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Yankees Index

Every Number Tells a Story

Author: Mark Simon,Buster Olney

Publisher: Triumph Books

ISBN: 1633195252

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 368

View: 8963

Yankees fans have witnessed improbable feats, extraordinary achievements, and unmatched performances during the team's 100-plus seasons. The Yankees Index details the numbers every Yankees fan—from the rookie attending his first game at Yankee Stadium to the veteran who recalls Ron Guidry's days on the mound—should know. Author Mark Simon tells the stories behind the most memorable moments and achievements in Yankees history in this full-color book full of insightful and fun infographics and history.

Wild Yankees

The Struggle for Independence Along Pennsylvania's Revolutionary Frontier

Author: Paul B. Moyer

Publisher: Cornell University Press

ISBN: 0801461723

Category: History

Page: 232

View: 6826

Northeast Pennsylvania's Wyoming Valley was truly a dark and bloody ground, the site of murders, massacres, and pitched battles. The valley's turbulent history was the product of a bitter contest over property and power known as the Wyoming controversy. This dispute, which raged between the mid-eighteenth and early-nineteenth centuries, intersected with conflicts between whites and native peoples over land, a jurisdictional contest between Pennsylvania and Connecticut, violent contention over property among settlers and land speculators, and the social tumult of the American Revolution. In its later stages, the controversy pitted Pennsylvania and its settlers and speculators against "Wild Yankees"—frontier insurgents from New England who contested the state's authority and soil rights. In Wild Yankees, Paul B. Moyer argues that a struggle for personal independence waged by thousands of ordinary settlers lay at the root of conflict in northeast Pennsylvania and across the revolutionary-era frontier. The concept and pursuit of independence was not limited to actual war or high politics; it also resonated with ordinary people, such as the Wild Yankees, who pursued their own struggles for autonomy. This battle for independence drew settlers into contention with native peoples, wealthy speculators, governments, and each other over land, the shape of America's postindependence social order, and the meaning of the Revolution. With vivid descriptions of the various levels of this conflict, Moyer shows that the Wyoming controversy illuminates settlement, the daily lives of settlers, and agrarian unrest along the early American frontier.

The Ultimate Yankee Book

From the Beginning to Today: Trivia, Facts and Stats, Oral History, Marker Moments and Legendary Personalities—A History and Reference Book About Baseball’s Greatest Franchise

Author: Harvey Frommer

Publisher: Page Street Publishing

ISBN: 1624144349

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 320

View: 4716

The perfect gift for the diehard fan, an enviable treasure for yourself, The Ultimate Yankee Book is the most current and comprehensive source of trivia, people and stories from the team’s creation in 1901 to today. Harvey Frommer, the celebrated baseball historian and author of eight books about the Yankees, including The New York Yankee Encyclopedia and Remembering Yankee Stadium, has outdone himself this time around. The Ultimate Yankee Book combines oral history with stories of legendary figures and epic Yankee feats. Featuring an exhaustive timeline, a challenging 150-question Yankee quiz, entertaining sections on Yankees by the numbers and nicknames and profiles of dozens of Yankee legends and luminaries, this is a book to treasure and turn to again and again. Yankee fans have bragging rights to call their team the greatest of all time. Not only have the Yankees won the most World Series championships and placed the most players in the Hall of Fame, but the franchise is also the most widely featured team in news, social media and books. This groundbreaking work gives fans what they love: the best stories and a mother lode of data right through 2016. More than 125 archival photos and images are a special feature of The Ultimate Yankee Book.

The International Handbook of Convertible Securities

A Global Guide to the Convertible Market

Author: Thomas C. Noddings,Susan C. Christoph,John G. Noddings

Publisher: Global Professional Publishi

ISBN: 9781888998900

Category: Convertible securities

Page: 367

View: 6486

� Aimed at all investors seeking exceptional risk-adjusted returns in the financial markets � Essential for all students and researchers attempting to understand this phenomena The global market for convertible bonds, preferred stock and equity warrants has grown in excess of $400 billion. Long overlooked by mainstream money managers, convertible securities are catching fire within the alternative investment community. Taking advantage of their systematic undervaluation relative to conventional stocks and bonds, investors are now using convertibles within a broad spectrum of investment strategies, ranging from high-performance cash alternatives to low-risk, high performance alternatives to small company stocks.

Playing With Purpose Collection

Inside the Lives and Faith of Today's Biggest Football, Basketball, and Baseball Stars

Author: Mike Yorkey

Publisher: Barbour Publishing

ISBN: 1620290421

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 400

View: 6878

Meet the “starting lineup” of talented big-time athletes with fascinating faith stories in the Playing with Purpose Collection. This book chronicles the lives of several players who stand strong for their Christian faith on the football field, the basketball court, and the baseball diamond. Veteran CBA author Mike Yorkey, whose biography of quarterbacks Sam Bradford, Tim Tebow, and Colt McCoy was a best-seller, also profiles major league stars such as Albert Pujols, Josh Hamilton, Clayton Kershaw, Carlos Beltran, Ben Zobrist, and Mariano Rivera and NBA heroes like Kyle Korver, Kevin Durant, Luke Ridnour, Stephen Curry, and Jeremy Lin. The Playing with Purpose Collection will introduce you to talented athletes with compelling faith stories.

