New York Yankees Openers

An Opening Day History of Baseball's Most Famous Team, 1903-2017, 2d ed.

Author: Lyle Spatz

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN:

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 479

View: 273

The New York Yankees are baseball's most storied team. They first played at Hilltop Park, then moved to the Polo Grounds, then Yankee Stadium, Shea Stadium, back to the renovated Yankee Stadium, and now in the new Yankee Stadium. They also frequently opened the season in Boston's historic Fenway Park, fondly remembered Shibe Park in Philadelphia, Griffith Stadium in Washington, and all around the expanded leagues after 1961. This book details every opening-day celebration and game from 1903 to 2017, while noting how each was affected by war, the economy, political and social protest and population shifts. We see presidents and politicians, entertainers, celebrities, and fans, owners, managers, and most of all, the players.

New York Yankees Openers

An Opening Day History of Baseball's Most Famous Team, 1903-2017, 2d ed.

Author: Lyle Spatz

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN:

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 220

View: 858

The New York Yankees are baseball's most storied team. They first played at Hilltop Park, then moved to the Polo Grounds, then Yankee Stadium, Shea Stadium, back to the renovated Yankee Stadium, and now in the new Yankee Stadium. They also frequently opened the season in Boston's historic Fenway Park, fondly remembered Shibe Park in Philadelphia, Griffith Stadium in Washington, and all around the expanded leagues after 1961. This book details every opening-day celebration and game from 1903 to 2017, while noting how each was affected by war, the economy, political and social protest, and population shifts. We see presidents and politicians, entertainers, celebrities, and fans, owners, managers, and most of all, the players.

Historical Dictionary of Baseball

Author: Lyle Spatz

Publisher: Scarecrow Press

ISBN:

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 504

View: 142

Dating back to 1869 as an organized professional sport, the game of baseball is not only the oldest professional sport in North America, but also symbolizes much more. Walt Whitman described it as “our game, the American game,” and George Will compared calling baseball “just a game” to the Grand Canyon being “just a hole.” Countless others have called baseball “the most elegant game,” and to those who have played it, it’s life. The Historical Dictionary of Baseball is primarily devoted to the major leagues it also includes entries on the minor leagues, the Negro Leagues, women’s baseball, baseball in various other countries, and other non-major league related topics. It traces baseball, in general, and these topics individually, from their beginnings up to the present. This is done through a chronology, an introductory essay, appendixes, and an extensive bibliography. The dictionary section has over 900 cross-referenced entries on the roles of the players on the field—batters, pitchers, fielders—as well as non-playing personnel—general managers, managers, coaches, and umpires. There are also entries for individual teams and leagues, stadiums and ballparks, the role of the draft and reserve clause, and baseball’s rules, and statistical categories. This book is an excellent access point for students, researchers, and anyone wanting to know more about the sport of baseball.

Miracle Moments in New York Yankees History

The Turning Points, the Memorable Games, the Incredible Records

Author: David Fischer

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN:

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 216

View: 415

Throughout its illustrious history, the New York Yankees have produced some of the most memorable highlights in baseball annals. Babe Ruth’s “called shot” home run, Joe DiMaggio’s 56-game hitting streak, Derek Jeter’s amazing “Flip Play.” Most Yankees fans have seen newsreel footage of Lou Gehrig’s farewell speech, watched highlights of a young Mickey Mantle, and have heard the story of Billy Martin’s five managerial hirings and firings. But what makes the Yankees the world’s most celebrated sports franchise goes beyond sheer headlines? it is the stories of the men behind the headlines who have thrilled and enchanted New York fans since 1903. Miracle Moments in New York Yankees History is the ultimate tribute book for die-hard fans of the Bronx Bombers. Whether you’re a passionate booster from the days of Yogi Berra or a newly minted supporter of Alex Rodriguez, author David Fischer has compiled a supreme collection of 50 of the most prominent and relevant team successes, player feats, and award-winning accomplishments from the Yankees’ incredible past and present. And, much like the team itself, Miracle Moments in Yankees History is about far more than just miracle moments; in-depth player profiles, exciting game details, and the perspective of time bring the greatest achievements of history’s greatest Yankees to life. Miracle Moments in New York Yankees History is much more than just a comprehensive resource. It recounts the hidden stories behind the most storied franchise in baseball.

