'Profiles of the Game' eBook is Released
VERO BEACH, Fla., May 15, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ Vero Beach resident captures memorable sports momentsin new "Profiles of the Game" book.
For those who wish they could have witnessed Babe Ruth wearing his Boston Red Sox uniform or Bobby Thomson's 'Shot Heard Round the World,' Seth Levenstein has the next best thing. The Vero Beach resident released an e-book this week, "Profiles of the Game: Really Good Stories from the Sports Pages," which takes readers back in time to when these and other memorable sports stories were written.
Levenstein researched and edited stories previously published by the Associated Press and compiled them into this e-book to promote, preserve and honor great moments and special people in sports history. Intended for sports fans of all ages, the e-book is currently for sale in the Amazon Kindle Store and in the Apple iBooks Store for $9.99.
"Profiles of the Game" delivers an outstanding collection of sports reporting that will capture the attention of sports fans and non-fans alike. Culled from the archives, readers will experience original sports writing about newsworthy people, events and moments in sports history. They will get to experience the same stories their parents, grandparents and great-grandparents read in the sports pages years before them.
Levenstein's inspiration for the book comes from his own sports memories and experiences. He once worked for a professional women's basketball team and he observed that the players didn't know much about the history of their own game. He also recalls reading about some African-American major league baseball players who didn't know Jackie Robinson's history. His intention was to produce a book that goes beyond being a typical sports fact book or encyclopedia.
"Profiles of the Game" presents not just plays and highlights that readers have probably never seen, but moments and experiences that readers thought would never be experienced again," said Levenstein. "I wanted to reprint these stories as originally written by writers who experienced the moment and were able to provide firsthand reporting about the person or moment and give these stories a second chance."
Some of the stories about special moments include the 'Shot Heard Round the World,' Doug Flutie's Hail Mary against the University of Miami and the greatest comeback in Ryder Cup history. Some hidden gems include Lance Mackey winning back-to-back Iditarod races; "Peanut" Johnson, an African-American woman who pitched in the Negro Leagues; Tom House, who caught Hank Aaron's 715th home run ball; and Billy Mills, an American Indian who won the Olympic gold and scored one of the greatest upsets in the 10,000 meter run.
The e-book includes 40 photos with the oldest dating back to Babe Ruth wearing his 1919 Boston Red Sox uniform. Other photos include golfer Bobby Jones with his father (1927), Magic Johnson & Larry Bird (1979) at the NCAA championships, Lou Gehrig & Ellsworth "Babe" Dahlgren (1939), Boxer Joe Louis (1936), Roger Maris (1961), Joe Namath (1969), Cassius Clay at age 12, Joe DiMaggio (1933), Bobby Hull (1962), Vince Lombardi (from his playing days at Fordham University 1935), Knute Rockne (1930), and Jim Thorpe & Babe Didrikson (1950).
"Profiles of the Game" is the first book in a series that Levenstein has planned. The e-book was made possible through a relationship that he developed with the Associated Press. For more information, call Seth Levenstein at 732-439-8957 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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