Name of Collection: Sports and Sports Medicine

School Name: Thomas Edison Career & Technical High School

Address: 165-65 84th Avenue, Jamaica, New York 11432

Phone: 718/297-6580 x 1551

Fax: 718/658-0365

Librarian: Diane Stein

Librarian's e-mail:

Introduction: This collection includes materials on all sports including sports history, sports biographies, sports medicine and current sports articles.

Questions for Inquiry:

Where do I find books on female athletes?
Where do I find books on the history of basketball?
Where do I find books on rules for different games?
How can I find information on my favorite team?
Where do I find books on sports medicine?
I injured myself playing a sport, where can I find information on how to treat my injury?

Keywords: Baseball, Basketball, Football, Sports Medicine, Sports injuries, Golf, Tennis, Soccer, Water sports, Cycling, History of sports.

Subject Headings:

Sports injuries, Athletes, Sports history, Basketball, Baseball, Olympics.

Dewey Decimal Classification(s):

617.1 Sports Medicine; 796 Sports; B Biographies

Key Books


"Baseball as America: seeing ourselves through our national game." Cooperstown, New York: National Baseball Hall of Fame, 2002.
"Encyclopedia of ethnicity and sports in the United States." Othello Harris, George B. Kirsch, and Claire E. Nolte, editors. Westport, Conn: Greenwood Press, 2000.
"Encyclopedia of sports in America: a history from foot races to extreme sports." Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 2009.
"Fitness information for teens" Detroit: Omnigraphics. 2008.
"Great athletes: Olympic sports." New York: Salem Press, 2010.
Leventhal, Josh. "The World Series: An illustrated encyclopedia of the fall classic." New York: Black Dog &Leventhal Publishers, 2001.
Loverro, Thom. "Encyclopedia of Negro League Baseball." New York: Facts on File, Inc., 2003.
McGovern, Michael. "The encyclopedia of twentieth century athletes." New York: Facts on File, Inc., 2001
Oakes, Elizabeth H. "The encyclopedia of sports medicine." New York: Facts on File, Inc., 2004.
"The book of rules: a visual guide to the laws of every commonly played sport and game." New York: Facts on File, Inc., 1998.
"Unique games and sports around the world." Doris Corbett, John Cheffers, and Eileen Crowley Sullivan, editors. Westport, Conn.: Greenwood Press, 2001.
Wilkins, Sally E. D. "Sports and games of medieval cultures." Westport, Conn.: Greenwood Press, 2002.
"World of sports science." Detroit: Thomson Gale, 2007.
Wukovits, John. "The encyclopedia of world sports." New York: Franklin Watts, 2000.


Beim, Gloria and Ruth Winter. "The female athlete's body book." Chicago: Contemporary Books, 2003.
Burgos, Adrian. "Playing America's game: Baseball, Latinos, and the color line." Los Angeles: University of California Press, 2007.
Chadwick, Bruce. "When the game was black and white: the illustrated history of baseball's Negro Leagues." New York: Abbeville Press, 1992.
"Cheerleading: From tryouts to championships." New York: Universe Publishing, 2007.
Currie-McGhee, Leanne. "Exercise addiction." Detroit: Lucent Books, 2011.
Darling, Ron. The complete game: reflectionson baseball, pitching, and life on the mound." New York: Knopf, 2009.
Darraj, Susan Muaddi and Rob Maaddi. "Oscar de la Hoya." New York: Chelsea House Publishers, 2008.
Donovan, Brian. "Hard driving: The Wendell Scott Story: the odyssey of Nascar's first Black driver." Hanover, NH: Steerforth Press, 2008.
Field, Shelly. "Career coach: Managing your career in the sports industry." New York: Checkmark Books, 2004.
Freedman, Lew. "Thunder on the tundra: Football above the arctic circle." Alaska: Alaska Northwest Books, 2008.
Gibson, Bob. "Sixty feet, six inches: A hall of fame pitcher & a hall of fame hitter talk about how the game is played." NewYork: Doubleday, 2006.
Griffith, H.Winter. "Complete guide to sports injuries." New York: The Berkley Publishing Group, 2004.
Guttmann, Allen. "Japanese sports: a history." Honolulu: University of Hawaii Press, 2001.
Haas, Robert. "Eat to win for the 21st century." New York: New American Library, 2005.
Hauser, Thomas. "An unforgiving sport: an inside look at another year in boxing." Fayetteville: University of Arkansas Press, 2009.
Haygood, Will: "Sweet thunder: the life and times of Sugar Ray Robinson." New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 2009.
James, LeBron: Shooting stars." New York: Penguin Press, 2009.
Liebs, Andrew. "Sports and games of the Renaissance." Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 2004.
Levin, Judith. "Ichiro Suzuki." New York: Chelsea House, 2007.
Longman, Jere. "The Hurricanes: One high school team's homecoming after Katrina." New York: BBS Public Affairs, 2008.
Magee, David. "Sweet sport: 125 years of baseball and the Louisville slugger." Chicago: Triumph Books, 2009.
Marcovitz, Hal. "Sports injuries." Detroit: Lucent Books, 2011.
McIntosh, J.S. "Martial arts." Broomall, PA: Mason Crest Publishers, 2011.
McIntosh, J.S. "Soccer." Broomall, PA: Mason Crest Publishers, 2011.
"Nike is a goddess: the history of women in sports." New York: Atlantic Monthly Press
Papageorge, Tod. "American sports, 1970, or, how we spent the war in Vietnam." New York: Aperture, 2007.
Parks, Peggy J. "Drugs and sports." San Diego: Reference Point Press, 2009.
Robbins, Liz. "A race like no other: 26.5 miles through the streest of New York." New York: Harper, 2008
Roberts, Russell and Timothy Jacobs. "100 athletes who shaped sports history." San Mateo, CA: Bluewood Books, 2004.
Russo, Christopher. "The Mad Dog 100: the greatest sports arguments of all time." New York: Doubleday, 2003.
Savitz, Harriet May. "Weelchair champions: a history of wheelchair sports." Lincoln, NE: iUniverse, Inc., 2006.
Sharp, Anne Wallace. "Nancy Lopez: Golf Hall of Famer." Detroit: Gale, 2008.
Thompson, Teri. "American icon: the fall of Roger Clemens and the rise of steroids in America's pasttime." New York: Knopf, 2009.
Vaccaro, Mike. "The first fall classic: the Red Sox, Giants, and the cast of players, pugs,a nd politicos who reinvented the World Series in 1912." New York: Doubleday, 2009.
Vaccaro, Mike. "1941, the greatest year in sports: two baseball legends, two boxing champs, andthe unstoppable thoroughbred who made history in the shadow of war." New York: Doubleday, 2007.
Vanderhoof, Gabrielle. "Basketball." Broomall, PA: Mason Crest Publishers, 2011.
Vanderhoof, Gabrielle. "Track & field." Broomall, PA,: Mason Crest Publishers, 2011.
Wukovits, John F. "Kobe Bryant." Detroit: Lucent Books, 2011.
Zirin, Dave. "A people's history of sports in the United States: 250 years of politics, protest, people and play." New York: The New Press, 2008.
Zinniuch, Fran. "Crooked: a history of cheating in sports." Lanham, MD: Taylor Trade Publishing, 2009.
Zoss, Joel & John Bowman. Diamonds in the rough: the untold history of baseball. New York: MacMillan Publishing Company, 1989.


