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Posted July 4, 2014
Baseball fans and statistic hounds will love the details in this
Baseball fans and statistic hounds will love the details in this book, the third, updated edition of this classic retelling of a legendary rivalry. Wonderful insights into notable players such as Joe DiMaggio, Babe Ruth, Ted Williams, Carlton Fisk, Mickey Mantle, and Yogi Berra bring the reader right into the dugout and the playing field, as well as into the background and backstory. Sprinkled with telling vignettes, this wealth of history brings alive a memorable era of baseball rivalry. From a personal standpoint, it was a treat to read about stadiums at which this reviewer has attended games, and to get the "behind-the-headlines" stories on so many famous incidents involving these two teams. The Frommers have done an excellent job communicating the mood and color of this rivalry. Additionally, it was enlightening to read the differences in playing the game at the two ballparks. One wishes that an editor had taken a defter touch in organizing the narrative a bit more tightly, since it seemed to jump about a bit, but, given the scope of the research and history, the difficulty of doing so is understandable, and the organization does in no way detract from the enjoyment of the reader in delving into a rich and varied history of one of baseball's greatest rivalries. This book is highly recommended to any baseball fan.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.