Twenty-Four Major League Writers on the World's Most Loved (and Hated) Team
Author: Rob Fleder
Category: Sports & Recreation
Love them or hate them, the New York Yankees have been an American institution for nearly a century. With their rich history and colorful cast of characters, the Yankees never fail to inspire or provoke. In this exciting compendium, some of our most acclaimed writers—including Pete Dexter, Colum McCann, Roy Blount Jr., Dan Barry, Jane Leavy, Charles P. Pierce, J. R. Moehringer, Bill James, and many more—step up to the plate to take their cuts. The result is a collection of original essays as idiosyncratic and expansive as the team that has inspired them: ruminations on Babe Ruth's gravestone, Derek Jeter's swing, and every other subject that spans from the hilarious (the Yankee wife swap of the seventies) to the sublime (the grace of Catfish Hunter). Superbly written, deeply insightful, and full of both passion and humor, Damn Yankees is a completely fresh look at baseball's most enduring franchise.
The Secret Life of America's Greatest Franchise
Author: Dean Chadwin
Category: Sports & Recreation
This paperback edition of Dean Chadwin's widely-discussed book has been expanded to include the Yankee's World Series appearance in the 1999 season. The New York Yankees have won twenty-five championships, more than any other American professional sports franchise. The team's rich history includes a color bar, the towering home runs and bottomless appetites of Babe Ruth, the early and intensely lamented death of Lou Gehrig, frequent labor disputes between players and owners, and the free verse of Yogi Berra and Phil Rizzuto. The 1999 season has emerged as one of the franchise's most memorable both on and off the field. As the squad raced through an all-time record for victories to win the World Series, observers wondered whether the club's stadium would return to its wandering ways of a century ago. The Yankees abandoned Baltimore in 1902. After seventy-five years in the Bronx, Yankee management are now pursuing a move to Manhattan or the suburbs that could tap into millions of public dollars. Those Damn Yankees is a riveting and unconventional foray into the murky underworld of baseball, from the incipient sexual desire of young girls visiting the Derek Jeter on-line fansite to the boozy macho heart of the Yankee Nation in the now-endangered bleachers. In compelling asides, Dean Chadwin looks at issues such as baseball's cult of memory, numerology in sport and society, the emergence of an anti-competitive baseball league of haves and have-nots, and a sporting cartel's exploitation of inter-city economic warfare.
Descendants of William and Mary Rawes Rudd, Westmoreland County, England
Author: Dorothea Rudd
William Rudd (1798-1835) was born in Westmoreland, England to Thomas and Elizabeth Ainsley Rudd. He married Mary rawes and they were the parents of eleven children, one of whom was Thomas Rudd (1814-1892). Thomas married Elizabeth Holloway (1817-1898) and they were the parents of one child, Benjamin Rudd (1843-1928). Thomas and Elizabeth immigrated to America in 1842 and settled first in Ohio. They later moved to Iowa. Descendants live in Iowa and other parts of the United States.
Publisher: Hal Leonard Corporation
(Vocal Score). Ross & Adler's 1955 Broadway production which won a Tony Award for Best Musical featured Gwen Verdon. Our vocal score includes 12 songs: The Game * Goodbye, Old Girl * Heart * A Little Brains, a Little Talent * A Man Doesn't Know * Near to You * Shoeless Joe from Hannibal, Mo. * Six Months Out of the Year * Those Were the Good Old Days! * Two Lost Souls * Whatever Lola Wants (Lola Gets) * Who's Got the Pain?
The Billy Martin Story
Author: Maury Allen
Category: Baseball managers
Chronicles the erratic career of the much hired, fired, retired, and rehired manager of the Yankees, following his growth from Berkeley sand-lot ball to his days with Casey, Whitey, Mickey, and the Yankee Clipper
Demonization and Defiance in the Confederate South
Author: George C. Rable
Publisher: LSU Press
During the Civil War, southerners produced a vast body of writing about their northern foes, painting a picture of a money-grubbing, puritanical, and infidel enemy. Damn Yankees! explores the proliferation of this rhetoric and demonstrates how the perpetual vilification of northerners became a weapon during the war, fostering hatred and resistance among the people of the Confederacy. Drawing from speeches, cartoons, editorials, letters, and diaries, Damn Yankees! examines common themes in southern excoriation of the enemy. In sharp contrast to the presumed southern ideals of chivalry and honor, Confederates claimed that Yankees were rootless vagabonds who placed profit ahead of fidelity to religious and social traditions. Pervasive criticism of northerners created a framework for understanding their behavior during the war. When the Confederacy prevailed on the field of battle, it confirmed the Yankees' reputed physical and moral weakness. When the Yankees achieved military success, reports of depravity against vanquished foes abounded, stiffening the resolve of Confederate soldiers and civilians alike to protect their homeland and the sanctity of their women from Union degeneracy. From award-winning Civil War historian George C. Rable, Damn Yankees! is the first comprehensive study of anti-Union speech and writing, the ways these words shaped perceptions of and events in the war, and the rhetoric's enduring legacy in the South after the conflict had ended.
