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The Yankee Way

Playing, Coaching, and My Life in Baseball

Author: Willie Randolph

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0062346709

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 288

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Legendary New York Yankee Willie Randolph tells the story of his life playing and coaching for the most storied professional sports franchise in the world, detailing his career on and off the field with some of baseball biggest stars. In his long-awaited memoir, Willie Randolph shares stories from life in New York Yankee pinstripes, opening up about the team that raised him and the city that molded him. For over thirty years, Randolph has been a part of Yankee lore and mythology. From the best seat in the stadium he has witnessed the greats, from Reggie Jackson to Don Mattingly to Derek Jeter; larger-than-life managers, including Billy Martin and Joe Torre; and of course The Boss himself. Randolph offers truly unique, firsthand insight into some of the greatest players to ever play the game and the greatest teams ever to call the Bronx their home. But though Randolph is a Yankee, he is first and foremost a quintessential New Yorker. Brooklyn born and raised, he shares memories of his rise from the projects to the house that Ruth built. Along the way he discusses, his triumphs and struggles on the field and in the dugout, as well as his time spent as manager of the Yankees’ crosstown rivals, the Mets. As fascinating and thoughtful as Randolph himself, filled with sixteen pages of black-and-white photos, The Yankee Way is a moving portrait of a legendary team, a unique city, and a remarkable man. With 16 pages of black & white photos.

The Yankee Road

Tracing the Journey of the New England Tribe that Created Modern America

Author: James D. McNiven

Publisher: Wheatmark, Inc.

ISBN: 1627871411

Category: Transportation

Page: 404

View: 9071

The Yankee Way

The Blueprint That Created America

Author: Troy Tyson

Publisher: Courant Publishing, LLC

ISBN: 1732781206

Category: History

Page: 266

View: 4518

How did America become great? How did this country become the most successful, powerful, and prosperous nation in the history of the world? Was it because of the nation's unprecedented founding documents? Was it due to the scores of immigrants from all over the world who brought their dreams and talents to America's shores? Or did America become great, as some contend, through racism, theft, and genocide? Author Troy Tyson proposes a unique argument as to the origins of American greatness: that the country's unparalleled success is a result not of its founding documents, nor its celebrated openness to people of all backgrounds, nor of genocidal tyranny. Rather, The Yankee Way asserts that the nation's great power and success stem primarily from the traits of a comparatively small, peculiar ethnic group from New England known as the Yankees. These traits, which include morality, industriousness, respect for law and order, commitment to education, and dedication to traditional family values, were developed first by the early Puritans of New England, then passed down to their Yankee descendants, who finally embedded them into the cultural DNA of the United States. The Yankee Way explores, in fascinating detail, the history of the Yankees, and the process by which they created modern America and instilled within it their distinct cultural characteristics. Further, though, the book serves as a warning to Americans as to what the future might hold, as the nation rapidly moves away from this critical cultural inheritance, and leaves The Yankee Way behind.

The Yankee Way B&N Signed Edition

Playing, Coaching, and My Life in Baseball

Author: Willie Randolph

Publisher: It Books

ISBN: 9780062356116

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 336

View: 4710

From a dusty diamond in Brooklyn to the hallowed grounds of Yankee Stadium, Willie Randolph has always loved the game of baseball, and over the course of his storied career, he has amassed a remarkable list of accomplishments—All-Star second baseman, World Series champion, manager—but, above all, he has been a Yankee. For almost thirty years, Randolph was a part of Yankee lore and mythology, whether playing with the legends Thurman Munson and Reggie Jackson and witnessing the infamous Bronx Zoo at its rowdiest, or coaching as the Core Four of Derek Jeter, Mariano Rivera, Andy Pettitte, and Jorge Posada rose to fame and ushered in a new era of Yankee dominance. In his long-awaited memoir, Willie Randolph shares stories from his life in pinstripes, opening up about the team that raised him and the city that molded him. With unparalleled perspective into three generations of team history, the former Yankee captain offers fresh, firsthand insight into some of the greatest players to ever play the game and the greatest teams ever to call the Bronx their home. From Don Mattingly to Bernie Williams, Goose Gossage to Mariano Rivera, and Billy Martin to Joe Torre, Randolph presents a view of baseball history from the inside, describing how teams became dynasties and managers became legends—all in the shadow of the man who brought them together, the Boss, George Steinbrenner. But though Randolph is a Yankee through and through, he is first and foremost a quintessential New Yorker. Brooklyn raised and groomed, he shares memories of a rise that could only happen in the Big Apple—from the projects of East New York to the house that Ruth built. Along the way, he discusses his triumphs and struggles on and off the field, as well as his time spent as manager of the Mets. As fascinating and thoughtful as Randolph himself, The Yankee Way is a moving portrait of a legendary team, a unique city, and a remarkable man.

