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Classic Sports

Jonathan Knight, Editor
Book proposals and CVs should be sent to:
Will Underwood
The Kent State University Press
1118 Library
Kent, OH 44242-0001 USA
wunderwo@kent.edu
The Classic Sports series celebrates the intriguing histories of beloved sports teams, evoking and enriching the memories of longtime fans. Providing a patchwork narrative of the evolutions of cherished franchises and the essential characters and moments that define them, Classic Sports colorfully illustrates that these ongoing sagas played out on fields and inside arenas across the country deserve reflection and appreciation.

Classic Pens, 2nd edition

| Filed under: Black Squirrel Books, Classic Sports, Recent Releases, Sports
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In the first edition of Classic Pens readers were reminded of the franchise’s most memorable contests, from its beginnings in the 1960s through the 2010s. This new edition brings the team’s standout games up to date, including their triumphant 2016 Stanley Cup victory.

 


Classic Cavs 2nd Edition

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This brand-new edition of Classic Cavs counts down the fifty greatest Cleveland Cavaliers games, from their 67-loss inaugural NBA season in 1970–71 through the franchise’s renaissance following the triumphant return of LeBron James. The rich, colorful history of the Cavs is woven into tales that…

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Classic Pens

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In the Pittsburgh Penguins’ early years, starting in the late 1960s, it wasn’t uncommon to buy a $5 ticket for a seat at the top of the Civic Arena (the “Igloo”) and at the end of the first period move to a seat in the…

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Classic Steelers

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When it came to football in the 1930s, the college sport was king. But in 1933, former boxer and minor league baseball player Art Rooney, who had quarterbacked the squad at Duquesne University, purchased a team for Pittsburgh for $2,500. Thus began the legacy we…

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Classic Bucs

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Until the surprising 2012 campaign, a generation of Steel City baseball fans had hungered for the Pirates to be involved in an actual pennant race, a goal that even the most diehard could not have imagined. There was a time that it wasn’t a far-off…

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