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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: 1620400472

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 656

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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 Pride

The Inside Story of the New York Yankees

Author: Marty Appel

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1481416049

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 288

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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.

George Weiss

Architect of the Golden Age Yankees

Author: Burton A. Boxerman,Benita W. Boxerman

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 1476624895

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 232

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The New York Yankees were the strongest team in the majors from 1948 through 1960, capturing the American League Pennant 10 times and winning seven World Championships. The average fan, when asked who made the team so dominant, will mention Joe DiMaggio, Yogi Berra, Whitey Ford or Mickey Mantle. Some will insist manager Casey Stengel was the key. But pundits at the time, and respected historians today, consider the shy, often taciturn George Martin Weiss the real genius behind the Yankees’ success. Weiss loved baseball but lacked the ability to play. He made up for it with the savvy to run a team better than his competitors. He spent more than 50 years in the game, including nearly 30 with the Yankees. Before becoming their general manager, he created their superlative farm system that supplied the club with talented players. When the Yankees retired him at 67, the newly franchised New York Mets immediately hired him to build their team. This book is the first definitive biography of Weiss, a Hall of Famer hailed for contributing “as much to baseball as any man the game could ever know.”

Baseball Fantography

A Celebration in Snapshots and Stories from the Fans

Author: Andy Strasberg

Publisher: ABRAMS

ISBN: 1613123248

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 192

View: 6137

A treasury of candid photos and behind-the-scenes trivia covering decades of baseball history. Baseball Fantography is a celebration of baseball through the eyes of fans, via photos they’ve taken of players, ballparks, and related subjects over the past nine decades, along with essays, sidebars, and quotes. The project originated when the author discovered an old 1960s snapshot of himself as a teenager with his idol, Roger Maris, at Yankee Stadium. Realizing that he couldn’t be the only one with these hidden photographic gems, he began collecting baseball photos taken by fans. The book contains: More than 250 never-before-published images of such players as Roberto Clemente, Mickey Mantle, Derek Jeter, and Josh Hamilton Chapters on subjects like ballparks, spring training, broadcasters, dugouts, and baseball cards Contributions from baseball aficionados and notables like Hall of Famer Ozzie Smith, a 35-year veteran Topps baseball photographer, and a former president of the Baseball Hall of Fame A foreword by Bob Costas

The Colonel and Hug

The Partnership that Transformed the New York Yankees

Author: Steve Steinberg,Lyle Spatz

Publisher: U of Nebraska Press

ISBN: 0803284152

Category: GAMES

Page: 520

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From the team’s inception in 1903, the New York Yankees were a floundering group that played as second-class citizens to the New York Giants. With four winning seasons to date, the team was purchased in 1915 by Jacob Ruppert and his partner, Cap “Til” Huston. Three years later, when Ruppert hired Miller Huggins as manager, the unlikely partnership of the two figures began, one that set into motion the Yankees’ run as the dominant baseball franchise of the 1920s and the rest of the twentieth century, capturing six American League pennants with Huggins at the helm and four more during Ruppert’s lifetime. The Yankees’ success was driven by Ruppert’s executive style and enduring financial commitment, combined with Huggins’s philosophy of continual improvement and personnel development. While Ruppert and Huggins had more than a little help from one of baseball’s greats, Babe Ruth, their close relationship has been overlooked in the Yankees’ rise to dominance. Though both were small of stature, the two men nonetheless became giants of the game with unassailable mutual trust and loyalty. The Colonel and Hug tells the story of how these two men transformed the Yankees. It also tells the larger story about baseball primarily in the tumultuous period from 1918 to 1929—with the end of the Deadball Era and the rise of the Lively Ball Era, a gambling scandal, and the collapse of baseball’s governing structure—and the significant role the Yankees played in it all. While the hitting of Babe Ruth and Lou Gehrig won many games for New York, Ruppert and Huggins institutionalized winning for the Yankees.

Digital Talking Books Plus

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Talking books

Page: N.A

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Talking Book Topics

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Talking books

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Alwaleed

Prinz, Geschäftsmann, Milliardär

Author: Riz Khan

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783938350263

Category:

Page: 526

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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: 7287

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.

100 Years of Who's Who in Baseball

Author: Douglas B. Lyons,Who's Who In Baseball

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 1493017225

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 216

View: 7900

In celebration of the 100th issue of Who’s Who in Baseball—one of the game’s most venerable publications—comes a century's worth of the annual's iconic covers, insightful breakdowns of the players featured on those covers, and informative accounts of the baseball history tied to each year’s issue. 100 Years of Who’s Who in Baseball is a colorful, must-have book of baseball nostalgia for fans of the American Pastime. The start of the baseball season brings with it a host of annual traditions and reminders, and one of the most beloved—the annual Who’s Who in Baseball—arrives on newsstands across the country every Spring Training. The 2015 season marks 100 years of Who’s Who delivering year-by-year stats to generations of baseball fans to quickly and easily track a player’s performance from the minors to the majors. And while Who’s Who is trusted as an authoritative source of baseball statistics and has been used by generations of club executives, broadcasters, journalists, and fans—it’s the publication’s cover subject that each year generates as much hot-stove speculation and buzz as off-season rumors of trades, firings, and pitching rotations. In partnership with Who’s Who in Baseball, this celebratory book features each of the annual's 100 iconic covers in full color along with an account of why the player rated the cover and what was going on in baseball at the time. From baseball’s deadball era to the dawn of “replay review,” this collection offers a gorgeously illustrated history of the game.

