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Howard Bryant


Howard Bryant

Howard Bryant is a senior writer for and ESPN The Magazine, and appears regularly on ESPN programming, including "SportsCenter" and "Outside the Lines." He has been the sports correspondent for NPR’s "Weekend Edition" since 2006 and is twice the winner of the Casey Award for the Best Baseball Book of the Year. He is the New York Times bestselling author of RICKEY, THE LAST HERO, JUICING THE GAME, SHUT OUT, THE HERITAGE and FULL DISSIDENCE. He served as guest editor of the 2017 edition of The Best American Sports Writing. His biography of Hank Aaron, THE LAST HERO, was named by Dwight Garner as “One of the Ten Best Books of the Year” in the New York Times.

Howard Bryant

Books by Howard Bryant

by Howard Bryant - Biography, Nonfiction, Sports

Few names in the history of baseball evoke the excellence and dynamism that Rickey Henderson’s does. He holds the record for the most stolen bases in a single game, and he’s scored more runs than any player ever. But perhaps even more than his prowess on the field, Henderson’s is a story of Oakland, California, the town that gave rise to so many legendary athletes like him. And it’s a story of a sea change in sports, when athletes gained celebrity status and Black players finally earned equitable salaries. Now, in the hands of critically acclaimed sportswriter and culture critic Howard Bryant, one of baseball’s greatest and most original stars finally gets his due.

by Howard Bryant - Nonfiction, Sports

Based on meticulous research and interviews with former teammates, family, two former presidents, and Aaron himself, THE LAST HERO chronicles Aaron’s childhood in segregated Alabama, his brief stardom in the Negro Leagues, his complicated relationship with celebrity and his historic rivalry with Willie Mays --- all culminating in the defining event of his life: his shattering of Babe Ruth’s all-time home-run record.