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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: 1537

"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.

Yankees Century

100 Years of New York Yankees Baseball

Author: Glenn Stout,Dick Johnson

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 9780618085279

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 478

View: 5905

A narrative history of the New York Yankees includes coverage of its legendary players and contributors, team achievements, and most notable moments, in a volume complemented by more than 250 photographs.

A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court

Author: Jeffrey Hatcher,Mark Twain

Publisher: Dramatists Play Service, Inc.

ISBN: 0822235498

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 75

View: 5973

Lancelot, Guinevere, and Merlin come tumbling your way in this contemporary adaptation of the satirical tale from America’s favorite humorist. Wander with Twain as he time travels to 6th-century England through the eyes of Hank Morgan of Hartford, Connecticut, who is unexpectedly transported back to the time of legendary King Arthur. Hank astonishes the Middle Age with modern technology and pop culture. These tricks from the future initially advance and improve King Arthur’s Court, but society ultimately struggles to evolve 1,300 years into the future. Jeffrey Hatcher’s adaptation of Twain’s romp exposes the foibles and fortes of both ages, leading audiences to question and laugh at themselves and the principles of the 21st century.

Pride of October

What It Was to Be Young and a Yankee

Author: Bill Madden

Publisher: Grand Central Publishing

ISBN: 044655460X

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 464

View: 6287

In his years of writing about the Yankees for the Daily News, columnist the author has earned the reputation as one of the premier journalists covering the team.

Black Yankees

The Development of an Afro-American Subculture in Eighteenth-century New England

Author: William Dillon Piersen

Publisher: Univ of Massachusetts Press

ISBN: 9780870235870

Category: History

Page: 237

View: 1911

Describes the lives of Blacks in colonial New England, discusses the influence of African culture on their communities, and explains how they developed their own way of life.

Pinstripe Empire

The New York Yankees from Before the Babe to After the Boss

Author: Marty Appel

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA

ISBN: 1620400472

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 656

View: 1607

Is there a sports team more synonymous with winning than the New York Yankees? The team of Ruth, Gehrig, DiMaggio, Berra, Ford, Mantle, Jackson, Mattingly? Of Torre, Jeter, and Rivera? Of forty American League pennants, twenty-seven World Championships, and nearly forty Hall of Famers? Like so many great American institutions, the Yankees began humbly, on the muddy, uneven grass of Hilltop Park. Eighteen years later the little second-class franchise won its first pennant. Today, the Yankees are worth more than a billion dollars. It's been nearly seventy years since Frank Graham wrote the last narrative history of the Yankees. Marty Appel, the Yankees' PR director during the 1970s, now illuminates the team in its hundred-plus years of glory: clever, maneuvering owners; rowdy, talented players; great stories behind the great stories. Appel heard tales from old-timers like Waite Hoyt, Bill Dickey, Yogi Berra, Phil Rizzuto, and Whitey Ford, and has remained close to the organization ever since. He gives life to the team's history, from the demise of Hilltop Park in the 1900s to the evolution of today's team as an international brand. With a wealth of photographs, this is a treasure trove for lovers of sports, the Yankees, New York history, and America's game.

The Yankee Years

Author: Joe Torre,Tom Verducci

Publisher: Anchor

ISBN: 0385529384

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 368

View: 3433

The definitive story of one of the greatest dynasties in baseball history, Joe Torre's New York Yankees. When Joe Torre took over as manager of the Yankees in 1996, they had not won a World Series title in eighteen years. In that time seventeen others had tried to take the helm of America’s most famous baseball team. Each one was fired by George Steinbrenner. After twelve triumphant seasons—with twelve straight playoff appearances, six pennants, and four World Series titles—Torre left the Yankees as the most beloved manager in baseball. But dealing with players like Jason Giambi, A-Rod, Derek Jeter, Mariano Rivera, Roger Clemens, and Randy Johnson is what managing is all about. Here, for the first time, Joe Torre and Tom Verducci take readers inside the dugout, the clubhouse, and the front office, showing what it took to keep the Yankees on top of the baseball world. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Mad Yankees

