Yankee Century and Beyond: A Celebration of the First Hundred Plus Years of Baseball's Greatest Team

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"Yankee fans who can't learn enough about their favorite team will think they died and went to heaven with all that Frommer offers on each page." -Publishers Weekly

This newly updated album captures 106 years of Yankee life in pictures, stats, words and reflections. From their beginning as the New York Highlanders, playing in Manhattan's Hilltop Park in 1903, to reigning over Major League Baseball as it entered a new millennium with the World Series championships in '96, '98, '99 and 2000, the Yankees represent a...

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Yankee Century and Beyond: A Celebration of the First Hundred Plus Years of Baseball's Greatest Team

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Overview

"Yankee fans who can't learn enough about their favorite team will think they died and went to heaven with all that Frommer offers on each page." -Publishers Weekly

This newly updated album captures 106 years of Yankee life in pictures, stats, words and reflections. From their beginning as the New York Highlanders, playing in Manhattan's Hilltop Park in 1903, to reigning over Major League Baseball as it entered a new millennium with the World Series championships in '96, '98, '99 and 2000, the Yankees represent a century of triumphs and defeats, legends and lore of America's favorite pastime.

Personalities included are Mel Allen, Yogi Berra, Scott Brosius, Andy Carey, Chris Chambliss, Jerry Coleman, Don Larsen, and Bob Sheppard-as well as tributes to the greats-from Mickey Mantle to Don Mattingly, from Vic Raschi to Allie Reynolds, from Joltin' Joe DiMaggio to Derek Jeter.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781402210020
  • Publisher: Sourcebooks, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 11/15/2007
  • Pages: 466
  • Sales rank: 862,869
  • Product dimensions: 9.25 (w) x 7.50 (h) x 0.94 (d)

Meet the Author

Harvey Frommer is the celebrated author of more than thirty-three sports books, including Shoeless Joe and Ragtime Baseball and The New York Yankee Encyclopedia. He is a professor at Dartmouth college and a long time Yankee fan who wrote for Yankees Magazine for sixteen years.
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Table of Contents

Ac¬know¬ledg¬ments
Introduction by Paul O'Neill
Prologue

Part 1
Chapter One
March of Yankee Time
A ¬day-¬by-day, ¬month-¬by-month, ¬year-¬by-year, ¬de¬cade-¬by-de¬cade look at one hundred years of Yankee baseball

Chapter Two
Stadium
From Hilltop Park to the Polo Grounds to Yankee Stadium (old and new) and even the ¬two-¬year stop at Shea

Chapter Three
Memorable Moments
One hundred years of peaks and valleys: from the first home game of 1903 to the heartbreak World Series of 2001

Part 2

Chapter Four
A Yankee Who's Who
The "Usual Suspects"-legends like DiMag, Ruth, Gehrig, Ford, Berra, Casey, McCarthy, and a few you might not have thought of

Chapter Five
The Teams
From the mightiest and greatest team of them all-the 1927 Yankees of Babe Ruth and Lou Gehrig-to the woeful 1990 Yankees, who finished in last place with the lowest batting average in the American League

Part 3
Chapter Six
Talkin' Yankees
One-liners, quips, and adages

Chapter Seven
What's in a Name
Noms de plume, aliases, sobriquets, catchwords-nicknames, all time, all ways for Yanks

Chapter Eight
By the Numbers
We've got your number, from 0 to $189 million-the ¬ten-¬year deal Jeter signed in 2001

Chapter Nine
100 Question Yankee Quiz
From the ridiculous to the sublime, one hundred questions (and answers) about all things Yankee-test your knowledge

Chapter Ten
For the Record
List, charts, firsts, lasts, sidebars, argument starters and enders . . .

Index
About the Author
Books by Harvey Frommer

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