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Pinstripe Empire: The New York Yankees from Before the Babe to After the Boss

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3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

Rich McKinney's in the book, so is Horace Clarke and all the ble

Rich McKinney's in the book, so is Horace Clarke and all the blemishes - this is one even-handed look at the game's most important franchise, warts and all. Pretty clear the Yankees didn't sign off on this, and the author has balanced his affection for the team with th...
Rich McKinney's in the book, so is Horace Clarke and all the blemishes - this is one even-handed look at the game's most important franchise, warts and all. Pretty clear the Yankees didn't sign off on this, and the author has balanced his affection for the team with the requirements of being a historian. If you love baseball history, you can't ignore the Yanks, no matter who you root for, and this has so many dramatic moments, so many new and different backstage looks at important events. Appel used his special access pretty brilliantly to give us an ongoing array of nuggets. I found something worth remembering and repeating to friends on almost every page.

posted by Anonymous on May 11, 2012

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 11, 2012

    Rich McKinney's in the book, so is Horace Clarke and all the ble

    Rich McKinney's in the book, so is Horace Clarke and all the blemishes - this is one even-handed look at the game's most important franchise, warts and all. Pretty clear the Yankees didn't sign off on this, and the author has balanced his affection for the team with the requirements of being a historian. If you love baseball history, you can't ignore the Yanks, no matter who you root for, and this has so many dramatic moments, so many new and different backstage looks at important events. Appel used his special access pretty brilliantly to give us an ongoing array of nuggets. I found something worth remembering and repeating to friends on almost every page.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 11, 2012

    As a young girl growing up in the 60's I started my life long lo

    As a young girl growing up in the 60's I started my life long love affair with the Yankees. But i'm not the one who dwells on the statistics of the game - rather I prefer the personality profiles, the dramatic moments, and the emotional connection. Maybe that's why I'm loving this book so much! Marty Appel seems to "get it"...seems to know what the fans really love reading and talking about. I'm not done yet with this compelling book and I'm already planning on reading it a second time.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted May 11, 2012

    Thank you Marty Appel

    I am not a baseball fanatic, but am a fan of the author's previous books. So it is no suprise that he has hit this one out of the park. Before reading the Pinstripe Empire I knew of the Yankees. Now that I have, I know why they are woven into the fabric of New York City and into the hearts of Yankee fans. Being a New York gal, of course I knew of The Babe, Lou Gehrig and even of Leo Durocher. I did not know the origins of the club, who and why they started the team, or how much just living in this great city I knew about the team and its history. Whether you are a fan of the Yankees, come from the Bronx or Brooklyn, or a fan of baseball -- if you love a good tale complete with heros, this is a must read.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 17, 2012

    YANKEES

    Yankees are amazing!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 5, 2012

    Every Base was touched

    The depth of details contained in this historical saga of a small time business being created into an unequaled sports enterprise is skillfully crafted by Mr. Appel.
    The history of American baseball in the 20th Century mirrors the American society of the 20th Century. One only needs to monitor the method of communication in the 20th Century to appreciate the conveyance of baseball game results. Written descriptions supplanted by radio, then by TV, then computer, and then mobile devices. These profound changes defined and shaped the 20th Century in America and its' national pastime as well.

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