WorldCat Identities

Travers, Steven

Overview
Works: 22 works in 71 publications in 1 language and 3,983 library holdings
Genres: Biography  History  Anecdotes 
Roles: Author
Classifications: GV865.B637, 796.357092
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Steven Travers
A tale of three cities : the 1962 baseball season in New York, Los Angeles, and San Francisco by Steven Travers( )

5 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 1,184 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Yankees, Dodgers, and Giants battle it out
The poet : the life and Los Angeles Times of Jim Murray by Steven Travers( )

6 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 704 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jim Murray of the Los Angeles Times was the single greatest sports columnist who ever lived--period. Known for his highly descriptive metaphors and phrasing, Murray was a poet. Time magazine sent the Connecticut native to Hollywood in 1948 to cover the movies. But it was at the Los Angeles Times (1961-1998) that Murray made his mark. The paper had experienced tremendous growth, and Murray had free rein to cover virtually any topic in his sports column. He defended pitcher Don Drysdale against accusations of poor sportsmanship, waxed rhapsodic about Willie Mays, and praised light-heavyweight champion Archie Moore as "the Rembrandt of boxing." But Murray's influence was greatest when he spoke out against segregated college football in the South. Steven Travers provides an in-depth look at a man whose influence went far beyond the baseball diamond and the boxing ring.--From publisher description
Barry Bonds : baseball's superman by Steven Travers( Book )

5 editions published between 2002 and 2012 in English and held by 362 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A biography of the San Francisco Giants outfielder who came to prominence in the 1990s
The good, the bad, and the ugly. heart-pounding, jaw-dropping, and gut-wrenching moments from Los Angeles Lakers history by Steven Travers( )

5 editions published between 2007 and 2009 in English and held by 236 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Genuine fans take the best team moments with the less than great, and know that the games that are best forgotten make the good moments truly shine. This monumental book of the Los Angeles Lakers documents all the best moments and personalities in the history of the team, but also unmasks the regrettably awful and the unflinchingly ugly. In entertainingand unsparingfashion, this book sparkles with Lakers highlights and lowlights, from wonderful and wacky memories to the famous and infamous. Such moments include the 33-game winning streak of the 1960s as well as the implosion of the 2004-2005 team. Whether providing fond memories, goose bumps, or laughs, this portrait of the team is sure to appeal to the fan who has been through it all
One night, two teams : Alabama vs. USC and the game that changed a nation by Steven Travers( )

6 editions published between 2007 and 2010 in English and held by 234 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the sweltering heat of September of 1970 on Legion Field, the USC Trojans and the University of Alabama's Crimson Tide played a game that defined the emancipation of the South from its sordid history of racial segregation. When USC's black running backSam "The Bam" Cunningham ran roughshod all over the all-white Crimson Tide, more than a football game was won. Based on interviews with many of the game's participants and thoroughly researched this book presents sports as a metaphor for one of the mostprofound social changes in history
The last icon : Tom Seaver and his times by Steven Travers( Book )

3 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 221 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This book tells the complete, unvarnished story of the great Tom Seaver, that rarest of all American heroes, the New York Sports Icon. In a city that produces not mere mortals but sports gods, Seaver represented the last of a breed and he stayed at the top for twenty years. Here is Tom Terrific of the Amazin' Mets, worthy of a place alongside DiMaggio, Ruth, Mantle, and Namath in the pantheon of New York idols"--
The USC Trojans : college football's all-time greatest dynasty by Steven Travers( )

5 editions published between 2006 and 2010 in English and held by 152 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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The good, the bad, and the ugly San Francisco 49ers : heart-pounding, jaw-dropping, and gut-wrenching moments from San Francisco 49ers history by Steven Travers( )

2 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 140 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Genuine fans take the best team moments with the less than great, and know that the games that are best forgotten make the good moments truly shine. This monumental book of the San Francisco 49ers documents all the best moments and personalities in the history of the team, but also unmasks the regrettably awful and the unflinchingly ugly. In entertainingand unsparingfashion, this book sparkles with 49ers highlights and lowlights, from wonderful and wacky memories to the famous and infamous. Such moments include the Catch and the magic of Super Bowl XXIX, as well as the joke Gale Sayers made of the 49ers defense one muddy day in 1965 and the 1972 playoff loss to Dallas. Whether providing fond memories, goose bumps, or laughs, this portrait of the team is sure to appeal to the fan who has been through it all
Pigskin warriors : 140 years of college football's greatest traditions, games, and stars by Steven Travers( Book )

