Mike Lupica
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Mike Lupica

Mike Lupica is one of the most prominent sports writers in America. His longevity at the top of his field is based on his experience and insider's knowledge, coupled with a provocative presentation that takes an uncompromising look at the tumultuous world of professional sports. Today he is a syndicated columnist for the New York Daily News, which includes his popular "Shooting from the Lip" column, which appears every Sunday. He began his newspaper career covering the New York Knicks for the New York Post at age 23. He became the youngest columnist ever at a New York paper with the New York Daily News, which he joined in 1977. For more than 30 years, Lupica has added magazines, novels, sports biographies, other non-fiction books on sports, as well as television to his professional resume. For the past fifteen years, he has been a TV anchor for ESPN's The Sports Reporters. He also hosted his own program, The Mike Lupica Show on ESPN2. In 1987, Lupica launched "The Sporting Life" column in Esquire magazine. He has published articles in other magazines, including Sport, World Tennis, Tennis, Golf Digest, Playboy, Sports Illustrated, ESPN: The Magazine, Men's Journal and Parade. He has received numerous honors, including the 2003 Jim Murray Award from the National Football Foundation. Mike Lupica co-wrote autobiographies with Reggie Jackson and Bill Parcells, collaborated with noted author and screenwriter, William Goldman on Wait Till Next Year, and wrote The Summer of '98, Mad as Hell: How Sports Got Away from the Fans and How We Get It Back and Shooting From the Lip, a collection of columns. In addition, he has written a number of novels, including Dead Air, Extra Credits, Limited Partner, Jump, Full Court Press, Red Zone, Too Far and national bestsellers Wild Pitch and Bump and Run. Dead Air was nominated for the Edgar Allen Poe Award for Best First Mystery and became a CBS television move, "Money, Power, Murder" to which Lupica contributed the teleplay. Over the years he has been a regular on the CBS Morning News, Good Morning America and The MacNeil-Lehrer Newshour. On the radio, he has made frequent appearances on Imus in the Morning since the early 1980s. His previous young adult novels, Travel Team, Heat, Miracle on 49th Street, and the summer hit for 2007, Summer Ball, have shot up the New York Times bestseller list. Lupica is also what he describes as a "serial Little League coach," a youth basketball coach, and a soccer coach for his four children, three sons and a daughter. He and his family live in Connecticut.

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    • Heat

    • By: Mike Lupica
    • Narrated by: Paolo Andino
    • Length: 6 hrs and 13 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
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    A rival accuses Michael of being older than the league limit....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Heat

    • By bernardo roman on 08-14-15

    Regular price: $20.95

    • True Legend

    • By: Mike Lupica
    • Narrated by: Prentice Onayemi
    • Length: 6 hrs and 37 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 71
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    There's a reason teammates call him "True". Because for basketball phenom Drew Robinson, there is nothing more true than his talent on the court....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great for any basketball lovers.

    • By J Shelman on 03-03-15

    Regular price: $28.00

    • Batting Order

    • By: Mike Lupica
    • Narrated by: Ali Andre Ali
    • Length: 5 hrs and 21 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 1
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    On or off the field, Matt and Ben couldn’t be more different. Ben Roberson is an all-or-nothing player: He’s big, he’s bold, and he’s brash. Matt Baker is small and shy, and his stutter has him avoiding the spotlight - even if he’s the best all-around player on the team....

    Regular price: $17.00

    • Robert B. Parker's Blood Feud

    • Sunny Randall, Book 7
    • By: Mike Lupica
    • Narrated by: Kate Burton
    • Length: 6 hrs and 58 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 43
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 40
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    Robert B. Parker's iconic and irresistible PI Sunny Randall is back, and the stakes are higher than ever as she races to protect her ex-husband - and his Mafia family - from the vengeful plan of a mysterious rival....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Sunny is back!!!!

    • By Julie on 12-03-18

    Regular price: $24.50

    • The Batboy

    • By: Mike Lupica
    • Narrated by: Lucien Dodge
    • Length: 4 hrs and 43 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 56
    • Performance
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 46

    It is every baseball kid’s dream summer job: batboy for your hometown Major League team....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • younger kid

    • By ashley mawalls on 09-22-15

    Regular price: $21.00

    • Lone Stars

    • By: Mike Lupica
    • Narrated by: Tom Stechschulte
    • Length: 6 hrs and 6 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 21
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 15
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 15

    Clay is a quarterback's dream. When he zips across the field, arms outstretched, waiting for the ball to sail into his hands, there's no denying him the catch....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Awesome Book

    • By Tara Pruitt on 02-26-18

    Regular price: $25.20

    • Summer Ball

    • By: Mike Lupica
    • Narrated by: Danny Gerard
    • Length: 6 hrs and 35 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 12
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 9
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 9

    When you're the smallest kid playing a big man's game, the challenges never stop - especially when your name is Danny Walker....

    Regular price: $28.00

    • Fantasy League

    • By: Mike Lupica
    • Narrated by: MacLeod Andrews
    • Length: 6 hrs and 43 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 64
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 55
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 55

    12-year-old Charlie is a fantasy football guru. He may be just a bench warmer for his school's football team, but when it comes to knowing and loving the game, he's first-string....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Great read!

    • By Amy M. on 01-10-17

    Regular price: $25.20

    • Travel Team

    • By: Mike Lupica
    • Narrated by: Oliver Wyman
    • Length: 7 hrs and 6 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 162
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 114
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 113

    Twelve-year-old Danny Walker may be the smallest kid on the basketball court, but don't tell him that....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Travel team

    • By Amazon Customer on 04-22-16

    Regular price: $23.93

    • The Only Game

    • By: Mike Lupica
    • Narrated by: Keith Nobbs
    • Length: 6 hrs and 8 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 63
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 56
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 56

    Jack Callahan is the star of his baseball team and sixth grade is supposed to be his year. Undefeated season. Records shattered. Little League World Series. The works....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Amazing book

    • By Yvonne Norton on 10-11-18

    Regular price: $17.00

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