The Yankee Road: Tracing the Journey of the New England Tribe That Created Modern America

Author: James D. McNiven

Publisher: Wheatmark, Inc.

ISBN: 162787142X

Category: Travel

Page: 578

View: 1748

Who is a Yankee and where did the term come from? Though shrouded in myth and routinely used as a substitute for American, the achievements of the Yankees have influenced nearly every facet of our modern way of life. 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 twenty-two 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. See familiar places and stories in a Yankee light, such as the fight for women's rights in Seneca Falls and Walden Pond that Thoreau made famous. Learn about less familiar venues like Route 128's technology companies that led to the creation of the computer industry (and incidentally, the Internet), and to the Worcester suburb of Shrewsbury, where two old women changed the world by making possible the birth control pill. McNiven's first tour goes as far west as the Pennsylvania-New York border, with more stories to come. As we travel The Yankee Road, we will meet some of the men and women who made these ideas happen. Harry Truman once said, "I like roads. I like to move." This is a road book. Come on along.

The Yankee Way to Simplify Your Life

Old-Fashioned Wisdom For A New-fangled World

Author: Yankee Magazine,Jay Heinrichs

Publisher: Harper Perennial

ISBN: 9780688163488

Category: Self-Help

Page: 272

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The Yankee Way to Simplify Your Life is a quirky, witty and pragmatic guide to the sort of life simplification we all dream about. Jay Heinrichs and the Editors of Yankee magazine show us precisely how we can begin to pare down our lives and practice a little old-fashioned Yankee ingenuity to manage our time and lead a simpler, more productive life. The early New Englanders knew how and when to be satisfied. Rarely feeling sorry for themselves, they had a clear sense of place and how they fit into it. As Heinrichs, notes, we can benefit from their sensible attitudes, practicing a little "Yankeefication," which we can accomplish without actually moving to rural New England. In The Yankee Way to Simplify Your Life, Heinrichs offers a variety of practical and unusual ways to begin practicing Yankee ingenuity. He shows us how we can:--convert desires into goals and transform negative experiences into the seeds of personal success (much like Daniel Webster, whose childhood rickets made his forehead protrude, giving him a prominent brow that many found godlike later in his life). Improve our weaknesses and develop strengths systematically (much like Benjamin Franklin, who decided elaborate charts would lead to moral perfection; of the thirteen virtues he charted, he only failed with "Chastity," though he ended "a better and a happier man" than he would have otherwise).

The Teaching of Don Vaughan: A Yankee's Way of Knowledge

Author: Gerald Kozak

Publisher: BookBaby

ISBN: 1483560813

Category: Fiction

Page: 200

View: 9233

An elderly Yankee farmer teaches a young physician a thing or two about life.

The Yankees in the Early 1960s

Author: William J. Ryczek

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 1476616736

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 267

View: 5834

This is a history of the New York Yankees over a decade which saw them at the top of the American League and at the bottom. Based upon thorough background research and interviews with over 100 former players, the book covers the major stories of the period as well as some not seen elsewhere. The seventh games of the 1960 and 1962 World Series are described in detail, replete with the remembrances of many of the participants. The infamous Phil Linz harmonica incident, the fruitless search for another Mickey Mantle and the surprising emergence of Mel Stottlemyre are some of the stories that make the early ’60s such a fascinating era in Yankee lore.

Management Wisdom From the New York Yankees' Dynasty

What Every Manager Can Learn From a Legendary Team's 80-Year Winning Streak

Author: Lance A. Berger

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0471738972

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 256

View: 7419

The Yankee Chick's Survival Guide to Texas

Author: Sophia Dembling

Publisher: Taylor Trade Publications

ISBN: 1461625661

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 232

View: 5949

In Texas "Yankee" is a loose term covering a lot of ground. If you're not a Texan or a southerner, you're a Yankee and therefore, to many Texans, suspect. There are many rites of passage to being a Yankee in Texas: the first time you spot a pickup with a gun rack; the first time you realize that a week is a long time to go without Mexican food; the first time you recognize a change in seasons; your first thunderstorm; your first honky-tonk. Culture Shock in Texas can be intense and is exacerbate by local rules of propriety that tell us to keep out mouths shut. But here in this book we are going to talk all about it with good old Yankee outspokenness. We'll clear the air, share experiences, orient newcomers, and have some good laughs.

