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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: 4981

"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: 3068

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: Mark Twain

Publisher: Xist Publishing

ISBN: 1623957230

Category: Fiction

Page: 658

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In the A Connecticut Yankee from King Arthur's Court, a Yankee engineer from Connecticut is accidentally transported back in time to the court of King Arthur, where he fools the inhabitants of that time into thinking he is a magician—and soon uses his knowledge of modern technology to become a "magician" in earnest, stunning the English of the Early Middle Ages with such feats as demolitions, fireworks and the shoring up of a holy well. He attempts to modernize the past, but in the end he is unable to prevent the death of Arthur and an interdict against him by the Catholic Church of the time, which grows fearful of his power. This Xist Classics edition has been professionally formatted for e-readers with a linked table of contents. This eBook also contains a bonus book club leadership guide and discussion questions. We hope you’ll share this book with your friends, neighbors and colleagues and can’t wait to hear what you have to say about it. Xist Publishing is a digital-first publisher. Xist Publishing creates books for the touchscreen generation and is dedicated to helping everyone develop a lifetime love of reading, no matter what form it takes

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

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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.

Top of the Heap

A Yankees Collection

Author: Glenn Stout

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 9780618303991

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 344

View: 3249

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.

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: 3342

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 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: 468

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.

Bridging Two Dynasties

The 1947 New York Yankees

Author: Lyle Spatz

Publisher: U of Nebraska Press

ISBN: 0803240945

Category: History

Page: 348

View: 7377

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: 2400

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.


A Century of Greatness

Author: Ron Smith

Publisher: McGraw-Hill/Contemporary


Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 256

View: 9016

Chronicles one hundred years in the history of baseball's most winning team in more than three hundred remarkable photographs that document the origins and evolution of the Yankees, great moments in baseball history, the finest Yankee teams, and its superlative, record-breaking players.

The 50 Greatest Yankee Games

Author: Cecilia Tan

Publisher: Wiley

ISBN: 9780471763130

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 288

View: 6535

"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

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: 7683

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.

Can He Play? A Look at Baseball Scouts and their Profession

Author: Jim Sandoval

Publisher: SABR, Inc.

