This week the library received a new book that should interest all of the sports fans out there - Upon Further Review: The Greatest What-Ifs in Sports History by Mike Pesca.
The author is a reporter who has covered all sorts of sporting events including Super Bowls, the World Series, the Olympics, and even the Westminster Dog Show. He has won awards and hosts a podcast. Now he has written a book with a unique concept. He asks the question “What if...?” about many of the most historic sporting events. He shows what might have happened if something had occurred differently than it did. For example, he wonders how the world of sports might have changed if the U.S. had boycotted Hitler’s Olympics in 1936. Or if tennis player Bobby Riggs had beaten Billie Jean King. There are stories for every sport imaginable. Some are a little more far-fetched than others, but all will make sports fans think about how one action that might seem insignificant really might change the whole outcome of an event or even the future of the sport.
This book can be found in Dewey number 796, which is where sports enthusiasts will find all sorts of interesting books about their favorite pastime.