The Ultimate Yankees Record Book: A Complete Guide to the Most Unusual, Unbelievable, and Unbreakable Records in Yankees History

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Featuring every relevant team record, statistic, and award winner from the New York Yankees' incredible past, this book includes a comprehensive collection of all-time leaders in every conceivable category, from hits to strikeouts. From the team's 27 World Series titles and Roger Maris's 61 home runs to Joe DiMaggio's 56-game hitting streak and eyewitness accounts of when Babe Ruth famously called his shot, this reference captures the legends and lore of the Yankees. More than a collection of statistics, this ...

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The Ultimate Yankees Record Book: A Complete Guide to the Most Unusual, Unbelievable, and Unbreakable Records in Yankees History

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Overview

Featuring every relevant team record, statistic, and award winner from the New York Yankees' incredible past, this book includes a comprehensive collection of all-time leaders in every conceivable category, from hits to strikeouts. From the team's 27 World Series titles and Roger Maris's 61 home runs to Joe DiMaggio's 56-game hitting streak and eyewitness accounts of when Babe Ruth famously called his shot, this reference captures the legends and lore of the Yankees. More than a collection of statistics, this guide provides profiles of the men behind the records and explores the context in which they were set while featuring stories which, in many cases, are even more fascinating than the actual records. Historical game details and evocative photographs blend with compelling statistics and the great players responsible for them to capture the rich history of this storied and celebrated franchise.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781600785207
  • Publisher: Triumph Books
  • Publication date: 3/10/2011
  • Pages: 213
  • Sales rank: 979,082
  • Product dimensions: 5.20 (w) x 7.90 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Meet the Author

David Hackett Fischer

David Fischer is the author of more than a dozen books on baseball, including 100 Things Yankees Fans Should Know & Do, The Story of the New York Yankees, and A Yankee Stadium Scrapbook, as well as biographies of Babe Ruth and Alex Rodriguez. A longtime magazine writer, he is also a senior consultant for the Guinness Book of World Records. He lives in River Vale, New Jersey.

Biography

A professor at Brandeis University, David Hackett Fischer is the author of several noted books on history, including Bound Away: Virginia and the Westward Movement, The Great Wave: Price Movements in Modern History, Paul Revere's Ride, and Albion's Seed: Four British Folkways in America. He is co-editor, with James M. McPherson, of the Pivotal Moments in American History series published by Oxford University Press. A graduate of Princeton and Johns Hopkins Universities, he divides his time between homes in Massachusetts and Maine.

Author biography courtesy of Oxford University Press.

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    1. Hometown:
      Wayland, Massachusetts
    1. Date of Birth:
      December 2, 1935
    2. Place of Birth:
      Baltimore, Maryland
    1. Education:
      A.B., Princeton University, 1958; Ph.D., Johns Hopkins University, 1962

Table of Contents

A Note on Numbers vii

Introduction ix

Part 1 Batting Stars

Chapter 1 Derek Jeter Tops Yankees Hit Parade 3

Chapter 2 Roger Maris Hits 61 Homers in 1961 15

Chapter 3 Joe DiMaggio's 56-Game Hitting Streak 27

Chapter 4 Tony Lazzeri Drives in II Runs in a Game 35

Chapter 5 Don Mattingly's Home-Run Binge 39

Chapter 6 Mickey Mantle Achieves the Triple Crown in 1956 47

Part 2 Pitching Aces

Chapter 7 Ron Guidry Strikes Out 18 Batters in a Game 57

Chapter 8 Jack Chesbro Wins 41 Games in 1904 67

Chapter 9 Whitey Ford's Winning Pedigree 73

Chapter 10 Mariano Rivera Saves 500 Games 85

Chapter 11 David Cone Pitches Perfect Game on Yogi Berra Day 95

Chapter 12 Lefty Gomez Wins Pitching Triple Crown Twice 101

Part 3 The Stadium and Its Legends

Chapter 13 The House That Ruth Built 111

Chapter 14 Lou Gehrig Says Farewell 119

Chapter 15 Phil Rizzuto: From Monument Park to Cooperstown 127

Chapter 16 Yogi Berra, Most Valuable Yankee 137

Part 4 The Team and the Dynasties

Chapter 17 The 1927 Yankees: The Mightiest Team of All 151

Chapter 18 Babe Ruth Calls His Shot (and Other Great Moments in Yankees World Series History) 157

Chapter 19 Casey Stengel Wins Five Titles in a Row 173

Chapter 20 George Steinbrenner Reels in a Catfish 185

Chapter 21 Ron Blomberg, First Designated Hitter 193

Chapter 22 The Pine Tar Game 201

Epilogue 211

About the Author 213

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