The Best American Sports Writing

Index: 1991-2012

 

Guest Editors

David Halberstam 1991 RIP

Thomas McGuane 1992

Frank Deford 1993

Thomas Boswell 1994

Dan Jenkins 1995

John Feinstein 1996

George Plimpton 1997 RIP

Bill Littlefield 1998

Richard Ford 1999

Dick Schaap 2000 RIP

Bud Collins 2001

Rick Reilly 2002

Buzz Bissinger 2003

Richard Ben Cramer 2004 RIP

Mike Lupica 2005

Michael Lewis 2006

David Maraniss 2007

William Nack 2008

Leigh Montville 2009

Peter Gammons 2010

Jane Leavy 2011

Michael Wilbon 2012

JR Moehringer 2013

 

Series Editor

Glenn Stout 1991-present

 

Note: Date w/ story refers to BASW edition. All stories originally published the previous year


Alan Abel

When Hell Froze Over. Sports Illustrated – 1999

J.A. Adande

A Furor Follows Deion. The Washington Post – 1995

Michael Agovino

My Dad, the Bookie. GQ – 2003

Mitch Albom

A Tragedy Too Easy Too Ignore. The Detroit Free Press – 1993

Trying to Find Yourself in the Toughest Times. The Detroit Free Press – 2004

David Aldridge

A Team’s True Colors. The Washington Post – 1996

Martin Amis

At The Wide-Open Open. The New Yorker – 1994

Roger Angell

Called Strike. The New Yorker – 1996

Conic Projection. The New Yorker – 1997

Early Innings. The New Yorker – 1993

The Game’s the Thing. The New Yorker – 1996

Swingtime. The New Yorker – 1994

Tell Me A Story. The New Yorker – 1991

Dave Anderson

Omaha Beach has a Golf Course Now. The New York Times – 1995

Peter Andrews

No Pain, No Game. Golf Digest – 1995

Kent Babb

Arrowhead Anxiety. Kansas City Star – 2013

Chris Ballard

The Courage of Jill Costello. Sports Illustrated – 2011

The Game of the Year.  Sports Illustrated – 2006

Mourning Glory. Sports Illustrated – 2013

Michael Bamberger

Living With A Lie. Sports Illustrated – 1996

Pride of Peabody.  Sports Illustrated – 2005

The Year of Living Raucously. Golf Digest – 1993

Bruce Barcott

Life and Limb. Runner’s World – 2009 

Dave Barry

The Old Ball Game. Tropic – 1993

Why the NBA Isn’t as Offensive as You Think. Tropic – 1992

Barry Bearak

Caballo Blanco’s Last Run.  New York Times – 2013

Pam Belluck

How to Catch Fish in Vermont. The New York Times – 2005

Alex Belth

The Two-Fisted, One-Eyed Misadventures of Sportswriting’s Last Badass. Deadspin.com — 2012

Ira Berkow

For Jenkins, Another Tragic Twist in the Road. The New York Times – 1994

Making Contact. Chicago Magazine – 2005

An Unconventional Tradition of Success. The New York Times – 2004

Walking Away, While he Still Can. The New York Times – 1994

Mike Bianchi

Nightmare is Real for Mourners. The Orlando Sentinel – 2002

Burkhard Bilger

Enter the Chicken.  Harper’s Magazine – 2000

The Strongest Man in the World. The New Yorker - 2013

Furman Bisher

This Ex-Voter Has Had Enough Heisman Hype. The Atlanta Journal Constitution – 1995

Buzz Bissinger

For Love of DiMaggio. Vanity Fair – 2001

Roy Blount Jr.

