Rumbles: The Most Iconic Moments in American Sports
edited by Steven Gietschier
University of Illinois Press, 2017
Paper: 978-0-252-08313-6 | Cloth: 978-0-252-04152-5 | eISBN: 978-0-252-05014-5
Library of Congress Classification GV583.R455 2017
Dewey Decimal Classification 796

What were the iconic sports moments of the last century? In Replays, Rivalries, and Rumbles , a team of sports aficionados climb onto their bar stools to address that never-solved but essential question. Triumphs and turning points, rivalries and record-setters ”each chapter tracks down the real story behind the epic moments and legendary careers sports fans love to debate. Topics include Abner Doubleday and the origins of baseball; the era-defining 1979 duel between Larry Bird and Magic Johnson; how Denver and Cleveland relive The Drive; the myths surrounding the Ali-Foreman Rumble in the Jungle; Billie Jean King's schooling of Bobby Riggs; the Miracle on Ice; and ESPN's conquest of the sports world. Filled with eye-opening lore and analysis, Replays, Rivalries, and Rumbles is an entertaining look at what we think we know about sports.

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