The Colonel and Hug

The Partnership that Transformed the New York Yankees

Author: Steve Steinberg

Publisher: U of Nebraska Press

ISBN:

Category: History

Page: 521

View: 459

"The story of New York Yankees owner Jacob Ruppert and manager Miller Huggins, who, from 1918 to 1929, partnered to build the Yankees to become and remain the nation's dominant sports franchise"--

New York Yankee Openers

An Opening Day History of Baseball's Most Famous Team, 1903-1996

Author: Lyle Spatz

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN:

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 480

View: 277

On April 23, 1903, a crowd of 11,500 filled Washington's American League Park to watch the New York Highlanders (renamed the Yankees three years later) play their first American League game. Once the pregame festivities ended, the team that was to become baseball's most storied got off to a rather inauspicious beginning, losing to the hometown Senators 3-1. From 1903 through 1996, the New York Yankees' opening game for each season is fully covered in this book. The game descriptions are nearly inning-by-inning, highlighting the big plays and the top performances. The comprehensive game accounts are augmented by rich looks at the pageantry of opening day, from the parades on the streets to who threw out the season's first pitch. Each account concludes with a brief overview of the Yankees' entire season.

Urban Shocker

Silent Hero of Baseball's Golden Age

Author: Steve Steinberg

Publisher: U of Nebraska Press

ISBN:

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 352

View: 203

Baseball in the 1920s is most known for Babe Ruth and the New York Yankees, but there was another great Yankee player in that era whose compelling story remains untold. Urban Shocker was a fiercely competitive and colorful pitcher, a spitballer who had many famous battles with Babe Ruth before returning to the Yankees. Shocker was traded away to the St. Louis Browns in 1918 by Yankees manager Miller Huggins, a trade Huggins always regretted. In 1925, after four straight seasons with at least twenty wins with the hapless Browns, Shocker became the only player Huggins brought back to the Yankees. He finally reached the World Series, with the 1926 Yankees. In the Yankees’ storied 1927 season, widely viewed to be the best in MLB history, Shocker pitched with guts and guile, finishing with a record of 18‐6 even while his fastball and physical skills were deserting him. Hardly anyone knew that Shocker was suffering from an incurable heart disease that left him able to sleep only while sitting up and which would take his life in less than a year. With his physical skills diminishing, he continued to win games through craftiness and well-placed pitches. Delving into Shocker’s baseball career, his love of the game, and his battle with heart disease, Steve Steinberg shows the dominant and courageous force that he was.

New York Yankees Fans' Bucket List

Author: Mark Feinsand

Publisher: Triumph Books

ISBN:

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 304

View: 942

Every New York Yankees fan has a bucket list of activities to take part in at some point in their lives. But even the most die-hard fans haven't done everything there is to experience in and around the Bronx. From visiting Stan's Sports Bar to sitting in the bleachers for the roll call, author Mark Feinsand provides ideas, recommendations, and insider tips for must-see places and can't-miss activities near Yankee Stadium. But not every experience requires a trip to New York; long-distance Yankees fans can cross some items off their list from the comfort of their own homes. Whether you're attending every home game or supporting the Yanks from afar, there's something for every fan to do in The New York Yankees Fans' Bucket List.

Willie Keeler

From the Playgrounds of Brooklyn to the Hall of Fame

Author: Lyle Spatz

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN:

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 374

View: 185

In addition to being one of baseball’s most accomplished batters, Willie Keeler was an integral part of two memorable teams: the Baltimore Orioles and the Brooklyn Superbas. This is the first biography of Keeler, the most prominent member of the first American League team in New York.

