The Best Ever Brief History of the New York Yankees

Author: Dave McGrail

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Page: 38

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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)

A Brief History of the Boston Red Sox

Author: Richard M. Russell

Publisher: Lulu.com

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Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 302

View: 130

A chronological account of the events and players who have shaped the history of the Boston Red Sox. A Brief History of the Boston Red Sox also serves as a quick reference to individual-season highlights, player summaries, and commonly consulted statistics. A great gift for any Red Sox fan. Current through the 2013 season.

New York Yankees Openers

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

Author: Lyle Spatz

Publisher: McFarland

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Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 479

View: 646

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.

A Brief History of Northern Kentucky

Author: Robert D. Webster

Publisher: University Press of Kentucky

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Category: History

Page: 344

View: 503

Thousands of years ago, the land that would become Northern Kentucky emerged above sea level when a large portion of the continental plate bulged upward. Today, the region rests on the crest of that uplift, known as the Cincinnati Arch. And just like the fascinating geology of this region, Northern Kentucky continues to grow and develop. From the arrival of the Native Americans, to the first European settlers in the late 1700s, to the building of Ark Encounter at Williamstown in 2016, Northern Kentucky's landscape and population have changed dramatically. This encompassing study delves into the region's unique past and considers its ever-evolving future. Provided is a wide-ranging overview of Northern Kentucky's rich history, including details about its early pioneers such as James Taylor Jr., Simon Kenton, and Daniel Boone, who knew the potential of the incredibly beautiful territory they had discovered at the mouth of the Licking River. The collection also chronicles significant historic moments, like the Battle of Blue Licks, the building of the Roebling Bridge, and tragedies such as the Ohio River Flood of 1937 and the Beverly Hills Supper Club fire of 1977. Famous Northern Kentuckians, such as singer and actress Rosemary Clooney, artist Frank Duveneck, and performer Kenny Price, are also featured. This well-rounded study also addresses the revitalization of the region -- including the recent multi-billion-dollar riverside developments in Covington, Newport, and Bellevue -- and how Northern Kentucky has evolved into one of the most desirable places in the country.

The 50 Greatest Players in New York Yankees History

Author: Robert W. Cohen

Publisher: Scarecrow Press

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Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 297

View: 262

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."

Miracle Moments in New York Yankees History

The Turning Points, the Memorable Games, the Incredible Records

Author: David Fischer

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

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Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 216

View: 970

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.

A Concise History of the New Deal

Author: Jason Scott Smith

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

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Category: History

Page: 211

View: 778

This book provides a history of the New Deal, exploring the institutional, political, and cultural changes experienced by the United States during the Great Depression.

Motor City Champs

Mickey Cochrane and the 1934–1935 Detroit Tigers

Author: Scott Ferkovich

Publisher: McFarland

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Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 246

View: 602

 In the early 1930s, the Motor City was sputtering from the Great Depression. Then came a talented Detroit Tigers team, steered by player-manager Mickey Cochrane, to inject new pride into the Detroit psyche. It was a cast of colorful characters, with such nicknames as Schoolboy, Goose, Hammerin’ Hank and Little Tommy. Over two seasons in 1934 and 1935, the team powered its way to the top of the baseball world, becoming a symbol of a resurgent metropolis and winning the first-ever Tigers championship. This exhaustively researched account provides an in-depth look into a remarkable period in baseball history.

A Brief History of American Culture

Author: Robert M. Crunden

Publisher: Routledge

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Category: History

Page: 384

View: 975

"The discussion of each period is wide-ranging, analyzing movements and spotlighting major figures in politics and philosophy, law and literature, economics and education, jazz and journalism, science and civil rights. A readable, insightful overview of the underlying patterns that give shape to U.S. cultural history. Nonacademic readers will find Crunden's selective bibliographical essay helpful". -- Booklist

New York Yankees

Author: Brian Howell

Publisher: ABDO

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Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 48

View: 651

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.

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

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Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 320

View: 874

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.

So You Think You're a New York Yankees Fan?

Stars, Stats, Records, and Memories for True Diehards

Author: Howie Karpin

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN:

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 196

View: 874

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!

So You Think You're a Philadelphia Phillies Fan?

Stars, Stats, Records, and Memories for True Diehards

Author: Scott Butler

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

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Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 232

View: 507

So You Think You’re a Philadelphia Phillies Fan? tests and expands your knowledge of Phillies 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 Phillies players and coaches of the past and present, from Grover Alexander to Robin Roberts, Richie Ashburn, Jim Bunning, Dick Allen, Steve Carlton, Mike Schmidt, Pete Rose, Garry Maddox, Jamie Moyer, Chase Utley, Jimmy Rollins, Ryan Howard, and so many more. Some of the many questions that this book answers include: Which former Phil has the highest WAR in team history? Who holds the longest hitting streak (36 games) in team history? Which pitcher holds the records for most complete games and hits allowed? In what year were the team records set for hits, total bases, and runs scored? In what year was the team record set for home runs allowed? Who was the last Phillies pitcher to win the Cy Young Award? This book makes the perfect gift for any fan of the Phils!

