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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

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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.

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.

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

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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.

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: 7540

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.

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

View: 1905

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: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Americans

Page: 450

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Hank Morgan awakens one morning to find he has been transported from nineteenth-century New England to sixth-century England and the reign of King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table. Morgan brings to King Arthur's utopian court the ingenuity of the future, resulting in a culture clash that is at once satiric, anarchic, and darkly comic.

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

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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.

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.

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.

Sauerkraut Yankees

Pennsylvania-German Foods and Foodways

Author: William Woys Weaver

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Cooking

Page: 218

View: 8037

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

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

View: 8953

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

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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.

Pride of October

What It Was to Be Young and a Yankee

Author: Bill Madden

Publisher: Grand Central Publishing

ISBN: 044655460X

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 464

View: 5693

In his years of writing about the Yankees for the Daily News, columnist the author has earned the reputation as one of the premier journalists covering the team.

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: 5921

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.

The Yankee Years

Author: Joe Torre,Tom Verducci

Publisher: Anchor

ISBN: 0385529384

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 368

View: 2124

The definitive story of one of the greatest dynasties in baseball history, Joe Torre's New York Yankees. When Joe Torre took over as manager of the Yankees in 1996, they had not won a World Series title in eighteen years. In that time seventeen others had tried to take the helm of America’s most famous baseball team. Each one was fired by George Steinbrenner. After twelve triumphant seasons—with twelve straight playoff appearances, six pennants, and four World Series titles—Torre left the Yankees as the most beloved manager in baseball. But dealing with players like Jason Giambi, A-Rod, Derek Jeter, Mariano Rivera, Roger Clemens, and Randy Johnson is what managing is all about. Here, for the first time, Joe Torre and Tom Verducci take readers inside the dugout, the clubhouse, and the front office, showing what it took to keep the Yankees on top of the baseball world. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Top of the Heap

A Yankees Collection

Author: Glenn Stout

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 9780618303991

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 344

View: 2087

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.

Lou Gehrig

A Biography

Author: William C. Kashatus

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780313328664

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 148

View: 943

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

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: 1762

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.

True Yankees

The South Seas and the Discovery of American Identity

Author: Dane A. Morrison

Publisher: JHU Press

ISBN: 1421415437

Category: History

Page: 280

View: 1131

With American independence came the freedom to sail anywhere in the world under a new flag. During the years between the Treaty of Paris and the Treaty of Wangxi, Americans first voyaged past the Cape of Good Hope, reaching the ports of Algiers and the bazaars of Arabia, the markets of India and the beaches of Sumatra, the villages of Cochin, China, and the factories of Canton. Their South Seas voyages of commerce and discovery introduced the infant nation to the world and the world to what the Chinese, Turks, and others dubbed the "new people." Drawing on private journals, letters, ships’ logs, memoirs, and newspaper accounts, True Yankees traces America’s earliest encounters on a global stage through the exhilarating experiences of five Yankee seafarers. Merchant Samuel Shaw spent a decade scouring the marts of China and India for goods that would captivate the imaginations of his countrymen. Mariner Amasa Delano toured much of the Pacific hunting seals. Explorer Edmund Fanning circumnavigated the globe, touching at various Pacific and Indian Ocean ports of call. In 1829, twenty-year-old Harriett Low reluctantly accompanied her merchant uncle and ailing aunt to Macao, where she recorded trenchant observations of expatriate life. And sea captain Robert Bennet Forbes’s last sojourn in Canton coincided with the eruption of the First Opium War. How did these bold voyagers approach and do business with the people in the region, whose physical appearance, practices, and culture seemed so strange? And how did native men and women—not to mention the European traders who were in direct competition with the Americans—regard these upstarts who had fought off British rule? The accounts of these adventurous travelers reveal how they and hundreds of other mariners and expatriates influenced the ways in which Americans defined themselves, thereby creating a genuinely brash national character—the "true Yankee." Readers who love history and stories of exploration on the high seas will devour this gripping tale. -- Eric Jay Dolan

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: 989

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.

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