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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: 4017

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: 8046

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

View: 9385

"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

View: 554

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.

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: 5431

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.

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.

Top of the Heap

A Yankees Collection

Author: Glenn Stout

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 9780618303991

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 344

View: 7702

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: 9016

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

Pinstripe Pride

The Inside Story of the New York Yankees

Author: Marty Appel

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1481416049

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 288

View: 7270

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.

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: 6481

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.

Island of Vice

Theodore Roosevelt's Quest to Clean Up Sin-Loving New York

Author: Richard Zacks

Publisher: Anchor

ISBN: 0385534027

Category: History

Page: 368

View: 1212

A ROLLICKING NARRATIVE HISTORY OF THEODORE ROOSEVELT'S EMBATTLED TENURE AS POLICE COMMISSIONER OF CORRUPT, PLEASURE-LOVING NEW YORK CITY IN THE 1880s, AND HIS DOOMED MISSION TO WIPE OUT VICE In the 1890s, New York City was America’s financial, manufacturing, and entertainment capital, and also its preferred destination for sin, teeming with 40,000 prostitutes, glittering casinos, and all-night dives packed onto the island’s two dozen square miles. Police captains took hefty bribes to see nothing while reformers writhed in frustration. In Island of Vice, bestselling author Richard Zacks paints a vivid picture of the lewd underbelly of 1890s New York, and of Theodore Roosevelt, the cocksure crusading police commissioner who resolved to clean up the bustling metropolis, where the silk top hats of Wall Street bobbed past teenage prostitutes trawling Broadway. Writing with great wit and zest, Zacks explores how Roosevelt went head-to-head with corrupt Tammany Hall, took midnight rambles with muckraker Jacob Riis, banned barroom drinking on Sundays, and tried to convince 2 million New Yorkers to enjoy wholesome family fun. In doing so, Teddy made a ruthless enemy of police captain “Big Bill” Devery, who grew up in the Irish slums and never tired of fighting “tin soldier” reformers. Roosevelt saw his mission as a battle of good versus evil; Devery saw prudery standing in the way of fun and profit. When righteous Roosevelt’s vice crackdown started to succeed all too well, many of his own supporters began to turn on him. Cynical newspapermen mocked his quixotic quest, his own political party abandoned him, and Roosevelt discovered that New York loves its sin more than its salvation. Zacks’s meticulous research and wonderful sense of narrative verve bring this disparate cast of both pious and bawdy New Yorkers to life. With cameos by Stephen Crane, J. P. Morgan, and Joseph Pulitzer, plus a horde of very angry cops, Island of Vice is an unforgettable portrait of turn-of-the-century New York in all its seedy glory, and a brilliant portrayal of the energetic, confident, and zealous Roosevelt, one of America’s most colorful public figures. From the Hardcover edition.

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: 3772

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 New York Yankees Illustrated History

Author: Dave Anderson

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 9780312290948

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 218

View: 4444

A stunning collection of more than 150 photographs combined with commentary from the top sports writers on the New York Times honors the one hundredth anniversery of the legendary team. 30,000 first printing.

Able to Play

Overcoming Physical Challenges

Author: Glenn Stout

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 0547417330

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 88

View: 2006

Presents the inspirational stories of four major league players who overcame physical challenges to become professional athletes, including Mordecai "Three Finger" Brown, Ron Santo, Jim Abbott and Curtis Pride. By the author of Red Sox Century. Original. 10,000 first printing.

Baseball Heroes

Author: Glenn Stout

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 9780547577586

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 128

View: 3513

Baseball Heroes is the first book in the middle grade nonfiction series Good Sports, about the inspiring life stories of major league athletes who have overcome obstacles in the course of their life and careers. Each book tells the stories of athletes who have encountered and overcome significant obstacles, and whose story exemplifies character and nerve in the face of adversity. Baseball Heroes highlights players who were among the first to break through barriers of race, ethnicity and even sex in order to play professional baseball. Subjects include Jackie Robinson, Hank Greenburg, Fernando Valenzuela, and Ila Borders. This ebook includes a sample chapter of YES, SHE CAN!.

From Hardships to Championships

Author: Glenn Stout

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 0547887353

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 134

View: 8654

Shares the inspiring stories of five legendary baseball figures including Babe Ruth, Jim Peirsall, Torii Hunter, Ron LaFlore and Joe Torre, revealing the difficult childhood circumstances they overcame, from poverty and abuse to addiction and racial inequality, in order to become champions. Original. 15,000 first printing.

Soldier Athletes

Author: Glenn Stout

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 0547417292

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 99

View: 8701

Profiles four professional athletes who put aside their sports aspirations to risk their lives and serve in the U.S. armed forces, including Ted Williams, Rocky Blier, Carlos May, and Pat Tillman.

Yes, She Can!

Women's Sports Pioneers

Author: Glenn Stout

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 9780547574097

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 128

View: 1529

Not very long ago, many people said girls and women were too weak and delicate to play sports. Fortunately, a lot of girls didn't listen. Trudy Ederle, Louise Stokes, Tidye Pickett, Julie Krone and Danica Patrick sure didn't. Trudy Ederle swam the English Channel, Louise Stokes and Tidye Pickett made it into the Olympics running track, Julie Krone became jockey, and Danica Patrick decided to drive Indie cars. Yes, She Can! tells the inspiring stories of these pioneers in sports. Thanks to them, everyone knows now that girls can do anything they want. Perfect for young athletes, ages 9-12.

The Devil Wears Pinstripes

George Steinbrenner, the Satans of Swat, and the Curse of A-Rod

Author: Jim Caple

Publisher: Plume Books

ISBN: 9780452285989

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 224

View: 731

A rabid Yankee hater offers a hilarious and provocative critique of the Yankee organization and pokes fun at the owners, coaches, and players of the House That Ruth Built, profiling George Steinbrenner and other pinstripped icons in all their tarnished glory. Original.

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: 6013

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