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Yankee Miracles: Life with the Boss and the Bronx Bombers

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 1, 2012

    Yankee Miracles is the greatest story that I have ever read deal

    Yankee Miracles is the greatest story that I have ever read dealing with a sports theme or backdrop. I can't believe how much I cried reading about the characters in these stories. I am only sorry that the book didn't have another four or five chapters because I really enjoyed everything about it and didn't want Yankee Miracles to end.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 3, 2012

    Ray Negron lived every kid's dream. What kid wouldn't love to fi

    Ray Negron lived every kid's dream. What kid wouldn't love to find themselves in the Yankee locker room as a batboy? In one day, he went from troubled street kid to protege of George M. Steinbrenner - The Boss. Was it a miracle? You bet. With the other option being taken to the police station and prosecuted by the Yankee owner, ending up as the batboy for the famous 1977 Yankees was nothing short of miraculous. And along the way to becoming a consultant for today's Yankees, The Boss taught Ray many lessons. He taught him to be proud of himself. And he taught him to be aware of others less fortunate and do what he could to help them. The Boss did a great many things for others without any fanfare or press coverage. He just did it. And he passed that lesson on to Ray.

    The Brett Gardner story is amazing. You cannot read it without smiling and crying at the same time.

    This is the perfect book for both adults and young adults. Parents, after you finish reading it, make sure your teenagers read it too. Then sit and talk to them about it. Ray passes along a lot of what The Boss taught him. You can pass it along to your kids, too. Help your kids make some Yankee miracles of their own.

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  • Posted September 3, 2012

    Must reading for anyone who appreciates the Power of the Pinstripes

    The stories told in "Yankee Miracles" best explain why being a Yankees fan transcends merely following a baseball team. You also get a better understanding of how George Steinbrenner was able to take a moribund franchise that drew 11,000-plus fans to Opening Day in 1973 to the franchise behemoth it is now. Yankee success is more than just championships - it's about doing the right thing and taking care of the less fortunate. "Yankee Miracles" provides, from a true insider, a compassionate look at Steinbrenner, Thurman Munson, Bobby Murcer, Derek Jeter and Reggie Jackson, et al, not as ball players but as human beings just trying to provide for their families and properly express their gratitude for the special gifts they were given. If you read the Brett Gardner story without tearing up than you better check your pulse, 'cause you're dead. As Ray says in the book, "When you put on the Yankee uniform, you become a Super Hero to these kids."

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  • Posted October 5, 2013

    It's inspiring that Ray Negron took his chance and ran with it

    It's inspiring that Ray Negron took his chance and ran with it, and that George Steinbrenner gave chances to people who messed up. But some of the people Mr. Negron had to put up with are beyond belief. Billy Martin, Mickey Mantle, Reggie Jackson, and Alex Rodriguez shouldn't be wished on anyone. Good for you Mr. Negron. , You overcame a lot to be successful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 3, 2013

    Good for u

    Ive been a yankees fan when i was 5 and now im 12 so if ur a fan of bosten red sox u suc and im a yankees girl so u suc bosten hahaha plus bosten is pretty bad place and i live in new york so ya u suc haahahahaha

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 21, 2013

    Ray Negron was only 17 and a starstruck Yankees fan when he was

    Ray Negron was only 17 and a starstruck Yankees fan when he was apprehended for painting graffiti on the walls of Yankee stadium.  George Steinbrenner made him work off the damages by beginning as a batboy and working his way up through the ranks to become the friend and confidante of some of the most famouse men associated with the team:  Billy Martin, Thurman Munson and Reggie Jackson, to name a few.  Negron's love for the team comes across in Sally Cook's able prose.  Fans looking for baseball stories with heart that they won't find elsewhere will enjoy this insider look at the Yankees.

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  • Posted September 8, 2012

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    "Yankees Miracles" is an incredibly captivating book.

    "Yankees Miracles" is an incredibly captivating book. The stories inside help give readers and fans a better insight to the Yankees greats we have all grown to know and love. It makes guys like Reggie Jackson, Billy Martin, Thurman Munson, George Steinbrenner and so on and so forth seem human. Sometimes, as fans, we forget that there is more to these guys then what we see on the field or in the news. This book reminds us that they are still human.

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  • Posted September 4, 2012

    Today I became a Yankees fan

    Being born and bred in Chicago, I always rooted for the Cubs and White Sox. I actually hated the Yankees as they were the ones winning all the trophies and snatching victory from everybody else...! Well I finally came to love the Yankees.

    Reading this book in all its riveting detail will lift you to be at the events mentioned in the book. At times you will be teary eyed and rooting for the triumphs. Certainly a page turner.

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