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The 50 Greatest Yankee Games
     

The 50 Greatest Yankee Games

by Cecilia Tan, Mergent Mergent Inc. Staff
 

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"Cecilia Tan has written a Yankee Doodle Dandy of a book. The reader is taken through the dramatic ebb and flow of the 50 greatest Yankee games. We learn a lot about the team from the Bronx in this fact-filled, entertainingly written opus. Should be required reading for all fans of the New York Yankees."
—Harvey Frommer, author of A YANKEE CENTURY and THE

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"Cecilia Tan has written a Yankee Doodle Dandy of a book. The reader is taken through the dramatic ebb and flow of the 50 greatest Yankee games. We learn a lot about the team from the Bronx in this fact-filled, entertainingly written opus. Should be required reading for all fans of the New York Yankees."
—Harvey Frommer, author of A YANKEE CENTURY and THE NEW YORK YANKEE ENCYCLOPEDIA

From Opening Day in 1903, when the Highlanders—soon to be called Yankees by headline and sports writers alike—first took the field, to the tension-filled 2003 pennant race with the Red Sox, Yankee fans of all ages have witnessed history in the making time and time again. Now, this unique tribute brings to life the 50 greatest Yankee games of all time, taking you back to games so unforgettable, if you weren't there, you'll wish you were.

From the Yankees' first World Series to the pennant race that pitted Joe DiMaggio against Ted Williams to the Bucky Dent home run game, you'll have the best seat in the stadium as you experience all the excitement and drama of the Yankees' best (and sometimes worst) moments. You'll also hear from legendary players such as Yogi Berra, Ryne Duren, Dwight Gooden, Reggie Jackson, Don Mattingly, Willie Randolph, and many more as they share their personal recollections.

Featuring fascinating anecdotes, box scores, and vintage photographs, The 50 Greatest Yankee Games is the perfect book for every Yankee fan and anyone who cherishes the game.

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Library Journal
Tan, a baseball writer and die-hard New York Yankees fan, presents brief examinations of the 50 purportedly greatest games ever played by her team. The volume opens with the last-season game in October 1904, when 41-game winner Jack Chesbro flung a wild pitch, dashing New York's hopes of winning the American League pennant, and closes with Aaron Boone's walk-off homer against knuckleballer Tim Wakefield to defeat the Boston Red Sox in the 2003 American League Championship Series (ALCS). In between, Tan places Don Larsen's perfect game against the Brooklyn Dodgers in the 1956 World Series at the top of the Yankees's memorable contests, followed by game three of the 1932 fall classic when the Bambino supposedly belted the "called shot," and the single-game playoff for the 1978 pennant when Bucky Dent's roundtripper broke the hearts of the Red Sox nation. Given the astonishing collapse of the Yankees in the final four games of last year's ALCS, this work already seems in need of an update. Nonetheless, it provides light enjoyment, with the appearance of all the usual suspects: Ruth, Gehrig, DiMaggio, Jackson, Jeter, and the rest. Recommended for general libraries.-R.C. Cottrell, California State Univ., Chico Copyright 2005 Reed Business Information.
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Tan, a baseball writer and die-hard New York Yankees fan, presents brief examinations of the 50 purportedly greatest games ever played by her team. The volume opens with the last-season game in October 1904, when 41-game winner Jack Chesbro flung a wild pitch, dashing New York's hopes of winning the American League pennant, and closes with Aaron Boone's walk-off homer against knuckleballer Tim Wakefield to defeat the Boston Red Sox in the 2003 American League Championship Series (ALCS). In between, Tan places Don Larsen's perfect game against the Brooklyn Dodgers in the 1956 World Series at the top of the Yankees's memorable contests, followed by game three of the 1932 fall classic when the Bambino supposedly belted the ""called shot,"" and the single-game playoff for the 1978 pennant when Bucky Dent's roundtripper broke the hearts of the Red Sox nation. Given the astonishing collapse of the Yankees in the final four games of last year's ALCS, this work already seems in need of an update. Nonetheless, it provides light enjoyment, with the appearance of all the usual suspects: Ruth, Gehrig, DiMaggio, Jackson, Jeter, and the rest. Recommended for general libraries.-- R.C. Cottrell, California State Univ., Chico (""Library Journal, May 1, 2005)

""Tan does a fine job choosing the most important contests from 100 seasons of Yankee baseball and recounting them in a gripping style . . . . developing entertaining, dramatic story lines."" (""Publisher's Weekly)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780471659389
Publisher:
Turner Publishing Company
Publication date:
03/11/2005
Pages:
288
Sales rank:
1,377,424
Product dimensions:
6.42(w) x 9.30(h) x 1.03(d)

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From the Publisher
"Cecilia Tan has written a Yankee Doodle Dandy of a book. The reader is taken through the dramatic ebb and flow of the 50 greatest Yankee games. We learn a lot about the team from the Bronx in this fact-filled, entertainingly written opus. Should be required reading for all fans of the New York Yankees." —Harvey Frommer, author of A Yankee Century and The New York Yankee Encyclopedia

Meet the Author


CECILIA TAN was born in New York City and raised a Yankee fan by her dad. She is a staff writer and columnist for Gotham Baseball magazine and has written features for ""Yankees Magazine,"" ""Mudville,"" ""Baseball Ink,"" ""Baseball Today,"" and ""Picto."" Tan was formerly a columnist for ""Yankees Xtreme"" and a staff writer for ""Yankeebaseball.net."" She produces her own online baseball magazine, ""Why I Like Baseball,"" and is a member of the Society for American Baseball Research.

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