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Sports and Recreation

BARD Magazines

  • American League Baseball. Braille.
  • MLB Combined Schedule by Date. Braille.
  • National Baseball League. Braille.
  • National Basketball Association. Braille.
  • National Football League. Braille.
  • National Hockey League. Audio.
  • Sports Illustrated. Audio.
  • Sports Illustrated for Kids. Audio.
  • Woman's National Basketball Association Schedule. Braille.

NFB Newsline (Available in Audio, Refreshable Braille, On a Website)

  • ESPN Online.
  • ESPN the Magazine.
  • Men's Journal.
  • Runner's World.
  • Shape.
  • Sporting News.
  • Sports Illustrated Online.

On the RTB

  • BlindAlive Exercise Program, Monday through Saturdays @ 10 AM.
  • Extra Innings, Saturdays @ 11 AM. Heading Outdoors, Thursdays @ 12 AM.


  • Never Sniff a Gift Fish. Patrick F. McManus. Audio, Large Print. Tongue-in-cheek tales of a sportsman's life in the great and often not-so-great outdoors. McManus writes from his considerable experience of the agonies and ecstasies of hunting, fishing, and camping.
  • Encyclopedia Brown's Book of Wacky Sports. Donald J. Sobol. Audio, Braille. A collection of humorous and bizarre happenings in football, baseball, basketball, and other sports. For grades 4-7.
  • The Making of a Miracle: the untold story of the captain of the 1980 gold medal-winning U.S. Olympic hockey team. Mike Eruzione. Audio. Memoir of the captain of the 1980 US Olympic hockey team. In addition to sharing his personal history in and out of the sport of hockey, he recounts the historic upset over the favored Soviet team that became known as the "Miracle on Ice."
  • Total Fitness in 30 Minutes a Week. Laurence Englemohr Morehouse. Audio, Braille. A professor of exercise physiology demonstrates the importance of a sensible approach to a physical fitness program and to weight control. He debunks some popular myths about exercise and discourages the use of fad diets.
  • How I Play Golf. Tiger Woods. Audio. Explains his mental and physical approaches to winning. Woods analyzes every aspect of the game from putting to choosing the right club. Explains the fundamentals of his movements and techniques and how to work a course.
  • K: a history of baseball in ten pitches. Tyler Kepner. Audio, Large Print, Braille. The baseball columnist for the New York Times presents a history of the sport, told through the ten major pitches of the game. Includes commentary from some of the best pitchers in baseball history, such as Nolan Ryan, Greg Maddux, Bob Gibson, and Mariano Rivera.
  • Mind and Matter: a life in math and football. John Urschel. Audio. Mathematician and retired professional football player details the impact of passionately pursuing both fields. Discusses why he chose to play football, the role of chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE) in his decision to retire, and working to understand the interaction between mind and body.
  • Broken Places & Outer Spaces: finding creativity in the unexpected. Nnedi Okorafor. Audio. The author recounts how a simple operation took her from track star to paralyzed. Confined in a hospital bed for months, she began to imagine fantastical things and turn those experiences into writing. Also discusses her childhood and other authors who have used hardship to fuel their work.
  • The Incomplete Book of Running. Peter Sagal. Audio. The emotional and physical experience of becoming a serious runner after living a fairly sedentary life. He shares stories of running marathons and serving as a guide to visually impaired runners.
  • Babe Didrikson Zaharias: the making of a champion. Russell Freedman. Audio. Biography of the "greatest woman athlete of all time," who broke records in golf, track and field, and other sports in an era when there were few opportunities for female players. Discusses her childhood and her career after winning three medals in the 1932 Olympics. For grades 5-8.
  • Sixty years & sixty heroes: a celebration of Minnesota sports. Ross Bernstein,Bud Grant, Kent Hrbek, Joe Mauer, Lindsay Whalen. Audio. Chronicles Minnesota's greatest sports heroes and sporting events. Each chapter features the top three events from the world of Minnesota sports with interviews and biographies of hometown or homegrown heroes.
  • Sports Heroes. Peter Weiniger, Rigby. Braille. Everyone can play sports, but only some of us grow up to be champions. Champions need special talents to reach the top in their chosen sports, but they also have to be prepared to work hard and train long hours in order to achieve their goals.

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