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Pinstripe Empire

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

Author: Marty Appel

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA

ISBN: 1620406810

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 656

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The definitive history of the world's greatest baseball team--with an all new afterword by the author.

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: 681

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.

Pinstripe Empire

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

Author: Marty Appel

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA

ISBN: 1608194922

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 620

View: 2813

Presents a narrative history of the Yankees from the team's beginnings in 1903 through 2011 that profiles its owners, players, and twenty-seven championships.

Pinstripe Pride

The Inside Story of the New York Yankees

Author: Marty Appel

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1481416022

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 288

View: 4809

Profiles the New York Yankees team and chronicles the teams World Series championships and American League pennants.

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: 2677

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.

Now Pitching for the Yankees

Spinning the News for Mickey, Billy, and George

Author: Marty Appel

Publisher: Diversion Books

ISBN: 1626811210

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 670

View: 1004

An inside look at one of baseball’s greatest teams, now with an exclusive chapter bringing it up to date. "Baseball insiders are calling it the best front office book ever written about sports, and it's a riot." —Larry King, USA TODAY "If you want to know what the Yankees were like before (and during) Billy Martin's various turns at the helm, Now Pitching for the Yankees just might be the best place to start." —Rob Neyer, ESPN.com "It's different, it's funny, and he knows his stuff." —Tim McCarver, Fox Sports Announcer, catcher for the St. Louis Cardinals Starting as a college student sorting Mickey Mantle’s fan mail and rising to become the youngest director of public relations in baseball history, Marty Appel offers a unique behind-the-scenes memoir of life with the New York Yankees from 1968-1977. Appel stood shoulder-to-shoulder with both the benchwarmers and the superstars of the past and present, from tempestuous owner George Steinbrenner to Hall of Famers like Yogi Berra and Reggie Jackson. With a new chapter bringing the story up-to-date, as well as changes and milestones in the game he loves, Marty Appel paints a hilarious and poignant portrait of the Yankees. “[Appel’s] love of baseball shines through here, and Yankee fans will lap up his humorous stories of Yankee greats and not-so-greats.” —LIBRARY JOURNAL "A poignant account of a fan turned public relations executive working for baseball's most glamorized team." —BASEBALL AMERICA

Birth of a Dynasty

Behind the Pinstripes with the 1996 Yankees

Author: Joel Sherman

Publisher: Rodale

ISBN: 9781594862441

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 342

View: 7169

An overview of the 1996 Yankee season describes the pivotal contributions of manager Joe Torre, the achievements of such athletes as Derek Jeter and Mariano Rivera, and the team's four subsequent championships.

New York Times Story of the Yankees

1903-Present: 390 Articles, Profiles & Essays

Author: The New York Times,

Publisher: Black Dog & Leventhal

ISBN: 0316553298

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 544

View: 9032

There has never been a team like the New York Yankees. No team has won as many World Series titles. No team has hit as many home runs. No team has had as many great superstars playing for them: Ruth, Gehrig, DiMaggio, Mantle, Berra, Ford, Rivera, and Jeter to name a few. No team draws as many fans--and enemies--as the Yankees. The New York Times Story of the Yankees includes more than 350 articles chronicling the team's most famous milestones-as well as the best writing about the ball club. Each article is hand-selected from The Times by the peerless sportswriter Dave Anderson, creating the most complete and compelling history to date about the Yankees. Organized by era, the book covers the biggest stories and events in Yankee history, such as the purchase of Babe Ruth, Roger Maris's 61st home run, and David Cone's perfect game. It chronicles the team's 27 World Series championships and 40 American League pennants; its rivalries with the Brooklyn Dodgers and the Boston Red Sox; controversial owners, players, and managers; and more. The articles span the years from 1903-when the team was known as the New York Highlanders-to the present, and include stories from well-known and beloved Times reporters such as Arthur Daley, John Kieran, Leonard Koppett, Red Smith, Tyler Kepner, Ira Berkow, Richard Sandomir, Jim Roach, and George Vecsey. This up-to-date, paperback edition, which includes Derek Jeter's last season and Yogi Berra's obituary, is illustrated with hundreds of black-and-white photographs that capture every era. A foreword by die-hard Yankees fan, Alec Baldwin, completes the celebration of baseball's greatest team.