Game of My Life New York Yankees

Memorable Stories of Yankees Baseball

Author: Dave Buscema

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN:

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 304

View: 885

In Game of My Life New York Yankees, everyone from stars to supersubs offers personal stories revealing the obstacles they had to overcome in order to succeed on sports’ biggest stage. Some of the biggest names to ever don the pinstripes are captured in personal portraits here, from Derek Jeter and Mariano Rivera to Don Mattingly, Reggie Jackson, Ron Guidry, and all the way back to Yogi Berra and Tommy Henrich. Along with taking readers behind the scenes of the greatest moments in Yankees history—from Bucky Dent’s home run to David Wells’s perfect game—the book offers a glimpse of what helped the stars reach their peak. Jorge Posada made up for the dream his father lost as a political prisoner in Cuba. Ron Guidry hunted from the time he was a boy to help his hard-working father put food on the table. Award-winning writer Dave Buscema, who covers the Yankees on a regular basis, paints a personal picture of the Yankees’ biggest stars, and captures the joy of those who rose from obscurity to history. The game accounts spark memories of the most exciting moments in Yankees history. The players’ personal stories show that, for many of them, the game of their life was often about more than just a game.

The 50 Greatest Players in New York Yankees History

Author: Robert W. Cohen

Publisher: Scarecrow Press

ISBN:

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 297

View: 556

This book carefully examines the careers of the 50 men who made the greatest impact on one of the most successful franchises in the history of professional sports. Features of The 50 Greatest Players in New York Yankees History include quotes from opposing players and former teammates, summaries of each player s best season, recaps of their most memorable performances, and listings of their notable achievements."

Bridging Two Dynasties

The 1947 New York Yankees

Author: Lyle Spatz

Publisher: U of Nebraska Press

ISBN:

Category: History

Page: 348

View: 213

Tells the story of how the 1947 New York Yankees won the pennant that year, set a record with a nineteen-game winning streak, and won the first televised World Series.

American Reference Books Annual: 2019 Edition

Author: Juneal M. Chenoweth

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN:

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 552

View: 956

Read professional, fair reviews by practicing academic, public, and school librarians and subject-area specialists that will enable you to make the best choices from among the latest reference resources. • Provides reviews of print and electronic resources, showcasing a wide spectrum for users to consider • Presents unbiased evaluations that allow users to make their own decisions on the suitability of a given resource for their patrons' needs • Gives users access to reviews containing critical, relevant, and timely information from librarians and subject-area specialists

New York Yankees

Seasons of Glory

Author: William Hageman

Publisher: Jonathan David Pub

ISBN:

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 336

View: 897

Documents the greatest seasons, games, and players in New York Yankee history

Bad Bill Dahlen

The Rollicking Life and Times of an Early Baseball Star

Author: Lyle Spatz

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN:

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 252

View: 243

He was often nonchalant and unfocused, showing up minutes before a game. He was rumored to get himself ejected so he could get to the racetrack. He was feisty, and abusive towards umpires even by today's standards. And he's among the best shortstops ever to play the game. "Bad Bill" Dahlen retired having played in more games than anyone in major league history; he was in the top ten for walks, extra base hits, RBI's and stolen bases; and he led all shortstops in games, assists, putouts and double plays. He starred in both the 19th century and the deadball era, and managed as well. He's a shoo-in for the Hall of Fame, right? Wrong. Player after player with lower career ratings has been admitted, yet Dahlen has been ignored. Maybe time has clouded memories of the brilliance of this offensive dynamo and master of his position--but how much longer can it be before Bad Bill Dahlen takes his rightful place in Cooperstown? This examination of Bill Dahlen's career as a player and manager highlights his strengths and weaknesses, personal and professional. Chronicling his achievements and placing him in context with the greats of all time, it makes a strong case that Bill Dahlen is a Hall of Fame shortstop, head and shoulders above many inductees. Seventeen chapters and 49 photographs trace his career; appendices compare his numbers to his Hall of Fame contemporaries, Hall of Fame shortstops, and list his lifetime batting and fielding statistics. Notes, a bibliography and an index are included.

The Cleveland Indians Encyclopedia

Author: Russell Schneider

Publisher: Sports Publishing LLC

ISBN:

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 600

View: 603

Propelled into the World Series in 1995 for the first time since 1954, the Cleveland Indians proved to the world they are no run-of-the-mill team. This comprehensive volume covers all of the team lore and legend, the controversies, the triumphs, and the heartaches. It includes 200 player profiles, season-by-season descriptions of unforgettable moments and memories, 700+ illustrations, extensive statistics, the World Series championships, and an immense treasure of little-known facts. The second edition of The Cleveland Indians Encyclopedia has been completely updated from its original release in 1996.

