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List of famous sports books, listed alphabetically with jacket cover images of the books when available. Information for these popular sports books is included as well, such as the author's name and the book's publication date. This list includes the best sports novels, textbooks, and stories, so use it to find books you haven't already read and add them to your reading list.

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A jockey's life is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Sports Books and Novels
A jockey's life Dick Francis

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The Catcher in the Rye is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Sports Books and Novels
The Catcher in the Rye J. D. Salinger

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A Terrible Splendor: Three Ext... is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Sports Books and Novels

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A Year in the Life of Frankie ... is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Sports Books and Novels

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Affirmed: The Last Triple Crow... is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Sports Books and Novels

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And the Big Men Fly is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Sports Books and Novels
And the Big Men Fly Alan Hopgood

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Arnie & Jack: Palmer, Nicklaus... is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Sports Books and Novels

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Big Red of Meadow Stable is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Sports Books and Novels

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Bird at the Buzzer is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Sports Books and Novels

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Blackpool: A Complete Record 1... is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Sports Books and Novels

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Book of Feuds is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Sports Books and Novels

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Champion Charlie is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Sports Books and Novels
Champion Charlie Michael Clower

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Cherry and Black is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Sports Books and Novels
Cherry and Black Walter Spencer Vosburgh

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Faithful: Two Diehard Boston R... is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Sports Books and Novels

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Frankie is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Sports Books and Novels
Frankie Frankie Dettori

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Get Your Own Damn Beer, I'm Wa... is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Sports Books and Novels

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Gipp at Notre Dame: The Untold... is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Sports Books and Novels

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Hover Car Racer is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Sports Books and Novels
Hover Car Racer Matthew Reilly

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Julie Krone, unstoppable jocke... is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Sports Books and Novels

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Man O'War is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Sports Books and Novels
Man O'War Jennifer McKerley

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Mick Kinane is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Sports Books and Novels
Mick Kinane Michael Clower

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My Guy Barbaro: A Jockey's Jou... is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Sports Books and Novels

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Never Give Up: My Stroke, My R... is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Sports Books and Novels

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Now I Can Die in Peace is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Sports Books and Novels
Now I Can Die in Peace Bill Simmons

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Pistol: The Life of Pete Marav... is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Sports Books and Novels

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Rough Ride is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous Sports Books and Novels

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Safe At Home: Confessions of a... is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous Sports Books and Novels

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Secretariat is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous Sports Books and Novels
Secretariat William Nack

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Sports, Sin and Subversion is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous Sports Books and Novels

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Steeplechase jockeys is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous Sports Books and Novels
Steeplechase jockeys Tim Fitzgeorge-Parker

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Tailgating, Sacks, and Salary ... is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous Sports Books and Novels

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Tarnished Heisman is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous Sports Books and Novels

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The Book of Basketball: The NB... is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous Sports Books and Novels

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The Beckham Experiment is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous Sports Books and Novels

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The Downhill Lie: A Hacker's R... is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Famous Sports Books and Novels

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The Great American Baseball Ca... is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Famous Sports Books and Novels

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The Horse God Built is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Famous Sports Books and Novels
The Horse God Built Lawrence Scanlan

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The Kings of New York is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Famous Sports Books and Novels
The Kings of New York Michael Weinreb

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The Legend of Istabraq is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Famous Sports Books and Novels
The Legend of Istabraq Michael Clower

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The Longest Shot is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Famous Sports Books and Novels
The Longest Shot John Eisenberg

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The Yankee Years is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Famous Sports Books and Novels
The Yankee Years Joe Torre, Tom Verducci

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Triple Crown Winner is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Famous Sports Books and Novels
Triple Crown Winner Richard Maturi

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Triumph and Tragedy in Mudvill... is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Famous Sports Books and Novels

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When Nothing Else Matters is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Famous Sports Books and Novels

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Willie Shoemaker is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Famous Sports Books and Novels
Willie Shoemaker Louis Phillips

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Win One for the Gipper: Americ... is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Famous Sports Books and Novels