Blunder Road. Men’s Journal – 1993

Will Blythe

The Marvel. Men’s Journal – 2001

Jake Bogoch

School of Fight. Deadspin.com – 2011

Tom Boswell

Controlling Force. Playboy – 1997

For Timeless Player, It Was Time, The Washington Post – 1999

The Rocket’s Descent.  The Washington Post – 2008

Late Boomer. The Washington Post Magazine – 1998

John Ed Bradley

Get a Load of Me! Sports Illustrated – 1994

Rick Bragg

In the Nick of Time.  Sports Illustrated – 2008

John Branch

Punched Out.  The New York Times–2012

John Brant

Close to Home. Runner’s World – 2010

Duel in the Sun.  Runner’s World – 2005

Following Terry Fox.  Runner’s World – 2008

Frank’s Story. Runner’s World – 2012

Team Hoyt Starts Again.  Runner’s World – 2007

Yoni Brenner

Trick Plays. The New Yorker – 2011

Jennifer Briggs

My Life in the Locker Room. The Dallas Observer – 1993

Chip Brown

Not to Get Too Mystical About It. The New York Times Play Magazine -2008

James Brown

Dirty Moves.  THe Los Angeles Times Magazine – 2006

Larry Brown

The White Coon.  Field and Stream – 2007

Howard Bryant

Dusty Baker a Symbol of Perverance. ESPN.com – 2011

Susy Buchanan

Appetite for Destruction. Phoenix New Times – 2003

Bill Buford

Talking Turkey.  The Nw Yorker -2007

Amby Burfoot

White Men Can’t Run. Runner’s World – 1993

Running Scared  Runner’s World – 2009

Steery Butcher

Gentling Cheatgrass.  Texas Monthly – 2011

Bryan Burrough

Storm Warning. Vanity Fair – 2000

Bruce Buschel

Lips Get Smacked. Philadelphia Magazine – 1994

Tom Callahan

How Swede It Is. Golf Digest – 1995

Gary Cartwright

The Old Man and the Tee. Texas Monthly – 1994

Vain Glory. Texas Monthly – 1995

Oscar Casares

Ready for Some Futbol?  Texas Monthly -2007

Greg Child

Fear of Falling. Outside – 2001

Rene Chun

Bobby Fischer’s Pathetic Endgame. The Atlantic Monthly – 2003

 

Tom Clynes

Above and Beyond.  Backpacker – 2008

Richard Cohen

Personal Best. The Washington Post Magazine – 1991

Robert Cole

Cale Registering On a Hook. The College of New Jersey Review – 1998

Steve Coll

Barrage of Bullets Drowns Out Cried of Comrades.  The Washington Post – 2005

Pamela Colloff

Flipping Out.  Texas Monthly -2006

She’s Here, She’s Queer, She’s Fired.  Texas Monthly – 2006

Gene Collier

The Ex-Sportswriter. The Columbia Journalism Review – 2001

Bud Collins

Boxing Grieves Loss of 5th St. Gym. The Boston Globe – 1994

Kevin Conley

A Stud’s Life. The New Yorker -2001

Frank Conroy

Running the Table. GQ – 1991

Mark Coomes and Pat Forde

Jimmy Thompson’s House of Cards. The Louisville Courier-Journal – 1996

Jeff Coplon

The Right Call. The New Yorker – 1991

The Man Who Loves Basketball Too Much. Men’s Journal – 1997

Sara  Corbett

Baseball for Life.  The New York Times Play Magazine – 2007

Greg Couch

A Runaway Win Cubs Fans Won’t Appreciate. The Chicago Sun-Times – 2004

What Might Have Been. The Wichita Eagle – 1996

Lynne Cox

Swimming to Antarctica. The New Yorker – 2004

Daniel Coyle

Peerless.  Outside -2000

That Which Does Not Kill Me Makes Me Stranger.  New York Times Play Magazine – 2007

