Father’s Day is just around the corner, but there’s no need to panic about finding the perfect Father’s Day gift—especially if you’re shopping for a sports fan. No matter what jersey he wears, we’ve got you covered. Here are the 7 best sports books you should get dad this year!
by Mike Pesca
What if the U.S. boycotted Hitler's Olympics? What if Bobby Riggs beat Billie Jean King? What if Drew Bledsoe never got hurt? Mike Pesca's Upon Further Review asks what might have happened if the most famous moments in sports history had gone the other way. (We're looking at you, Bill Buckner.)
by Simon Kuper
GOAAAAAAAAL! If your dad is watching the 2018 FIFA World Cup, he needs this book. In Soccernomics, Simon Kuper and Stefan Szymanski use data to explain the world's most popular sport and dissect today's hottest topics like why soccer isn't a real big deal in the United States (yet); the FIFA corruption scandal; the rise of women's soccer; and more.
MLB legend Keith Hernandez is considered one of the greatest first basemen the world has ever seen. In his new memoir, I Am Keith Hernandez, he offers candid stories about his years on the field; winning the World Series; his most famous games and rivalries; and his thoughts about what baseball will be like in the future. This one's a must-read for every fan of America's favorite pastime.
by Rick Ankiel
Hailed as one of Barack Obama's favorite books of 2017, Coach Wooden and Me explores Kareen Abdul-Jabbar’s friendship with the famous basketball coach, John Wooden, which began with Abdul-Jabbar's arrival at UCLA at the age of 18. After their three NCAA championships together, Abdul-Jabbar and Wooden's coach and player relationship transformed into a friendship that lasted five decades.
by John McEnroe