Great Moments in Sports

Great Moments in Sports

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  • Author: Ruth Rouff
  • SKU/ISBN: 1-59194-270-5
  • Year: 2012
  • Page count: 132
  • Reading level: 6
  • Lexile Level: 910L
  • Availability: In stock


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If you're a true sports fan, you'll love these exciting stories of great athletes and their deeds. The book includes such unforgettable events as these: 

  • In the face of death threats, Jackie Robinson hits, runs, and fields his way into the hearts of Dodgers fans—while breaking Major League Baseball's color barrier. 
  • Rather than "float like a butterfly," Muhammad Ali leans back against the ropes and lets George Foreman pound him with everything he's got. Is Ali foolish—or crazy like a fox. 
  • It's the seventh game of the 1998 NBA Finals. With seconds left on the clock, superstar Michael Jordan makes an incredible steal—and then squares around for one final shot. 
  • With 2:42 left to play in Super Bowl XLII, the Patriots, undefeated all season, lead the Giants 14–10. Still, Eli Manning refuses to give up. "Let's go win this thing," he says to his teammates. "Who's with me?"