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Memories of Yankee Stadium

Author: Scott Pitoniak

Publisher: Triumph Books

ISBN: 1617499129

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 224

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At the end of the 2008 season, Yankee Stadium will be closing its doors, and in memory of this illustrious stadium, this tribute provide fans with hundreds of anecdotes about the iconic ballpark through the eyes of both those who performed there and the many others who were spectators. Stories shared by those who worked, played, rooted or cheered there, grace the pages of this memento, including Billy Crystal witnessing a monster home run by Mickey Mantle at his first game at Yankee Stadium on May 30, 1956; Bob Costas following the Yankees and his favorite player Mickey Mantle in the 1950s; Ernie Harwell calling both football and baseball games at Yankee Stadium; and Keith Olbermann going to games and chasing foul balls in the late 1960s. Filled with interesting facts and heartwarming stories, "Memories of Yankee Stadium" is a special gift for all of those who want to remember forever the beloved Yankee Stadium the way it was.

The Diamond in the Bronx

Yankee Stadium and the Politics of New York

Author: Neil J. Sullivan

Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand

ISBN: 0195331834

Category: History

Page: 243

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Examines the history of Yankee Stadium and its importance to the people and politics of New York, looking at the teams, mayors, and players involved.

Yankee Stadium


Author: Gary Hermayln,Anthony C. Greene

Publisher: Arcadia Publishing

ISBN: 9780738565965

Category: History

Page: 128

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The Bronx's Yankee Stadium was designed to be the grandest, most impressive and intimidating sports arena ever. Over the years, the stadium's mystique and grandeur have been exponentially enhanced by championship boxing matches, professional and college football, Negro League games, papal visits, and the New York Yankees baseball club's iconic reputation as the gold standard of professional team sports. Yankee Stadium has also been a witness to the 20th-century development of the Bronx from a small suburb to a large urban borough, thus forging a special and complex relationship with its hometown.

Safe at Home

Yankee Stadium in the Bronx

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: Baseball fields

Page: 28

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Lasting Yankee Stadium Memories

Unforgettable Tales from the House That Ruth Built

Author: Alex Belth

Publisher: Sports Publishing

ISBN: 9781613212370

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 256

View: 2091

America’s foremost sportswriters and other personalities offer their favorite memories of Yankee Stadium, the world’s most famous ballpark. In Lasting Yankee Stadium Memories, editor Alex Belth of collects personal essays by some of the most well-known and respected voices in sportswriting and entertainment today in these revealing, sometimes hilarious, oft-touching essays. The book also includes a special chapter on New Yankee Stadium. Contributors include: Bob Costas Charlie Sheen Richard Ben Cramer Pete Hamill Tony Kornheiser Tom Boswell Dave Kindred Leigh Montville William Nack Joe Posnanski Jane Leavy Pat Jordan Maury Allen Bob Klapisch Tyler Kepner Allen Barra Marty Appel Jeff Pearlman Alan Schwarz Charles Pierce Steve Rushin Nathan Ward Mike Vaccaro Rob Neyer Ken Rosenthal Scott Raab Luis Guzman This is a special book for every fan of “the big ballpark in the Bronx.”

Remembering Yankee Stadium

Author: Harvey Frommer

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 1630761567

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 240

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Throughout the 2008 season, each game played at the world’s most beloved stadium brought “The House That Ruth Built” closer to shutting its gates forever. Players envisioned running off the field one last time. Vendors anticipated selling their last bags of peanuts. Fans readied themselves to raise their voices in one final cheer. In Remembering Yankee Stadium, Harvey Frommer—one of the country’s leading baseball authorities—takes us on a journey through the stadium’s storied 85-year old history, from 1927’s unstoppable Murderers’ Row, to Joe DiMaggio’s unfathomable hitting streak, to Maris and Mantle’s thrilling race for the home-run record, to the hirings—and the firings—of Billy Martin, to Derek Jeter’s rise to greatness. The moments and the magic that filled this great stadium are brought alive again through dozens of interviews, a gripping narrative, and a priceless collection of photographs and memorabilia. As the new stadium steps into the forefront, the old ballpark across the street recedes into memory, taking with it the glory and grandeur, the history and heroics, the magic and the mystique of its nearly nine decade-long life. This book captures that time and is at once an album, a keepsake, and a record of its fabulous run.

