by Jon M. Fishman, Senior Editor
In sports, things change quickly. Dynasties fall, great coaches retire, and players join new teams and alter the balance of power in their sport. That’s one reason we’re so excited about the new Lerner Sports database.
Featuring more than one hundred sports biographies, we’ll update the database four times a year to stay on the cutting-edge of sports news. We’ll also be adding dozens of new biographies each year, so readers will have plenty of reasons to keep coming back for more.
One thing that hasn’t changed is the dominance of international women’s soccer by the United States. The Lerner Sports team is still buzzing from the championship run by the US Women’s National Team at the 2019 World Cup, and we’re celebrating with Alex Morgan, a new Sports All-Stars title. The US co-captain scored six goals in the tournament to help the United States capture soccer’s biggest prize for a record-setting fourth time.
Of course, the Sports All-Stars series includes much more than soccer players. NFL teams are already practicing for the 2019 season, and we’re getting fired up for football with brand-new biographies of Carson Wentz, Odell Beckham Jr., and Patrick Mahomes. James Harden and Kyrie Irving cover the NBA, and Alex Ovechkin leads readers to the NHL’s Stanley Cup Finals.
Some people insist Joe Montana is football’s G.O.A.T (greatest of all time), but that can’t be right. Jerry Rice scored more touchdowns than any other player, so he must the greatest. But what about Barry Sanders? Or Tom Brady? Argh! Picking the greatest athletes isn’t easy, so we decided to help. The Sports’ Greatest of All Time series ranks the ten best athletes in auto racing, baseball, basketball, football, hockey, and soccer. It breaks down the stats, covers the championships, and highlights the moments that made these athletes great. When you’re done reading, choose your own G.O.A.T.
The Lerner Sports team has been busy, and we can’t wait for the world to see what we’ve been working on.
Want a little more information about sports? Check out our podcast interview with John Coy, author of Their Great Gift and Hoop Genius: How a Desperate Teacher and a Rowdy Gym Class Invented Basketball.