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Birth of a Dynasty: Behind the Pinstripes with the 1996 Yankees

by Joel Sherman
     
 

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Following the crushing defeat to Seattle in the 1995 playoffs, the Yankees replaced Buck Showalter with Joe Torre as manager and sparked a championship run that would produce four World Series titles in five years. Teeming with revelations and glorious memories, Birth of a Dynasty celebrates the unforgettable 1996 Yankees season: the season that began one of

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Following the crushing defeat to Seattle in the 1995 playoffs, the Yankees replaced Buck Showalter with Joe Torre as manager and sparked a championship run that would produce four World Series titles in five years. Teeming with revelations and glorious memories, Birth of a Dynasty celebrates the unforgettable 1996 Yankees season: the season that began one of the most respected team dynasties in sports history. Veteran New York Post columnist Joel Sherman, who has spent more time with the Bronx Bombers in the past 15 years than any other writer, draws on hundreds of interviews and years of on-the-spot reporting to re-create one of the Yankees' greatest years.

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“Full of rich, detailed reporting ... One doesn't have to be a Yankees fan to enjoy this book, but a fan of baseball and good writing.” —John Feinstein, author of A Season on the Brink

“In rich detail, Joel Sherman examines the architecture of a modern dynasty: the art, the science, and yes, sometimes the amazing luck. The '96 Yankees, rife with characters and comebacks, provide fertile ground for Sherman's sharp reportorial skills.” —Tom Verducci, Sports Illustrated

“Sherman's fly-on-the-wall familiarity with his subject results in countless revelations, many of which will surprise even hard-core Yankees fans.” —Chad Finn, Boston Globe

“A superb account of the making of a champion, with inside info about Joe Torre, Mariano Rivera, Derek Jeter, and many behind-the-scenes players. It's the type of info you don't see in most baseball books.” —Jon Heyman, Newsday.com

A few Yankee loyalists might quibble that the title should be Rebirth of a Dynasty, but nobody will dispute that Joe Sherman captures the excitement and prowess of the 1996 Bronx Bomber triumph. As every faithful New York fan knows, their World Series victory that year began a skein of four world championships in five seasons. And who better to tell the story of Joe Torre, Derek Jeter, and Mariano Rivera than Sherman, a locker-room mainstay and veteran New York Post sports columnist? Expert insights; plenty of interviews: A winning combination.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781594866708
Publisher:
Rodale Press, Inc.
Publication date:
04/28/2007
Edition description:
First Edition
Pages:
352
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.95(d)

Meet the Author

JOEL SHERMAN has been writing for the New York Post since 1989, first as a beat reporter covering the Yankees from 1989 through 1995, and as a baseball columnist ever since.

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