Damn Yankees: Twenty-Four Major League Writers on the World's Most Loved (and Hated) Team

Damn Yankees: Twenty-Four Major League Writers on the World's Most Loved (and Hated) Team

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by Rob Fleder
     
 

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Winners of twenty-seven World Series titles, the New York Yankees are the quintessential sports dynasty. Love them or hate them, they cannot be ignored by anyone who professes to be a fan of the great game of baseball.

With Damn Yankees, Rob Fleder, former Executive Editor for Sports Illustrated magazine, offers a timeless collection of

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Winners of twenty-seven World Series titles, the New York Yankees are the quintessential sports dynasty. Love them or hate them, they cannot be ignored by anyone who professes to be a fan of the great game of baseball.

With Damn Yankees, Rob Fleder, former Executive Editor for Sports Illustrated magazine, offers a timeless collection of original essays by some of the most prominent contemporary writers in America—from Pete Dexter to Jane Leavy, from Roy Blount Jr. to Colum McCann—each piece focusing on one uniquely colorful subject: the fanatically adored/resoundingly despised “Bronx Bombers.”

Funny, moving, provocative, insightful appreciations and detractions—from Babe Ruth to Mickey Mantle to Derek Jeter—Damn Yankees offers twenty-four fascinating takes on the most storied franchise of baseball’s Major Leagues.

Editorial Reviews

Jim Bouton
I'm…a fan of good writing, which is what we have with…Rob Fleder's Damn Yankees…which caused my wife to break into uncontrollable giggles…
—The New York Times Book Review
Library Journal
Fleder (former executive editor, Sports Illustrated) introduces this collection of new pieces with one of baseball's great truths, "Everyone has an opinion about the Yankees," a statement borne out by these essays by writers who love or hate (or love-hate!) the Yankees. The writing is alternately hilarious, nostalgic, heartbreaking, and touching. Novelist Pete Dexter writes about Yankees golden boy-turned-goat Chuck Knoblauch with side-splitting wit. Columnist Leigh Montville envisions Babe Ruth captured in all his drinking, womanizing glory by modern-day gossip magazines and paparazzi. Bill James, Red Sox statistics guru, breaks down the top 100 seasons by Yankees catchers. Sportswriter Frank Deford lists, in no particular order, the things he hates about the Yankees. A welcome and engaging addition to the tradition of marrying baseball and literature. For all baseball fans, regardless of team allegiance.—M.M.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780062059642
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date:
04/03/2012
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HARPERCOLLINS
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
304
Sales rank:
88,954
File size:
3 MB

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