Creating Tropical Yankees

Social Science Textbooks and U.S. Ideological Control in Puerto Rico, 1898-1908

Author: Jose-Manuel Navarro

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317795075

Category: History

Page: 224

View: 8369

First published in 2002. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

A Yankee Century

Author: Harvey Frommer

Publisher: Berkley Publishing Group


Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 424

View: 7429

In honor of the centennial of baseball's winningest team, this richly illustrated volume offers profiles of the team's legendary players and coaches, detailed statistics, unforgettable moments on and off the field, rare period photographs, trivia, and more.

New York Yankees

Author: Brian Howell

Publisher: ABDO

ISBN: 9781617140525

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 48

View: 6012

Provides a history of the New York Yankees, covering the beginnings of the franchise, the greatest and lowest moments of the team, and the best players and managers.

A Yankee's Guide to Surviving Life in the South and a Southerner's Guide to Surviving Life with Those Damn Yankees

Author: Kate Dyer

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 1481705865

Category: Cooking

Page: 84

View: 5184

Kate Dyer is a Yankee, Boston-born and bred. She's a lawyer by trade, on the wrong side of fifty, blunt, irreverent, and opinionated. She's what Southerners might colorfully call "contrary." Through an uninteresting twist of events, she's built a new life south of the Mason-Dixon Line—and she's having the time of her life doing it! As any successful lawyer must be, she's also a keen and astute observer of the human species. That makes her a bit of an amateur anthropologist who is eager to share her tongue-in-cheek observations. Here, to help fellow Yankees who share her newfound love of the South, she shares her best tips for fitting in with the locals. And for all those Southerners who just can't figure out those Yankees who have moved in, she's got a few tips as well. She offers some tongue-in-cheek guidance in how to decode regional vocabulary from both sides. And as an ingenious Yankee, she has a lot to say about good old-fashioned Yankee ingenuity. You'll also enjoy a culinary passport to the flavors of her childhood in Boston as well as her adopted Tennessee home, with dozens of recipes that showcase—and celebrate—the flavors of each region. A Taste of the North (or, A Little Yankee Home Cooking) Classic Crab Cakes New England Clam Chowder Fancy-Schmancy Baked Chicken in Wine Sauce Boiled Lobster Linguini with Artichoke Hearts and Prosciutto A Taste of the South (Or, How a Yankee Learned to Cook Like Y'all) Southern Fried Chicken Collard Greens for New Year's Day Oh-So-Southern White Beans Melt-in-Your-Mouth Southern Biscuits Proper Southern Grits So no matter what side of the "border" you call home, there's something here to amuse, enlighten, and enjoy.

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: 7538


The Yankees, the Giants, and the Battle for Baseball Supremacy in New York

Author: Lyle Spatz,Steve Steinberg

Publisher: U of Nebraska Press

ISBN: 0803229941

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 538

View: 9041

At the dawn of the roaring twenties, baseball was struggling to overcome two of its darkest moments: the death of a player during a Major League game and the revelations of the 1919 Black Sox scandal. At this critical juncture for baseball, two teams emerged to fight for the future of the game. They were also battling for the hearts and minds of New Yorkers as the city rose in dramatic fashion to the pinnacle of the baseball world. "1921" captures this crucial moment in the history of baseball, telling the story of a season that pitted the New York Yankees against their Polo Grounds landlords and hated rivals, John McGraw's Giants, in the first all-New York Series and resulted in the first American League pennant for the now-storied Yankees' franchise. Lyle Spatz and Steve Steinberg recreate the drama that featured the charismatic Babe Ruth in his assault on baseball records in the face of McGraw's disdain for the American League and the Ruth-led slugging style. Their work evokes the early 1920s with the words of renowned sportswriters such as Damon Runyon, Grantland Rice, and Heywood Broun. With more than fifty photographs, the book offers a remarkably vivid picture of the colorful characters, the crosstown rivalry, and the incomparable performances that made this season a classic.

The Yankees in the Early 1960s

Author: William J. Ryczek

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 1476616736

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 267

View: 4364

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.

