Where Have All Our Yankees Gone?: Past the Pinstripes

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Not all who wore the uniform were the greatest players of all time. But they were all New York Yankees, ordained to greatness and separated from any other athlete, on any other team, and in any other sport by simply donning the pinstripes. Eventually-whether a ling illustrious career or a short, uneventful stay-the jersey, caps and glove would be removed and life after playing under the most intense microscope in the world would begin. Where Have All Our Yankee Gone? takes you past the pinstripes in an easy- to ...
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Overview

Not all who wore the uniform were the greatest players of all time. But they were all New York Yankees, ordained to greatness and separated from any other athlete, on any other team, and in any other sport by simply donning the pinstripes. Eventually-whether a ling illustrious career or a short, uneventful stay-the jersey, caps and glove would be removed and life after playing under the most intense microscope in the world would begin. Where Have All Our Yankee Gone? takes you past the pinstripes in an easy- to -read, conversational style.
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Editorial Reviews

Tampa Tribune
Every former player has a story to tell, and Jensen gives his subjects a wide berth. It's an effective tactic and makes for yet another charming book on former Yankees.
Sports Collectors Digest
Players don't just disappear when they leave a particular team. They have lives after baseball, as Jensen reveals in profiling dozens of former Yankees, from doctors Bobby Brown and Doc Medich to preacher Lindy McDaniel.
ForeWord Reviews
Brian jensen profiles more than fifty former Bronx Bombers, from the famous to the obscure. All have extraordinary moments to recount, simply for having worn the pinstriped uniform of the most successful franchise in sports history.
Booklist - GraceAnn A. DeCandido
Like VH1 tracking down all those old rock singers, Jensen has sought out dozens of former New York Yankee baseball players, reminding us that 1,200 men have worn the Yankee pinstripes and about a third of them are still alive. If you're a Yankee fan, there's a certain pleasure in finding out how all these guys are spending their days.
USA Today Sports Weekly - David Plaut
Those looking for a change of pace from the usual parade of Yankees books may find just what they're looking for in this what-ever-happened-to collection.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781589790599
  • Publisher: Taylor Trade Publishing
  • Publication date: 5/15/2004
  • Pages: 320
  • Product dimensions: 6.28 (w) x 9.28 (h) x 1.07 (d)

Table of Contents

Jim Abbott, P 1993-94 : hesitant hero 9
Jesse Barfield, OF 1989-92 : a patent performance 15
Hank Bauer, OF 1948-59 : retirement fantasy 21
Fred Beene, P 1972-74 : having a blast 26
Johnny Blanchard, C/OF 1955, 1959-65 : soul train 32
Ron Blomberg, 1B/DH 1969, 1971-76 : designee 40
Bobby Brown, 3B/2B/SS/OF 1946-52, 1954 : a change of heart 45
Tommy Byrne, P 1943, 1946-51, 1954-57 : in his wake 50
Bob Cerv, OF 1951-56, 1960-62 : numbers game 55
Horace Clarke, 2B 1965-74 : great vibes 59
Jerry Coleman, 2B/SS 1949-57 : the shirt off his back 63
Ron Davis, P 1978-81 : amazon efforts 69
Art Ditmar, P 1957-61 : just for fun 75
Brian Doyle, INF 1978-80 : double dose 80
Ryne Duren, P 1958-61 : seeing clearly 86
Ed Figueroa, P 1976-78 : truckin' on 93
Ray Fontenot, P 1983-84 : aiee! 98
George Frazier, P 1981-83 : telling it like it is 106
Oscar Gamble, OF 1976, 1979-84 : gambling on others 112
Eli Grba, P 1959-60 : Hall of Fame drunk 117
Xavier Hernandez, P 1994 : back on the bus 120
Ralph Houk C 1947-54, manager 1961-63, 1966-73 : Hooking Houk 124
Billy Johnson, 3B 1943, 1946-51 : cotton pickin' good 129
Cliff Johnson, 1B/DH 1977-79 : home on the range 133
Jay Johnstone, OF 1978-79 : the price is right 136
Jimmy Jones, P 1989-90 : home sweet home 141
Steve Kline, P 1970-74 : broken lumber 145
Phil Linz, 2B/SS/3B 1962-65 : play it again, Phil 149
Hector Lopez, OF 1959-66 : recreation specialist 154
Kevin Maas, 1B/DH 1990-93 : fixer upper 159
Elliott Maddox, OF 1974-76 : knocking on heaven's door 164
Lindy McDaniel, P 1968-73 : E-I-E-I-ouch 170
George "Doc" Medich, P 1972-75 : the doctor is out 176
Graig Nettles, 3B 1973-83 : poof 181
Irv Noren, OF 1952-56 : on track 185
Mike Pagliarulo, 3B 1984-89 : nose for the game 190
Joe Pepitone, 1B 1962-69 : sleepless in the city 196
Roger Repoz, OF 1964-66 : tattooed 202
Bobby Richardson, 2B 1955-66 : graceful 205
Mickey Rivers, OF 1976-79 : still quick 212
Andre Robertson, SS, 2B 1981-85 : planted 217
Bill Robinson, OF 1967-69 : my own man-tle 223
Eddie Robinson, 1B/PH 1954-56 : top pick 227
Steve Sax, 2B 1989-91 : kicking it up 232
Charlie Silvera C 1948-56 : cub scout 238
Bill "Moose" Skowron, 1B 1954-62 : for the cycle 241
Don Slaught, C 1988-89 : a teaching onslaught 246
Tom Sturdivant, P 1955-59 : guardian angels 251
Ralph Terry, P 1956, 1959-64 : a high fly ball 256
Thad Tillotson, P 1967-68 : variety's the spice 260
Mike Torrez, P 1977 : specialized 265
Tom Tresh, SS/OF 1961-69 : on the slide 271
Bob Turley, P 1955-62 : secure 277
Tom Underwood, P 1980-81 : net worth 283
Mike Wallace, P 1974-75 : growing season 289
Dooley Womack, P 1966-68 : Dooley noted 295
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