Cheripko, Jan. "Imitate the tiger." New York: Boyds Mills Press, 1998.*
Deuker, Carl. "Night hoops." New York: HarperCollins Publishers Inc., 2000.*
Deuker, Carl. "On the devil's court." New York: Avon Books, 1988.*
Holland, Robert. "Rumors: a novel of sports and mystery" Woodstock, CT: Frost Hollow Publishers, LLC., 2010.
Lipsyte, Robert. "The contender." New York: HarperCollins Publishers, 1967.*
Lipsyte, Robert. "Warrior angel." New York: HarperCollins Publishers, 2003.*
Myers, Walter Dean. "Hoops." New York: Bantam, Doubleday, Dell Publishing Group, Inc. 1981.*
Myers, Walter Dean. "Slam." New York: Scholastic, Inc., 1996*

Magazine Articles

• Print:

"Do Black Athletes face glass ceiling?" News & Notes (NPR), 01/22/2007
"Owners warned to cooperate in steroids probe" Toronto Star (CAN), January 19, 2007. C02
"Plenty of Picks for Hall of Shame" Toronto Star (CAN), January 31, 2006, C04.

• Online: *


"Gale Databases: Opposing Viewpoints"
"Novel: Custom Newspapers, Topic Search"


American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) Searchable only by player name.
Basketball Hall of Fame: Negro Baseball League
Ballparks of Baseball: The Fields of Major League Baseball htp://
ESPN Sports Century
History of Women in Sports Timeline
International Boxing Hall of Fame:
National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum
The Official Site of Major League Baseball
The Olympic Movement
Pro Football Hall of Fame:
Yahoo! Sports

Shrink your female fat zones - Denise Austin (DVD - 2003)*
Personal training system - Denise Austin (DVD) 2004*
Yoga for stress relief (DVD)*
Pumping iron (25th anniversary special edition) (DVD - 1976)*
Classical pilates technique (DVD - 2002)*
When we were kings (DVD -1997) *
Ultimate Jordan (20th anniversary) (DVD - 2001)*
NFL Films - Denver Broncos - The complete history (DVD) *




Community Resources:

National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum -- Cooperstown, New York
National Track and Field Hall of Fame -- New York, New York
The Harness Racing Museum and Hall of Fame -- Goshen, New York
Castskill Fly Fishing Center and Museum -- Livingston Manor, New York
National Soccer Hall of Fame -- Oneonta, New York
National Distance Running Hall of Fame -- Utiaca, New York
International Boxing Hall of Fame -- Canastota, New York
DIRT Hall of Fame and Classic Car Museum -- Weedsport, New York
National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame -- Saratoga Springs, New York
Saratoga Harness Hall of Fame and Museum-- Saratoga Springs, New York
1932 & 1980 Lake Placid Winter Olympic Museum and Hall of Fame -- Lake Placid, New York

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*An asterisk next to material indicates that it is recommended in this subject area but not available in this CCD collection.