Casey Stengel

Baseball's Greatest Character

Author: Marty Appel

Publisher: Anchor

ISBN: 0385540485

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 432

View: 1022

The definitive biography of one of baseball's most enduring and influential characters, from New York Times bestselling author and baseball writer Marty Appel. 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 Stengel is a biography that will be treasured by fans of our national pastime.

DiMag & Mick

Sibling Rivals, Yankee Blood Brothers

Author: Tony Castro

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 1630761257

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 256

View: 4103

DiMag & Mick is a portrait of DiMaggio and Mantle as the old and young exemplars of what was a more confident, masterful age not only in baseball but in the country where they were held up as cultural heroes over two generations, symbolic of an America celebrating its recent triumph over Nazism and ever-curious about the new age of color television, rocket ships, and technology. Tony Castro shows DiMag and Mick as fathers and sons, rebels and heroes, and reveals the rite of passage of two men who would go down in baseball immortality – DiMaggio as he reluctantly prepares to leave the spotlight of adoration and hero-worship for glitzy world of Marilyn’s exploding Hollywood celebrity, and Mantle in his awkward attempt to leave his country roots of Dust Bowl Oklahoma for the big city exposure and expectations of greatness being placed on him. Yankee legend and glory holds a special magic all its own, and Castro examines the heart and soul of that mystique, especially the bond of the players themselves and how that came to breed and spread the perception that there was any animosity between DiMaggio and Mantle – two polarizing personalities who drove many teammates away from one and galvanized their friendship with the other.

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: 1000

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

Die Finkler-Frage

Roman

Author: Howard Jacobson

Publisher: DVA

ISBN: 3641065321

Category: Fiction

Page: 448

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Julian Tresloves Leben ist ein Scherbenhaufen. Gescheitert als Redakteur der BBC, gescheitert in seinen Beziehungen zu Frauen, gescheitert als Vater seiner zwei Söhne. Eines Abends wird Treslove Opfer eines Überfalls und glaubt zu hören, wie die Angreiferin ihn als Juden beschimpft – und ist auf perverse Art glücklich. Endlich gehört er irgendwo dazu. Was nur werden seine beiden Freunde zu diesem Gesinnungswandel sagen? Beide sind Juden und wären es lieber nicht ... Von Männerfreundschaft, Liebe, Sex, Tod, und was es bedeutet, jüdisch zu sein – sprachlich raffiniert nimmt Howard Jacobson die Obsessionen unserer Zeit ins Visier und hat mit „Die Finkler-Frage” einen beißend-klugen und dabei hochkomischen Gegenwartsroman geschrieben.

A Christmas Temptation (Mills & Boon Desire) (The Eden Empire, Book 1)

Author: Karen Booth

Publisher: HarperCollins UK

ISBN: 1474076939

Category: Fiction

Page: 192

View: 543

He used to be her whole world.

Die Leiden des Krieges

Author: Bao Ninh

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783954623396

Category:

Page: 318

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Patriots in pinstripe

men of the National Security League

Author: John Carver Edwards

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: History

Page: 236

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Ich habe alles gelebt

Autobiographie

Author: Peggy Guggenheim

Publisher: BASTEI LÜBBE

ISBN: 9783404128426

Category: Fiction

Page: 592

View: 6553

Sie sammelte Männer und Kunst. Die Männer gingen, die Kunst blieb. In ihren respektlosen Memoiren plaudert Peggy Guggenheim (1898 - 1979) anekdotenreich über ihre stürmischen Liebesaffären mit berühmten Künstlern wie Max Ernst, Jackson Pollock und Marcel Duchamp, über den mächtigen Guggenheim-Clan sowie über ihre provokanten Kunstausstellungen. Entstanden ist dabei nicht nur das schillernde Porträt eine außergewöhnliche Frau, sondern zugleich auch eine unterhaltsame Dokumentation über einen bedeutenden Abschnitt der modernen Kunstgeschichte. Dies ist die erste ungekürzte deutsche Ausgabe der berühmten Autobiographie Peggy Guggenheims. Mit zahlreichen bisher unveröffentlichten Abbildungen.

Pascal, Fermat und die Berechnung des Glücks

eine Reise in die Geschichte der Mathematik

Author: Keith J. Devlin

Publisher: C.H.Beck

ISBN: 9783406590993

Category: Wahrscheinlichkeitstheorie - Geschichte

Page: 204

View: 4196

Der Autor stellt die Entstehung der Wahrscheinlichkeitsrechnung und den damit verbundenen Wandel des menschlichen Alltagslebens dar.

Mein Leben im Liegen

aus dem Tagebuch einer Schlampe

Author: Chelsea Handler

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783499242298

Category:

Page: 265

View: 6098

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