Serena Williams: Legends In Sports

Serena Williams has been ranked number one in the world for tennis singles, won twenty-two Grand Slam singles titles, and won four Olympic gold medals. Her powerful serve surprises her opponents—and then her forehand and backhand swings land shots with fierce accuracy. Her speed and strategy are u...

Dale Earnhardt, Sr.: Legends in Sports

Dale Earnhardt Sr. first broke onto the racing scene in 1979, when he was named Rookie of the Year. In the more than twenty years that followed, his daring driving style earned him top honors, including seven Winston Cup Championships, a record six Busch Clash wins, and his proudest moment, a victor...

Jackie Robinson: Legends in Sports

On April 15, 1947, Jackie Robinson put on a Brooklyn Dodgers uniform and stepped onto Ebbets Field. That day, he became the first African American ever to play for the Major Leagues....

Babe Ruth: Legends in Sports

In a career that spanned more than 30 years, George Herman “Babe” Ruth changed the way the sport of baseball was played. He was the first true power hitter, a strong pitcher, and in the outfield made some amazing game-saving catches. His love of the sport shined through in the way he laughed whi...

Muhammad Ali: Legends in Sports

No other figure in recent history has had the wide-reaching impact of the man known simply as “The Greatest.” For four decades Muhammad Ali has served as a symbol of honesty and strength in sports, politics, religion, and civil rights.Throughout his remarkable career, Ali’s courage, skill, ego...

Michael Jordan: Legends in Sports

Matt Christopher, the number one sports writer for kids, profiles basketball superstar Michael Jordan, covering his childhood, college career, rookie years, professional career highlights, and his short stint in minor league baseball. This reissue features an update, following Jordan from his re-ent...