Author: Cherie Claire
Publisher: Happy Gris Gris Publishing
Magnolia “Maggie” Delta Mallory has two major problems in her life: she is setting a world record in job layoffs and her luck with men is disastrous. Broke, discouraged and one year shy of 30, Maggie attends a journalism conference in Vegas in the hopes of landing another magazine job. Instead, she lands a husband. A Yankee one, no less. Colin Parnell doesn’t trust the Southern belle who’s landed on his doorstep, inheriting part of his Yankee Living magazine through his irresponsible cousin Jake. But he’s inexplicably drawn to Maggie’s lilting Southern accent, homemade gumbo and her adorable smile. Can Colin and Maggie discover love despite the obstacles, breaking down the Mason-Dixon Line between them? The Cajun Embassy series follows three Columbia journalism coeds homesick for Louisiana who find comfort in a bowl of Cajun gumbo. Each book — Ticket to Paradise, Damn Yankees and Gone Pecan — follows these dedicated friends as they make their way into the world. Because love — and a good gumbo — cures everything. BOOK DETAILS • Contemporary romance • Book Two of Cherie’s The Cajun Embassy series • A full-length novel of approximately 90,000 words (about 365 printed book pages) • R-rated content: Steamy love scenes! The Cajun Embassy Ticket to Paradise Damn Yankees Gone Pecan
Author: Cherie Claire
Publisher: Happy Gris Gris Publishing
From award-winning novelist Cherie Claire, three passionate contemporary romances! The Cajun Embassy series follows three Columbia journalism coeds homesick for Louisiana who find comfort in a bowl of Cajun gumbo. Each book — Ticket to Paradise, Damn Yankees and Gone Pecan — follow these dedicated friends as they make their way into the world. Because love — and a good gumbo — cures everything. TICKET TO PARADISE - Two desperate people. One winning Lottery ticket. He knows, she doesn’t. Will they both realize that love, more than money, is the ticket to paradise? DAMN YANKEES - Magnolia “Maggie” Delta Mallory has two major problems in her life: she is setting a world record in job layoffs and her luck with men is disastrous. Broke, discouraged and one year shy of 30, Maggie attends a journalism conference in Vegas in the hopes of landing another magazine job. Instead, she lands a husband. A Yankee one, no less. GONE PECAN - Dewey Hennessey left Louisiana and Michael Arceneaux, the love of her life, with so many questions unanswered. Now, fourteen years after Dewey went “gone pecan,” her grandmother delivers an ultimatum — return to Louisiana and make things right or she’ll never speak to her again. Can Dewey leave her high-profile job in Hollywood, even if it means restoring her broken heart? And even though Michael has forged ahead with his life, he can’t deny having Dewey back in town will make his life complete. But can he get past the pain she caused fourteen long years ago. The collection includes three full-length, standalone romance novels. Each book is available individually as both an ebook and a paperback. The Cajun Embassy Book Details · Contemporary romances, set in California, Maine and Louisiana · Three novels averaging 90,000 words each (about 365 printed book pages each or 1100 words total) · Extras: Gumbo recipes! · R-rated Content: Steamy love scenes
Author: Robert London
Publisher: ferg ferg
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
This is an tale for Halloween and the activities involved [ e.g. Guising, Haunted Attractions, Bonfires, Apple Bobbing ]. Appealing to ages M and one / half and older. The tale of the Horseman.
Fearless Recipes From Two Damn Yankees Who Have Won the Biggest, Baddest BBQ Competition in the World
Author: Andy Husbands,Chris Hart,Andrea Pyenson
Publisher: Fair Winds Press (MA)
Award-winning barbecue recipes from renowned chefs Andy Husbands and Chris Hart.