Pinstripe Nation

The New York Yankees in American Culture

Author: William Carlson Bishop

Publisher: Sports & Popular Culture

ISBN: 9781621904014

Category: History

Page: 314

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Yankees Baseball

The Golden Age

Author: Richard Bak

Publisher: Arcadia Publishing

ISBN: 1439627142

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 128

View: 3320

Between 1920 and 1964, the Bronx Bombers dominated the game of baseball. It was a time when baseball players enjoyed an elevated status as national icons, a time when men wearing baggy, flannel uniforms and sporting pancake gloves played for little more than “the love of the game.” In this striking and nostalgic volume featuring many rarely seen photographs, we meet the heroes that were the New York Yankees. The Yankees won 29 American League pennants and 20 World Series during this golden era, their diamond exploits thrilling generations of fans and their statistical achievements becoming familiar numbers in the lore of the game: Babe Ruth’s 714 home runs; Lou Gehrig’s 2,130 consecutive games played; Joe DiMaggio’s 56-game hitting streak; Casey Stengel’s 5 straight world championships; Mickey Mantle’s 565-foot home run; and Roger Maris’s 61 round-trippers. The tradition of excellence began in the 1920s with the Murderers’ Row teams, named for their “killer” batting lineups, and continued through the early 1960s, by which time the Bronx Bombers had established themselves as the most successful franchise in sports history.

Damn Yankees

Twenty-Four Major League Writers on the World's Most Loved (and Hated) Team

Author: Rob Fleder

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0062059645

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 304

View: 7901

Winners of twenty-seven World Series titles, the New York Yankees are the quintessential sports dynasty. Love them or hate them, they cannot be ignored by anyone who professes to be a fan of the great game of baseball. With Damn Yankees, Rob Fleder, former Executive Editor for Sports Illustrated magazine, offers a timeless collection of original essays by some of the most prominent contemporary writers in America—from Pete Dexter to Jane Leavy, from Roy Blount Jr. to Colum McCann—each piece focusing on one uniquely colorful subject: the fanatically adored/resoundingly despised “Bronx Bombers.” Funny, moving, provocative, insightful appreciations and detractions—from Babe Ruth to Mickey Mantle to Derek Jeter—Damn Yankees offers twenty-four fascinating takes on the most storied franchise of baseball’s Major Leagues.

Munson

The Life and Death of a Yankee Captain

Author: Marty Appel

Publisher: Anchor

ISBN: 9780385529280

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 288

View: 5244

Our captain and leader has not left us, today, tomorrow, this year, next … Our endeavors will reflect our love and admiration for him.” —Honorary plaque to Munson in Yankee Stadium Thurman Munson is remembered by fans as the fiercely competitive, tough, and—most of all—inspiring Yankee captain and champion from the wild Bronx Zoo years. He is also remembered for his tragic death, at age thirty-two, when the private plane he was piloting crashed in Canton, Ohio, on August 2, 1979. Munson is the intimate biography of a complex and larger-than-life legend. Written by former Yankees public relations director Marty Appel, who worked closely with Thurman throughout his career, Munson captures the little-known details of the young man from Canton and his meteoric rise to stardom in baseball’s most storied franchise. Appel examines the tumultuous childhood that led Thurman to work feverishly to escape Canton—and also the marriage and cultural roots that continually drew him back. Appel also opens a fascinating door on the famed Yankees of the 1970s, recounting moments and stories that have never been told before. From the clubhouse and the dugout to the front office and the owner’s box, this thoughtful baseball biography delves into the affectionately gruff captain’s relationships with friends, fans, and teammates such as Lou Piniella, Bobby Murcer, Graig Nettles, and Reggie Jackson, as well as his colorful dealings with manager Billy Martin and his surprisingly close bond with owner George Steinbrenner. Munson paints a revealing portrait of a private Yankee superstar, as well as a nostalgic and revelatory look at the culture—and amazing highs and lows—of the 1970s New York Yankees teams. More than a biography, Munson is the definitive account of a champion who has not been forgotten and of the era he helped define—written with the intimate detail available only to a true insider. www.doubleday.com From the Trade Paperback edition.

