Tag Archives: sports history

Oregon Sports Stories Special Preview

June 16, 2013

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Oregon coach Bill Dellinger is carried on shoulders of  team members after Ducks won a  track and field championship.  Courtesy of UO Athletics Media Relations.

This summer, History Press West is proud to announce a new title from sports writer and author Bob Robinson. Drawing on six decades of sports coverage, Robinson shares unique, behind-the-scenes accounts of some of Oregon’s greatest sports moments and game-changing personalities. Blazermania overruns the Rose City as the Trail Blazers take down the favored Philadelphia […]

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History Press Releases First Soccer Title

January 27, 2012

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The Portland Timbers at Civic Stadium, July 1975. Courtesy of Tony Betts (9th from left)

The History Press is delighted to announce The 1975 Portland Timbers: The Birth of Soccer City, USA by Michael Orr will be available from Oregon bookstores just in time to celebrate the start of the 2012 Major League Soccer season. Relive the magic of the Portland Timbers’ 1975 season and the birth of Soccer City, […]

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Interview with Michael Orr, Author of The 1975 Portland Timbers: The Birth of Soccer City, USA

December 14, 2011

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The Portland Timbers at Civic Stadium, July 1975. Courtesy of Tony Betts (9th from left)

AK: How did the Timbers’ Army get its start? What won the hearts of Portlanders in that first year? MO: In the Timbers’ inaugural season of 1975, there was no official supporters group. A booster club was founded before the 1976 season started, by a group of dedicated fans who fell in love with the […]

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Timbers

August 3, 2011

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Tonight at 7:30 on ESPN watch the Portland Timbers take on the Los Angeles Galaxy. Next spring check out Michael Orr’s book Soccer City, USA: The Birth of the Portland Timbers (History Press, Spring 2012), which recalls the premier 1975 season of Portland’s beloved futbol team. Visit the team website or check out Michael’s blog […]

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