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Sid Hartman's Great Minnesota Sports Moments

Sid Hartman's Great Minnesota Sports Moments

Sid Hartman


Joel Rippel

Format: Paperback, 176 Pages
Item: 145772
ISBN: 9780760334911
Publisher: MVP Books
Illustrations: 96 color & 143 b/w photos
Size: 9.25 x 10.875
Weight: 1.688 lb.
Edition: Reissue
Published: October 24th 2008
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Legendary StarTribune sportswriter Sid Hartman draws on his six decades in the thick of Minnesota sports action to give readers a vivid picture of the many thrilling moments throughout the years. From George Mikan’s Minneapolis Lakers to the NFC championships of the Minnesota Vikings, from legendary local sports icons such as Bernie Bierman, Harmon Killebrew, and Fran Tarkenton to latter-day celebrities like Kevin Garnett and Randy Moss, from Gopher hockey to the legendary Minnesota Twins' World Series Championships, from the North Stars to the Wild - here are the stories and people that have defined Minnesota sports. Observed with Hartman's unique blend of insight, acumen, and wit that have delighted and enlightened—and occasionally outraged—Minnesota’s legions of sports fans, this collection of Minnesota moments and eras is the ultimate edition for any true sports fan from the land of 10,000 lakes. Features photos from the archives of the StarTribune throughout the book.

Sid Hartman is the dean of Twin Cities sports columnists. His first column appeared in the Minneapolis Daily Times in September 1945. Since then, he's written about virtually every significant sports event and personality in Minnesota. In addition to his regular column in the Star Tribune, he hosts a daily sports-talk program on WCCO radio.
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            Introduction by Joel Rippel

1          Basketball

            Lakers in the Land of Ten Thousand Lakes

            The Rise and Fall of the NBA’s First Dynasty

            The NBA Returns to Minnesota

            From “Da Kid” to “Big Ticket”

            Gophers Basketball

            The Final Four That Never Was

            Chris Voelz and the Growth of Gophers Women’s Basketball

            High School Basketball

2          Baseball

            Minor Leagues, Major Players

            The Twin Cities Go Big League

            A Pennant for the Cities

            On Top of the World

            Rising from the Ashes

            The Stadium Debates

            Gophers Baseball

3          Football

            The Greatest Gophers Team

            Rose Bowl Bound

            Glen Mason Brings Stability to the Program

            Luring the Vikings

            Super Bowl Dreams

            Blockbuster Deals . . . and Disappointment

            Vikings Ownership Disputes

4          Hockey

            Mariucci and the Emergence of Gophers Hockey

            Herb Brooks