"Mount Vernon, NY Sports Champions Heroes & Legends" represents the most comprehensive attempt ever to tell the story of the city's finest men and women professional athletes, coaches, sports authors, and legal representatives. Author Bruce Fabricant's painstaking research study, interviews and words will provide you a closer inside look than you've ever had before at Mount Vernon's sports heroes. The 600-plus-page book is loaded with nostalgia, action, revelations and the truths and figures of the remarkable 100 year long history of Mount Vernon sports. Fabricant returned to the city of his childhood to capture the lives and exploits of 79 varied individuals who attained athletic success in college or in the pros. "Mount Vernon, NY Sports Champions Heroes & Legends" provides a fascinating and refreshing look at Mount Vernon's finest. Many of the heroes such as Gus Williams, Ben Gordon, Rodney McCray, Ken Singleton and Ralph Branca are popular. Others are not. Find out: Exactly what was so cool about Vernon Hagenbuckle-- beyond his name? How Expense Collins set track & field records in his sixties. How Johnny Farrell beat the famous Bobby Jones for the 1928 U.S. Golf Championship. About Katryna Gaither whose many Notre Dame basketball records still stand. How Ed Williams' play in a historical Yankee Stadium football video game was a turning point in the crusade for racial justice. Why Gus Williams remained an entire NBA season early in his profession. About author W.C. Heinz, pioneer of the long-form sports story, who created a design of composing that influenced generations of journalists. How training greats Bob Cimmino, Carol Schachner-Leib, Henry Littlefield, Dave Rider, Walter Hall, and Harry "Dad" White produced champion teams. BRUCE FABRICANT is the author of a number of books about Mount Vernon, including Remembering Mount Vernon, NY The Location We Called Home. He was an executive vice president at Grey Marketing's public relations company before opening his own company, Fabricant Public Relations, in 1991. He now resides in Somers, NY.