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 1950s marked a transformative period in postwar American history. In baseball, one dynasty was the story during the decade. The New York Yankees played in eight World Series from 1950 to 1959, winning six of them. Yankees icon Joe DiMaggio retired following the 1951 season, but a new super star, Mickey Mantle, took over in Yankee Stadium’s center field in 1952. Mantle, the powerful switch-hitter who blasted tape-measure home runs, often tortured by leg ailments, was the number one box office draw in baseball. He was the American League’s most valuable player in 1956 and 1957, putting together a triple crown season in 1956. Mantle came into baseball when TV was just beginning to stir, and with the Yankees reaching the World Series and appearing on national TV seemingly every season, he became the face of the game during the decade. Mantle joined with his pals, pitcher Whitey Ford and infielder Billy Martin, to form a hard-partying trio that would be a joy and a pain to management. The author of several books on the Yankees, David Fischer will bring expertise and a knack for great story-telling to the saga of the most dominant decade in the annals of sport, set during a defining moment in U.S. history.
The Best Players at Each Position for the Bronx Bombers
Author: Jim Griffin
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
Category: Sports & Recreation
Let’s say you’re the manager of the most successful professional baseball team in history, with every past and current player available on your bench. Game time is approaching and the ump needs your line-up card. Who’s your starting pitcher? Crafty Whitey Ford, lights-out Ron Guidry, or a big-game right-hander? Is Munson behind the plate or Yogi? Who’ll bat clean-up? Who’s your DH? Combining statistical analysis, common sense, and a host of intangibles, Jim Griffin constructs an all-time All-Star Yankee line-up for the ages. Agree with his choices or not, you’ll learn all there is to know about the men who played for and managed the winning-est baseball team of all time.
The first MLB franchise to be featured in the new, exciting, and completely original Sports by the NumbersTM series! THE TEAM: The New York Yankees is the greatest franchise in sports history with forty Hall of Fame legends, thirty-nine American League Pennants, twenty-six World Series titles, and the largest fan base in professional sports. The Sports by the NumbersTM franchise unlocks the storied history of the Bronx Bombers by providing fans with a unique and captivating look at the legends who make us all dream of wearing pinstripes. THE FORMAT: The presentation created by the authors distinguishes Sports by the NumbersTM from everything else available today. New York Yankees is composed of ten chapters, each offering one hundred numbered mini-storiesfacts, anomalies, records, coincidences, and enthralling lore and trivia. Each chapter begins with a stirring introduction highlighting the many exciting stories detailed in that chapter. INTERACTIVE: Numerical entries tagged with SBTN-All Star and SBTN-Hall of Fame logos are scattered throughout this book. These logos indicate that more information is available at our website www.sportsbythenumbers.com. Just click on the athletic locker in the bottom right-hand corner of the homepage and access additional reading material, audio and video clips, and more. Sports by the NumbersTM books are not just for die-hard sports fans, but for every fan and sports history reader who loves sports and wants to know more about their heroes and favorite teams. They will quench any fans thirst for entertainment and knowledge. About the Authors: Daniel J. Brush is currently working on his Ph.D. at the University of Oklahoma. David Horne is a professional educator and former high school athletic director currently pursuing his doctoral degree at the University of Oklahoma. Marc CB Maxwell is a Ph.D. student at the University of Oklahoma and is the author of Surviving Military Separation: 365 Days (Savas Beatie, 2007).
Inside MLB profiles each of the 30 franchises in Major League Baseball. New York Yankees is a beginner's history of the Yankees, covering the beginnings of the franchise, the greatest and lowest moments of the team, and the best players and managers. Fun facts, anecdotes, and sidebars round out the story of each club, allowing your readers to get Inside MLB! Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards. SportsZone is an imprint of Abdo Publishing, a division of ABDO.
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.
From its modest beginnings in rural America to its current status as an entertainment industry in postindustrial America enjoyed worldwide by millions each season, the linkages between baseball’s evolution and our nation’s history are undeniable. Through war, depression, times of tumultuous upheaval and of great prosperity – baseball has been held up as our national pastime: the single greatest expression of America’s values and ideals. Combining a comprehensive history of the game with broader analyses of America’s historical and cultural developments, National Pastime encapsulates the values that have allowed it to endure: hope, tradition, escape, revolution. While nostalgia, scandal, malaise and triumph are contained within the study of any American historical moment, we see in this book that the tensions and developments within the game of baseball afford the best window into a deeper understanding of America’s past, its purpose, and its principles.
Think you know Yankees baseball? Think again. Find out how smart you really are about the New York Yankees. Are you a rookie? Are you a tested, hardcore veteran? Or will you be clearing waivers for your pending release halfway through the book? We'll let you know. Five chapters, ten categories, more than 250 questions: The Numbers Game, Rookies, Veterans, Legends, Hitters, Pitchers, Managers and Coaches, Fabulous Feats, Teams, and Miscellaneous. That's what you're up against, and we're keeping score. Test your skills. Wrack your brain. It's the ultimate New York Yankees IQ test.
Two years after the establishment of the American Baseball League in 1901, New Yorkers Frank Farrell and Bill Devery purchased the American League Baltimore Orioles for $18,000 and moved the franchise to New York. They built a stadium in Washington Heights and called the team the Highlanders. This was the humble beginning of the legendary New York Yankees, who went on to be the greatest winning team of the twentieth century. This fascinating pictorial history of the Yankees chronicles the evolution of the team between 1903 and 1928. Featured are rare and spectacular photographs of players, managers, the early spring training sites, and Hilltop Park. Highlights include the team's rivalry with John McGraw's New York Giants; the story of pitcher Jack Chesbro, who despite his record forty-one wins, lost the pennant because of a wild pitch in the last game of the season; the construction of Yankee Stadium, completed in 1923; and the development by 1927 of one of the Yankees' greatest teams, which included Babe Ruth and Lou Gehrig.
The must-have book for sports fans of all ages! For sport fans everywhere, the 2015 edition of Year in Sports will feature full-color action photographs throughout, completely updated facts and stats,bright, colorful interior design, and new Top 10 and Wacky and Weird Moments lists from the past year. With info about all of the top athletes, championships, and legends from the major and secondary sports.
For sports fans everywhere, the 2016 edition of Year in Sports features full-color action photographs throughout, completely updated facts and stats, and a colorful interior design. Featuring info about all of the top athletes, championships, and legends from the major and secondary sports. Including your favorite stars like LeBron James, JJ Watt, Clayton Kershaw, Serena Williams, Lionel Messi, and McKayla Maroney, SCHOLASTIC YEAR IN SPORTS 2016 is perfect for sports beginners, as well as the most devoted of fans.
The Turning Points, the Memorable Games, the Incredible Records
Author: David Fischer
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Category: Sports & Recreation
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.