Choice

Publication of the Association of College and Research Libraries, a Division of the American Library Association

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The Economics of Sports

Author: Michael A. Leeds

Publisher: Routledge

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Category: Business & Economics

Page: 462

View: 311

For undergraduate courses in sports economics, this book introduces core economic concepts developed through examples from the sports industry. The sports industry provides a seemingly endless set of examples from every area of microeconomics, giving students the opportunity to study economics in a context that holds their interest. The Economics of Sports explores economic concepts and theory of industrial organization, public finance, and labor economics in the context of applications and examples from American and international sports.

The New York Yankees All-Time All-Stars

The Best Players at Each Position for the Bronx Bombers

Author: Jim Griffin

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

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Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 280

View: 166

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.

Bridging Two Dynasties

The 1947 New York Yankees

Author: Society for American Baseball Research (SABR)

Publisher: U of Nebraska Press

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Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 368

View: 441

Of all the New York Yankees championship teams, the 1947 club seemed the least likely. Bridging the gap between the dynasties of Joe McCarthy and Casey Stengel, the team, managed by Bucky Harris, was coming off three non-pennant-winning seasons and given little chance to unseat the defending American League champion Boston Red Sox. And yet, led by Joe DiMaggio, this un-Yankees-like squad of rookies, retreads, and a few solid veterans easily won the pennant over the Detroit Tigers and the heavily favored Red Sox, along the way compiling an American League–record nineteen-game winning streak. They then went on to defeat the Brooklyn Dodgers in a dramatic seven-game World Series that was the first to be televised and the first to feature an African American player. Bridging Two Dynasties commemorates this historic club—the players, on the field and off, and the events surrounding their remarkable season. Along with player biographies, including those of future Hall of Famers DiMaggio, Bucky Harris, Yogi Berra, and Phil Rizzuto, the book features a seasonal timeline and covers pertinent topics such as the winning streak, the Yankees’ involvement in Leo Durocher’s suspension, and the thrilling World Series.

Sports Publicity

A Practical Approach

Author: Joe Favorito

Publisher: Routledge

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Category: Business & Economics

Page: 348

View: 917

Effective communications are essential for all sport organizations. In this fully revised and updated third edition of his ground-breaking guide to communications in sports, Joe Favorito introduces the skills, knowledge and techniques needed to become a successful communicator. Favorito outlines the history of sports communications, explores the most important professional themes, topics and issues, and highlights exciting opportunities for future development. With a strong emphasis on professional practice and the day-to-day realities of working in sports and entertainment, the book covers all the core functional areas such as: · Digital and social media strategy · Crisis management · Creative writing · The value of audio storytelling · The role of communications in business. This new edition includes more international cases and data, interviews, best practices, and expanded coverage of social media, gaming, eSports and technological developments in communications; discussion of key contemporary issues such as multicultural media relations and ‘athletes as brands’; and an emphasis on the importance of strategic planning. No other book offers such a valuable insider’s view of the sports communications industry or the importance of PR and media relations in building successful sports organizations. Sports Publicity: A Practical Approach is essential reading for all students working in sport business, marketing or communications, and any PR practitioner looking to improve their professional skills. The author maintains a podcast of updated best practices, The CUSP Show, which is widely available, as well as a blog of best practices at joefavorito.com. Both of these resources make the perfect companion to this book.

A Brief History of Brazil

Author: Teresa A. Meade

Publisher: Infobase Publishing

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Category: History

Page: 280

View: 930

From the Publisher: "A Brief History of Brazil, Second Edition comes at a crucial time in Brazil's history. In the past seven years since the first edition of this book was published, the country has undergone dramatic changes. Foremost among them is the recent discovery of offshore oil and gas reserves that may allow Brazil not only to achieve self-sufficiency but also to become a major exporter of petroleum and biofuels. The nation is today richer, less in debt, and more active in international trade. It is more urbanized and making better use of its vast agricultural resources. Brazilians, although plagued by poverty, illiteracy, and crime, continue to contribute to international culture through music, dance, art, and, increasingly, film." A BriefHistory of Brazil, Second Edition covers all major events, people, and developments in Brazil from the precolonial and colonial periods through today. It also explores the hallmarks of Brazilian popular culture: soccer, Carnival, music, and television dramas. Basic facts, a chronology, a bibliography, and a list of suggested reading make up the appendixes.

Encyclopedia of Major League Baseball Team Histories

American League

Author: Peter C. Bjarkman

Publisher: Mecklermedia

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Category: Reference

Page: 575

View: 208

A collection of essays relates the histories of each American League club, portrays outstanding personalities, and includes season records for each team