4 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 138 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is the story of a sport's role in society, from the "leather helmet era," through the dawn of television and its tremendous impact on the college game, and up to the present era of collegiate football as "big business"--All outlined against a "blue, gray October sky" of American history. In this comprehensive history, Steven Travers breaks down the story of college football into two eras--the period prior to World War I, when the nascent sport was so dangerous that President Theodore Roosevelt proposedlegislation to make the sport safer, and the "modern" era, when the popularity of football
What it means to be a Trojan : Southern Cal's greatest players talk about Trojans football by Steven Travers( )

2 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 134 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Taking a decade-by-decade approach to the University of Southern California football tradition, this collection brings together over 40 stories from the most outstanding voices of the program. The spirit of Trojan football is not captured by just one phrase, one season, or one particular game; instead, the student-athletes and coaches who made the magic happen over the decades blend their experiences to capture the true essence of their beloved school. USC fans will relish the intimate stories told by the figures they have come to cherish
The good, the bad, and the ugly Oakland Raiders : heart-pounding, jaw-dropping, and gut-wrenching moments from Oakland Raiders history by Steven Travers( )

2 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 116 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Good, the Bad, & the Ugly includes the best and worst teams and players of all time, the most clutch performances and performers, the biggest choke jobs and chokers, great comebacks and blown leads, plus overrated and underrated players and coaches
The Duke, the Longhorns, and Chairman Mao : John Wayne's political odyssey by Steven Travers( Book )

5 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 114 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

1966. The year of change. The year of division. The middle of the 1960s, the great dividing line between what America had been, and what it became. All of it, in all its color, glory, and ugliness, came symbolically together on a hot, humid weekend in Austin, Texas
1969 miracle Mets : the improbable story of the world's greatest underdog team by Steven Travers( Book )

4 editions published between 2006 and 2009 in English and held by 61 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

THE 1969 MIRACLE METS is a retrospective of the 1969 season and World Series championship of the ""Amazin Mets"", scheduled for March 2009 publication to coincide with the 40th anniversary of the 1969 miracle season, a seminal event in baseball and New York history. The Mets' new stadium as well as the new Yankee Stadium are due to open at that time, and the city will be awash in baseball fever
Dodgers past & present by Steven Travers( Book )

5 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 43 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From their origins as the Brooklyn Atlantics in 1884, through their departure from their beloved borough in 1957, to their record-breaking popularity in sunny Los Angeles, the Dodgers baseball team has been an unstoppable force in professional baseball for well over a century. The franchise has captured a record 21 National League titles, won six World Series championships, and produced dozens of Hall-of-Famers. The Dodgers revolutionized the sports landscape with the signing of Jackie Robinson in 1947 and have boasted a list of players that reads like an all-time all-star team-from Walter Als
Remembering the Stick : Candlestick Park, 1960-2013 by Steven Travers( Book )

4 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 38 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Candlestick Park was loved and hated by sports teams and fans alike for its 43 years of existence. Built on a landfill above a garbage dump in a city rocked by an 8.6 earthquake only 54 years earlier, it was notorious for the tornadic winds that came off the bay. But it was also home to the greatest run of sustained excellence in pro football history: the 1981-1994 49ers, as well as the exploits of baseball stars such as Willie Mays and Juan Marichal"--
Dodgers essential : everything you need to know to be a real fan! by Steven Travers( Book )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 25 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Diamondbacks essential : everything you need to know to be a real fan! by Steven Travers( Book )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 23 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Relates the history of Arizona's major league baseball team from its induction into the National League in 1998, through its 2001 World Series victory, to the 2007 re-signing of ace pitcher Randy Johnson
A's essential : everything you need to know to be a real fan! by Steven Travers( Book )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Angels essential : everything you need to know to be a real fan by Steven Travers( Book )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Trojans essential : everything you need to know to be a real fan! by Steven Travers( Book )

2 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Barry Bonds : baseball's supermanThe good, the bad, and the ugly. heart-pounding, jaw-dropping, and gut-wrenching moments from Los Angeles Lakers historyOne night, two teams : Alabama vs. USC and the game that changed a nationThe last icon : Tom Seaver and his timesThe USC Trojans : college football's all-time greatest dynastyThe good, the bad, and the ugly San Francisco 49ers : heart-pounding, jaw-dropping, and gut-wrenching moments from San Francisco 49ers historyPigskin warriors : 140 years of college football's greatest traditions, games, and starsWhat it means to be a Trojan : Southern Cal's greatest players talk about Trojans football
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