They tell stories of tragedy and triumph. Not just wins and losses.
They create characters out of real people that already seemed larger than life. Then they add layers we didn’t know existed, taking sports and games we love and spinning them into something more epic than we could’ve imagined.
There’s the season-with-the-team chronicle. The biography. The tell-all. Even true crime brilliance. What they all have in common is an author at the wheel that spares no one, including themselves.
These are the greatest nonfiction sports books of all time.