Everyone loves an underdog - and now you can experience and share the greatest upsets in sports history with The Greatest Moments in Sports: Upsets and Underdogs! This book plus audio CD is all about "the little guy," the athlete or team that seemingly has no chance. Any yet somehow they emerge victorious. From the New York Times bestselling author of The Greatest Moments in Sports comes this collection unlike any other. Through photos, facts, and thrilling stories, you'll uncover the greatest upsets the sports world has ever seen.
Why do so many people love underdogs? Probably because we've all felt like an underdog at some time or another. And discovering the stories behind the most unlikely heroes is sure to inspire the champion in you!
Hear the actual broadcasts:
•Buster Douglas knocks out undefeated Mike Tyson •A dairy farmer defeats the "Russian Bear" in wrestling •Injured Kerri Strug sticks a perfect vault landing •and many more on an exclusive audio CD
Plus discover the amazing stories behind some of the most inspiring upsets ever:
•Doug Flutie throws the most famous pass in college football history •Billy Mills becomes the only American to win gold at the 10, 000 meters •Jim Abbott, the one-armed pitcher, throws a no-hitter •University of Texas-El Paso upsets Kentucky to win the NCAA Basketball Championship •and many, many more!
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
My son saw this book in SI kids and wanted it for his birthday. It is great! The cd is great too,,,,,just to listen to those wonder moments, especially the US hockey miracle. My son even read the entire book! and listened to the cd. Great for young and old alike!From the Babe- to Hank-.Arthur Ashe-Michael Phelps-Billie Jean King- Nadia-Jackie-Roger Bannister-Jordan-the 69 Mets-Gretzky-Jesse Owens-Ali-Wilt Chamberlain- it's all here. My son could learn about famous moments from the past too!
I sent this to my young sports obsessed nephew as part of his birthday present. From what I have been told, he didn't want to put it down when he got it. I have not seen the book because I had it shipped directly to him, but apparently it is well written and interesting enough to keep a seven year old boy reading!
"This is the best book I ever read. There were lots of sports people."
I bought this for my son for Xmas and he has been reading it steadily and WILLINGLY every night before bed. Staying up late just to finish chapters. He is begging me to find "Volume 2"
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