29.00, published by Grand Central Publishing)

Sting like a Bee: Muhammad Ali vs. The United States of America, 1966-1971 

By Leigh Montville

On June 3, 2016, a Friday afternoon, the New York Times “literally stopped the presses” for Muhammad Ali’s death. Seven days later, Ali’s body was inside a hearse Cadillac on a 23-mile procession through his hometown of Louisville, Kentucky. Former Sports Illustrated columnist Leigh Montville chronicles a pivotal five-year period in the life of the heavyweight champion, who was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease in 1984. The pithy nonfiction book touches on the boxer’s decision to change his name, his strong refusal to join the military, legal battles and more. ($30.00, Doubleday)

Teammate: My Journey in Baseball and a World Series for the Ages 

By David Ross with Don Yaeger

During the 2016 World Series, now retired Chicago Cubs catcher David Ross was like America’s favorite uncle. Former Cubs teammates Kris Bryant and Anthony Rizzo affectionately called him “Grandpa Rossy,” and the nickname became a Twitter hashtag. Besides the Cubs snapping a 108-year World Series drought, no one will forget Ross’ home run that helped seal the championship. In “Teammates,” Ross recounts moments from his career, his feelings after being cut from the Reds in 2008 and the scenes of game seven of the 2016 World Series. ($28.00, Hachette Books)

The Pride of the Yankees: Lou Gehrig, Gary Cooper and the Making of a Classic

By Richard Sandomir

The book examines the making of the 1942 film “Pride of the Yankees,” which follows the life of famous slugger Lou Gehrig. New York Times reporter Richard Sandomir writes about how the story and its characters developed from its first draft to its final script. Most importantly, Sandomir discusses how Gehrig and his wife, Eleanor, dealt with the devastating illness that killed Gehrig at age 37. Sandomir spotlights a significant moment in baseball history and solidifies Gehrig for a new generation of Yankees fans. ($27.00, Hachette Books)