Tommy Craggs

Fishing the Mainstream. SF Weekly – 2004

Hammering on Hank.  Slate.com – 2008

Richard Ben Cramer

A Native Son’s Thoughts. Sports Illustrated – 1996

Paulo Cullum

The Big Show by Little People.  Los angeles Times Magazine – 2007

Bryan Curtis

A Free Agent Adjusts His Truss. Play Magazine – 2009

David Davis

The 13th Round. LA Weekly – 1996

Frank DeFord

Almost a Hero. Sports Illustrated – 2002

Running Man. Vanity Fair – 1994

Trouble on the Court. Vanity Fair – 1996

Peter DeJonge

The Leap of His Life. The New York Times Magazine – 2004

A ‘90’s Kind of Rivalry. The New York Times Magazine – 1996

David DiBenedetto

The Biggest Fish Story Ever Told. Men’s Journal -2005

Michael Dileo

Dear Prudence. Texas Monthly – 2001

Michael Disend

“A Painter on a Planet of Blind People” Sports Illustrated – 1992

David Dobbs

The Tight Collar. Wired – 2011

J. D. Dolan

Pool: A Love Story. Esquire – 1999

Bill Donahue

Fixing Diane’s Brain. Runner’s World — 2012

End of the Run. Outside – 2003

Neil Donnelly

Going the Distance. Buffalo Magazine – 1991

Larry Dorman

The Rivalry. The New York Times – 1996

Geoffrey Douglas

The Double Life of Laura Shaw. Yankee – 2001

Robert Draper

Beauty in the Beast. GQ – 2004

Pumping Irony. GQ – 2001

Todd Drew  RIP 2010

Memories are Forever. Bronx Banter.com – 2009

Stephen J. Dubner

Life Is a Contact Sport. The New York Times Magazine – 2003

David James Duncan

Bird-Watching As A Blood Sport. Harpers – 1998

Jeff Duncan

Desire Without End.  The NEw Orleans Times Picayune – 2006

Timothy Dwyer

Center of Gravity. The Philadelphia Inquirer Magazine – 1992

Mat Edelson

Cal on the Verge. Baltimore Magazine – 1996

James Ellroy

Sex, Glitz and Greed: The Seduction of O.J. Simpson. GQ – 1995

Jason Fagone

The Dirtiest Player. GQ – 2011

Mark Fainaru-Wada

Dreams, Steroids, Death.  San Francisco Chronicle – 2005

Michael Farber

Eight Seconds. Sports Illustrated – 2011

Tom Farrey

Hard Core Hoops. Pacific – 1996

Bruce Feldman

Out of Control. ESPN: The Magazine – 2003

Dave Ferrell

Far Beyond A Mere Marathon. The Los Angeles Times – 1998

Bill Fields

Man of the Century. Golf World – 1996

Ron Fimrite

The Amazing Madigan. Sports Illustrated Classic – 1993

David Finkel

Golf’s Saving Grace. The Washington Post Magazine – 1998

Michael Finkel

Running Like Hell.  Women’s Sports and Fitness – 2000

Robin Finn

Second Time Around for Jennifer Capriati. The New York Times – 1995

William Finnegan

Blank Monday.  The New Yorker – 2007

David Fleming

The Ball that Just Won’t Die ESPN: The Magazine

Sean Flynn

The Memorial. Golf Magazine – 2005

Richard Ford

Hunting With My Wife. Sports Afield – 1997

Pat Forde

Fallen Star Goose Ligon Is Looking for a Miracle. The Louisville Courier Journal – 1998

Ian Frazier

Big Fish, Little Fish. Sports Afield – 1997

Snook.  The New Yorker – 2007

Steve Friedman

Dogged.  Runner’s World – 2008

Driving Lessons.  Travel and Leisure Golf – 2006

The Impossible Redemption of Jonathan Boyer. Bicycling – 2010

“It’s Gonna Suck to Be You.” Outside – 2002

Kingpin. GQ – 1999

A Moment of Silence. Runner’s World – 2007

The Race of Truth. Bicycling – 2004

Up From the Gutter.  Esquire – 2000

Tad Friend

Uno, Dos, Tres . . .Urrrrnghghgh! Outside – 1998

Tom Friend

The Natural. ESPN: The Magazine – 2001

The Old College Try.  ESPN.com – 2011

Ken Fuson

Guts and Glory. Esquire – 1997

Peter Gammons

The Throes of Tossing a Baseball. The Boston Globe  – 1992

Greg Garber

A Tormented Soul. ESPN.com – 2006

Elizabeth Gilbert

Lucky Jim. GQ – 2003

Near Death in the Afternoon. GQ – 2002

William Gildea

For Ali, Greatness Takes another Form. The Washington Post – 1992

A Shot That Resounds in Hoosier Hearts: In Milan, Legends Live On. The Washington Post – 1996