The Galaxy

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

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Billy Martin

Baseball's Flawed Genius

Author: Bill Pennington

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 0544022947

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 604

View: 787

A New York Times bestseller “Enormously entertaining . . . Explores the question of whether a baseball lifer can actually be a tragic figure in the classic sense—a man destroyed by the very qualities that made him great." — Wall Street Journal “Bill Pennington gives long-overdue flesh to the caricature . . . Pennington savors the dirt-kicking spectacles without losing sight of the man.” — New York Times Book Review Even now, years after his death, Billy Martin remains one of the most intriguing and charismatic figures in baseball history. And the most misunderstood. A manager who is widely considered to have been a baseball genius, Martin is remembered more for his rabble-rousing and public brawls on the field and off. He was combative and intimidating, yet endearing and beloved. ​In Billy Martin, Bill Pennington resolves these contradictions and pens the definitive story of Martin’s life. From his hardscrabble youth to his days on the Yankees in the 1950s and through sixteen years of managing, Martin made sure no one ever ignored him. Drawing on exhaustive interviews and his own time covering Martin as a young sportswriter, Pennington provides an intimate, revelatory, and endlessly colorful story of a truly larger-than-life sportsman. “The hair on my forearms was standing up by the end of the fifth paragraph of this book’s introduction. I knew Billy Martin. I covered Billy Martin. But I never knew him like this.” — Dan Shaughnessy, best-selling author of Francona “An exhaustive, detailed and fascinating look at a baseball genius whose biggest fight might very well have been against himself.” — Tampa Tribune

Joe McCarthy

Architect of the Yankee Dynasty

Author: Alan H. Levy

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 0786481137

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 435

View: 4654

Joe McCarthy was headed towards a career as a plumber—until the parish priest intervened, and convinced McCarthy’s mother that he could make more of himself in baseball. She relented, and Joseph Vincent McCarthy embarked on a career that ranks him among the greatest managers ever. In 24 years his teams took nine pennants, seven World Series titles, and never finished lower than fourth. This biography of Joe McCarthy details the 90–year life of one of the greatest managers in baseball’s history. Baseball was McCarthy’s ticket out of a working-class existence in Germantown, Pennsylvania, taking him to college, the minor leagues, managerial stints in baseball’s backwaters, and on to remarkable years with the Yankees, Cubs and Red Sox—years filled with triumph and heartbreak. Seven championships and the highest managerial winning percentage ever earned him entry to the Hall of Fame, but McCarthy will always be remembered for his deft handling of his players. McCarthy’s ability to handle even “unmanageable” players won him the respect of all. His effect on the lives of his young charges was, in his mind, his greatest legacy.

Liberalism and the Problem of Knowledge

A New Rhetoric for Modern Democracy

Author: Charles Arthur Willard

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 9780226898452

Category: Political Science

Page: 384

View: 943

In this witty and provocative study of democracy and its critics, Charles Willard debunks liberalism, arguing that its exaggerated ideals of authenticity, unity, and community have deflected attention from the pervasive incompetence of "the rule of experts." He proposes a ground of communication that emphasizes common interests rather than narrow disputes. The problem of "unity" and the public sphere has driven a wedge between libertarians and communitarians. To mediate this conflict, Willard advocates a shift from the discourse of liberalism to that of epistemics. As a means of organizing the ebb and flow of consensus, epistemics regards democracy as a family of knowledge problems—as ways of managing discourse across differences and protecting multiple views. Building a bridge between warring peoples and warring paradigms, this book also reminds those who presume to instruct government that they are obliged to enlighten it, and that to do so requires an enlightened public discourse.

