The Yankee Years

Author: Joe Torre
Publisher: Anchor
ISBN: 0385529384
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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.

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 SportsIllustrated.com, 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

Author: Dianne Ascroft
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781907530487
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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

Author: Harvey R. Neptune
Publisher: ReadHowYouWant.com
ISBN: 1458718670
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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.

New York Yankees Fans Bucket List

Author: Mark Feinsand
Publisher: Triumph Books
ISBN: 163319776X
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Every New York Yankees fan has a bucket list of activities to take part in at some point in their lives. But even the most die-hard fans haven't done everything there is to experience in and around the Bronx. From visiting Stan's Sports Bar to sitting in the bleachers for the roll call, author Mark Feinsand provides ideas, recommendations, and insider tips for must-see places and can't-miss activities near Yankee Stadium. But not every experience requires a trip to New York; long-distance Yankees fans can cross some items off their list from the comfort of their own homes. Whether you're attending every home game or supporting the Yanks from afar, there's something for every fan to do in The New York Yankees Fans' Bucket List.

The Lean Years of the Yankees 1965 1975

Author: Robert W. Cohen
Publisher: McFarland
ISBN: 9780786480395
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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.

The Tropic of Baseball

Author: Rob Ruck
Publisher: U of Nebraska Press
ISBN: 9780803289789
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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

Fiery Fast Baller

Author: Wint Capel
Publisher: iUniverse
ISBN: 0595179266
Format: PDF, Mobi
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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.

Banned in the Bronx

Author: Gene Hutmaker
Publisher: Virtualbookworm Publishing
ISBN: 1589398416
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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.