Bill Gifford

It’s Not About the Lab Rats. Outside – 2013

Malcolm Gladwell

Offensive Play. The New Yorker – 2010

Allison Glock

At the Corner of Love and Basketball. ESPN: The Magazine – 2013

Touch of Knieval.  GQ -2000

Michael Goodman

An Utter Disaster. The Sporting News – 1996

Adam Gopnik

Endgame. The New Yorker – 1999

Cynthia Gorney 

Ripped (Or Torn Up?) The New York Times Magazine – 2010

David Grann

Baseball Without Metaphor – 2003

Stealing Time. The New Yorker – 2006

Karl Taro Greenfeld

Blind to Failure. Time – 2002

Stay In the Moment. Men’s Journal – 2010

Vahe Gregorian

Olympics Dream Ends in Agony. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch – 2001

Mike Guy

Where There’s Smoke…  Rolling Stone – 2009

 

David Halberstam  RIP 2007

Anatomy of a Champion. Vanity Fair – 1997

He Got a Shot at the NBA – and It Went In.  The New York Times – 2000

A Hero for the Wired World. Sports Illustrated – 1992

Jordan’s Moment. The New Yorker – 1999

Michael Hall

Duke of Dunbar.  Texas Monthly -2005

Running for His Life. Texas Monthly – 2004

Travis Haney

More Than Skin Deep.  Anderson Independent Mail – 2005

Jim Harrison

Starting Over. Men’s Journal – 2001

Nancy Hass

GQ. New Mike, Old Christine – 2011

 

Tony Hendra

Blonde and Sand. GQ – 1998

Man and Bull. Harper’s – 1997

Peter Hessler

Home and Away. The New Yorker – 2004

John Hewitt

On Books and Other Things. Gray’s Sporting Journal – 1994

James Hibberd

Poker Face.  Philadelphia New Times – 2000

John Hildebrand

Coming Home. Harpers – 1999

Richard Hoffer

The Revolutionary. Sports Illustrated  – 2010  

Bob Hohler

Missed Opportunities. The Boston Globe – 2010

$neaker Wars.  The Boston Globe – 2007

Skip Hollandsworth

The Killing of Alydar. Texas Monthly – 2002

(Still) Life.  Texas Monthly – 2010

Whatever Happened to Ronnie Littleton? Texas Monthly – 1995

Johnette Howard and Lester Munson

Betrayal of Trust. WomenSport – 1998

Johnette Howard

The Making of a Goon. The National Sports Daily – 1991

Patrick Hruby

Did Football Kill Austin Trenum? Washingtonian – 2013

The Franchise. ESPN.com – 2011

Men Who Love Goons. ESPN.com – 2009

Murder by Cricket. ESPN.com – 2008

Robert Huber

Allen Iverson: Fallen Star. Philadelphia Magazine 2012

Joe DiMaggio Would Appreciate It Very Much… Esquire – 2000

The Madness of John Chaney.  Philadelphia Magazine – 2007

Steve Hummer

We All Have Some Inner Daly, but Most of Us Suppress It. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution – 2002