Legendary Yankee Stadium

Memories and Memorabilia from the House that Ruth built

Author: Thomas O'Connell

Publisher: F+W Media, Inc.

ISBN: 144022918X

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 176

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Timed for release with the grand opening of the New Yankee Stadium in 2009, this unique history is based on 30 years of interviews conducted by "Sports Collectors Digest" with iconic players, including Mantle, DiMaggio, Jeter, Giambi, and Berra. The stunning photos inside, featuring memorabilia, player cards, and team photos, capture the essence of the place where dreams are made and greats live forever.

Mr. Deeds Goes to Yankee Stadium

Baseball Films in the Capra Tradition

Author: Wes D. Gehring

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 9780786483501

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 175

View: 3726

Celebrated film director Frank Capra was a central architect of the “feel good” movie genre now known as populism, which celebrates people, families, second chances, and other traditional American icons such as small town or pastoral life and baseball. Capra developed his own brand of populism by interweaving traditional values of the genre with a younger, more vulnerable hero starting with Mr. Deeds Goes to Town in 1936. The result, Capraesque populism, has had a significant influence on American pop culture in general and forms a small but important subgenre of baseball movie. This book examines eight of these Capraesque baseball films, starting with the all-important Pride of the Yankees (1942), which one admiring critic has called “Mr. Deeds Goes to Yankee Stadium.” An introduction provides an overview of baseball and populism. Individual chapters are devoted to the populist legacy from Will Rogers (Capra’s mentor) to Capra, The Pride of the Yankees, The Stratton Story, Angels in the Outfield, The Natural, Bull Durham, Field of Dreams, Frequency and The Rookie.

Yankee Stadium

The Final Game

Author: Jeff Fox

Publisher: Answers & Insights Incorporated

ISBN: 9780982365601

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 78

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A visual and written account of the final game played in Yankee Stadium, told from the perspective of a devoted fan and professional writer who eloquently delivers a fond final salute to the grandest of all stadiums. After an introductory essay about the author's lifelong relationship with the Stadium, this photo-essay tribute takes the reader from the pre-game activities in the surrounding neighborhood through many of the Stadium's key aspects - Memorial Park, the bleachers, the groundskeepers, batting practice and on to the game. While viewing the pre-game ceremonies and historic moments in the game itself, the reader pays one final visit to the food stands, familiar decades-old walkways and ramps, with a brief stop to savor the final setting of the sun behind the grandstands. Then it is on to the post-game celebration and sad final trek through the exits. These personal photographs from a loving fan's perspective are accompanied by brief, poignant commentaries. Truly a book to savor for its evocative delivery of one of baseball's most memorable days.

One Last Time

Good-bye to Yankee Stadium

Author: Ray Negron,Laura Seeley

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0061471623

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 48

View: 3310

Legendary New York Yankee players such as Babe Ruth, Lou Gehrig, and Casey Stengel return to Yankee Stadium for one more game on the hallowed field before it is torn down.

Yankee Stadium

Drama, Glamor, and Glory

Author: Ray Robinson,Christopher Jennison

Publisher: Studio

ISBN: 9780670033010

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 184

View: 9687

Chronicles the greatest players, events, and games of Yankee Stadium's history, complemented by boxed features and reminiscences by baseball greats and observers.

Yankee Stadium: A Tribute

85 Years of Memories: 1923-2008

Author: Les Krantz

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 006143860X

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 224

View: 3056

A history of "The House that Ruth Built" profiles the significant events that have taken place there, from Babe Ruth's sixtieth home run to Jim Abbott's 1993 no-hitter, as well as non-sporting events hosted at the stadium, including North America's firstp

Bossing the Bronx Bombers at Yankee Stadium

The Baseball Geeks Adventures Book 4

Author: David Aretha

Publisher: Enslow Publishing, LLC

ISBN: 1622851374

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 96

View: 5705

After being invited to watch a game at Yankee Stadium in one of the luxury suites, the baseball geeks find themselves bringing good luck to the Yankees…well sort of, but will they be able to get out of New York before their luck runs out, or will they end up getting people hurt…like themselves?

