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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: 7543

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.

The New Yankees Century

For the Love of Jeter, Joltin' Joe, and Mariano

Author: Alan Ross

Publisher: Cumberland House Publishing

ISBN: 9781581825268

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 256

View: 9842

Ross reveals the story of New York Yankees baseball, as told by Yankee players, coaches, opponents, fans, and the media. It salutes the great pinstripers and the unrivaled championship teams, major moments, and the tradition. Includes a tribute to the immortal No. 7, Mickey Mantle.

A Yankee Century and Beyond

A Celebration of the First Hundred Plus Years of Baseball's Greatest Team

Author: Harvey Frommer

Publisher: Sourcebooks, Inc.

ISBN: 1402248741

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 464

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"Yankee fans who can't learn enough about their favorite team will think they died and went to heaven with all that Frommer offers on each page." -Publishers Weekly This newly updated album captures 106 years of Yankee life in pictures, stats, words and reflections. From their beginning as the New York Highlanders, playing in Manhattan's Hilltop Park in 1903, to reigning over Major League Baseball as it entered a new millennium with the World Series championships in '96, '98, '99 and 2000, the Yankees represent a century of triumphs and defeats, legends and lore of America's favorite pastime. Personalities included are Mel Allen, Yogi Berra, Scott Brosius, Andy Carey, Chris Chambliss, Jerry Coleman, Don Larsen, and Bob Sheppard-as well as tributes to the greats-from Mickey Mantle to Don Mattingly, from Vic Raschi to Allie Reynolds, from Joltin' Joe DiMaggio to Derek Jeter.

Yankees

A Century of Greatness

Author: Ron Smith

Publisher: McGraw-Hill/Contemporary

ISBN: N.A

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 256

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Chronicles one hundred years in the history of baseball's most winning team in more than three hundred remarkable photographs that document the origins and evolution of the Yankees, great moments in baseball history, the finest Yankee teams, and its superlative, record-breaking players.

Top of the Heap

A Yankees Collection

Author: Glenn Stout

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 9780618303991

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 344

View: 9118

A diverse compilation of writings--including sixty-six game stories, columns, profiles, sports features, and more--chronicle the hundred-year history of the New York Yankees. Original.

Black Yankees

The Development of an Afro-American Subculture in Eighteenth-century New England

Author: William Dillon Piersen

Publisher: Univ of Massachusetts Press

ISBN: 9780870235870

Category: History

Page: 237

View: 8210

Describes the lives of Blacks in colonial New England, discusses the influence of African culture on their communities, and explains how they developed their own way of life.

Harry Frazee, Ban Johnson and the Feud That Nearly Destroyed the American League

Author: Michael T. Lynch, Jr.

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 0786481188

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 282

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Most baseball fans know Red Sox owner Harry Frazee as “the man who sold Babe Ruth,” initiating a championship drought that plagued the Red Sox from 1919 through 2003. There is, however, much more to Frazee’s story. Earning the enmity of American League president Ban Johnson with his 1916 purchase of the Red Sox, Frazee found himself the object of an intense smear campaign designed to force him out of baseball. Over the next seven years, Frazee, Johnson and their respective allies waged war over several issues, including Frazee’s controversial trade of Carl Mays, the Black Sox, the National Commission, and the establishment of a trade deadline. The feud eventually led to Frazee’s sale of the Red Sox in 1923 and cost Johnson his ironclad hold on the American League.

Rivals

Legendary Matchups That Made Sports History

Author: David K. Wiggins,R . Pierre Rodgers

Publisher: University of Arkansas Press

ISBN: 9781610753494

Category: GAMES

Page: 465

View: 9138

The sixteen original essays in this collection cover influential and famous rivalries from a variety of sports, including track and field, golf, boxing, basketball, tennis, ice skating, baseball, football, soccer, and more. The essays are diverse, but together they illustrate what is common to any rivalry: equally matched opponents that often have decidedly different backgrounds, styles, and personalities. These differences may center on race and culture, political and societal ideologies, personality, geography, or religion—a mix intensified by fans and the media. From highly publicized and emotionally charged individual competitions to bitterly fought team contests, Rivals illuminates what one-of-a-kind opponents and the passion they inspire tell us about ourselves and our society.

