Notable Sports Figures by Dana R. Barnes

By Dana R. Barnes

This paintings makes an attempt to hide all foreign, seminal activities figures from the 19th to the twenty-first century in all disciplines. greater than six hundred biographies conceal not just athletes but in addition coaches, workforce executives, media figures, writers, and sportscasters. the factors for choice integrated ''first'' achievements, influence on recreation after which society, files set or damaged, and involvement in debatable or newsworthy actions on or off the field.Each access is prepared alphabetically and incorporates a 1,000- to 2,500-word essay, touch details for the topic, and additional readings, together with websites. Sidebars offer chronologies of occasions within the lives of the topics, lists of significant awards and accomplishments, facts, extracts from fabric reminiscent of journal articles, and short biographies of people who performed major roles within the activities figures' lives. different invaluable gains are the 3 indexes: a geographic index, an occupational index, and cumulative topic index that gives entry below crew identify, faith, awards, place performed, or even illnesses, resembling HIV/AIDS.Notable activities Figures doesn't inevitably fill a void in biographical assurance of athletes whilst one considers the new booklet of numerous different resources, comparable to Encyclopedia of North American activities heritage (2d ed., evidence On dossier, 2002) or The Scribner Encyclopedia of yankee Lives: activities Figures (2002). Admittedly those volumes are constrained to American or North American activities assurance, yet after scanning the geographic index in awesome activities Figures, it really is relatively glaring that the emphasis is on American athletes. in spite of the fact that, having all the notables in a single reference set will store the reference librarian time in trying to find authoritative assets. amazing activities Figures is usually recommended for high-school, public, and educational libraries the place price range funds will let buy.

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1721 American football player Karrie Webb . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1723 Australian golfer Spud Webb . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1726 American basketball player Chris Webber. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1728 American basketball player Dick Weber . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1731 American bowler Ulrich Wehling . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1734 German skier V Erik Weihenmayer.

1651 American baseball executive Mike Tyson . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1653 American boxer Wyomia Tyus. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1658 American track and field athlete U Johnny Unitas . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1661 American football player Al Unser, Sr. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1666 American race car driver Bobby Unser . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . S. Men’s Olympic Hockey Team .

1713 American football player Ora Washington. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1716 American tennis and basketball player Tom Watson. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1719 American golfer Ricky Watters . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1721 American football player Karrie Webb . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1723 Australian golfer Spud Webb . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1726 American basketball player Chris Webber. . . .

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