Seeking your top shelf recommendations for excellent books about sports. If you've read (and liked) David Halberstam, H.G. Bissinger, or John Feinstein, your recommendations are particularly helpful. Picky details below the fold.
Help me find excellent books about sports. I'm looking for books, not columns, blogs, or magazine stories (or anthologies). Autobiographies, also, are not preferred.
The books of this sort I've enjoyed the most have been by Halberstam (Summer of '49, October 1961), Bissinger (Friday Night Lights), and Feinstein (A Season on the Brink, etc.). So more books in this vein if you please!
I've tried but couldn't get into Boys of Summer, and have read Moneyball.
American sports preferred; especially interested in what I guess are "mainstream" type sports like baseball, basketball, football, hockey, golf, moreso than adventure sports or outdoorsy things, although if you just LOVED it, I'm interested.
I've read this thread
, and will check out some of the recommendations, but it's going on six years old now, so it's time for more input on this!