The Hartford Retreat for the Insane and Nineteenth-century Psychiatry

Author: Lawrence B. Goodheart

Publisher: Univ of Massachusetts Press

ISBN: 9781558494053

Category: History

Page: 218

View: 4739

Throughout the Western world, the emergence of insane asylums during the nineteenth century marked a significant change in the public perception as well as the medical treatment of mental illness. Mad Yankees tells the story of one of the earliest such institutions in the United States, the Hartford Retreat for the Insane. Opened in 1824, it was the first hospital of any kind in Connecticut and the only private mental asylum in the nation founded by a state medical society. Although conceived as an elite institution, for many years the Hartford Retreat cared for the indigent insane and paying clients alike. A number of remarkable physicians associated with the Retreat shaped early psychiatry in Connecticut and placed the state in the vanguard of treatment for the mentally ill. Dr. Eli Todd's ethic of a "law of kindness" toward the afflicted and claims of extraordinary cure rates gained the hospital an international reputation. A coterie of doctors associated with Todd--including Mason Cogswell, Samuel B. Woodward, Amariah Brigham, and John Butler--became prominent advocates of "moral" treatment that led to caring for the insane with respect and dignity. Yet as Lawrence B. Goodheart explains, care of the mentally ill in nineteenth-century Connecticut was not without its ironies. The faith of the Retreat's founding generation in the restorative ability of the asylum gradually waned, as the burden of providing extended custodial care to the chronically ill produced outcomes that were not originally anticipated. During the Gilded Age, the contrast between the state-funded Connecticut Hospital for the Insane, which opened in 1868 in Middletown, and the elegant Hartford Retreat made clear the class and associated moral differences between public and private care. Less was heard about "the law of kindness" and moral treatment of patients and more about moral unfitness and the benefits of eugenics. As the precepts of one era became problems for the next, the idealism of antebellum reformers shriveled into a fin-de-siècle fatalism.

The 50 Greatest Yankee Games

Author: Cecilia Tan

Publisher: Wiley

ISBN: 9780471763130

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 288

View: 9982

"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

Remembering Yankee Stadium

Author: Harvey Frommer

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 1630761567

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 240

View: 6237

Throughout the 2008 season, each game played at the world’s most beloved stadium brought “The House That Ruth Built” closer to shutting its gates forever. Players envisioned running off the field one last time. Vendors anticipated selling their last bags of peanuts. Fans readied themselves to raise their voices in one final cheer. In Remembering Yankee Stadium, Harvey Frommer—one of the country’s leading baseball authorities—takes us on a journey through the stadium’s storied 85-year old history, from 1927’s unstoppable Murderers’ Row, to Joe DiMaggio’s unfathomable hitting streak, to Maris and Mantle’s thrilling race for the home-run record, to the hirings—and the firings—of Billy Martin, to Derek Jeter’s rise to greatness. The moments and the magic that filled this great stadium are brought alive again through dozens of interviews, a gripping narrative, and a priceless collection of photographs and memorabilia. As the new stadium steps into the forefront, the old ballpark across the street recedes into memory, taking with it the glory and grandeur, the history and heroics, the magic and the mystique of its nearly nine decade-long life. This book captures that time and is at once an album, a keepsake, and a record of its fabulous run.

Yankee Leviathan

The Origins of Central State Authority in America, 1859-1877

Author: Richard Franklin Bensel

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521398176

Category: History

Page: 452

View: 5765

This book describes the impact of the American Civil War on the development of central state authority in the late nineteenth century. The author contends that intense competition for control of the national political economy between the free North and slave South produced secession, which in turn spawned the formation of two new states, a market-oriented northern Union and a southern Confederacy in which government controls on the economy were much more important. During the Civil War, the American state both expanded and became the agent of northern economic development. After the war ended, however, tension within the Republican coalition led to the abandonment of Reconstruction and to the return of former Confederates to political power throughout the South. As a result, American state expansion ground to a halt during the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. This book makes a major contribution to the understanding of the causes and consequences of the Civil War and the legacy of the war in the twentieth century.

The New Yankees Century

For the Love of Jeter, Joltin' Joe, and Mariano

Author: Alan Ross

Publisher: Cumberland House Publishing

ISBN: 9781581825268

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 256

View: 4426

Ross reveals the story of New York Yankees baseball, as told by Yankee players, coaches, opponents, fans, and the media. It salutes the great pinstripers and the unrivaled championship teams, major moments, and the tradition. Includes a tribute to the immortal No. 7, Mickey Mantle.

The Yankee West

Community Life on the Michigan Frontier

Author: Susan E. Gray

Publisher: Univ of North Carolina Press

ISBN: 080786174X

Category: History

Page: 242

View: 5509

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 institutions on the frontier while confronting forces of profound socioeconomic change, particularly the rise of the market economy and the commercialization of agriculture. Gray argues that Yankee culture was a type of ethnic identity that was transplanted to the Midwest and reshaped there into a new regional identity. In chapters on settlement patterns, economic exchange, the family, religion, and politics, Gray traces the culture that the migrants established through their institutions as a defense against the uncertainty of the frontier. She demonstrates that although settlers sought rapid economic development, they remained wary of the threat that the resulting spirit of competition posed to their communal ideals. As isolated settlements developed into flourishing communities linked to eastern markets, however, Yankee culture was transformed. What was once a communal culture became a class culture, appropriated by a newly formed rural bourgeoisie to explain their success as the triumphant emergence of the Midwest and to identify their region as true America.

