The Resource George Steinbrenner's pipe dream: : the ABL champion Cleveland Pipers, Bill Livingston, (ebook)

George Steinbrenner's pipe dream: : the ABL champion Cleveland Pipers, Bill Livingston, (ebook)

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George Steinbrenner's pipe dream: : the ABL champion Cleveland Pipers
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George Steinbrenner's pipe dream:
Title remainder
the ABL champion Cleveland Pipers
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Bill Livingston
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eng
Summary
In an eleventh-floor corner office in downtown Cleveland during the spring of 1961, 30-year-old George Steinbrenner sketched with his hands the future as he dreamed it. He grabbed the young basketball player who was sitting near him by the shoulder with one hand and jabbed the air with invisible designs with the other. A glittering 12,000-seat basketball palace, Steinbrenner said to Larry Siegfried, the just-graduated captain of the Ohio State basketball team, would soon spring from the weedy empty lots along the Lake Erie shoreline. It would be an arena fit for the basketball royalty Steinbrenner was assembling for the Cleveland Pipers of the new American Basketball League. Before the Pipers' tumultuous story was over, Steinbrenner would win Siegfried's services and the ABL championship. In George Steinbrenner's Pipe Dream, Bill Livingston brings to life the remarkable story of the one-season wonder Pipers and their unlikely national championship. Drawing on personal interviews and extensive research, he introduces readers to the personalities that surrounded the organization, including John McLendon, the first African American head coach in any professional sport; Jerry Lucas, one of college basketball's greatest players; Dick Barnett, the best player on the team and the driving force for their ABL championship; the extravagantly talented prodigy Connie Hawkins; and Jack Adams, the Pipers' captain, who was traded in midseason in a fit of pique on Steinbrenner's part. Bill Livingston takes readers along for the Pipers' short but wild ride, providing a compelling and entertaining story about a fascinating chapter in sports history
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Midwest
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Livingston, Bill
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796.323640977132
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non fiction
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  • American Basketball League
  • Cleveland Pipers (Basketball team)
  • Steinbrenner, George M.
  • Basketball
  • Basketball
  • Electronic books
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adult
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George Steinbrenner's pipe dream: : the ABL champion Cleveland Pipers, Bill Livingston, (ebook)
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9781631011504
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MWT11751597
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George Steinbrenner's pipe dream: : the ABL champion Cleveland Pipers, Bill Livingston, (ebook)
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Publication
Color
multicolored
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9781631011504
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Publisher number
MWT11751597
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
11751597
System control number
MWT11751597
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web

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