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Posted May 23, 2013
This review is based on a free copy I received from At Home Plate. I looked through this book and found it packed with a lot of great information, not only of the top 50 players but also players 51-100. Most true Yankee fans know the top 10 (Ruth, Gehrig, DiMaggio, Mantle, Berra, Jeter, etc.) but after that you get to know some great stats and milestones that were compiled by some you may not know a lot about (Earl Combs, Bob Meusal, Bob Shawkey are examples). Several players that you think should be rated higher (Reggie Jackson, Goose Gossage, Ricky Henderson, Catfish Hunter) are not so high up on the list because their actual time in pinstripes was limited and they had several of their best years with other teams.
Each player has a couple of pages of biography followed by career highlights and notable acheivements. This is followed by the all-time Yankee first teams and second teams (the second team is pretty formidable) and then players 51-100. The book is good because the reader can pick and choose who they want to read about and it has so much rich information in one place. Then there is CC Sabathia coming in at #61 who should move up as he puts in more time with the pinstripes.
I give this book 4 stars. The only reason I do not give it 5 is because it is more of a reference book than one I would read cover to cover.
Posted April 22, 2012