Bridging Two Dynasties

The 1947 New York Yankees

Author: Lyle Spatz

Publisher: U of Nebraska Press

ISBN: 0803240945

Category: History

Page: 348

View: 7719

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.

The Ultimate Yankee Book

From the Beginning to Today: Trivia, Facts and Stats, Oral History, Marker Moments and Legendary Personalities—A History and Reference Book About Baseball’s Greatest Franchise

Author: Harvey Frommer

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 1624144330

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 288

View: 1331

This definitive Yankee resource is the new classic for every modern fan, including data through the 2016 season, written by Harvey Frommer, author of The New York Yankee Encyclopedia.The perfect gift for the diehard fan in your life or an enviable treasure for yourself, The Ultimate Yankee Book is the most current and comprehensive resource of trivia, people and stories from the team's creation in 1901 to today. Harvey Frommer is a renowned baseball historian and the author of eight books about the Yankees, including The New York Yankee Encyclopedia and Remembering Yankee Stadium . A fountainhead of all things Bronx Bombers, The Ultimate Yankee Book has much new material and combines oral history with stories of legendary figures and epic Yankee feats. Featuring an inclusive timeline, a 150-question Yankee quiz and Yankees by the Numbers, this highly readable book has enough data and facts to please serious baseball trivia junkies. Fans of the Yankees are proud to call their team the greatest of all time--not only have they boasted the most World Series championships and the most players in the Hall of Fame, they're also the most hotly discussed team in the news media, social media and in books. This book gives fans what they love--the best stories and winning data about the Yankees that fuel their pride--all the way up to 2016. This book has 125 photos.

Tony Lazzeri

A Baseball Biography

Author: Paul Votano

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 9780786484522

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 216

View: 6231

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.

Bat Boy

Coming of Age with the New York Yankees

Author: Matthew McGough

Publisher: Anchor Books

ISBN: 0307278646

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 273

View: 2649

The author describes how he got a job as a bat boy for the New York Yankees at the age of sixteen, his encounters with his heroes including Don Mattingly, and his adventures and misadventures during his two years in the position.

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: 9221

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.

True Yankees

The South Seas and the Discovery of American Identity

Author: Dane A. Morrison

Publisher: JHU Press

ISBN: 1421415437

Category: History

Page: 280

View: 2213

With American independence came the freedom to sail anywhere in the world under a new flag. During the years between the Treaty of Paris and the Treaty of Wangxi, Americans first voyaged past the Cape of Good Hope, reaching the ports of Algiers and the bazaars of Arabia, the markets of India and the beaches of Sumatra, the villages of Cochin, China, and the factories of Canton. Their South Seas voyages of commerce and discovery introduced the infant nation to the world and the world to what the Chinese, Turks, and others dubbed the "new people." Drawing on private journals, letters, ships’ logs, memoirs, and newspaper accounts, True Yankees traces America’s earliest encounters on a global stage through the exhilarating experiences of five Yankee seafarers. Merchant Samuel Shaw spent a decade scouring the marts of China and India for goods that would captivate the imaginations of his countrymen. Mariner Amasa Delano toured much of the Pacific hunting seals. Explorer Edmund Fanning circumnavigated the globe, touching at various Pacific and Indian Ocean ports of call. In 1829, twenty-year-old Harriett Low reluctantly accompanied her merchant uncle and ailing aunt to Macao, where she recorded trenchant observations of expatriate life. And sea captain Robert Bennet Forbes’s last sojourn in Canton coincided with the eruption of the First Opium War. How did these bold voyagers approach and do business with the people in the region, whose physical appearance, practices, and culture seemed so strange? And how did native men and women—not to mention the European traders who were in direct competition with the Americans—regard these upstarts who had fought off British rule? The accounts of these adventurous travelers reveal how they and hundreds of other mariners and expatriates influenced the ways in which Americans defined themselves, thereby creating a genuinely brash national character—the "true Yankee." Readers who love history and stories of exploration on the high seas will devour this gripping tale. -- Eric Jay Dolan

The Yankee Whaler

Author: Clifford Ashley

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486144283

Category: Transportation

Page: 320

View: 7742

One of the finest, most colorful and definitive studies of whaling ever published. Construction and outfitting of ships, crafts and routines, hunting methods, much more. 133 halftones. 17 line illustrations. Introduction.

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