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A Yankee Century and Beyond

A Celebration of the First Hundred Plus Years of Baseball's Greatest Team

Author: Harvey Frommer

Publisher: Sourcebooks, Inc.

ISBN: 1402248741

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 464

View: 7893

"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." -Publishers Weekly This newly updated album captures 106 years of Yankee life in pictures, stats, words and reflections. From their beginning as the New York Highlanders, playing in Manhattan's Hilltop Park in 1903, to reigning over Major League Baseball as it entered a new millennium with the World Series championships in '96, '98, '99 and 2000, the Yankees represent a century of triumphs and defeats, legends and lore of America's favorite pastime. Personalities included are Mel Allen, Yogi Berra, Scott Brosius, Andy Carey, Chris Chambliss, Jerry Coleman, Don Larsen, and Bob Sheppard-as well as tributes to the greats-from Mickey Mantle to Don Mattingly, from Vic Raschi to Allie Reynolds, from Joltin' Joe DiMaggio to Derek Jeter.

Bridging Two Dynasties

The 1947 New York Yankees

Author: Lyle Spatz

Publisher: U of Nebraska Press

ISBN: 0803240945

Category: History

Page: 348

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Tells the story of how the 1947 New York Yankees won the pennant that year, set a record with a nineteen-game winning streak, and won the first televised World Series.

Tony Lazzeri

A Baseball Biography

Author: Paul Votano

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 9780786484522

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 216

View: 8110

Baseball player Tony Lazzeri was the first great Italian-American sports superstar. He was known for his excellent glove, strong throwing arm and good speed, as well as his honesty, integrity and support of his teammates. This member of the 1927 Murderers’ Row of the New York Yankees batted sixth behind Earl Combs, Mark Koenig, Babe Ruth, Lou Gehrig and Bob Meusel. The major league’s first power-hitting second baseman, he batted over .300 five times and drove in over 100 runs in seven seasons. He was the Yankees regular second baseman for twelve consecutive seasons and helped them win six pennants and five world championships. Chosen to play in the first All-Star Game in 1933, he made the Major League Baseball Hall of Fame in 1991. Researched from primary sources as well as interviews with his peers, this biography covers Lazzeri’s life from his birth in San Francisco to Italian immigrants; his harsh, poverty-stricken childhood, and struggles with epilepsy (though he never suffered an attack while playing baseball); through every moment of his impressive career (as well as the time he struck out against Grover Cleveland Alexander in Game Seven of the 1926 World Series); ending with his death at age 42 of a heart attack. Lazzeri’s batting record is included as an appendix and the work is illustrated with both private and public photographs.

Top of the Heap

A Yankees Collection

Author: Glenn Stout

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 9780618303991

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 344

View: 2806

A diverse compilation of writings--including sixty-six game stories, columns, profiles, sports features, and more--chronicle the hundred-year history of the New York Yankees. Original.

Historical Dictionary of Baseball

Author: Lyle Spatz

Publisher: Scarecrow Press

ISBN: 0810879549

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 504

View: 3073

Dating back to 1869 as an organized professional sport, the game of baseball is not only the oldest professional sport in North America, but also symbolizes much more. Walt Whitman described it as “our game, the American game,” and George Will compared calling baseball “just a game” to the Grand Canyon being “just a hole.” Countless others have called baseball “the most elegant game,” and to those who have played it, it’s life. The Historical Dictionary of Baseball is primarily devoted to the major leagues it also includes entries on the minor leagues, the Negro Leagues, women’s baseball, baseball in various other countries, and other non-major league related topics. It traces baseball, in general, and these topics individually, from their beginnings up to the present. This is done through a chronology, an introductory essay, appendixes, and an extensive bibliography. The dictionary section has over 900 cross-referenced entries on the roles of the players on the field—batters, pitchers, fielders—as well as non-playing personnel—general managers, managers, coaches, and umpires. There are also entries for individual teams and leagues, stadiums and ballparks, the role of the draft and reserve clause, and baseball’s rules, and statistical categories. This book is an excellent access point for students, researchers, and anyone wanting to know more about the sport of baseball.

A Calculus of Color

The Integration of Baseball’s American League

Author: Robert Kuhn McGregor

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 1476618682

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 224

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In 1947, as the integration of Major League Baseball began, the once-daring American League had grown reactionary, unwilling to confront postwar challenges—population shifts, labor issues and, above all, racial integration. The league had matured in the Jim Crow era, when northern cities responded to the Great Migration by restricting black access to housing, transportation, accommodations and entertainment, while blacks created their own institutions, including baseball’s Negro Leagues. As the political climate changed and some major league teams realized the necessity of integration, the American League proved painfully reluctant. With the exception of the Cleveland Indians, integration was slow and often ineffective. This book examines the integration of baseball—widely viewed as a triumph—through the experiences of the American League and finds only a limited shift in racial values. The teams accepted few black players and made no effort to alter management structures, and organized baseball remained an institution governed by tradition-bound owners.

