Biography & Autobiography - Sports

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Open: An Autobiography

Andre Agassi

A stunning memoir by one of the world's most beloved athletes—a nuanced self-portrait, an intensely candid account of a remarkable life, and a thrilling inside view of the pro tennis tour.From the Hardcover edition.

Abridged CD
Published: Nov 2009

Caddy For Life: The Bruce Edwards Sto...

John Feinstein

In this poignant sports biography, famed journalist John Feinstein chronicles the 30-year collaboration between PGA golfer Tom Watson and caddy Bruce Edwards, who enjoyed a winning combination both on and off the course--until Bruce E...

Abridged CD
Published: Mar 2004

I Beat the Odds: From Homelessness to...

Michael Oher

Unabridged, 7 CDs, 8 hours Read by TBA The football star made famous in the hit film The Blind Side reflects on how far he has come from the circumstances of his youth.

Unabridged CD
Published: Feb 2011

The Last Boy: Mickey Mantle and the E...

Jane Leavy

As she did in her acclaimed biography of Sandy Koufax, Leavy goes beyond the myth and the hyperbole to reveal the man behind The Mick, Mickey Mantle, and his hold on a generation of adoring fans

Unabridged CD
Published: Jul 2010

Driving Mr. Yogi: Yogi Berra, Ron Gui...

Harvey Araton

It happens every spring. Yankees pitching great Ron Guidry arrives at the Tampa airport to pick up Hall of Fame catcher and national treasure Yogi Berra. Guidry drives him to the ballpark. They watch the young players. They talk shop....

Unabridged CD
Published: Mar 2013

The Last Hero: A Life of Henry Aaron

Howard Bryant

The first definitive biography of Henry Aaron—baseball's great home-run champion and one of its most enduring legends.  As the steroid controversy has increasingly tarnished baseball's image, Hank Aaron's achievements have come to ...

Abridged CD
Published: May 2010

Cinderella Man: James J. Braddock, Ma...

Jeremy Schaap

Includes a one-hour interview from 1970 with boxing legend James Braddock! Lost in the annals of boxing is the sport's true Cinderella story. James J. Braddock, dubbed "Cinderella Man" by Damon Runyon, was a once promising l...

Abridged CD
Published: Apr 2005

Driving Mr. Yogi: Yogi Berra, Ron Gui...

Harvey Araton

It happens every spring. Yankees pitching great Ron Guidry arrives at the Tampa airport to pick up Hall of Fame catcher and national treasure Yogi Berra. Guidry drives him to the ballpark. They watch the young players. They talk shop....

Unabridged MP3-CD
Published: Apr 2013

Forever Blue: The True Story of Walte...

Michael D'Antonio

Reviled in New York and beloved in Los Angeles, Walter O'Malley is the most controversial owner in the history of American sports. He changed baseball and Brooklyn forever when he moved the Dodgers to California. But while famous writ...

Unabridged CD
Published: Mar 2009

Forever Blue: The True Story of Walte...

Michael D'Antonio

Resented by some in New York and beloved in Los Angeles, O'Malley is one of the most controversial owners in the history of American sports. He remade major league baseball and altered the course of history in both Brooklyn and Los An...

Unabridged MP3-CD
Published: Mar 2009

Ty Cobb: A Terrible Beauty

Charles Leerhsen

Finally―a fascinating and authoritative biography of perhaps the most controversial player in baseball history, Ty Cobb.Ty Cobb is baseball royalty, maybe even the greatest player who ever lived. His lifetime batting average is stil...

Unabridged MP3-CD
Published: May 2016

Touch the Top of the World: A Blind M...

Erik Weihenmayer

This memoirist's failing eyesight was finally lost when he was in high school. But the limits to his vision did not dissuade him from partaking in life's pleasures, from the thrill of mountain climbing to the adventures of romance. He...

Abridged CD
Published: May 2002

No Shortcuts to the Top: Climbing the...

Ed Viesturs

A veteran mountaineer recalls some of his most harrowing and dangerous climbs as he pursues the goal of reaching the summit of the world's fourteen 8,000-meter peaks, detailing his dedication to the philosophy that 'getting to the top...

Abridged CD
Published: Oct 2006

The Yankee Years

Joe Torre

Twelve straight playoff appearances. Six American League pennants. Four World Series titles. This is the definitive story of a dynasty: the Yankee yearsWhen Joe Torre took over as manager of the New York Yankees in 1996, the most stor...

Abridged CD
Published: Feb 2009

My Losing Season: The Point Guard's W...

Pat Conroy

The bestselling author of 'The Great Santini' reflects on his own youth in this inspiring audiobook about young men in search of their manhood, the bonds they form, the lessons of losing, and finding one's voice and one's self in the ...