Casey, Whitey, Yogi, and the Mick
Author: Thomas W. Gilbert
A history of baseball from 1949-1964, focusing on the incredible New York Yankees who won fourteen of sixteen American League pennants and became champions of the world nine times.
Author: Kate Dyer
Category: Social Science
Kate Dyer is a Yankee, Boston-born and bred. She’s a lawyer by trade, on the wrong side of fifty, blunt, irreverent, and opinionated. She’s what Southerners might colorfully call “contrary.” Through an uninteresting twist of events, she’s built a new life south of the Mason-Dixon Line—and she’s having the time of her life doing it! As any successful lawyer must be, she’s also a keen and astute observer of the human species. That makes her a bit of an amateur anthropologist who is eager to share her tongue-in-cheek observations. Here, to help fellow Yankees who share her newfound love of the South, she shares her best tips for fitting in with the locals. And for all those Southerners who just can’t figure out those Yankees who have moved in, she’s got a few tips as well. She offers some tongue-in-cheek guidance in how to decode regional vocabulary from both sides. And as an ingenious Yankee, she has a lot to say about good old-fashioned Yankee ingenuity. You’ll also enjoy a culinary passport to the flavors of her childhood in Boston as well as her adopted Tennessee home, with dozens of recipes that showcase—and celebrate—the flavors of each region. A Taste of the North (or, A Little Yankee Home Cooking) Classic Crab Cakes New England Clam Chowder Fancy-Schmancy Baked Chicken in Wine Sauce Boiled Lobster Linguini with Artichoke Hearts and Prosciutto A Taste of the South (Or, How a Yankee Learned to Cook Like Y’all) Southern Fried Chicken Collard Greens for New Year’s Day Oh-So-Southern White Beans Melt-in-Your-Mouth Southern Biscuits Proper Southern Grits So no matter what side of the “border” you call home, there’s something here to amuse, enlighten, and enjoy.
The New York Yankees from Before the Babe to After the Boss
Author: Marty Appel
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
Category: Sports & Recreation
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.
My Grandfather and the Story of Washington's Only World Series Championship
Author: Mark Gauvreau Judge
Category: Sports & Recreation
In "Damn Senators," Mark Judge has written a book that is at once a touching memoir of his grandfather, star first baseman for the old Washington Senators; a history of baseball in its golden age; and an exciting account of the Senators' 1924 World Series victory. As one advance reader says, "This book is not only for the dedicated fan but for anyone interested in human endurance and courage and the thrill of victory and the agony of defeat." For decades, the Senators were the doormat of the American league, a disappointment to the presidents and ordinary people who flocked to Griffith Stadium to watch Walter Johnson, arguably the best pitcher of all time, "Goose" Goslin, one of the most feared hitters in baseball and another future Hall of Famer, and other great players labor year after year in vain. But then in 1924 everything unexpectedly came together. Team owner Clark Griffith made shrewd off-season deals for journeyman players who would have their best years. The aging Johnson, whom some sportswriters said was finished, put together a final great season. Bucky Harris, the "Boy Wonder," managed with a shrewdness that confounded those who thought he was too young for the job. And the author's grandfather, Joe Judge, the best fielding first baseman in the league and a lifetime .300 hitter, anchored the team. "Damn Senators" tells the dramatic story of how Washington managed to beat Babe Ruth and the Yankees, perennial champions of the American League, and then triumphed over the heavily favored New York Giants in what sports writers consider one of the most dramatic World Series in baseball history. In recreating this championship season, the author interweaves the story of Judge, son of an Irish immigrant who became a baseball legend not only for his steady play (he would eventually be inducted into RFK Stadium's Hall of Stars) but also because of what came after his retirement. In his later years, Judge was befriended by writer Douglas Wallop who made him the prototype for Joe Hardy, the lead character in his novel "The Year the Yankees Lost the Pennant," later fabulously successful as a stage play and movie under the title "Damn Yankees." Recalling "The Boys of Summer" and other classics, "Damn Senators" is filled with unforgettable portraits of baseball legends like the wily Griffith; the noble "Big Train" Johnson; Ty Cobb, the meanest player of the day; Al Schacht, "The Clown Prince of Baseball" whose comedy act played between innings; the Giants’ "Little Napoleon," John McGraw, and of course, the larger than life Babe Ruth. Mark Judge returns us to a golden past. But with a new baseball franchise rumored to be on its way back to the nation's capitol, he may be taking us back to the future as well.