The Yankee Comandante

The Untold Story of Courage, Passion, and One American's Fight to Liberate Cuba

Author: Michael Sallah,Mitch Weiss

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 1493016466

Category: History

Page: 288

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William Morgan, a tough-talking ex-paratrooper, stunned family and friends when in 1957 he left Ohio to join freedom fighters in the mountains of Cuba. He led one band of guerrillas, and Che Guevara another, and together they swept through the country, ultimately forcing corrupt dictator Fulgencio Batista from power. In just a year of fighting, the American revolutionary had altered the landscape of the Cold War. But Morgan believed they were fighting to liberate Cuba. Then Fidel Castro canceled elections, seized properties, and imprisoned Morgan’s fellow freedom fighters. Even Morgan’s own house mysteriously blew up. But The Comandante is about more than just the revolution. It’s the story of two people in love, pressured by government agents and mobsters vying to control a nation that soon brought the world to the brink of nuclear destruction. In the mountains, Morgan met Olga Rodriguez, a beautiful, fiery nurse, whom he soon married. Together, amid their firestorm romance, they decided to take a stand and take back the government from Castro and Guevara. The newlyweds began running arms to prepare for a counterrevolution, soon caught in a cloak-and-dagger web among Castro’s forces; the Mob, which controlled Havana; and the CIA’s preparations for the Bay of Pigs Invasion. But one of Morgan’s guards betrayed him to Castro, who threw the counterrevolutionary in prison, placing his wife and their two daughters under house arrest. The couple smuggled secret messages to each other until Olga ultimately escaped by drugging her captors. Before she could free her husband, though, a junta tribunal tried and sentenced him to death by firing squad. Drawing on declassified FBI, CIA, and Army intelligence records as well as Olga’s diaries, Pulitzer Prize–winning authors Michael Sallah and Mitch Weiss skillfully reveal the inner workings of the Cuban Revolution while detailing the incredible love story of a rebel nurse and an American street hero who left their mark on history.

Yankees '98

Best Ever

Author: N. Y.) Daily News (New York

Publisher: Sports Publishing LLC

ISBN: 9781582610306

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 160

View: 9573

The Yankees didn't just win the World Series, they made baseball history. This full-color retrospective commemorates the entire Yankees season from the pre-season arrival of El Duque, to David Wells' perfect game, to the Yankees' unprecedented achievements throughout the post season. This book includes week-by-week review of the season, complete post season box scores, player profiles and much more.

DiMaggioÕs Yankees

A History of the 1936–1944 Dynasty

Author: Lew Freedman

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 0786488247

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 223

View: 1753

When Babe Ruth left the New York Yankees in 1935, some feared that the loss would cripple the club for years. However, the post–Ruth era Yankees continued to dominate until the start of World War II. Their forward-thinking administrative staff signed and developed top-flight talent like Joe DiMaggio and retained superstars like Lou Gehrig, who remained the greatest first baseman in the game until he succumbed to amyotrophic lateral sclerosis. This history of the Yankees from 1936 to late into World War II details the team’s swift recovery from losing Ruth and reintroduces unheralded players, examines the personal styles of the key men, and chronicles the team’s remarkable achievements, including six American League pennants in eight years and five World Series victories.

The Prince and the Yankee

The Tale of a Country Girl Who Became a Princess

Author: Robert N. White

Publisher: I.B.Tauris

ISBN: 0857715917

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 216

View: 942

Beautiful, vivacious, fearless, Agnes Leclerq Joy was 21 years old when she met Prince Felix zn Salm-Salm, a Prussian officer in the Union Army at the outbreak of the American Civil War. Their marriage took Agnes from small-town Vermont and a shortlived career as a circus artist to the royal palaces of Europe. She accompanied Felix on his Civil War campaigns, schemed with the powerful in Washington for his advancement and secured the young officer's promotion to the rank of General in the US army when he could barely speak English. She then followed him to Mexico to fight for the ill-fated Emperor Maxmilian, then returned home to the Salm ancestral castle in Germany after his defeat. Agnes was a remarkable woman. Kings, presidents, senators, governors and generals all succumbed to her charms. She pleaded with the implacable Benito Juarez for Maximilian’s life and the German Emperor honoured her for her hospital work during the Franco-Prussian War. Felix’s life was cut short in 1870 when he was killed in that war. Although she toyed with the idea of joining a convent, the indefatigable American country-girl lived out her life in fin de siècle Europe as a grand if impoverished continental aristocrat. This is a tale of heroism and love in a thoroughly unlikely partnership, which is full of colour, human interest and historical detail.

The Cajun and The Yankee

Author: Rocky Steele

Publisher: Author House

ISBN: 9781477277652

Category: Fiction

Page: 290

View: 5807

Eileen Sears, a pretty girl from the “Cajun Country" of Louisiana makes her way to Houston where she meets the covert operative Congressional Investigator Roy Randall. They fall in love and he helps her develop a singing career. Randall is called upon to pry into government corruption, mob activity, murder and drug smuggling. Eileen and Roy marry. It is “the second time around” for each of them. Their dedication to and love for each other becomes a "way of life.' Eileen is dubbed “The Cajun Princess” when she sings at a White House reception. Roy and Eileen show over and over that their passion for each other is not diminished by time. Eileen and Roy have a goal in life to “grow old together”. Is that lofty goal achieved?

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