The Greatest World Series Games

Baseball Historians Choose 26 Classics

Author: Warren N. Wilbert

Publisher: McFarland & Company Incorporated Pub

ISBN:

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 288

View: 842

"Author Warren N. Wilbert, with input from SABR members, singles out 26 World Series games worthy of being called one of the best"--Provided by publisher.

If These Walls Could Talk: New York Yankees

Stories from the New York Yankees Dugout, Locker Room, and Press Box

Author: Jim Kaat

Publisher: Triumph Books

ISBN:

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 240

View: 580

The New York Yankees are one of baseball's most iconic franchises and as much a part of New York as the Statue of Liberty and the Empire State Building. From Joe DiMaggio and Derek Jeter to Babe Ruth and Masahiro Tanaka, from Hall of Famers to rookie busts, the Yankees are baseball's most beloved franchise. Jim Kaat, who has the unique experience of playing for the Yankees as well as calling games for them in the booth, had a prime seat to watch it all unfold. In this book, Kaat and Greg Jennnings provide a closer look at the great moments and the lowlights that have made the Yankees one of baseball's keystone teams. Through the words of the players, via multiple interviews conducted with current and past Yankees, readers will meet the players, coaches, and management and share in their moments of greatness and defeat. Readers will find access to the clubhouse as Kaat recounts moments such as Jeter's last contest at Yankee Stadium; David Wells' perfect game; and the elation of the 1996, 1998, 1999, and 2000 World Series championships. It is a book that New York baseball fans will not want to be without.

The Fenway Project

sixty-four views of one night at the old ballpark

Author: Jim Prime

Publisher: SABR, Inc.

ISBN:

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 180

View: 714

On June 28, 2002, over six hundred members of the Society for American Baseball Research (SABR) descended on Fenway Park for an interleague contest between the hometown Boston Red Sox and their National League rivals, the former Boston—-now Atlanta—-Braves. Sixty-four of these avid fans, historians, statisticians, and game enthusiasts recorded their experiences for this book. Some wrote from privileged views such as inside the Green Monster’s manual scoreboard, the Braves clubhouse, and the broad- cast booth, while others took in the essence of Fenway from the grandstand or bleachers. The result is a fascinating look at Major League Baseball, the Red Sox and their colorful history, the charms and challenges of Fenway Park, and the allure of being a baseball fan. Including articles on Red Sox/Boston Braves history and the City Series, The Fenway Project combines historical background as only SABR can deliver it with this fascinating "one night at the ballpark" as recorded by 64 observers on the spot. From the man who sang the National Anthem (SABR member Joe Mancuso) to the woman who threw out the first pitch (SABR's president Claudia Perry), from a man in the bleachers to a woman in the press box, readers of The Fenway Project will see the game from all angles. Includes contributions by: Jean Hastings Ardell Phil Bergen Steve Bennett & The Bennett Family Bob Brady Steven Wolfgang Brooks Bob Buege Anne Campbell Jeff Campbell Jim Cambpell Jimmy Campbell Gene Carney Ken Carpenter R. Chamberlain Randall Chandler Will Christensen Richard Cohen Dick Dahl Eric Enders Joe Favano F.X. Flinn Michael Freiman Roy Gedat Rich Gibson Irv Goldfarb Rich Klein Francis Kinlaw R.J. Lesch Glenn LeDoux Daniel Levine Howard Luloff Joseph Mancuso Peter Mancuso Jr. Skip McAfee Lawr Michaels Wynn Montgomery Andy Moye Bill Nowlin Paul Parker Mark Pattison Claudia Perry Fred Peltz R. Plapinger Jim Prime Denis Repp Susan Riggs John T. Saccoman Ryan M. Saccoman Anthony Salazar Jim Sandoval Lyle Spatz Michael Spatz Steve Steinberg Cecilia Tan Stew Thornley Scott C. Turner Zack Triscuit Lewis Trott Jeff Twiss Jay Walker Angela Jane Weisl Peter Winske Saul Wisnia John Zajc Andrew Zinner