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Here is the story of twenty-two men who gather every fall to painstakingly reenact what ESPN called “the most shocking play in NFL history” and the Washington Redskins dubbed the “Throwback Special”- the November 1985 play in which the Redskins’ Joe Theismann had his leg horribly broken by Lawrence Taylor of the New York Giants live on Monday Night Football.
Reporter Sam finds himself transported to the summer of 1869 and becomes involved with the nation's first pro-baseball players.
Returning as an honored guest to the exclusive country club where he worked when he was young, Jack Handley remembers the summer of 1946 when he caddied for Ben Hogan in the last Chicago Open.
A young fly fisherman tries to find his own path by staying in a remote cabin. This coming-of-age story has become a classic.
It's been 15 years since high school, and Nelly Crenshaw comes home to bury his old football coach. Crenshaw has to decide if he can forgive his old coach, and if he can move on with his own life.
This is a book by the founder of Esalen, and while the content mingles the bizarre and surreal with the human potential movement, the whole nonetheless perfectly captures the spirit and delight of golf.

Mysteries

Croquet has become all the rage in this town. But while stumbling down a steep bank after her croquet ball, Meg finds the body of a fresh female corpse with a mallet-sized dent in her head.
Valerie Simpson’s tennis career skyrocketed but now the headlines belong to a player from the other side of the tracks. When Valerie is shot dead and dropped outside the stadium at the U.S. Open, sports agent Myron Bolitar investigates the killing and uncovers a strange connection.
Lenny has always dreamed of being a baseball announcer. He finally gets a chance to call an inning, when the young, promising pitcher fresh out of the minors literally drops dead on the mound. The official report is that the pitcher died of a heart attack, but Lenny has a hunch there's something more sinister going on.