The 50 Greatest Yankee Games

Author: Cecilia Tan

Publisher: Wiley

ISBN: 0471711616

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 256

View: 7175

"Cecilia Tan has written a Yankee Doodle Dandy of a book. The reader is taken through the dramatic ebb and flow of the 50 greatest Yankee games. We learn a lot about the team from the Bronx in this fact-filled, entertainingly written opus. Should be required reading for all fans of the New York Yankees." --Harvey Frommer, author of A Yankee Century and The New York Yankee Encyclopedia Every Yankee fan has a memory they will never forget or a game they wish they had seen. Covering an entire century of New York Yankees baseball, The 50 Greatest Yankee Games brings together the best (and sometimes worst) moments experienced by the most successful sports franchise on the planet. You'll be there as: * Babe Ruth performs the most debated gesture in sports history * Joe DiMaggio reaches one milestone on his way to another * "The Wild Man" tames the Dodgers, but the Bombers fail to score * Bobby Murcer delivers the game-winning hit just hours after delivering the eulogy at Thurman Munson's funeral * Dave Righetti throws his no-hitter against the Red Sox * Don Mattingly shines, but Seattle savors the day * Derek Jeter saves the game and the season with a "shovel pass" From the Yankees' first World Series to the pennant race that pitted Joe DiMaggio against Ted Williams to the Bucky Dent home run game, you'll have the best seat in the stadium as you experience all the excitement and drama. Featuring fascinating anecdotes and vintage photographs, The 50 Greatest Yankee Games is the perfect book for every Yankee fan and anyone who cherishes the game. "Tan does a fine job choosing the most important contests from 100 seasons of Yankee baseball and recounting them in a gripping style . . . developing entertaining, dramatic story lines." --Publisher's Weekly

Pinstripe Pride

The Inside Story of the New York Yankees

Author: Marty Appel

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1481416049

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 288

View: 5296

Get the complete story of the Yankees, from Babe Ruth to Derek Jeter—with twenty-seven World Championships in between—in this “enormous home run” (Kirkus Reviews) of a middle grade adaptation of Pinstripe Empire, a celebrated keepsake for every baseball fan full of black and white photos from author and former Yankees PR director Marty Appel. The New York Yankees are the team of Babe Ruth, Lou Gehrig, Joe DiMaggio, Yogi Berra, Whitey Ford, Mickey Mantle, Don Mattingly, Reggie Jackson, Mariano Rivera, Derek Jeter, and Carlos Beltran; the team of forty American League pennants, twenty-seven World Championships, and nearly forty Hall of Famers. With more than a century’s worth of great stories, anecdotes, and photos, plus an introduction by Yankee television broadcaster Michael Kay, Marty Appel—who Bob Costas calls “a fine storyteller with a keen eye for detail”—tells the complete story of the Yankees from their humble beginnings, with no stadium to call their own, to today, when the team’s billion-dollar franchise presides over a rebuilt Yankee Stadium. Middle grade sports lovers, baseball fans, and Yankee acolytes will find a treasure trove of facts, tales, and insider details in Pinstripe Pride.

A Yankee Image

Author: William Lowell Putnam

Publisher: Light Technology Publishing

ISBN: 1622336976

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: N.A

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The author of this book could have had trouble being dispassionate about himself and his subject. He has clearly succeeded in regard to the latter. William Lowell Putnam served his hitch in the U.S. Army's elite 10th Mountain Division, where he commanded a company in combat long before he was eligible to vote, and earned both Purple Heart and Silver Star. He taught geology at Tufts College but, as he puts it, "has consistently misspent" his life in the mountains. He freely admits to having flunked the basic English course at Harvard, but claims to have made up for it in later years by composing and delivering twenty-five years worth of broadcast editorials, serving on several editorial committees, compiling numerous climbers' guides and authoring six books on mountaineering topics. His first biography was of JOE DODGE, who, more than coincidentally, happened to be a childhood neighbor and contem¬porary of his father, the subject of this volume. Writing almost twenty years after the death of Roger Putnam, William has achieved a sufficient perspective to note the flaws as well as the fine points of his subject. But the reader cannot miss the loving respect that permeates the entire text. Roger Putnam was the quintessential Yankee - strong in principle, slow to bend his opinions, sure of his ground and dedicated to hard work. This book is a son's tribute to his distinguished parent - A YANKEE IMAGE.

A Yankee in Hokkaido

The Life of William Smith Clark

Author: John McGilvrey Maki

Publisher: Lexington Books

ISBN: 9780739104170

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 306

View: 2518

A biography of diplomat William Smith Clark, an exponent of the modernization of Japan in the nineteenth century and founder of the University of Massachusetts at Amherst.

A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur’s Court

Author: Mark Twain

Publisher: Lulu Press, Inc

ISBN: 1291290729

Category: Fiction

Page: N.A

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A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur’s Court is an 1889 novel by American humorist and writer Mark Twain. The work is a very early example of time travel in literature, anticipating by six years H. G. Wells’ The Time Machine of 1895 (however, unlike Wells, Twain does not give any real explanation of his protagonist’s traveling in time). Some early editions are entitled A Yankee at the Court of King Arthur.

