DiMaggio's Yankees: A History of the 1936-1944 Dynasty

Overview

When Babe Ruth left the New York Yankees in 1935, some feared that the loss would cripple the club for years. However, the post-Ruth era Yankees continued to dominate until the start of World War II. Their forward-thinking administrative staff signed and developed top-flight talent like Joe DiMaggio and retained superstars like Lou Gehrig, who remained the greatest first baseman in the game until he succumbed to amyotrophic lateral sclerosis. This history of the Yankees from 1936 to late into World War II details...

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Overview

When Babe Ruth left the New York Yankees in 1935, some feared that the loss would cripple the club for years. However, the post-Ruth era Yankees continued to dominate until the start of World War II. Their forward-thinking administrative staff signed and developed top-flight talent like Joe DiMaggio and retained superstars like Lou Gehrig, who remained the greatest first baseman in the game until he succumbed to amyotrophic lateral sclerosis. This history of the Yankees from 1936 to late into World War II details the team's swift recovery from losing Ruth and reintroduces unheralded players, examines the personal styles of the key men, and chronicles the team's remarkable achievements, including six American League pennants in eight years and five World Series victories.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780786459063
  • Publisher: McFarland & Company, Incorporated Publishers
  • Publication date: 9/21/2011
  • Pages: 223
  • Product dimensions: 9.00 (w) x 6.00 (h) x 9.00 (d)

Meet the Author

Lew Freedman has worked for the Chicago Tribune, Anchorage Daily News and Philadelphia Inquirer and won more than 250 journalism awards. The author of more than 60 books, he lives in Columbus, Indiana.

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