Dave Hyde

Filling in the Pieces of Jake Scott.  The South Florida Sun-Sentinel – 2006

Dan Jerkins

Golf in Geezerdom.  Golf Digest – 2–8

Sally Jenkins

Cuturee of Silence.  The Washington Post – 2011

Only Medal for Bode is Fool’s Gold.  The Washington Post – 2007

The Sorry State of Tennis. Sports Illustrated – 1995

Cory Johnson

Free Fallin’. The Village Voice – 1993

Bret Anthony Johnston

Danny Way and the Gift of Fear.  Men’s Journal – 2011

Chris Jones

Breathless. ESPN The Magazine – 2011

The Man in the Ice.  Esquire – 2005

The Things We Forget. ESPN The Magazine – 2009

Robert F. Jones

Wampus Cats and Oyster Toads. Sports Afield – 1995

Ben Joravsky

A Simple Game. The Chicago Reader – 1993

Pat Jordan

Behind the Icy Glare. The Sporting News – 1995

Belittled Big Men. The New York Times Magazine – 1996

Card Stud. The New York Times Magazine – 2006

Chasing Jose. Deadspin.com – 2010

The Lion in Late, Late Autumn.  The New York Times Magazine – 2005

The Magician. Atlantic Monthly -2006

The Wit and Wisdom of the White Rat. The Los Angeles Times Magazine – 1993

Ron C. Judd

Race a Memorable First for Seventeenth Man. The Seattle Times – 2003

Tom Junod

Montana Fading Out. GQ – 1995

The Savior. GQ – 1996

Jennifer Kahn  Flat.   Outside – 2010

Karen Karbo

Polite, Feminine, Can Bench Press Dennis Conner. Outside – 1996

Donald Katz

The Master Grappler. Outside – 1993

Elizabeth Kaye

Servant of the Cause. Los Angeles – 2003

Garrison Keillor

How I won the Minnesota Statehouse… The New York Times Magazine -2000

Beth Kephart

Of Sound and Ice. The Washington Post Book World – 2003

Playing for Keeps. Philadelphia Magazine – 2001

James Kilgo

Mountain Spirits. The Sewanee Review – 1992

Dave Kindred

Gate Crasher. Golf Digest – 2001

A Hitter First, A Hitter Always. The Sporting News – 1995

Melissa King

All in the Game. The Chicago Reader – 1999

Stephen King

Head Down. The New Yorker – 1991

John Klima

Deal of the Century.  The Daily Breeze – 2006

Dan Koeppel

Redemption of the Running Man.Runner’s World – 2013

Standing Still.  Bicycling – 2006

Howard Kohn

The Art of the Sprint. The Los Angeles Times Magazine – 1993

Tony Kornheiser

He Told It Like It Was, Like Only He Could. The Washington Post – 1996

National Pastime, Past My Bedtime. The Washington Post – 1995

Thomas Korosec

Goofy Golf. The Dallas Observer – 1998

Pete Kotz

Tough Guy. Cleveland Scene – 2001

Jon Krakauer

In Thin Air. Outside – 1997

Mark Kram

Bully Ball. Esquire – 1995

No Pain, No Game. Esquire – 1993

The Tiger King. Esquire – 1997

Mark Kram Jr.

“I Want to Kill Him.” The Philadelphia Daily News – 2003

Forgive Some Sinner.  Thesmartset.com – 2008

Joe’s Gift. The Philadelphia Daily News – 2002

Lethal Catch.  The Philadelphia Daily News -2005

Life Goes One. The Philadelphia Daily News – 2011

The World is Her Cloister. The Philadelphia Daily News – 1994

Mike Kupper

Indy Visible. The Los Angeles Times – 1992

Thomas Lake

2 on 5. Sports Illustrated – 2009

Bad Nights in the NFL– Sports Illustrated 2012

The Legacy of Wes Leonard. Sports Illustrated – 2013

The Way It Should Be.    Sports Illustrated – 2010

Jeanne Marie Laskas

America Is A Bull.  Esquire – 2000

The Enlightened Man. Esquire – 2002

G-L-O-R-Y. GQ – 2008

The People V Football. GQ–2012

This Is Your Brain on Football. GQ – 2010

Guy Lawson

Hockey Nights. Harpers – 1999

Merv Curls Lead.  Saturday Night – 2000

Tim Layden

The Hustle. Sports Illustrated – 1998

The Forgotten Hero. Sports Illustrated — 2012

Sydney Lea

A Winter Grouse. The Virginia Quarterly Review  – 1992

Michael Leahy

All the Kings’ Men: Why the Team That Jordan Built Fell to Pieces. The Washington Post Magazine – 2004

Gambling Man. The Washington Post – 2003

Swing Shift. The Washington Post Magazine – 2001

Transition Game. The Washington Post – 2002

Martha Weinman Lear

She’s No Jockette. The New York Times Magazine – 1994

Dan Le Batard

Detour. ESPN: The Magazine – 2002

As Bernie Kosar’s Life Around Him Crumbles, the Former QB’s Game Plan is Familiar: Emerge Unscathed. The Miami Herald – 2010