Abridged CD
Published: Oct 2002

The Big Bam: The Life and Times of Ba...

Leigh Montville

In this comprehensive biography of the great slugger Babe Ruth, sports journalist Leigh Montville recreates the fascinating and turbulent times when baseball truly was THE national pastime, and when America looked to baseball for its ...

Abridged CD
Published: Apr 2006

Coming Back Stronger: Unleashing the ...

Drew Brees

When a potentially career-ending shoulder injury left quarterback Drew Brees without a team and faced with the daunting task of having to learn to throw a football all over again, coaches around the NFL wondered, would he ever come ba...

Unabridged CD
Published: Jul 2010

Quiet Strength: The Principles, Pract...

Tony Dungy

Visit coachdungy.com to pre-order your copy and for release information! Tony Dungy's words and example have intrigued millions of people, particularly following his victory in Super Bowl XLI, the first for an African American coach....

Abridged CD
Published: Jul 2007

Ted Williams: The Biography of an Ame...

Leigh Montville

He was The Kid. The Splendid Splinter. Teddy Ballgame. One of the greatest figures of his generation, and arguably the greatest baseball hitter of all time. But what made Ted Williams a legend – and a lightning rod for controve...

Abridged CD
Published: Apr 2004

You Can't Make This Up CD: Miracles, ...

L. Jon Wertheim

No sportscaster has covered more major sporting events than Al Michaels—the Super Bowl, World Series, NBA Finals, and Stanley Cup Final—as well as the Olympic Games, Triple Crown, and many more. He has witnessed firsthand some of ...

Unabridged CD
Published: Nov 2014

Branch Rickey: A Life

Jimmy Breslin

A grand-slam combination: an iconic bestselling author remembers the man who integrated baseball.

Unabridged CD
Published: Mar 2011

Joe DiMaggio: The Hero's Life

Richard Ben Cramer

In this revealing look at the life and career of baseball superstar Joe DMaggio, a Pulitzer Prize-winning author explores the ways in which fame helped and hurt the American hero. Cramer clearly admires DMaggio's achievements as a pla...

Abridged CD
Published: Apr 2005

Willie Mays: The Life, The Legend

James S. Hirsch

Authorized by Willie Mays, the definitive biography of one of the greatest baseball players of all time.

Abridged CD
Published: Feb 2010

Eleven Rings: The Soul of Success

Phil Jackson

During his storied career as head coach of the Chicago Bulls and Los Angeles Lakers, Phil Jackson won more championships than any coach in the history of professional sports. Even more important, he succeeded in never wavering from co...

Unabridged CD
Published: May 2013

No Finish Line: My Life As I See It

Sally Jenkins

“Blind? I think there’s no doubt that Marla Runyan can see things much clearer than most of us with 20/20 vision.” ―Lance ArmstrongMarla Runyan was nine years old when she was diagnosed with Stargardt’s disease, an irreversi...

Unabridged MP3-CD
Published: Aug 2015

A Flame of Pure Fire: Jack Dempsey an...

Roger Kahn

Through most of the Roaring '20s, Jack Dempsey was the heavyweight champion of the world. With his fierce good looks and matchless dedication to the kill, he was a fighter perfectly suited to his time. In A Flame of Pure Fire, renowne...

Unabridged MP3-CD
Published: Jul 2009

The Big Fella CD: Babe Ruth and the W...

Jane Leavy

From Jane Leavy, the award-winning, New York Times bestselling author of The Last Boy and Sandy Koufax, comes the definitive biography of Babe Ruth—the man Roger Angell dubbed "the model for modern celebrity."He lived in t...

Unabridged CD
Published: Oct 2018

When Pride Still Mattered: A Life Of ...

David Maraniss

THE BLOCKBUSTER BESTSELLER A NEW YORK TIMES NOTABLE BOOK SPORT MAGAZINE'S BOOK OF THE YEARMore than any other sports figure, Vince Lombardi transformed football into a metaphor for the American experience. The nine seasons during whic...

Abridged CD
Published: Sep 2010

Find a Way

Diana Nyad

On September 2, 2013, at the age of sixty-four, Diana Nyad emerged onto the sands of Key West after swimming 111 miles, nation to nation, Cuba to Florida, in an epic feat of both endurance and human will, in fifty-three hours. Diana c...

Unabridged CD
Published: Oct 2015

Sweetness: The Enigmatic Life of Walt...

Jeff Pearlman

The first definitive biography of Chicago Bears superstar Walter Payton At five feet ten inches tall, running back Walter Payton was not the largest player in the NFL, but he developed a larger-than-life reputation for his strength, s...

Unabridged CD
Published: Nov 2011
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