Stories about sports and sports figures have always been popular, especially among young boys and men. Here are covers from Sports Pulps of the twentieth century. If you like these, you should also look at the Sports Magazines (mostly aimed at adults, and primarily non-fiction in nature) and the General Fiction Pulps, many of which regularly ran sports fiction. The Adventure Pulps also ran many stories about sports, sports events, and sports heroes. Here's a nice illustrative article from the website of the 2023 Pulpfest.