A Yankee Century
A Celebration of the First Hundred Years of Baseball's Greatest Team
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|Format: ||Paperback, 448 pages|
|Other Information: ||Illustrated|
|Published In: ||United States, 07 October 2003|
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What better time to read about the Yankees than in 2009, when the new Yankee Stadium opens? This gift-worthy volume will capture the audience caught up in the excitement. Nothing defines America like baseball. And nothing defines baseball like the Yankees. From the team's beginnings in 1903 to their World Series championships in '96, '98, '99, and 2000, this album captures that century in words, stats, and pictures. Included are such luminaries as Yogi Berra, Don Larsen, and Bob Sheppard-and portraits of Mickey Mantle, Don Mattingly, Joe DiMaggio, and Derek Jeter. Also included: ? Profiles of the greatest (and worst) Yankees teams ? Quotes, lists, trivia, and tributes ? Tales of fierce rivalries and unforgettable moments ? The hallowed history of "The House that Ruth Built;" the infamous "pine tar incident;" Larsen's perfect game; Lou Gehrig's stirring 1939 speech; the roller coaster ride of the 2001 series; and more... Owning A Yankee Century is like having a clubhouse pass to the most fabled franchise in baseball.
About the Author
Harvey Frommer is the author of more than 30 sports books. Together with his wife, Myrna Katz Frommer, he authored the critically acclaimed oral histories It Happened in Manhattan, It Happened in Brooklyn, It Happened in the Catskills, It Happened on Broadway, and Growing Up Jewish in America. Frommer is a professor in the Master of Arts in Liberal Studies program at Dartmouth College, and a longtime Yankee fan.
Frommer's contribution to books marking 100 years of Yankee baseball is a tribute to the flexibility of electronic databases as the author (The New York Yankee Encyclopedia) slices and dices information about the team in thousands of ways. Suffice it to say, if there is a statistic about the team a reader wants to know, more than likely it can be found in this compilation of facts and figures. In addition to the numbers, there are chapters devoted to Yankee Stadium; brief profiles of prominent players, coaches and owners; material on the best and worst teams; memorable moments; and an especially fun chapter on quotes by and about Yankees (highlighted, of course, by Casey Stengel and Yogi Berra). Trivia buffs could spend months digesting all the information that Frommer has collected in this easily accessible work. And while his prose isn't compelling, Yankee fans who can't learn enough about their favorite team will think they died and went to heaven with all that Frommer offers on each page. (Oct.) Copyright 2002 Cahners Business Information.
"If you love baseball, if you love the New York Yankees--you will love this book."
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