The Truth About Ruth and More: Behind Yankees Myths, Legends, and Lore

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Even the most famous of teams has been misremembered, misrepresented, misunderstood, and otherwise missed through history's many tellings and retellings, and this book is an entertaining antidote to all the above concerning the New York Yankees. With surprising analysis and gleeful wit, it examines everything from the underestimated to the overrated, along the way providing perspectives on the Bronx Bombers' authentic legacy in terms of stats and society, performances and personalities, comparisons and ...

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Overview

Even the most famous of teams has been misremembered, misrepresented, misunderstood, and otherwise missed through history's many tellings and retellings, and this book is an entertaining antidote to all the above concerning the New York Yankees. With surprising analysis and gleeful wit, it examines everything from the underestimated to the overrated, along the way providing perspectives on the Bronx Bombers' authentic legacy in terms of stats and society, performances and personalities, comparisons and culture.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781600781926
  • Publisher: Triumph Books
  • Publication date: 3/28/2009
  • Pages: 246
  • Sales rank: 1,431,258
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.40 (h) x 0.90 (d)

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Peter Handrinos is a graduate of Yale University, a member of the Society for American Baseball Research, and the author of Best New York Sports Arguments. He lives in New York City.

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  • Posted May 28, 2009

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    human or machine

    The book was about Babe Ruth. Everybody thought he was perfect, but nobody in the world is perfect. Babe Ruth had perks to. He was called the great bambino and the god of baseball, but he was a normal person like the rest of the world.

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  • Posted April 12, 2009

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    "A Must for Yankee Fans"

    As much as a diehard fan might know about the Yankees, this proves that there's still a lot more to learn. The whole thing is dedicated to alternative perspectives, missing explanations, new analyses, and breakdowns you've never seen before . . . it'll open eyes among older fans and, no doubt, recruit some new ones, too. Entertaining, addictive . . . I LOVED this book.

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