A History of Their First World Championship Season
Author: Ronald A. Mayer
Category: Sports & Recreation
"The 1923 Yankees started the dynasty--with stars like Babe Ruth, Wally Pipp, Joe Dugan and Bob Meusel, they won the pennant by 16 games before claiming the franchise's first World Series title. This book covers that first Yankees championship team in great detail, taking the reader through the entire season, game-by-game"--Provided by publisher.
The Big 50: New York Yankees is an extensive and dynamic look at the 50 men and moments that make the Yankees the Yankees. Longtime columnist Peter Botte recounts the living history of the team, counting down from No. 50 to No. 1. Learn about and revisit the remarkable stories, featuring greats like Babe Ruth, Mickey Mantle, Lou Gehrig, Derek Jeter, and Aaron Judge.
Stories from the New York Yankees Dugout, Locker Room, and Press Box
Author: Jim Kaat
Publisher: Triumph Books
Category: Sports & Recreation
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 Best Ever Brief History of the New York Yankees is the ultimate literary "mash-up" for kids- biographical and autobiographical, historical and humorous, educational and packed with pictures of baseball cards and online video references-with all roads leading back to one incredible baseball team, the New York Yankees. (Ages 6-12)
Stars, Stats, Records, and Memories for True Diehards
Author: Howie Karpin
Publisher: Sports Publishing
Category: Sports & Recreation
So You Think You’re a New York Yankees Fan? tests and expands your knowledge of Yankee baseball. Rather than merely posing questions and providing answers, you’ll get details behind each—stories that bring to life players and coaches, games and seasons. This book is divided into multiple parts, with progressively more difficult questions in each new section. Along the way, you’ll learn more about the great Yankee players and coaches of the past and present, from Babe Ruth to Joe DiMaggio, Mickey Mantle, Yogi Berra, Billy Martin, Catfish Hunter, Reggie Jackson, Goose Gossage, Ron Guidry, Don Mattingly, Dave Winfield, Derek Jeter, Mariano Rivera, Mark Texiera and so many more. Some of the many questions that this book answers include: How many times had the Yankees been to the World Series before acquiring Babe Ruth from the Red Sox? Who was the Yankee outfielder who was nicknamed “Ol’ Reliable”? Who did the Yankees trade to the Cincinnati Reds in November of 1992 to acquire outfielder Paul O’Neill? Which two players have hit walk off, pennant-winning home runs in Yankee history? The longest game in Yankee history lasted how many innings? This book makes the perfect gift for any fan of the Bombers!
The author describes how he got a job as a bat boy for the New York Yankees at the age of sixteen, his encounters with his heroes including Don Mattingly, and his adventures and misadventures during his two years in the position.
This beautiful keepsake highlights the people and moments which have defined Yankees baseball throughout the years, from Babe Ruth's 61 home runs and the '27 Yankees, to Joe DiMaggio's 56-game hitting streak, to the Mantle-Maris home run race, the Yankees dynasty in the late 1990s, and the latter years of the Core Four giving way to the current crop of stars. Historic newspaper columns and front pages accompany an unbeatable selection of both celebrated and rare photos, making for the ultimate tribute to the singular culture and heritage of this franchise.
A revised Team Spirit Baseball edition featuring the New York Yankees that chronicles the history and accomplishments of the team. The Team Spirit series paints an engaging, detailed yet accessible picture of professional sports teams. By focusing on the history, great victories and memorable personalities, the books have an enduring quality that will not go out of date quickly. The text is enhanced with plenty of full color photographs as well as reproductions of vintage trading cards and team memorabilia.