The Tigers and Yankees in Õ61

A Pennant Race for the Ages, the Babe's Record Broken and Stormin' Norman's Greatest Season

Author: Jim Sargent

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 0786498625

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 256

View: 5598

The Detroit Tigers gave a memorable performance in the pennant race against the New York Yankees in 1961, the American League's first expansion season. Starting faster, the Tigers held first place for more than half the season, until the Yankees caught up in late July. They met in a climactic three-game series at Yankee Stadium. The Bronx Bombers swept all three, winning the pennant for the eleventh time in 13 seasons. But the 18 games the Tigers and Yankees played against each other were some of the most exciting contests of '61. The Yankees' saga is well known but the Tigers' tale has largely been ignored. This book chronicles the season highlights, such as the home run duel between Roger Maris, who slugged a record 61, and Mickey Mantle, who hit a personal best 54. Other outstanding performances were given by the Tigers' Norm Cash, who led the league with a .361 average, and Rocky Colavito, who hit 45 home runs.

The Lean Years of the Yankees, 1965Ð1975

Author: Robert W. Cohen

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 9780786480395

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 264

View: 2294

The New York Yankees’ history is filled with great achievements, outstanding performances, and unprecedented success. For more than 40 years, from 1921 to 1964, the Yankees and their fans had much to cheer about—the team won 29 pennants and 20 world championships and featured such greats as Babe Ruth, Lou Gehrig, Joe DiMaggio, Mickey Mantle, Bill Dickey, Yogi Berra and Whitey Ford. Yankee haters waited endlessly for the fall of the seemingly unbeatable team from New York, and finally, in 1965, the Yankees began to flounder. The team didn’t win anything for the next eleven years. Each losing season, from 1965 through 1975, is fully covered in this book. The author maintains that in their long losing streak and mediocrity, the Yankees somehow acquired a more endearing quality that had not previously existed. The team that had once offered its fans Ruth, Gehrig, DiMaggio, Mantle and other greats now offered Bill Robinson, Danny Cater, Jerry Kenney and Jake Gibbs, and standouts Bobby Murcer, Mel Stottlemyre, Thurman Munson and Roy White—men who knew the Yankees’ long and glorious history, but also knew first-hand the decade of frustration and disappointment that Yankees players and fans had to live through.

The New York Yankees

Author: Mark Stewart

Publisher: Norwood House Press

ISBN: 1599534908

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 48

View: 8579

"A Team Spirit Baseball edition featuring the New York Yankees that chronicles the history and accomplishments of the team. Includes access to the Team Spirit website which provides additional information, updates and photos"--Provided by publisher.

Meet the Yankees

Author: Mike Kennedy,Mark Stewart

Publisher: Norwood House Press

ISBN: 1599533723

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 24

View: 7052

Brief history of the New York Yankees, including facts, photos, records, glossary, and fun activities.

The Washington Post Index

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: Washington post

Page: N.A

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Yankees Vs. Red Sox

Author: Parker Holmes

Publisher: The Rosen Publishing Group

ISBN: 1477727809

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 24

View: 8247

The Red Sox-Yankees rivalry is one of the best-known rivalries in sports. The two teams have been battling it out on the baseball diamond since 1901. Famous games are profiled, including the 1978 one-game playoff and the 2003 American League Championship series. Readers will explore what makes the New York vs. Boston rivalry so intense!

The New York Yankees

An Informal History

Author: Frank Graham

Publisher: SIU Press

ISBN: 9780809324149

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 299

View: 5355

In January of 1903, American League president Ban Johnson, “his pince-nez riding precariously on the bridge of his nose,” raised a glass to toast his young baseball league, which had just received permission to purchase the Baltimore organization and establish a team in New York City. That marked the genesis of the fabulous Yankee franchise (known in 1903 as the Highlanders) as well as the opening chapter of Frank Graham’s The New York Yankees: An Informal History. One of fifteen team histories commissioned by G. P. Putnam’s Sons in the 1940s and 1950s, The New York Yankees traces the most successful team in either league from the beginning through their 1943 World Series victory over the Cardinals, ending with a quick synopsis of the 1944 season. In Yankee (and baseball) history, of course, Babe Ruth stands above all the rest, but he is flanked by such legends as Joe DiMaggio and Lou Gehrig. Wee Willie Keeler is there, too, joined by fellow Hall of Famers Charlie “Red” Ruffing, Herb Pennock, and Bill Dickey. The Hall of Fame lineup also includes Miller Huggins, Lefty Gomez, Ed Barrow, Joe McCarthy, Tony Lazzeri, Waite Hoyt, and Earle Combs. In his foreword, Leonard Koppett writes that Graham’s “New York Sun columns called ‘Overheard in the Dugout’ delighted me as I was growing up; but what I learned later, when I got to work alongside him, was that they were as good and as reliable as court transcripts. He didn’t take a lot of notes. He just absorbed what was being said—and what it meant in the right context—and reproduced it in graceful prose and natural speech. It is this style of narration through dialogue that makes his books come so alive.” Twenty-four black-and-white Yankee photographs enliven Graham’s informal history.

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