Driving Mr. Yogi

Yogi Berra, Ron Guidry, and Baseball's Greatest Gift

Author: Harvey Araton

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 0547746725

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 224

View: 9774

A narrative account of the friendship shared between the Hall of Fame catcher and the Yankees pitcher describes their annual reunions in Florida during spring training, offering insight into Berra's role in mentoring younger players and their respective views on major players and events. 200,000 first printing.

Casey Stengel

Baseball's Greatest Character

Author: Marty Appel

Publisher: Anchor

ISBN: 1101911743

Category: Baseball managers

Page: 416

View: 3147

As a player, Charles Dillon "Casey" Stengel's contemporaries included Babe Ruth, Honus Wagner, and Christy Mathewson . . . and he was the only person in history to wear the uniforms of all four New York teams- the Dodgers, Giants, Yankees, and Mets. As a legendary manager, he formed indelible, complicated relationships with Yogi Berra, Joe DiMaggio, Mickey Mantle, and Billy Martin. For more than five glorious decades, Stengel was the undisputed, quirky, hilarious, and beloved face of baseball--and along the way he revolutionized the role of manager while winning a spectactular ten pennants and seven World Series Championships. But for a man who spent so much of his life in the limelight--an astounding fifty-five years in professional baseball--Stengel remains an enigma. Acclaimed New York Yankees' historian and bestselling author Marty Appel digs into Casey Stengel's quirks and foibles, unearthing a tremendous trove of baseball stories, perspective, and history. Weaving in never-before-published family documents, Appel creates an intimate portrait of a private man who was elected into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1966 and named "Baseball's Greatest Character" by MLB Network's Prime 9. Casey Stengelis a biography that will be treasured by fans of our national pastime.

Girardi

Passion in Pinstripes

Author: Kevin Kernan

Publisher: Triumph Books

ISBN: 1600785824

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 217

View: 7036

Drawn from more than 60 interviews and hours of face time, this authorized biography offers an unprecedented inside-the-dugout look at the manager who guided the New York Yankees to their 27th world championship. Beginning with his childhood in the baseball mecca of Chicago, this book traces Joe Girardi's rise from a catcher at Northwestern University to his time in the minors, his 15 years in the majors, and his successful career as a manager. As much a character portrait of the man as a chronicle of his achievements, this study reveals the amalgam of influences--the relentless work ethic learned from his father combined with the systematic mind of an engineer, the baseball know-how instilled by the likes of Don Zimmer and Joe Torre, and the heart of his tenacious mother--that combined to propel Girardi to his current stature.

New York Yankees Then and Now

Author: Michael Heatley,Larry Rossman

Publisher: Thunder Bay Press

ISBN: 9781607108078

Category: History

Page: 143

View: 8078

"A look at the New York Yankees through the decades, from their founding in the 19th century to the present. Includes sections on the history of the team and its stadiums, memorable moments, and the greatest players to don the team's uniform"--

Strangers in the Bronx

DiMaggio, Mantle, and the Changing of the Yankee Guard

Author: Andrew O'Toole

Publisher: Triumph Books

ISBN: 1633191672

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 304

View: 8654

Rare is the athlete who captures the imagination of a generation. In Joe DiMaggio and Mickey Mantle, sports culture had two such figures. Undoubtedly, DiMaggio and Mantle are two of the most revered names in baseball literature. However, there is one particular moment that has been overlooked by baseball historians and writers: the 1951 pennant-winning New York Yankees team—DiMaggio's last year and Mantle's rookie season. For that one year, the paths of these two baseball icons converged, the naissance of Mantle's career poignantly juxtaposed with the slow descent of DiMaggio's final season. Strangers in the Bronx is more than a chronicle of a pennant-winning team, it is also a study of heroes: the decline of an all-too mortal American icon and the emergence of the newest sensation in sport.