Babe's Place

The Lives of Yankee Stadium

Author: Michael Wagner

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780988348509

Category: Baseball fields

Page: 510

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Yankee Stadium

Author: Mark Vancil

Publisher: Gallery Books

ISBN: 9781439155981

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 240

View: 1699

Yankee Stadium defines America's past time and it's culture.With over a 100 photographs, you will know how it feels to be in this legendary ballpark. Yankee Stadium: The Official Retrospective recounts the story of an extraordinary American landmark. It captures the creation of a home for the New York Yankees that was driven by co-owner Jacob Ruppert, who envisioned a ballpark grander than any other conceived. It takes the reader from the field to the dugout, from the press box to the clubhouse, from principal owner George Steinbrenner's office to Monument Park. But Yankee Stadium was more than a ballpark. The most iconic moments in history have taken place within its walls: Lou Gehrig's poignant farewell; epic heavyweight fights; the "Greatest Football Game Ever Played"; and the unrivaled record-breaking successes of the New York Yankees. With the unprecedented cooperation of the New York Yankees organization, photographs have been culled from every conceivable source. You will walk in the Stadium beside Mantle and Maris, witness the only perfect game in World Series history, and see the Stadium during the 2001 World Series. Yankee Stadium: The Official Retrospective is more than just photographs. It is also graced with firsthand accounts of what it was like to be there as history unfolded. It is the power of the place that led Sports Illustrated to call Yankee Stadium the greatest venue of the twentieth century. And only here, within the pages of Yankee Stadium: The Official Retrospective, can you feel what they felt.

The Yankee Encyclopedia

Author: Mark Gallagher

Publisher: Sports Publishing LLC

ISBN: 9781582616834

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 500

View: 5054

Jewel Box Parks

Yankee Stadium, Wrigley Field, Fenway Park, Tiger Stadium, Comiskey Park, Forbes Field, Polo Grounds, Crosley Field, Shibe Park, Ebbe

Author: Source Wikipedia


ISBN: 9781230482804


Page: 80

View: 8569

Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Pages: 79. Chapters: Yankee Stadium, Wrigley Field, Fenway Park, Tiger Stadium, Comiskey Park, Forbes Field, Polo Grounds, Crosley Field, Shibe Park, Ebbets Field, Baker Bowl, Sportsman's Park, League Park, Griffith Stadium, Braves Field, List of jewel box baseball parks. Excerpt: Yankee Stadium was a stadium located in The Bronx in New York City, New York. It was the home baseball park of the New York Yankees, the city's Major League Baseball (MLB) franchise, from 1923 to 1973 and from 1976 to 2008. The stadium hosted 6,581 Yankees regular season home games during its 85-year history. It was also the former home of the New York Giants football team. The stadium's nickname, "The House That Ruth Built," is derived from Babe Ruth, the iconic baseball superstar whose prime years coincided with the stadium's opening and the beginning of the Yankees' winning history. The venue was constructed for $2.4 million dollars (equal to $30,894,716 today) between 1922-1923 specifically for the Yankees, who had been sharing the Polo Grounds with the New York Giants baseball team for 10 years. Yankee Stadium opened in 1923, and at the time, it was hailed as a one-of-a-kind facility in the country for its size. Over the course of its history, it became one of the most famous venues in the United States, having hosted a variety of events and historic moments during its existence. While many of these moments were baseball-related-including World Series games, no-hitters, perfect games, and historic home runs-the stadium also hosted boxing matches, concerts, and three Papal Masses. The stadium went through many alterations and playing surface configurations over the years. The condition of the facility worsened in the 1960s and 1970s, prompting its closing for renovation from 1974-1975. The renovation significantly altered the appearance of the...

Next Stop, Yankee Stadium

Author: Robert Vazquez

Publisher: Mascot Books

ISBN: 9781620861578


Page: N.A

View: 1738

Calling all Yankees Fans! Whether you're looking forward to or thinking back on your first Yankees game, this book will capture the legacy and the excitement of attending a game at Yankee Stadium. Travel back in time with our four childhood friends on their visit to Yankee Stadium. You will be transported through the bustling city as they make their way to the historic and impressive landmark. The city and stadium illustrations are brought to life by legendary Bronx graffiti legend, TATS CRU. A true Yankees adventure for all.

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