The 50 Greatest Players in New York Yankees History

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The New York Yankees are Major League Baseball’s most renowned and successful franchise. Baseball greats such as Babe Ruth, Mickey Mantle, and Derek Jeter have all worn the famous navy blue and white pinstripes. The Yankees have won twenty-seven World Series, and twenty-nine players who spent at least a year with the team have been inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame. With so many Hall of Famers to choose from, selecting the best players in the history of the franchise might seem impossible; yet, that is ...

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Overview

The New York Yankees are Major League Baseball’s most renowned and successful franchise. Baseball greats such as Babe Ruth, Mickey Mantle, and Derek Jeter have all worn the famous navy blue and white pinstripes. The Yankees have won twenty-seven World Series, and twenty-nine players who spent at least a year with the team have been inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame. With so many Hall of Famers to choose from, selecting the best players in the history of the franchise might seem impossible; yet, that is exactly what Robert W. Cohen has done.

This book carefully examines the careers of the players who made the greatest impact on the most successful franchise in the history of professional sports. The ranking was determined based on such factors as the extent to which each player added to the Yankees legacy, the degree to which he impacted the fortunes of his team, and the level of dominance he attained while wearing the Yankee uniform. Features of The 50 Greatest Players in New York Yankees History include
·Each player’s notable achievements
·Recaps of the player’s most memorable performances
·Summaries of each player’s best season
·Quotes from opposing players and former teammates

Yankees fans and baseball fans in general will find The 50 Greatest Players in New York Yankees History a fascinating collection of bios, stats, recaps, quotes, and more. And with such iconic figures as Yogi Berra, Lou Gehrig, Joe DiMaggio, Alex Rodriguez, and Andy Pettitte, this book is sure to inspire debate and controversy among true Yankees fans.

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Editorial Reviews

American Reference Books Annual (ARBA)
This is a fun book for baseball fans and also includes a glossary, a bibliography, and an index.
Paul O'Neill
Anybody interested in Yankee history will love this book.
Jonathan Hacohen
If you want to really impress the baseball fan in your life with a great gift, The 50 Greatest Yankees will certainly be a home run for you. A detailed history of the 50 greatest players to ever put on a Yankees uniform? This is a subject that every baseball fan will want to cover in great detail. . . . Books such as the 50 Greatest Players in New York Yankees History keep baseball memories, like those of Babe Ruth, alive in the minds of baseball fans. They introduce great players of all generations to new fans. To love baseball is to appreciate its history, as much as it is about watching it in the present and projecting its future. Cohen clearly captured that idea in laying out this book. He started it off with a bang and continued strong from there. . . . You can’t go wrong with the 50 Greatest Players in New York Yankees History. You will enjoy the stories and statistics. The book will make you think and love baseball. I guarantee that you will learn countless baseball facts that you never knew before. . . . A great job by Robert Cohen in adding another great volume to legacy of the New York Yankees. From Ruth to Righetti, and everyone in-between, The 50 Greatest Players in New York Yankees History is simply a must read. It’s not complicated. It’s just a great old fashioned baseball read. And that works for me just fine.
American Reference Books Annual
This is a fun book for baseball fans and also includes a glossary, a bibliography, and an index.
Midwest Book Review
The 50 Greatest Players in New York Yankees History lives up to its title with profiles of the most notable Yankees players, selected via assessment of how each contributed to the team's legacy and earnings, as well as the level personal stardom attained while playing. Brief biographies, statistics, recaps, famous quotes and more pepper this grand stroll down memory lane. An inset handful of black-and-white photographs illustrate this "must-read" for loyal Yankees fans!
Sportsology
Yankees fans will love this book, but all baseball fans will appreciate it and should get it.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781589798151
  • Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
  • Publication date: 6/16/2013
  • Pages: 344
  • Sales rank: 346,297
  • Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Meet the Author

Robert W. Cohen is the author of four sports books: A Team for the Ages: Baseball's All-Time All-Star Team (2004), The Lean Years of the Yankees: 1965-1975 (2004), Baseball's Hall of Fame – Or Hall of Shame? (2009), and MVP (2010). Cohen currently writes for the website TheBaseballPage.com.

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Table of Contents

Introduction:
The Yankee Pedigree
Factors Used to Determine Rankings

The Rankings:

1.Babe Ruth
2.Lou Gehrig
3.Joe DiMaggio
4.Mickey Mantle
5.Yogi Berra
6.Derek Jeter
7.Mariano Rivera
8.Bill Dickey
9.Whitey Ford
10.Don Mattingly
11.Bernie Williams
12.Alex Rodriguez
13.Red Ruffing
14.Lefty Gomez
15.Earle Combs
16.Dave Winfield
17.Joe Gordon
18.Tony Lazzeri
19.Ron Guidry
20.Graig Nettles
21.Paul O’Neill
22.Roger Maris
23.Jack Chesbro
24.Thurman Munson
25.Reggie Jackson
26.Herb Pennock
27.Waite Hoyt
28.Phil Rizzuto
29.Mel Stottlemyre
30.Bob Meusel
31.Elston Howard
32.Jorge Posada
33.Andy Pettitte
34.Bob Shawkey
35.Tommy Henrich
36.Rich Gossage
37.Charlie Keller
38.Bobby Murcer
39.Roy White
40.Rickey Henderson
41.Sparky Lyle
42.Allie Reynolds
43.Vic Raschi
44.Robinson Cano
45.Tino Martinez
46.Willie Randolph
47.Bill Skowron
48.Hideki Matsui
49.Mike Mussina
50.Dave Righetti

Summary and Honorable Mentions (The Next 50)
Glossary: Abbreviations and Statistical Terms
Bibliography
Index

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 9, 2014

    Yankees suck

    Redsox are better

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  • Posted May 23, 2013

    more from this reviewer

    This review is based on a free copy I received from At Home Plat

    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.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 22, 2012

    Wasssssssssssssssuuuuuuuuuuuuuuupppppppppppp

    It's cool but to much money 24 $ and 74 cents !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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