The Yankee Years

Author: Joe Torre,Tom Verducci

Publisher: Anchor

ISBN: 0385529384

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 368

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The definitive story of one of the greatest dynasties in baseball history, Joe Torre's New York Yankees. When Joe Torre took over as manager of the Yankees in 1996, they had not won a World Series title in eighteen years. In that time seventeen others had tried to take the helm of America’s most famous baseball team. Each one was fired by George Steinbrenner. After twelve triumphant seasons—with twelve straight playoff appearances, six pennants, and four World Series titles—Torre left the Yankees as the most beloved manager in baseball. But dealing with players like Jason Giambi, A-Rod, Derek Jeter, Mariano Rivera, Roger Clemens, and Randy Johnson is what managing is all about. Here, for the first time, Joe Torre and Tom Verducci take readers inside the dugout, the clubhouse, and the front office, showing what it took to keep the Yankees on top of the baseball world. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Whitey and Mickey

A Joint Autobiography of the Yankee Years

Author: Edward Ford,Whitey Ford,Mickey Mantle,Joseph Durso

Publisher: Viking Adult


Category: Baseball players

Page: 198

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The Yankee Years

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The definitive story of one of the greatest dynasties in baseball history, Joe Torre's New York Yankees. When Joe Torre took over as manager of the Yankees in 1996, they had not won a World Series title in eighteen years. In that time seventeen others had tried to take the helm of America’s most famous baseball team. Each one was fired by George Steinbrenner. After twelve triumphant seasons—with twelve straight playoff appearances, six pennants, and four World Series titles—Torre left the Yankees as the most beloved manager in baseball. But dealing with players like Jason Giambi, A-Rod, Derek Jeter, Mariano Rivera, Roger Clemens, and Randy Johnson is what managing is all about. Here, for the first time, Joe Torre and Tom Verducci take readers inside the dugout, the clubhouse, and the front office, showing what it took to keep the Yankees on top of the baseball world. From the Trade Paperback edition. Review “One of the best books about baseball ever written.”—New York Daily News "An insightful and non-hagiographic look at a legendary manager and team during one of baseball's most transformational eras."--Boston Globe "The consummate insider's view of what may be the last great dynasty in baseball history."--Los Angeles Times "An appealing portrait of a likable, hard-working man. One closes the book with a high regard for Mr. Torre, not least as a manager."--Wall Street Journal "A lively chronicle. . . . What this book does . . . very persuasively is chart the rise and fall of one of baseball's great dynasties, while showing the care and feeding it took to bring the city of New York four championships in five years." —Michiko Kakutani, The New York Times "A capacious fresh account of [Torre’s] great run in the Bronx.... Verducci has range and ease; he's a shortstop on the page." —The New Yorker "Compelling. . . . A hybrid of insider reporting [and] autobiography." —The Christian Science Monitor “Fascinating reading.”—The New York Times Book Review “[Filled with] many insights, some about human nature, many about the great American game.” —Bloomberg News From the Trade Paperback edition. About the Author Joe Torre played for the Braves, the Cardinals, and the Mets before managing all three teams. From 1996 to 2007, Torre managed the New York Yankees. He is currently the manager for the Los Angeles Dodgers. Tom Verducci is the senior baseball writer for Sports Illustrated and, and a baseball analyst for the MLB Network. He coauthored Joe Torre’s first book, Chasing the Dream, and has also published an anthology of his work from Sports Illustrated, titled Inside Baseball: The Best of Tom Verducci.

The Yankee Years

Books 1-3

Author: Dianne Ascroft

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781907530487

Category: Fiction

Page: 334

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The Shadow Ally: Can Ruth safeguard a military secret and protect her beau? Acts of Sabotage: Can Ruth and Frank stop the acts of sabotage that threaten a military project and what does the future hold for the two of them? Keeping Her Pledge: Can Pearl keep her pledge to do her bit for the war effort without losing the man she loves?

Caliban and the Yankees

Trinidad and the United States Occupation: Easyread Edition

Author: Harvey R. Neptune


ISBN: 1458718670

Category: History

Page: 468

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In a compelling story of the installation and operation of U.S. bases in the Caribbean colony of Trinidad during World War II, Harvey Neptune examines how the people of this British island contended with the colossal force of American empire-building at a critical time in the island's history. The U.S. military occupation between 1941 and 1947 came at the same time that Trinidadian nationalist politics sought to project an image of a distinct, independent, and particularly un-British cultural landscape. The American intervention, Neptune shows, contributed to a tempestuous scene as Trinidadians deliberately engaged Yankee personnel, paychecks, and practices flooding the island. He explores the military-based economy, relationships between U.S. servicemen and Trinidadian women, and the influence of American culture on local music (especially calypso), fashion, labor practices, and everyday racial politics. Tracing the debates about change among ordinary and privileged Trinidadians, he argues that it was the poor, the women, and the youth who found the most utility in and moved most avidly to make something new out of the American presence. Neptune also places this history of Trinidad's modern times into a wider Caribbean and Latin American perspective, highlighting how Caribbean peoples sometimes wield ''America'' and ''American ways'' as part of their localized struggles.