Race and Religion in Mid-Nineteenth Century America, 1850-1877

Protestant Parochial Philanthropists

Author: Joseph R. Washington

Publisher: Edwin Mellen Press

ISBN: 9780889466838

Category: Religion

Page: N.A

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This study focuses on Protestant philanthropic agencies - Calvinist conservatives and social liberals - as competing colour-conscious clerical classes of charioteers driving chariots of charity... behind the Cotton Curtain.

The Connecticut Yankee in the twentieth century

travel to the past in science fiction

Author: Bud Foote

Publisher: Greenwood Pub Group


Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 209

View: 684

Concentrating on travel to the past, this study details, both in Twain's seminal work and in its science fiction successors, the various roles played by the traveller to the past and attempts to relate these roles both to the rest of Twain's work and to the world-view of contemporary America.

The Yankee Yorkshireman

Migration Lived and Imagined

Author: Mary H. Blewett

Publisher: University of Illinois Press

ISBN: 0252076133

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 208

View: 5687

Understanding migration through the lives and fiction of migrant workers in New England

The Yankee West

Community Life on the Michigan Frontier

Author: Susan E. Gray

Publisher: Univ of North Carolina Press

ISBN: 9780807846100

Category: History

Page: 227

View: 8133

Susan Gray explores community formation among New England migrants to the Upper Midwest in the generation before the Civil War. Focusing on Kalamazoo County in southwestern Michigan, she examines how 'Yankees' moving west reconstructed familiar communal i

A Yankee Musician in Europe

The 1837 Journals of Lowell Mason

Author: Lowell Mason

Publisher: University Rochester Press

ISBN: 9780835720021

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 243

View: 7193

By the middle of the nineteenth century Lowell Mason (1792-1872) was probably the most famous native-born musician in America. Concentrating almost exclusively on vocal music, he built a spectacular reputation as a choir director and teacher. He published many collections of sacred music that sold in unprecedented numbers and made him a household name. In 1837 he traveled to Europe on a little-publicized trip. This was a bold move decades before such trips by American musicians became commonplace, and his diaries from this time are a primary source of information on early nineteenth-century European music. This edition of Mason's 1837 journal has been carefully edited: throughout, Broyles has attempted to reproduce the original manuscript faithfully, making adjustments only where necessary for intelligibility. Appendices include a list names with brief biographies, an itinerary of the tour, and those letters received during the trip that still survive. An introduction completes this unique and highly readable volume. Michael Broyles is Distinguished Professor of Music and Professor of American History Emeritus at Penn State University and Visiting Professor at Florida State University.


A Geography of Culture and Place across America

Author: Richard L. Nostrand,Lawrence E. Estaville

Publisher: JHU Press

ISBN: 9780801876608

Category: Science

Page: 352

View: 4012

Homelands gives us a new map of the United States, a map drawn with people's lives and the land that is their home.

The Yankee Road

Tracing the Journey of the New England Tribe that Created Modern America, Vol. 2: Domination

Author: James D. McNiven

Publisher: Wheatmark, Inc.

ISBN: 1627875204

Category: Travel

Page: 356

View: 4962

Who is a Yankee and where did the term come from? Join author Jim McNiven as he explores the emergence and influence of Yankee culture while traversing an old transcontinental highway reaching from the Atlantic to the Pacific—US 20, which he nicknames "The Yankee Road." The Yankee Road: Tracing the Journey of the New England Tribe that Created Modern America combines fascinating history with a travel narrative, taking the reader on a journey through the places Yankees and their descendants settled as they expanded westward. Using a physical road to connect locations important to the Yankee cultural "road," McNiven takes us on side trips into individual stories, introducing readers to the origins of such large-scale and diverse ideas as conservation, public education, telegraphy, mass production, religion, and labor reform. This second volume of a projected trilogy, Domination, centers on the growth of industry around the Great Lakes in the mid-nineteenth century into the twentieth century, something that led to the Yankee victory in the Civil War and the emergence of the reunited country as a major world power. Erastus Corning, Ida Tarbell, John Brown, JD Rockefeller, Henry Flagler, Thomas Edison, Henry Ford, the Kellogg brothers, the Wright brothers and Judge Gary, all make appearances.

CliffsNotes on Twain's A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court

Author: James L Roberts,L. David Allen

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 0544180860

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 72

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The original CliffsNotes study guides offer a look into critical elements and ideas within classic works of literature. In CliffsNotes on A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court, you dig into Mark Twain's notably caustic account of a culture clash in medieval society. Transported back in time from the nineteenth century, the story's central character attempts to introduce "modern" changes to his new place in the sixth century. This study guide follows the action from chapter to chapter with commentaries that bring sense to the entertaining satire. Other features that help you figure out this important work include Life and background of the author Introduction to and synopsis of the book Summaries of each chapter within the work A review section that tests your knowledge and suggests essay topics Classic literature or modern-day treasure — you'll understand it all with expert information and insight from CliffsNotes study guides.

Autobiography of a Yankee Mariner

Christopher Prince and the American Revolution

Author: Christopher Prince,Michael J. Crawford

Publisher: Potomac Books, Inc.

ISBN: 1574884409

Category: History

Page: 263

View: 5124

Prince recalls his life at sea, including service as a privateer during the Revolution.

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