Teams have their ups and downs, but there are always fans looking to get closer to the franchises and sports they love. At Mascot Books, we’re one of the few independent publishers that have embraced sports-related books as a major market, whether it’s a licensed children’s book, a biography of a professional athlete, or a historical look at the development of a sport. Our roster of sports authors includes professional athletes, current and former professional coaches, and passionate sports fans from every corner of the country. We have sport-savvy editors and ghostwriters who will help fact- check your manuscript and a passionate design team experienced with working within franchise guidelines to create a league-worthy book. Our marketing and distribution departments know that fans don’t just live in the home city and will bring creative strategies to get your book in front of fans regardless of where they live. We want to help you translate your passion for the game into a book every fan will love. Submit your book idea and we’ll work together to find your place with Team Mascot.
Fred Claire served 30 years as an executive with the Los Angeles Dodgers. He was the team’s Executive Vice President and general manager from 1987 until 1998. During his tenure, Claire earned a reputation for his integrity and for his fighting spirit that built what ultimately led to the team’s last World Series championship in 1988. His drive and determination in the face of opposition and doubt from all sides became a defining trait not just of his time with the Dodgers, but of who he is as an individual. In the spring of 2015, Fred would again tap into his fighting spirit after being diagnosed with skin cancer that later migrated to his jaw. Again, the odds were against his survival, but Fred was determined. This time, he found his championship team at City of Hope National Medical center in Duarte, California. Equipped with cutting-edge technology, frontline research, and staffed by top oncologists, City of Hope was the perfect home base for Claire’s treatment.
Marnie Schneider and Susan T. Spencer
It’s game day in Philadelphia, and Football Freddie and her dog, Fumble, are on the way to Lincoln Financial Field to cheer for the Eagles. But first, they’ll make a couple of stops at the Liberty Bell, Independence Hall, and other historical locations to learn everything they can about the City of Brotherly Love.
Ann Lambert Good
Learn everything there is to know about the Washington Nationals! Learn about their founding in 2005, their yearly statistics, comparisons with the best in MLB history, background on D.C. baseball, and information on Nats players, managers, coaches, and the organization as a whole.
This illustrated biography covers one of Major League Baseball’s biggest names: Bryce Harper. From being drafted by the Nationals as a teenager, to being named MVP of the National League, this book tells the story of Harper’s career and engages kids’ love of reading.