Mark Levine

The Birdman.  The New Yorker – 2000

Michael Lewis

Commie Ball. Vanity Fair – 2009

The Eli Experiment.  New York Times Magazine – 2005

The Kick Is Up and It’s … A Career Killer.  NY Times Play – 2008

The No-Stats All-Star. The New York Times Magazine – 2010

What Keeps Bill Parcells Awake at Night.  New York Times Play Magazine – 2007

Ted Levin

The Birds at Oriole Park. Washingtonian – 2003

Franz Lidz

Wild and Crazy Hombres. Sports Illustrated – 1991

Baseball After the Boss.   Portfolio – 2008

Bill Littlefield

The Gym at 3rd and Ross. OnlyAGame.WBUR.org – 2013

Mike Littwin

A Fan Again, After All These Years. The Baltimore Sun – 1993

Jere Longman

Boy Genius. The New York Times — 2012

Mark Lucius

Joining the Club.  The Great River Review – 2008

Mike Lupica

Donfire of the Vanities. Esquire – 1992

Recalling Brother’s Bravest Hour. The New York Daily News – 2002

Jeff MacGregor

Let Us Now Raze Famous Men.  Sports Illustrated – 2007

Less Than Murder.  Sports Illustrated – 2000

Waiting for Goodell. ESPN,com – 2013

Juliet Macur

“Please Let Me Die.” The Dallas Morning News – 2002

Power Pact. The Dallas Morning News – 2003

Mike Magnuson

Whatever Happened to Greg LeMond? Bicycling – 2010

Erik Malinowski

The Making of Homer at the Bat. Deadspin – 2013

Thomas Mallon

Rodeo. The Yale Review – 1992

David Mamet

The Deer Hunter. Sports Afield – 1999

Steve Marantz

A Man’s Appreciation for Women Athletes. The Sporting News – 1998

John Marchese

The Man in the Mask. GQ – 1992

Guy Martin

Getting Slammed. Field & Stream – 2004

Bruce McCall

The Case Against Golf. Esquire – 1998

Jack McCallum

Ace Venture. Sports Illustrated – 1997

David McGlynn

Rough Water.  Meridian – 2009

Ben McGrath

Queen of the “D” League. The New Yorker–2012

Thomas McGuane

Seeing Snook.  Sports Illustrated – 2005

The Way Home. Sports Afield – 1997

James McKean

Playing for Jud. Witness – 2003

Bucky McMahon

Everest at the Bottom of the Sea. Esquire – 2001

James McManus

Fortune’s Smile. Harper’s – 2001

John McPhee

Arthur Ashe Remembered. The New Yorker – 1994

Catch-and-Dissect. The New Yorker – 1999

The Patch.  The New Yorker – 2011

Rebecca Mead

A Man-Child in Lotusland. The New Yorker – 2003

Craig Medred

Alone Across the Burn. We Alaskans – 1992

Playing Back a Bear Attack. We Alaskans – 1993

Andy Meisler

The Fright Stuff. The Los Angeles Times Magazine – 2004

Jonathan Miles

Ay Carumba!  The Fish Drink Tequila Like Goatsuckers!  Sports Afield – 2000

Big Ugly Green Fish. Sports Afield – 1999

What Goes Ninety-Five miles per hour for Sventeen Days Straight… Men’s Journal – 2006

