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Author Coverdale, Miles, author

Title The 1960s in sports : a decade of change / Miles Coverdale Jr
Published Lanham, Maryland : Rowman & Littlefield, [2020]
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Contents Intro -- Introduction -- 1 1960 -- Sit-ins, the Cold War, and the Election of President John F. Kennedy -- The Original "Miracle on Ice" -- Wilt Takes the NBA by Storm, but the Celtics Prevail -- The Montreal Canadiens Win Their Fifth Straight Stanley Cup -- Palmer Charges from Behind to Win a Historic U.S. Open Duel -- Seeds of Change in Rome -- Ted Williams Bids Adieu with a Dramatic Home Run in His Final At-Bat -- The Pirates Steal the World Series from the Yankees -- The Eagles Beat the Packers for the NFL Title -- the AFL Is Born -- 2 1961
The Bay of Pigs Fiasco, the Freedom Riders, and the Berlin Wall -- Robertson and West Join the NBA -- the Celtics Win a Third Straight Title -- Geoffrion Ties the Rocket -- the Black Hawks End Montreal's Reign -- Maris (61* Home Runs) Breaks Ruth's Record as the Yanks Dominate -- The Crimson Tide Rolls -- Ernie Davis Wins the Heisman Trophy -- 3 1962 -- The Cuban Missile Crisis Brings the World to the Brink of Nuclear War -- Ohio State Dominates, but Cincinnati Wins Back-to-Back Titles -- Wilt Has a Season for the Ages -- the Celtics Win the Best Playoffs Ever
Hull Scores 50, but the Maple Leafs Dethrone the Black Hawks -- Nicklaus Beats Palmer in a U.S. Open Playoff -- Redemption for Ralph Terry -- The Packers Leave the Giants in the Cold -- Dallas Wins the AFL Title in OT -- 4 1963 -- A "Dream" in Washington, Tragedy in Birmingham, and the Assassination of JFK -- Loyola Ends Cincinnati's Streak in Overtime -- Cousy Goes Out on Top as the Celtics Win Their Fifth Straight Title -- Nicklaus Wins the Masters and the PGA Championship -- Koufax Leads the Dodgers to a World Series Sweep of the Yankees
Staubach Wins the Heisman Trophy, but Texas Beats Navy -- Brown and Tittle Set Records, but the Bears Win the Championship -- 5 1964 -- Murder in Mississippi, the Escalation of the Vietnam War, and the Election of LBJ -- Clay Floats Like a Butterfly and Stings Liston to Take the Title -- Howe Passes Richard -- Bathgate Helps the Maple Leafs Win the Cup -- Venturi Wins a Dramatic U.S. Open -- The Yanks Get Trumped by the Cards as the Dynasty Ends -- Billy Mills Shocks the World, and Bob Hayes Flies -- Texas Holds Off Namath and Alabama in an Orange Bowl Thriller
Brown Leads Cleveland to the NFL Title -- Buffalo Wins the AFL Title -- 6 1965 -- The Selma Civil Rights Marches and the Watts Riots -- Bill Bradley Excels -- UCLA Wins Its Second Straight Title -- Havlicek Steals the Ball versus Philly -- the Celtics Beat the Lakers for Their Seventh Straight Title -- Nicklaus Is Dominant at the Masters -- Player Wins the U.S. Open -- Ali KOs Liston with a Phantom Punch and Then Decks Patterson -- Koufax Carries the Dodgers Again -- Sayers and Brown Excel but the Packers Win the Title -- the Bills Repeat -- 7 1966 -- Violence Escalates at Home and in Vietnam
Summary "This book includes the most significant sporting events of the 1960s, covering all the moments that generated tremendous growth in professional and college sports in America during this decade. It features stories such as Roger Maris breaking the home run record, Muhammad Ali's victory over Sonny Liston, the first Super Bowl, and the Miracle Mets"-- Provided by publisher
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references
Notes Description based on online resource; title from digital title page (viewed on May 28, 2020)
Subject National Collegiate Athletic Association -- History
Sports -- United States -- History -- 20th century
Sports records -- United States
Sports -- United States -- Anecdotes
Genre/Form Anecdotes.
Form Electronic book
Author Rowman and Littlefield, Inc
LC no. 2019046934
ISBN 1538135655
Other Titles Nineteen sixties in sports
Sixties in sports
Decade of change