The Selling of the Babe

The Deal That Changed Baseball and Created a Legend

Author: Glenn Stout

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 1466870001

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 304

View: 7127

WINNER of the Society for American Baseball Research's (SABR) 2017 Larry Ritter Awardfor best baseball book of the Deadball Era The complete story surrounding the most famous and significant player transaction in professional sports The sale of Babe Ruth by the Boston Red Sox to the New York Yankees in 1919 is one of the pivotal moments in baseball history, changing the fortunes of two of baseball's most storied franchises, and helping to create the legend of the greatest player the game has ever known. More than a simple transaction, the sale resulted in a deal that created the Yankee dynasty, turned Boston into an also-ran, helped save baseball after the Black Sox scandal and led the public to fall in love with Ruth. Award-winning baseball historian Glenn Stout reveals brand-new information about Babe and the unique political situation surrounding his sale, including: -Prohibition and the lifting of Blue Laws in New York affected Yankees owner and beer baron Jacob Ruppert -Previously unexplored documents reveal that the mortgage of Fenway Park did not factor into the Ruth sale - Ruth's disruptive influence on the Red Sox in 1918 and 1919, including sabermetrics showing his negative impact on the team as he went from pitcher to outfielder The Selling of the Babe is the first book to focus on the ramifications of the sale and captures the central moment of Ruth's evolution from player to icon, and will appeal to fans of The Kid and Pinstripe Empire. Babe's sale to New York and the subsequent selling of Ruth to America led baseball from the Deadball Era and sparked a new era in the game, one revolved around the long ball and one man, The Babe.

If These Walls Could Talk: New York Yankees

Stories from the New York Yankees Dugout, Locker Room, and Press Box

Author: Jim Kaat

Publisher: Triumph Books

ISBN: 1633192032

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 240

View: 6690

The New York Yankees are one of baseball's most iconic franchises and as much a part of New York as the Statue of Liberty and the Empire State Building. From Joe DiMaggio and Derek Jeter to Babe Ruth and Masahiro Tanaka, from Hall of Famers to rookie busts, the Yankees are baseball's most beloved franchise. Jim Kaat, who has the unique experience of playing for the Yankees as well as calling games for them in the booth, had a prime seat to watch it all unfold. In this book, Kaat and Greg Jennnings provide a closer look at the great moments and the lowlights that have made the Yankees one of baseball's keystone teams. Through the words of the players, via multiple interviews conducted with current and past Yankees, readers will meet the players, coaches, and management and share in their moments of greatness and defeat. Readers will find access to the clubhouse as Kaat recounts moments such as Jeter's last contest at Yankee Stadium; David Wells' perfect game; and the elation of the 1996, 1998, 1999, and 2000 World Series championships. It is a book that New York baseball fans will not want to be without.

When the Emperor Was Divine

Author: Julie Otsuka

Publisher: Anchor

ISBN: 9780307430212

Category: Fiction

Page: 160

View: 8500

The debut novel from the PEN/Faulkner Award Winning Author of The Buddha in the Attic On a sunny day in Berkeley, California, in 1942, a woman sees a sign in a post office window, returns to her home, and matter-of-factly begins to pack her family's possessions. Like thousands of other Japanese Americans they have been reclassified, virtually overnight, as enemy aliens and are about to be uprooted from their home and sent to a dusty internment camp in the Utah desert. In this lean and devastatingly evocative first novel, Julie Otsuka tells their story from five flawlessly realized points of view and conveys the exact emotional texture of their experience: the thin-walled barracks and barbed-wire fences, the omnipresent fear and loneliness, the unheralded feats of heroism. When the Emperor Was Divine is a work of enormous power that makes a shameful episode of our history as immediate as today's headlines.

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