Andrew Miller

Field of Broken Dreams. The Pitch – 2005

Davis Miller

The Zen of Muhammad Ali. Men’s Journal – 1994

J.R. Moehringer

23 Reasons Why A Profile of Pete Carroll Does Not Appear in this Space. Los Angeles – 2008

Resurrecting the Champ. Los Angeles Times Magazine – 1998

The Unnatural Natural.  Los angeles Times magazine – 2006

Leigh Montville

Triumph on Sacred Ground. Sports Illustrated – 1994

Cherry Bombs. Sports Illustrated – 1994

Citizen Ryan. Sports Illustrated – 1992

Jon Mooallem

The History and the Mystery of the High Five. ESPN: The Magazine–2012

Michael J. Mooney

He Do What He Do. D. Magazine — 2012

The Most Amazing Bowling Story Ever. D Magazine – 2013

Royal Flushed. Miami New Times – 2009

Kenny Moore

The End of the World. Sports Illustrated – 1996

A Scream and a Prayer. Sports Illustrated – 1993

Doug Most

Shot Through the Heart. Sports Illustrated – 2001

Jim Murray

Game Too Young to Die. The Los Angeles Times – 1995

William Nack

Bang for the Bucks. Sports Illustrated – 2001

A Name on the Wall. Sports Illustrated – 2002

“No, Not Again!” ESPN.com – 2004

O Unlucky Man. Sports Illustrated – 1992

Pure Heart. Sports Illustrated – 1991

The Rock. Sports Illustrated – 1994

True to His Words. Sports Illustrated – 1993

Dan Neil

Big Night in Bithlo. Car and Driver – 2002

Eric Neel

The Saturday Game.  ESPN.com – 2007

Glenn Nelson

The Comrades of Summer. The Seattle Times – 1991

Tim Neville

Go, Speed Flier, Go.  Skiing – 2008

John Paul Newport

They Might Be Giants. Men’s Journal – 1994

Duane Noriyuki

Let the Games Begin. The Detroit Free Press Magazine – 1991

Bob Norman

Backyard Bloodbath. New Times Broward-Palm Beach – 2002

Eric Nusbaum

The Death of a Pitcher.  Pitchersandpoets.com – 2010

Lisa Olson

Making a Play for Players. The New York Daily News – 2004

Steve Oney

Fallen Angel.  Los Angeles – 2006

Susan Orlean

Lifelike. The New Yorker – 2004

Shoot the Moon. The New Yorker – 1994

P.J. O’Rourke

Fetch Daddy a Drink. Garden and Gun – 20112

Scott Ostler

Don’t Go All Rasheed About This. The San Francisco Chronicle – 2002

David Owen

The Chosen One. The New Yorker – 2001

The Ghost Course. The New Yorker – 2010

Nicole Pasulka

Eddie is Gone. The Believer -2013

Dave Parmenter

Alaska: The Land Duke Forgot. Surfer – 1994

Randall Patterson

The Trophy Son. Houston Press – 1999

Ben Paynter

So You Wanna Be a Cowboy?  The Pitch -2006

Jeff Pearlman

Mom’s the Word.  Newsday -2006

Mark Pearson

The Short History of an Ear. Sport Literate – 2011

Paul Pekin

A Fling and a Prayer. The Chicago Reader – 1991

Charles P. Pierce

A Big Game. GQ – 1998

Black Sunday. Sports Illustrated – 2004

The Blessed Fisherman of Prosper, Texas. Esquire – 2001

Bottom of the Ninth.  Esquire -2000

The Magic Act. GQ – 1994

The Man, Amen. GQ – 1998

The Next Superstar. The New York Times Magazine – 1993

Thieves of Time. The National Sports Daily – 1991

Bill Plaschke

At Ease, at Last. The Los Angeles Times – 2004

A Gift That Opens Him Up.  The Los Angeles Times – 2011

Fowled Away. The Los Angeles Times – 2003

Her Blue Haven. The Los Angeles Times – 2002

Phat Chance. The Los Angeles Times – 2005

Scout’s Honor: It’s Phil Pote.  The Los Angeles Times – 2010

Veteran Finds Greens Peace. The Los Angeles Times – 2003

George Plimpton

Fishing on the FDR. Esquire – 1994

Muhammad Ali, the Mongoose and Me. Esquire – 1992

Terry Pluto

His Role on Team Is Beyond Words. The Akron Beacon Journal – 2003

Neal Pollack

The Cult of the General Manager.  Slate.com – 2006

Joe Posnanski

Dusting Off Home. The Kansas City Star – 2004

The Legend of Bo.  The Kansas City Star – 2008

Shirley Povich

Recent Baseball Feats Require Footnotes. The Washington Post – 1999

Padgett Powell

Grappling With A Giant. Harper’s – 1997

Robert Andrew Powell

Coming of Age on the 50-yard Line. Miami New Times – 1998

John Powers

Risks, Dangers Alway at Play. The Boston Glob – 2011

Joshua Harris Prager

1951 Comeback Wasn’t All it Seemed. The Wall Street Journal – 2002

Alan Prendergast

Dropped.  Outside – 2009

S.L. Price

A Death in the Baseball Family Sports Illustrated 2008

The Ever Elusive, Always Inscrutable and Still Incomparable Bobby Orr.  Sports Illustrated – 2010

