Fall 2018

Coming Up Clutch

The Greatest Upsets, Comebacks, and Finishes in Sports History

From the Series Spectacular Sports

  • Interest Level: Grade 5 - Grade 12   ·  
  • Reading Level: Grade 5

The sports world is full of epic comebacks, upsets, chokes, and clutch performances. The most memorable buzzer-beating baskets, double-digit comebacks, and unexpected meltdowns are all here alongside vivid photos and lively writing from award-winning sports author Matt Doeden. From racing legend Man o' War's only career loss in 1919 to the 2017 Super Bowl's incredible finish, sports fans will have plenty to digest. Doeden also writes about the science behind clutch performances and asks if some athletes are more clutch than others, or if being clutch is just one of the stories fans tell themselves about their favorite sports.

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Interest Level Grade 5 - Grade 12
Reading Level Grade 5
BISACS JNF007100, JNF054000
Subject Sports
Copyright 2019
Publisher Lerner Publishing Group
Imprint Millbrook Press
Language English
Number of Pages 64
Publication Date 2018-08-01
ISBN 9781512427561, 9781541524750
Title Format Library Bound Hardcover, Multi-user ebook
Dewey 796.0973
Graphics 1-color illustrations, Full-color illustrations
Dimensions 9 x 9
Lexile 980
Features Awards and Reviewed


  • Junior Library Guild Selection, Winner, 2018


Kirkus Reviews

“As breezy a collection of sports stories as anyone could want on a lazy afternoon.”—Kirkus Reviews

Author: Matt Doeden

Matt Doeden began his career as a sports writer. Since then, he’s spent more than a decade writing and editing children’s nonfiction. Matt lives in Minnesota with his family.