The 1927 New York Yankees are often considered one of the best Yankee teams of all time—perhaps one of the best major league teams ever. Yet often overlooked is the Yankee team that followed. The 1928 Yankees started the season on track to meet and even surpass the records and accomplishments of the season before. Many players from the 1927 “Murderers’ Row” were still there, including Bob Meusel, Earle Combs, Mark Koenig, Tony Lazzeri, Lou Gehrig, and Babe Ruth. The 1928 New York Yankees: The Return of Murderers’ Row tells the story of this underrated squad that endured a roller-coaster season of ups and downs to ultimately win the World Series. The baseball world, frustrated by the Yankees’ dominance the previous year, rejoiced when the team stumbled badly during the 1928 preseason. Their elation turned to gloom when the Yankees charged out of the gates to start the regular season on top of the standings. In spite of holding a commanding fourteen game edge over the second place Philadelphia Athletics midway through the season, the Yankees saw their lead disappear with just three weeks remaining. Manager Miller Huggins pulled together his patchwork pitching staff and banged-up regulars and reserves to mount a nail-biting fight to the finish. Highlighted by numerous images of the key players for the Yankees, this detailed and thoroughly researched book provides an intimate look into a season to remember. The 1928 New York Yankees includes a discussion of the best teams in baseball leading up to the 1928 season, along with historical background on the country’s condition in the 1920s. From the Yankees’ preseason trip to Florida through their dominance, collapse, and subsequent rise, this book will entertain and educate all fans and historians of the national pastime.
The Yankees, the Giants, and the Battle for Baseball Supremacy in New York
Author: Lyle Spatz
Publisher: U of Nebraska Press
Category: Sports & Recreation
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.ø1921 captures this crucial moment in the history of baseball, telling the story of a season thatøpitted the New York Yankees against their Polo Grounds landlords and hated rivals, John McGraw?s Giants, in the first all?New York Series andøresulted 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 series a classic.
A Collection of Amazing Trivia Quizzes and Fun Facts for Die-Hard Yankees Fans!
Author: Ray Walker
Publisher: Hrp House
Category: Sports & Recreation
Calling all Yankees fans! The Ultimate New York Yankees Trivia Book is a staple for anyone who loves baseball, sports trivia, and the Bronx Bombers. You will be tested on your knowledge of mind-blowing facts from the early days when Babe Ruth, Joe DiMaggio, and Lou Gehrig owned New York, as well as the current era of Bronx baseball led by the likes of Aaron Judge and Giancarlo Stanton. Within these pages, you will find answers to over 350 trivia questions as well as hundreds of interesting facts, including: How many times was Billy Martin hired and fired as Yankees manager? (More times than you'd think.) In Derek Jeter's junior high yearbook, students were asked to write what they planned to be doing in 10 years. Jeter answered, "Playing shortstop for the New York Yankees." In a high school football game, former Yankee Johnny Damon suffered his first sports concussion at the hands of which NFL star? Back in 1998, former Yankee Alex Rodriguez was asked by a reporter who his dream date would be with. His answer? Jennifer Lopez. And 22 years later, J-Lo and A-Rod are currently engaged to be married. Who threw the Yankees' very first no-hitter in 1917? Whether you're a lifelong Yanks fan or are simply looking to hit one out of the park on MLB Trivia Night at your local bar, The Ultimate New York Yankees Trivia Book is a grand slam.
A revised and expanded edition of The New York Yankees: Legendary Sports Teams! The New York Yankees played their first game in the American League in 1903. Since then, they have become the best team in baseball, bar none. Now this action-packed and fact-filled volume brings the Yankee's great history to life. From Babe Ruth's called shot and Lou Gehrig's tearful farewell speech, to Reggie Jackson's three hits on three pitches and Derek Jeter's game-saving catches, classic moments are recounted with such vivid description that readers will swear they can smell the popcorn and hear the crack of the bat. Updated content includes team records and post-season results from 1903 to 2011, as well as lists of Yankees inducted into the Hall of Famers and photos of the most memorable plays and people in Yankee history.
Although the New York Yankees did not do very well for their first 20 years, they became baseball’s best team when Babe Ruth joined the team. Today, no team has won more World Series than the New York Yankees. Learn more about this team’s history, uniforms, accomplishments, equipment, key players, coaches, and more in New York Yankees, part of the Inside MLB series.
How did Reggie Jackson go from superstar to icon? Why did Joe DiMaggio’s nickname change from “Deadpan Joe” to “Joltin’ Joe”? How did Seinfeld affect public perception of George Steinbrenner? The New York Yankees’ dominance on the baseball diamond has been lauded, analyzed and chronicled. Yet the team’s broader impact on popular culture has been largely overlooked—until now. From Ruth’s called shot to the Reggie! candy bar, this collection of new essays offers untold histories, new interpretations and fresh analyses of baseball’s most successful franchise. Contributors explore the Yankee mystique in film, television, theater, music and advertising.
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."