The Heart of Football Beats in Aliquippa – Sports Illustrated — 2012

The Lone Wolf. Sports Illustrated – 2003

Pride of a Nation – Sports Illustrated – 2011

The Sprinter.  Sports Illustrated – 2006

Staring Down History. Sports Illustrated — 2012

Weight Bench Warriors. Tropic – 1994

 

Bridget Quinn

At Swim, Two Girls. NarrativeMagazine.com – 2013

 

 

Scott Raab

Asphalt Junkie. GQ – 1993

The Hit King. GQ – 1998

David Racine

Bo Knows Fiction. The New Yorker – 1991

Joel Reese

Down and Out. Texas Monthly – 1996

Elwood Reid

My Body, My Weapon, My Shame. GQ – 1998

Jan Reid

Armed and Considered Dangerous. Texas Monthly – 1992

Big. Texas Monthly – 1996

Rick Reilly

The Biggest Play of His Life. Sports Illustrated – 2001

Chy Johnson and Her Boys. ESPN.com 2013

Getting a Second Wind.  Sports Illustrated – 2008

Heaven Help Her. Sports Illustrated – 1997

Look Out for the Bull! Sports Illustrated – 1995

Master Strokes. Sports Ilustrated – 1997

The Ultimate Sacrifice. Sports Illustrated – 1996

What Is The Citadel? Sports Illustrated – 1993

David Remnick

American Hunger. The New Yorker – 1999

Back in Play. The New Yorker – 1996

Kid Dynamite Blows Up. The New Yorker – 1998

Raging Bull. The New Yorker – 1997

Bill Reynolds

Spectacular – But Sad.  THe Providence Journal – 2005

William C. Rhoden

An Unknown Filly Dies, and the Crowd Just Shrugs.  The New York Times – 2007

Peter Richmond

Death of a Cowboy. The National Sports Daily – 1991

Flesh and Blood. GQ – 2002

Rulon Gardner Wants a Third Helping. GQ – 2003

The Sports Fan. The National Sports Daily – 1991

Tangled Up in Blue. GQ – 1993

Cinthia Ritchie

Running. Sport Literate – 2013

David Roberts

A Mountian of Trouble. Men’s Journal – 1993

Linda Robertson

A Great Day for Arab Women.  The Miami Herald – 2005

On Planet Venus. Tropic – 1998

Platform Pitfalls. The Miami Herald – 1997

Pride and Poison. The Miami Herald – 1991

What Made Bobby Run? Tropic – 1992

XXL.  The Miami Herald -2006

Eugene Robinson

The Cuban Ali. The Washington Post Magazine – 2002

Stephen Rodrick

Blown Away.  Esquire -2000

Can Riddick Bowe Answer the Bell? The New York Times Magazine – 2001

A Long Strange Trip. Runner’s World – 2004

Spartan Warriors in the YouTube Age. New York – 2009

Michael Rosenberg

Why We Must Listen.  The Detroit Free Press – 2005

Tracy Ross

The Source of All Things. Backpacker – 2009

Karen Russell

The Blind Faith of the One-Eyed Matador.  GQ – 2013

Steve Rushin

Cold Comfort. Sports Illustrated – 2002

Dog Days. Sports Illustrated – 1997

How We Got Here. Sports Illustrated – 1995

Bob Ryan

Misery Has More Company. The Boston Globe – 2004

NBA Leads This Race. The Boston Globe – 2010

Joan Ryan

The Cold Wars. The San Francisco Examiner Magazine – 1995

Galarraga Steals Base, Stops Time. The San Francisco Chronicle – 2004

 

Mike Sager

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