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Reynolds, Raschi and Lopat: New York's Big Three and the Great Yankee Dynasty of 1949-1953 [LARGE PRINT]
     

Reynolds, Raschi and Lopat: New York's Big Three and the Great Yankee Dynasty of 1949-1953 [LARGE PRINT]

by Sol Gittleman
 

When the 1949-1953 New York Yankees won an astounding five consecutive World Series, they did it without the offensive firepower that characterized so many of their championship teams before and after. The franchise came to rely instead on three aging pitchers, an unlikely trio that won 255 games during the five-year championship run.

This book focuses on the

Overview

When the 1949-1953 New York Yankees won an astounding five consecutive World Series, they did it without the offensive firepower that characterized so many of their championship teams before and after. The franchise came to rely instead on three aging pitchers, an unlikely trio that won 255 games during the five-year championship run.

This book focuses on the close relationship and quiet achievement of Allie Reynolds, Vic Raschi and Eddie Lopat. Soon after Robinson and the cross-town Dodgers had publicly confronted the issues of race and ethnicity, these men from very different backgrounds—Creek Indian, Italian and Polish—established a deep communion with each other, became lifelong friends, and over a handful of years re-wrote baseball history.

This entry refers to the LARGE PRINT edition. For the standard edition please see ISBN 978-0-7864-3055-0.

Editorial Reviews

Journal of Sport History
an evocative look at an era when a team did something that may never be repeated in winning five straight World Series.... [A]n asset in any public or undergraduate library's general collection
MLB commissioner Allan H. (Bud) Selig
over the last century, the New York Yankees have earned their reputation as the 'Bronx Bombers.' During the club's unprecedented success from 1949-1953, though, it was a triumvirate of pitchers who helped bridge the era of Joe DiMaggio to Mickey Mantle in championship fashion. From different backgrounds, Allie Reynolds, Vic Raschi and Eddie Lopat came together to form the anchor of an unrivaled dynasty. Sol Gittleman's Reynolds, Raschi and Lopat is an immensely enjoyable book that sheds light on these three winners, their remarkable experiences and the friendship they shared until their final days
Wall Street Journal - Allen Barra
every now and then there's a baseball book that addresses a monumental question which has somehow gone unanswered. If you've wondered, as I have, why the 1949-53 Yankees were the only team in baseball history to win five straight World Series...Reynolds, Raschi and Lopat will give you the answer...a terrific book

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780786439362
Publisher:
McFarland & Company, Incorporated Publishers
Publication date:
03/23/2009
Edition description:
Large Print
Pages:
360
Product dimensions:
6.90(w) x 9.90(h) x 1.10(d)

Meet the Author

Sol Gittleman is a history and literature professor at Tufts University in Medford, Massachusetts. He lives in Winchester, Massachusetts.

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