The New York Yankees from Before the Babe to After the Boss
Author: Marty Appel
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
Category: Sports & Recreation
Now Updated Through the 2020 Season An exciting history of the world's greatest baseball team from a former Yankees Public Relations Officer. "A riveting and comprehensive history of the Yankees" – New York Times 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.
Publisher: Durban House Publishing Company Incorporated
After the shell that Shannon the ocean fairy plays to protect the sea creatures is shattered, Kirsty Tate and Rachel Walker must help Amelie the seal fairy recover the second piece of the shard being protected by her companion, Silky.
A revealing look at the life of entrepreneur Chris Whittle explores Whittle's early successes in advertising and as the creator of Channel One TV, shows how his empire collapsed as his educational ideas failed, and discusses his Edison Schools Project.
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.
The definitive biography of one of baseball's most enduring and influential characters, from New York Times bestselling author and baseball writer Marty Appel. As a player, Charles Dillon "Casey" Stengel's contemporaries included Babe Ruth, Honus Wagner, and Christy Mathewson . . . and he was the only person in history to wear the uniforms of all four New York teams: the Dodgers, Giants, Yankees, and Mets. As a legendary manager, he formed indelible, complicated relationships with Yogi Berra, Joe DiMaggio, Mickey Mantle, and Billy Martin. For more than five glorious decades, Stengel was the undisputed, quirky, hilarious, and beloved face of baseball--and along the way he revolutionized the role of manager while winning a spectactular ten pennants and seven World Series Championships. But for a man who spent so much of his life in the limelight--an astounding fifty-five years in professional baseball--Stengel remains an enigma. Acclaimed New York Yankees' historian and bestselling author Marty Appel digs into Casey Stengel's quirks and foibles, unearthing a tremendous trove of baseball stories, perspective, and history. Weaving in never-before-published family documents, Appel creates an intimate portrait of a private man who was elected into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1966 and named "Baseball's Greatest Character" by MLB Network's Prime 9. Casey Stengel is a biography that will be treasured by fans of our national pastime.
An inside look at one of baseball s greatest teams, now with an exclusive chapter bringing it up to date. Baseball insiders are calling it the best front office book ever written about sports, and it s a riot. Larry King, "USA Today" If you want to know what the Yankees were like before (and during) Billy Martin s various turns at the helm, "Now Pitching for the Yankees" just might be the best place to start. Rob Neyer, ESPN.Com It s different, it s funny, and he knows his stuff. Tim McCarver, Fox Sports Announcer, catcher for the St. Louis Cardinals Starting as a college student sorting Mickey Mantle s fan mail and rising to become the youngest director of public relations in baseball history, Marty Appel offers a unique behind-the-scenes memoir of life with the New York Yankees from 1968-1977. Appel stood shoulder-to-shoulder with both the benchwarmers and the superstars of the past and present, from tempestuous owner George Steinbrenner to Hall of Famers like Yogi Berra and Reggie Jackson. With a new chapter bringing the story up to date, as well as changes and milestones in the game he loves, Marty Appel paints a hilarious and poignant portrait of the Yankees. [Appel s] love of baseball shines through here, and Yankee fans will lap up his humorous stories of Yankee greats and not-so-greats. "Library Journal" A poignant account of a fan turned public relations executive working for baseball s most glamorized team. "Baseball America""
The Deal That Changed Baseball and Created a Legend
Author: Glenn Stout
Category: Sports & Recreation
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.
How an Entrepreneur Went from Millionaire to Bankruptcy and Prison Only to Return a Stronger Person Dedicating His Life to Helping Others with the Power of Faith Family and Friends
Author: Michael R. Holley
Category: Local author
The story of an entrepreneur from humble beginnings as a deck hand (laborer) on a fishing boat to landing this dream job, ships Captain, at the young age of nineteen, living his dream of being at sea. That was not to be his destiny. By chance, a newspaper advertisement for a car salesman was about to change his life forever. Starting anew at age 21, working his way from car salesman to owning his own Chevrolet Dealership and building a three dealership and commercial real estate empire. Making impossible deals, building a business, eventually becoming one of the largest Chevrolet dealers in the United States, just to see it all crumble in 2008 ultimately landing him in prison. Imprisoned for money he did not steal, nonetheless having made bad business decisions that lead to his loss of all things material and eventual incarceration. The untold story of state prison life from a white-collar inmate having never been in trouble with the law. This story includes fishing tales, car sales stories, accounts of the growth and collapse of a business empire, jailhouse tells and more. The Enlightenment that followed the rise and resurrection of an entrepreneur and his re-entrance into the business world this time as an author, consultant, and speaker. This book is his mission to share the journey with others. Follow this philanthropist, community leader and businessman on his vocation and journey of sharing, listening, and educating, seeing and speaking to those that wish to grow, overcome, succeed and be all they were intended to be, the entrepreneurship you thought was only a dream. While teaching the lessons learned, mistakes make, guardian angles provided, and how to reemerge a better yet stronger person with faith, family and friends. This book will give you a new insight to those deserving of a second chance. We all make mistakes, have losses in life even tragedy to ourselves and loved ones, you can and must learn while understanding those mistakes or tragedies were stepping stones, in the journey we call life, this is such a story of learning, surviving and sharing. Enjoy this read through the eyes of a fallen entrepreneur that survived to see the enlightenment and share the vision.