The Yankees Baseball Reader

A Collection of Writings on the Game's Greatest Dynasty

Author: Adam Brunner,Josh Leventhal

Publisher: Mvp Books

ISBN: 0760340617

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 352

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The Yankees Baseball Reader brings together the best works of journalism and literature to tell the story of this legendary franchise.

How the Yankees Explain New York

Author: Chris Donnelly

Publisher: Triumph Books

ISBN: 1623688345

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 240

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An examination of the unique parallels between New York City’s evolution and that of the New York Yankees, How the Yankees Explain New York illustrates how the storied history of the Bronx Bombers mirrors that of the Big Apple itself. The oldest professional sports franchise in the city, the Yankees have played in front of sold out crowds in the Bronx for nearly a century, and this work explores the relationship between Wall Street high-rollers and the Yankees’ record-setting payroll, describes the “city that never sleeps” through the nighttime antics of Mickey Mantle and Billy Martin, revisits the healing effect of the Yankees’ World Series run in the aftermath of 9/11, and much more. Entertaining and insightful, this book is sure to be popular amongst one of sports’ most passionate fan bases.

The Lean Years of the Yankees, 1965Ð1975

Author: Robert W. Cohen

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 9780786480395

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 264

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The New York Yankees’ history is filled with great achievements, outstanding performances, and unprecedented success. For more than 40 years, from 1921 to 1964, the Yankees and their fans had much to cheer about—the team won 29 pennants and 20 world championships and featured such greats as Babe Ruth, Lou Gehrig, Joe DiMaggio, Mickey Mantle, Bill Dickey, Yogi Berra and Whitey Ford. Yankee haters waited endlessly for the fall of the seemingly unbeatable team from New York, and finally, in 1965, the Yankees began to flounder. The team didn’t win anything for the next eleven years. Each losing season, from 1965 through 1975, is fully covered in this book. The author maintains that in their long losing streak and mediocrity, the Yankees somehow acquired a more endearing quality that had not previously existed. The team that had once offered its fans Ruth, Gehrig, DiMaggio, Mantle and other greats now offered Bill Robinson, Danny Cater, Jerry Kenney and Jake Gibbs, and standouts Bobby Murcer, Mel Stottlemyre, Thurman Munson and Roy White—men who knew the Yankees’ long and glorious history, but also knew first-hand the decade of frustration and disappointment that Yankees players and fans had to live through.

Banned in the Bronx

The Yankee Hater Memoirs 1953-2005

Author: Gene Hutmaker,Michael A. Hutmaker

Publisher: Virtualbookworm Publishing

ISBN: 1589398416

Category: Humor

Page: 404

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Baseball fans will relive the past 50 years of America's greatest pastime through the eyes of the Yankee Hater. This book chronicles the year-by-year account of each baseball season with little or no mention of the success of the New York Yankees, but rather a highlight of their failures. This is the Yankee Hater's narration of 50+ years of baseball, life and everything in between.

The Yankee West

Community Life on the Michigan Frontier

Author: Susan E. Gray

Publisher: Univ of North Carolina Press

ISBN: 9780807846100

Category: History

Page: 227

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Susan Gray explores community formation among New England migrants to the Upper Midwest in the generation before the Civil War. Focusing on Kalamazoo County in southwestern Michigan, she examines how 'Yankees' moving west reconstructed familiar communal i

The Tropic of Baseball

Baseball in the Dominican Republic

Author: Rob Ruck

Publisher: U of Nebraska Press

ISBN: 9780803289789

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 217

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Looks at the history of baseball in the Dominican Republic and looks at the most prominent Dominicans to reach the Major Leagues

The Yankee Comandante

The Untold Story of Courage, Passion, and One American's Fight to Liberate Cuba

Author: Michael Sallah,Mitch Weiss

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 1493016466

Category: History

Page: 288

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William Morgan, a tough-talking ex-paratrooper, stunned family and friends when in 1957 he left Ohio to join freedom fighters in the mountains of Cuba. He led one band of guerrillas, and Che Guevara another, and together they swept through the country, ultimately forcing corrupt dictator Fulgencio Batista from power. In just a year of fighting, the American revolutionary had altered the landscape of the Cold War. But Morgan believed they were fighting to liberate Cuba. Then Fidel Castro canceled elections, seized properties, and imprisoned Morgan’s fellow freedom fighters. Even Morgan’s own house mysteriously blew up. But The Comandante is about more than just the revolution. It’s the story of two people in love, pressured by government agents and mobsters vying to control a nation that soon brought the world to the brink of nuclear destruction. In the mountains, Morgan met Olga Rodriguez, a beautiful, fiery nurse, whom he soon married. Together, amid their firestorm romance, they decided to take a stand and take back the government from Castro and Guevara. The newlyweds began running arms to prepare for a counterrevolution, soon caught in a cloak-and-dagger web among Castro’s forces; the Mob, which controlled Havana; and the CIA’s preparations for the Bay of Pigs Invasion. But one of Morgan’s guards betrayed him to Castro, who threw the counterrevolutionary in prison, placing his wife and their two daughters under house arrest. The couple smuggled secret messages to each other until Olga ultimately escaped by drugging her captors. Before she could free her husband, though, a junta tribunal tried and sentenced him to death by firing squad. Drawing on declassified FBI, CIA, and Army intelligence records as well as Olga’s diaries, Pulitzer Prize–winning authors Michael Sallah and Mitch Weiss skillfully reveal the inner workings of the Cuban Revolution while detailing the incredible love story of a rebel nurse and an American street hero who left their mark on history.

