Pick a sport baseball, professional or college football or basketball, horse racing, boxing, or tennis and you'll find that New York City has consistently had front-row seats for major developments and memorable events in that sport's history. Like the city itself, New York's sports history is noisy, self-important, and endlessly fascinating. And now, for the first time, there's a book that analyzes and ranks the city's top hundred sports events. A list to settle all arguments . . . or to start plenty of new ones.
Stuart Miller, a fourth-generation New Yorker and veteran sportswriter, ranks the city's most dramatic, inspiring, and memorable events in The 100 Greatest Days in New York Sports
. Richly illustrated with over 170 photos, the book features essays for each of the top hundred days in New York City sports and also chronicles the top twenty-five days the city's teams ever had on the road, the greatest performances by opponents against New York teams, and the worst days in New York sports. For the first time ever, one book covers all the historic highlights of modern American sports in New York City.
John Stark's dunks over Michael Jordan in the NBA's 1993 Eastern Conference Finals
Man o'War's big win at Aqueduct in 1920
The Giants crushing the Chicago Bears in the 1956 NFL Championship
The classic Ali-Frazier title fight at the Garden
Jackie Robinson's major league debut
The return of the Subway Series (Mets vs. Yankees) in 2000
Jimmy Connors's 1991 romp to the U.S. Open semifinals
The Rangers ending a 54-year drought to win the 1994 Stanley Cup
With a special foreword by the great former Mets pitcher and Hall of Famer Tom Seaver, The 100 Greatest Days in New York Sports
will inspire debate and delight for years to come. More than an entertaining history, this amazing collection is a tribute to the passion and heart of every New York and every American sports fan and to the great city itself.
For more information go to www.100greatestnysports.com