ISBN: 1933599235

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 198

View: 339

Includes over 100 photos. They dig through tons of coal to find a single diamond. They spend countless hours traveling miles and miles on lonely back roads and way too much time in hotels. Their front offices expect them to constantly pro- vide player reports and updates. So much of their time is spent away from family and friends, missing birthdays, anniversaries, and holidays. Their best friend is Rand Mc- Nally. Always asking the question, "Can He Play?" Such is the life of a professional scout. Can He Play? collects the contributions of some 26 members of the Society for American Baseball Research (SABR) on the subject of scouts, including biographies and historical essays. The book touches on more than a century of scouts and scouting with a focus on the men (and the occasional woman) who have taken on the task of scouring the world for the best ballplayers available. In "Can He Play?" we meet the "King of Weeds," a Ph.D. we call "Baseball's Renaissance Man," a husband-and-wife team, pioneering Latin scouts, and a Japanese-American interned during World War II who became a successful scout-and many, many more. Table of Contents Foreword, by Roland Hemond Introduction, by Jim Sandoval The Hall of Fame Looks at Baseball Scouts, by John Odell 1. IVORY HUNTERS George Huff: Athletic Reformer and Speaker Discoverer, by Timothy M. Gay Larry Sutton, by Jim Sandoval Scouting Jack Doyle, by Neal Mackertich Charles "Pop" Kelchner, by Ron Smiley and Jim Sandoval Charley Barrett, The King of Weeds, by Jim Sandoval Bob Quinn, Founder of the Farm System, by Craig Lammers Charles Edward Chapman, Ph. D., Baseball's Renaissance Man, by Jim Sandoval Cy Slapnicka, by Brian McKenna Roy and Bessie Largent, Baseball's Only Husband and Wife Scouting Team, by Jim Sandoval 2. FIND THEM, HIDE THEM, AND SIGN THEM: DEVELOPMENT OF THE FARM SYSTEM Development of the Yankees Scouting Staff, by Dan Levitt Paul Krichell, by Dan Levitt Bill Essick, by Dan Levitt Gene McCann, by Jim Sandoval Joe Devine, by Dwayne Kling Tom Greenwade: Destined For the Hall-Of-Fame, by Jim Kreuz Signing of Tony Lazzeri, by Fred Glueckstein 3. THE GOOD FACE George Digby, interviewed by Ron Anderson Broadway Charlie Wagner, by Bill Nowlin Edith Houghton, by Shawn Selby Ed Scott, interviewed by Ron Anderson Al LaMacchia, by Dave King Dario Lodigiani, by Irwin Herlihy 4. THE PLAYERS SPEAK A Player's View of Scouts in the 1950s, by Dave Baldwin Johnny Pesky, on signing with the Red Sox, by Bill Nowlin "Waiting for the Call" - Fernando Perez, interviewed by Bill Nowlin 5. BASEBALL GOES INTERNATIONAL Joe Cambria, by Brian McKenna Alex Pompez: From the Rackets to Respectability; A Hall of Fame Scout, by Brian McKenna Howie Haak, by Jim Sandoval and Rory Costello Epy Guerrero, Super Scout, by Jim Sandoval Bill Clark, Baseball's Leonardo Da Vinci, by Bill Nowlin 6. THE DRAFT ERA Major League Scouting Bureau An Intern's Perspective on the Draft, by Ben Jedlovec Lou Gorman: "You Don't Win Without Good Scouts" / A GM Looks at Scouting, by Bill Nowlin Sam Hairston, by Rory Costello Jesse Flores, From Picking in the Fields to Picking Prospects, by Jim Sandoval Gene Bennett, by Robert Sawyer Bob Zuk, by John Klima "Don't Get Too Domestic Out There" The Baseball Life and Insights of Herb Stein, by Lee Lowenfish George "Hats" Omachi, by Bill Nowlin 7. CROSS CHECKING National Cross Checking, by Gib Bodet Topps Scouts Cards 8. ADVANCE SCOUTING Every Game is a Road Game / Dana Levangie, by Bill Nowlin Deacon Jones: The 26th Man on the Team, by Bill Nowlin History of the Scout of the Year Program 9. SIGNING SCOUTS OF THE HALL OF FAMERS 10. SCOUTING SCHEDULES Amateur Scout schedule, by Damon Iannelli / Southeast scouting supervisor, Colorado Rockies Pro Scout schedule, by Leon Wurth / Milwaukee Brewers Baseball Scouts in the Movies, by Rob Edelman

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: 6878

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

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: 7311

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.

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: 5849

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.

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: 4670

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

A Yankee in Meiji Japan

The Crusading Journalist Edward H. House

Author: James L. Huffman

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9780742526211

Category: History

Page: 309

View: 1916

This unique book portrays the evolution of Meiji Japan through the life of crusading journalist Edward H. House (1836-1901). In chapters that alternate between history and biography, James Huffman, shows how one man bridged continents--shaping American attitudes, influencing Japan's movement toward modernity, and providing a contemporary critique of imperialism. Huffman also captures the human drama of House's life: his early bohemianism, the mystical way Japan drew him, the painful struggle with gout, the joy and torment of adopting a Japanese girl, his fight for women's education, and the vicissitudes of friendship with Mark Twain. Meticulously researched, the book draws on House's voluminous writings and on hundreds of letters between House and major figures in both America and Japan, including Mark Twain, U.S. Grant, John Russell Young, Edmund Clarence Stedman, Okuma Shigenobu, and Inoue Kaoru. With its lively, accessible prose and seamless interweaving of the life of House with the history of the Meiji era, this book will be welcomed by students, scholars, and general readers interested in modern Japanese history and in America's nineteenth-century foreign relations.

Yankee Destinies

The Lives of Ordinary Nineteenth-century Bostonians

Author: Peter R. Knights

Publisher: UNC Press Books

ISBN: 9780807819692

Category: History

Page: 281

View: 8694

This book reconstructs important milestones in the lives of 2,808 white, native-born men who resided in Boston, Massachusetts, in 1860 or 1870. Selected systematically from the census for those two years, these men represent two cross-sections of those vi

A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court

Author: Mark Twain

Publisher: N.A


Category: Americans

Page: 433

View: 3608

Hank Morgan finds himself transported back to England's Dark Ages -- where he is immediately captured and sentenced to death at Camelot. Fortunately, he's quick-witted, and in the process of saving his life he turns himself into a celebrity -- winning himself the position of prime minister as well as the lasting enmity of Merlin.

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