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: 6959

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.

Lou Gehrig

A Biography

Author: William C. Kashatus

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780313328664

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 148

View: 9642

Discusses the personal life and baseball career of the famous Yankee first baseman, Lou Gehrig.

Mad Yankees

The Hartford Retreat for the Insane and Nineteenth-century Psychiatry

Author: Lawrence B. Goodheart

Publisher: Univ of Massachusetts Press

ISBN: 9781558494053

Category: History

Page: 218

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Throughout the Western world, the emergence of insane asylums during the nineteenth century marked a significant change in the public perception as well as the medical treatment of mental illness. Mad Yankees tells the story of one of the earliest such institutions in the United States, the Hartford Retreat for the Insane. Opened in 1824, it was the first hospital of any kind in Connecticut and the only private mental asylum in the nation founded by a state medical society. Although conceived as an elite institution, for many years the Hartford Retreat cared for the indigent insane and paying clients alike. A number of remarkable physicians associated with the Retreat shaped early psychiatry in Connecticut and placed the state in the vanguard of treatment for the mentally ill. Dr. Eli Todd's ethic of a "law of kindness" toward the afflicted and claims of extraordinary cure rates gained the hospital an international reputation. A coterie of doctors associated with Todd--including Mason Cogswell, Samuel B. Woodward, Amariah Brigham, and John Butler--became prominent advocates of "moral" treatment that led to caring for the insane with respect and dignity. Yet as Lawrence B. Goodheart explains, care of the mentally ill in nineteenth-century Connecticut was not without its ironies. The faith of the Retreat's founding generation in the restorative ability of the asylum gradually waned, as the burden of providing extended custodial care to the chronically ill produced outcomes that were not originally anticipated. During the Gilded Age, the contrast between the state-funded Connecticut Hospital for the Insane, which opened in 1868 in Middletown, and the elegant Hartford Retreat made clear the class and associated moral differences between public and private care. Less was heard about "the law of kindness" and moral treatment of patients and more about moral unfitness and the benefits of eugenics. As the precepts of one era became problems for the next, the idealism of antebellum reformers shriveled into a fin-de-siècle fatalism.

A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court

Author: Mark Twain

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780192839022

Category: Fiction

Page: 360

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When A Connecticut Yankee at King Arthur's Court was published in 1889, Mark Twain was undergoing a series of personal and professional crises. In his Introduction, M. Thomas Inge shows how what began as a literary burlesque of British chivalry and culture developed to tragedy and into a novel that remains a major literary and cultural text for generations of new readers. This edition reproduces a number of the original drawings by Dan Beard, of whom Twain said "He not only illustrates the text but he illustrates my thoughts." About the Series: For over 100 years Oxford World's Classics has made available the broadest spectrum of literature from around the globe. Each affordable volume reflects Oxford's commitment to scholarship, providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features, including expert introductions by leading authorities, voluminous notes to clarify the text, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, and much more.

American Painting of the Nineteenth Century

Realism, Idealism, and the American Experience

Author: Barbara Novak

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780198042259

Category: History

Page: 352

View: 8076

In this distinguished work, which Hilton Kramer in The New York Times Book Review called "surely the best book ever written on the subject," Barbara Novak illuminates what is essentially American about American art. She highlights not only those aspects that appear indigenously in our art works, but also those features that consistently reappear over time. Novak examines the paintings of Washington Allston, Thomas Cole, Asher B. Durand, Fitz H. Lane, William Sidney Mount, Winslow Homer, Thomas Eakins, and Albert Pinkham Ryder. She draws provocative and original conclusions about the role in American art of spiritualism and mathematics, conceptualism and the object, and Transcendentalism and the fact. She analyzes not only the paintings but nineteenth-century aesthetics as well, achieving a unique synthesis of art and literature. Now available with a new preface and an updated bibliography, this lavishly illustrated volume--featuring more than one hundred black-and-white illustrations and sixteen full-color plates--remains one of the seminal works in American art history.

