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Peachtree Corvette Club

“Peachtree Corvette Club” rekindles memories from a “Pink Floyd” era of college when students huddled in cramped rooms to smoke joints, listen to music and take advantage of the relaxed attitude toward sex.

Jackrabbit:

Clint Castleberry was already an Atlanta-area football sensation when he arrived at Georgia Tech in 1942, and in one meteoric college season he became a national sports hero as well. He was the first college freshman ever to be voted All-American.

Purpose and Passion..

The Collectors Edition of Purpose and Passion: Bobby Pruett & the Marshall Years is the authorized biography of Marshall University former head football coach Bobby Pruett. From the 1996 season up through his retirement in 2005, Coach Pruett led Marshall’s Thundering Herd to victory in six Mid-American Conference divisional titles…

The Steve Spurrier Story..

Mention the name Steve Spurrier to sports fans and without a doubt a lively discussion and exchange will ensue. Love him or hate him, opinions about the new coach of the Washington Redskins and University of Florida gridiron commander, rarely rate as ambivalent.

The Streak

When Dorsey McWhorter is just a boy, his father, Big Ed, pulls a disappearing act. Known for his many affairs, Ed leaves his wife and child alone to pick up the pieces. That’s when young Dorsey meets local handyman Walter Mobley, a veteran of the Negro leagues who instills in Dorsey a love for baseball and serves as his mentor.

100 Things for…

Mention the name Steve Spurrier to sports fans and without a doubt a lively discussion and exchange will ensue. Love him or hate him, opinions about the new coach of the Washington Redskins and University of Florida gridiron commander, rarely rate as ambivalent.

September Night’s

“Everybody wrote us off at the start of the 2011 season. We have a new bullpen and different faces on the field, but we’re still in the hunt heading into the final week of August. Though we’re in third place, we’re within striking distance of the Yankees and Red Sox.

Hack’s 191

Hack Wilson’s record 191 RBIs in 1930 may well stand the test of time, and so may the record of his hard-drinking lifestyle. In Hack’s 191, Bill Chastain recreates the most productive offensive season in baseball history while giving readers unique insight into the life of one of baseball’s most fascinating, enigmatic, and yet neglected characters.

100 Things Giants..

This lively, detailed book explores the personalities, events, and facts every Cubs fan should know. More than a look at the century-long wait for another World Series win, the book contains crucial information for Cubs fans, such as important dates, player nicknames, memorable moments, and outstanding achievements by singular players.

Steel Dynasty..

Author Bill Chastain takes the reader back to the glorious days when Steelers football dominated the NFL. Combining interviews with Steelers players and their opponents with extensive research, Steel Dynasty is a compelling story about excellence and how it was achieved.

Payne at Pinehurst

“A fresh and concise look at Payne Stewart’s victory at the 1999 U.S. Open.”
—Golf Digest

It has been called the greatest U.S. Open in the Open’s over one hundred-year history.

About Bill Chastain

Bill Chastain graduated from Georgia Tech in 1979 and began his writing career shortly thereafter. Notable publications where his stories have appeared include: Razor Magazine, Nation’s Business, SPORT Magazine, and Inside Sports. He worked as a sports reporter for The St. Petersburg Times and The St. Petersburg Evening Independent before going to The Tampa Tribune in 1990, where he worked for twelve years as a columnist and sports reporter. He is the author of The Streak; Payne at Pinehurst: The Greatest U.S. Open Ever; Purpose and Passion: Bobby Pruett and the Marshall Years; Steel Dynasty: The Team that Changed the NFL; Peachtree Corvette Club; September Nights: Chasing the Beasts of the American League East; Jackrabbit: The Story of Clint Castleberry and the Improbable 1942 Georgia Tech Football Season; Hack’s 191: Hack Wilson and His Incredible 1930 Season; and The Steve Spurrier Story: From Heisman to Head Ball Coach.

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30 for 30 Jogs a Memory

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Father’s Day Coming, Remembering Dad

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Sequels…

The announcement that a Top Gun sequel is being planned prompted thoughts about sequels. They are difficult to execute because the only reason there’s a sequel in the first place is because the original was a hit. Thus, a high bar has been established. The Godfather Part II remains the standard. If you’re trying to […]

No Participation Trophies, Please!

Bryce Harper recently weighed in on participation trophies while talking to a group of youth baseball players in the D.C. area. The Nationals All-World outfielder made clear to his audience that receiving a trophy for doing nothing more than playing wasn’t cool. Said Harper to the kids: “No participation trophies, OK? First place only.” Winning […]

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