The story of Jackie Robinson from his signing with the Brooklyn Dodgers organization in 1945 to his historic 1947 rookie season when he broke the color barrier in Major League Baseball. Rated PG-13
Call Number: PN 1997 .A42 2002
Dramatic biography of boxing great Muhammad Ali, which focuses on the ten-year period of 1964-1974. Rated R.
Battle of the Sexes
Call Number: PN 1997.2 .B3885 2018
In the wake of the sexual revolution and the rise of the women's movement, the 1973 tennis match between women's world champion Billie Jean King and ex-men's-champ and serial hustler Bobby Riggs became one of the most watched televised sports events of all time, reaching 90 million viewers around the world. As the rivalry between King and Riggs kicked into high gear, off-court each was fighting more personal and complex battles. Rated PG-13.
Bend it Like Beckham
Call Number: PN 1997 .B458 N33 2003
A young girl is torn between adhering to family traditions and attaining super-stardom on the soccer field. Rated PG-13.
Call Number: PN 1997 .B85 2002
A fan who has an affair with one minor-league baseball player each season meets an up-and-coming pitcher and the experienced catcher assigned to him. Rated R.
Chariots of Fire
Call Number: PN 1997 .C4362 2005
Story of two English runners that were both driven by different means to win the Olympics. One used his faith in God, and the other his hatred of Anti-Semitism. Rated PG. Best Picture-1981.
Field of Dreams
Call Number: PN 1997 .F45 2012
Inspired by a mysterious voice, Iowa farmer Ray Kinsella constructs a baseball diamond in the middle of his cornfield. Rated PG.
Call Number: PN 1997.2 .F54 2011
A look at the early years of boxer "Irish" Micky Ward and his brother who helped train him before going pro in the mid 1980s. Rated R.
Call Number: PN 1995.9 .S67 G5679 2006
Don Haskins, a future Hall of Fame coach of tiny Texas Western University, bucks convention by simply starting the best players he can find: history's first all-African American lineup. Rated PG.
Great White Hope
Call Number: PN 1997 .G786 R613 2004
Based on the life of boxer Jack Johnson, this fictional account of his rise to fame chronicles the battles that the flamboyant champion fought in and out of the ring. Refusing to live within the boundaries deemed acceptable by society, this renowned hero and the woman he loved chose to live their lives the way they wanted -- something which evoked great fury from a narrow-minded world. Rated PG-13. Based on the play by Howard Sackler.
Call Number: PN 1997 .H66 2000
A coach with a checkered past and a local drunk train a small town high school basketball team to become a top contender for the championship. Rated PG.
Call Number: PN 1997 .I866 2018
Competitive ice skater Tonya Harding rises amongst the ranks at the U.S. Figure Skating Championships, but her future in the activity is thrown into doubt when her ex-husband intervenes. Rated R.
Call Number: PN 1997.2 .I58 2010
Newly elected President Mandela knows his nation remains racially and economically divided in the wake of apartheid. Believing he can bring his people together through the universal language of sport, Mandela rallies South Africa's underdog rugby team as they make an unlikely run to the 1995 World Cup Championship match. Rated PG-13.
League of Their Own
Call Number: PN 1997 .L4349 1997
Two sisters join the first female professional baseball league and struggle to help it succeed amidst their own growing rivalry. Rated PG.
Call Number: PN 1997.2 .M66 2011
The story of Oakland A's general manager Billy Beane's successful attempt to put together a baseball club on a budget by employing computer-generated analysis to draft his players. Rated PG-13.
Call Number: PN 1997 .R345 2005
An emotionally self-destructive boxer's journey through life, as the violence and temper that leads him to the top in the ring, destroys his life outside it. Rated R.
Remember the Titans
Call Number: PN 1997 .R34 2001
The true story of a newly appointed African-American coach and his high school team on their first season as a racially integrated unit. Rated PG.
Call Number: PN 1997 .A85 R63 1997
Rocky Balboa is a Philadelphia club fighter who seems to be going nowhere. But when a stroke of fate puts him in a ring with the world heavyweight champion, Rocky knows that it's his one shot at the big time. Rated PG. Best Picture-1976
Call Number: PN 1997 .S42 2003
Based on a true story. A half-blind ex-prizefighter and mustang breaker team up with a millionaire and his rough-hewn, undersized horse, Seabiscuit. The men bring Seabiscuit to incredible heights, helping to turn a long shot into a legend. Eventually, Seabiscuit earns Horse of the Year honors in 1938. Rated PG-13.
Call Number: PN 1997 .S536 2002
A failing ice hockey team finds success using constant fighting and violence during games. Rated R.
We Are Marshall
Call Number: PN 1995.9 .S67 W4 2007
When a plane crash claims the lives of members of the Marshall University football team and some of its fans, the team's new coach and his surviving players try to keep the football program alive. Rated PG.