Smells Like Team Spirit: 5 of the Best Father’s Day Sports Books

By Nicky M. | Arcadia Staff
We all know a great sports fan. Foam finger in hand, these fans stand through rain or shine to cheer on their favorite team. As summer gets into full swing and Father’s Day approaches, we’re taking a look at some of our top book picks for the avid sports fan.

Hockey in Seattle1) Hockey in Seattle

Professional, semi-pro, and junior league hockey teams have skated on Seattle ice for over a century. The home of the first American Stanley Cup champions, Seattle has been home to several hockey teams, most recently the WHL Seattle Thunderbirds. Hockey in Seattle takes a look the history of each of Seattle’s major teams, from Stanley Cup champs the Metropolitans and the Thunderbirds, to old fan favorites like the Seattle Totems!









 

Palm Springs Golf: A History of Coachella Valley Legends & Fairways2) Palm Springs Golf: A History of Coachella Valley Legends & Fairways           

Against a dramatic background of desert mountains, the sparkling green fairways of the Coachella Valley have attracted world-class golf tournaments, athletes and dignitaries for decades. The Palm Springs area has over 120 golf courses to tee off at, the highest number of any area in the country. In Palm Springs Golf: A History of Coachella Valley Legends & Fairways , golf columnist Larry Bohannan takes a look at the history of the sport in Palm Springs, and how the area has grown into the Mecca for golfers that it is today.







 

Baseball on the Prairie: How Seven Small-Town Teams Shaped Texas League History3) Baseball on the Prairie: How Seven Small-Town Teams Shaped Texas League History

At the close of the nineteenth century, railroad expansion in Texas at once shrank the state and expanded opportunities, including that of Texas League Baseball. While teams were once relegated to the major cities, the railroad presented and opportunity for the smaller towns on the prairie to show their talents. ­Baseball on the Prairie tells the story of these small-town teams, and how they produced some of the league’s best players of the 20th century.







 

Oregon Prizefighters: Forgotten Bare-knuckle Champions of Portland & Astoria4) Oregon Prizefighters: Forgotten Bare-knuckle Champions of Portland & Astoria

In 1884, London's prizefighting craze spread to Portland. During the 19th century, fighting was largely banned throughout the United States. As a result, many fighters fought in underground rings, away from the authorities’ suspicious eye. In Oregon Prizefighters: Forgotten Bare-knuckle Champions of Portland & Astoria, Barney Blalock takes a look at some of the Beaver State’s most legendary prizefighters, and their greatest bouts in the ring.






 

Alabama Football Tales: More than a Century of Crimson Tide Glory5) Alabama Football Tales: More than a Century of Crimson Tide Glory

In the college football world, there’s no team quite like Alabama. The Crimson Tide's winning history is packed with fascinating stories of players and coaches who made the program the envy of every school in the nation. After 17 national championship wins, Alabama’s Crimson Tide has established itself as one of the greatest football forces to be reckoned with. Alabama Football Tales tells some of the greatest stories of the program’s past, making it an essential read for any Crimson Tide fan.






 
There’s nothing quite like team spirit. This Father’s Day, help your favorite dad celebrate his favorite team, and take 30% off your purchase, now through Tuesday, June 10!
 
WA
$21.99
CA
$21.99
TX
$19.99
AL
$16.99
OR
$21.99