Trinity University Press

Books about Sports

Baseball in the Lone Star State: The Texas League’s Greatest Hits

Tom Kayser (author), David King (author)

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In vivid episodic chapters, Tom Kayser and David King create an entertaining history of the Texas League, providing a broad picture of the shifting character of baseball operations in this century-old minor league. Portrayed are the many varied and often colorful owners, managers, and players who did so much to give this league a powerful place in Texas culture. Accompanying the text are dozens of black-and-white...

The book is a treasure of baseball stories that often cross the line as downright freakish records. — Pecan Park Eagle

Bronchos to Spurs: Sports in San Antonio since 1888

Chris Foltz (author)

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Bronchos to Spurs is a historical guide to sports in San Antonio and includes the dramatic early story of the Spursfive-time National Basketball Association championscomplete with team rosters, scoring records, and a wealth of other important facts and figures. Then there’s baseball, which launched San Antonio’s big league sports in 1888. The Texas League champion Missions are likewise recounted in story and...

Hi Mom, Send Sheep!: My Life as the Coyote and After

Tim Derk (author), David Robinson (foreword)

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At the age of forty-seven, Tim Derk’s career as mascot for the San Antonio Spurs was soaring as the team headed toward their third NBA Championship. That career ended abruptly when he suffered a massive stroke. Despite remarkable success in regaining speech and movement, Derk knew there was no going back. Hi Mom, Send Sheep! is his fond look at his years as the Coyote. Beginning with his recruitment from a community...

Tim’s life is his best act. Picking up the house key can be more heroic than a back flip basket dunk in a furry costume. It’s heart we’re talking about, and Tim’s heart... — Phil Hardberger, former mayor of San Antonio

Spurs Nation: Major Moments in San Antonio Basketball

Staff of the San Antonio Express-News (author), Jim Lefko (introduction)

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From the Memorial Day Miracle to coach Gregg Popovich’s legendary leadership to winning five NBA championships, the San Antonio Spurs have brought excitement to the Alamo City and the greater NBA family since 1976. Celebrating the team with the most rabid and loyal fan base in basketball history, Spurs Nation captures the Spurs’ unforgettable plays and crucial junctures from the past thirty years. Spurs Nation is the...

As the younger generation watches the new crop of players filter in, this chronicle will fill them in on who they have to thank for the caliber of basketball they are...Rivard Report