Fiery Fast-Baller

Author: Wint Capel

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 0595179266

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 124

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Johnny Allen didn't particularly want to, but as a young man he resumed attending Sunday school. This made him eligible to play outfield in a church baseball league. It was the right thing to do. In a few years, he was pitching in the major leagues. The book Fiery Fast-Baller traces how this superb, self-trained athlete made his own way from an upbringing in a North Carolina orphanage to tbe pinnacle of big-time baseball.. He was the game's top rookie after joining the New York Yankees in 1932, and set pitching records while with the Cleveland Indians in 1937 and 1938. His career paralleled that of Babe Ruth, a good friend of his. The book could not help wondering why Allen never has been admitted to the National Baseball Hall of Fame. Maybe it's because, as someone driven to win, time and again he fought and argued with managers, umpires, club owners and other players. He made himself memorable as "Jawin' Jawn," one of baseball's most colorful characters.

New York Yankee Records

Author: John A. Mercurio

Publisher: SP Books

ISBN: 9781561712151

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 192

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A record of the New York Yankees' leading batters, pitchers, and fielders features information and stats on such Yankee greats as Ron Guidry, Babe Ruth, Mickey Mantle, Yogi Berra, and Lou Gehrig. Reprint.

The Yankees in the Early 1960s

Author: William J. Ryczek

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 1476616736

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 267

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This is a history of the New York Yankees over a decade which saw them at the top of the American League and at the bottom. Based upon thorough background research and interviews with over 100 former players, the book covers the major stories of the period as well as some not seen elsewhere. The seventh games of the 1960 and 1962 World Series are described in detail, replete with the remembrances of many of the participants. The infamous Phil Linz harmonica incident, the fruitless search for another Mickey Mantle and the surprising emergence of Mel Stottlemyre are some of the stories that make the early ’60s such a fascinating era in Yankee lore.

Joe McCarthy

Architect of the Yankee Dynasty

Author: Alan H. Levy

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 0786481137

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 435

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Joe McCarthy was headed towards a career as a plumber—until the parish priest intervened, and convinced McCarthy’s mother that he could make more of himself in baseball. She relented, and Joseph Vincent McCarthy embarked on a career that ranks him among the greatest managers ever. In 24 years his teams took nine pennants, seven World Series titles, and never finished lower than fourth. This biography of Joe McCarthy details the 90–year life of one of the greatest managers in baseball’s history. Baseball was McCarthy’s ticket out of a working-class existence in Germantown, Pennsylvania, taking him to college, the minor leagues, managerial stints in baseball’s backwaters, and on to remarkable years with the Yankees, Cubs and Red Sox—years filled with triumph and heartbreak. Seven championships and the highest managerial winning percentage ever earned him entry to the Hall of Fame, but McCarthy will always be remembered for his deft handling of his players. McCarthy’s ability to handle even “unmanageable” players won him the respect of all. His effect on the lives of his young charges was, in his mind, his greatest legacy.

The Yankee Whaler

Author: Clifford Ashley

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486144283

Category: Transportation

Page: 320

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One of the finest, most colorful and definitive studies of whaling ever published. Construction and outfitting of ships, crafts and routines, hunting methods, much more. 133 halftones. 17 line illustrations. Introduction.

More Tales from the Yankee Dugout

Author: Ed Randall

Publisher: Sports Publishing LLC

ISBN: 9781582614939

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 200

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The New York Yankees are the acknowledged king pin of Major League Baseball, and no one among the media is more of an authority about the Yankees than is Ed Randall. He's conducted personal interviews with virtually every current Yankee player and hundreds from past seasons. In More Tales from the Yankee Dugout, fans will gain insights about the famed Bronx Bombers that they've never read before. There will be anecdotes from not only veterans such as Derek Jeter and Bernie Williams, but also from brand-new Yankees like Jason Giambi and Robin Ventura. Also included within the pages of More Tales will be unique and often humorous stories from Yankee legends such as Mickey Mantle, Yogi Berra and Don Mattingly. Nearly 200 different tales are told in this new book. If you liked Tales from the Yankee Dugout, you'll absolutely love More Tales from the Yankee Dugout.

Pinstripe Pride

The Inside Story of the New York Yankees

Author: Marty Appel

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1481416049

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 288

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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.