Red Sox Century

The Definitive History of Baseball's Most Storied Franchise

Author: Glenn Stout,Richard A. Johnson,Dick Johnson

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 9780618423194

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 501

View: 7131

This guide to one of the most hallowed teams in baseball covers the history of the Boston Red Sox, with 275 photographs and essays from Peter Gammons, Dan Shaughnessy, Bill Littlefield, and Charles Pierce, among others. Reprint.

Black Yankees

The Development of an Afro-American Subculture in Eighteenth-century New England

Author: William Dillon Piersen

Publisher: Univ of Massachusetts Press

ISBN: 9780870235870

Category: History

Page: 237

View: 822

Describes the lives of Blacks in colonial New England, discusses the influence of African culture on their communities, and explains how they developed their own way of life.

Century of Silver, 1847-1947

Connecticut Yankees and a Noble Metal

Author: Earl Chapin May

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Silverwork

Page: 388

View: 6560

Rob Neyer's Big Book of Baseball Blunders

A Complete Guide to the Worst Decisions and Stupidest Moments in Baseball History

Author: Rob Neyer

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1416592148

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 304

View: 8253

BLOOPER: BALL SQUIRTS THROUGH BILLY BUCKNER'S LEGS. BLUNDER: BILLY BUCKNER'S MANAGER LEFT HIM IN THE GAME. Baseball bloopers are fun; they're funny, even. A pitcher slips on the mound and his pitch sails over the backstop. An infielder camps under a pop-up...and the ball lands ten feet away. An outfielder tosses a souvenir to a fan...but that was just the second out, and runners are circling the bases (and laughing). Without these moments, the highlight reels wouldn't be nearly as entertaining. Baseball blunders, however, can be tragic, and they will leave diehard fans asking why...why...why? Rob Neyer's Big Book of Baseball Blunders does its best to answer all those whys, exploring the worst decisions and stupidest moments of managers, general managers, owners, and even commissioners. As he did in his Big Book of Baseball Lineups, Rob Neyer provides readers with a fascinating examination of baseball's rich history, this time through the lens of the game's sometimes hilarious, often depressing, and always perplexing blunders. · Which ill-fated move cost the Chicago White Sox a great hitter and the 1919 World Series? · What was Babe Ruth thinking when he became the first (and still the only) player to end a World Series by getting caught trying to steal? · Did playing one-armed Pete Gray in 1945 cost the Browns a pennant? · How did winning a coin toss lead to the Dodgers losing the National League pennant on Bobby Thomson's "Shot Heard 'round the World"? · How damaging was the Frank Robinson-for-Milt Pappas deal, really? · Which of Red Sox manager Don Zimmer's mistakes in 1978 was the worst? · Which Yankees trade was even worse than swapping Jay Buhner for Ken Phelps? · What non-move cost Buck Showalter a job and gave Joe Torre the opportunity of a lifetime? · Game 7, 2003 ALCS: Pedro winds up to throw his 123rd pitch...what were you thinking? These are just a few of the legendary (and not-so-legendary) blunders that Neyer analyzes, always with an eye on what happened, why it happened, and how it changed the fickle course of history. And in separate chapters, Neyer also reviews some of the game's worst trades and draft picks and closely examines all the teams that fell just short of first place. Another in the series of Neyer's Big Books of baseball history, Baseball Blunders should win a place in every devoted fan's library.

The Selling of the Babe

The Deal That Changed Baseball and Created a Legend

Author: Glenn Stout

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 1250064317

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 304

View: 5863

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.

Yankees in Canada

A Collection of Nineteenth-century Travel Narratives

Author: James Doyle

Publisher: Downsview, Ont. : ECW Press

ISBN: N.A

Category: Travel

Page: 231

View: 4802

The evidence of Canada's popularity as a tourist resort for Americans can be traced back to the many published accounts of American travel in Canada. This anthology is an attempt to convey something of the nature and extent of this Nineteenth-century American interest in Canada and an impression of the shape and substance of American imaginative responses to Canada in an era of rapid political, social and cultural development.

Sauerkraut Yankees

Pennsylvania-German Foods and Foodways

Author: William Woys Weaver

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Cooking

Page: 218

View: 7868

Gives recipes for meat, poultry, fish, vegetables, soups, desserts, and preserves, and describes the culinary traditions of the Pennsylvania Dutch

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