Yankees Essential: Everything You Need to Know to Be a Real Fan!


A one-stop record containing everything Yankees fans want to know about their favorite baseball team, this resource is packed with anecdotes, history, explanations of traditions, statistics, trivia, and photos.
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A one-stop record containing everything Yankees fans want to know about their favorite baseball team, this resource is packed with anecdotes, history, explanations of traditions, statistics, trivia, and photos.
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Meet the Author

Howie Karpin has been a sports reporter for more than 30 years and has covered everything from the World Series to the Stanley Cup Finals. He is an accredited official scorer for Major League Baseball in New York and is a contributor to Mad Dog Radio, MLB Radio, and NFL Radio. Joe Torre is the former manager of the New York Yankees, where he won four World Series.

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Table of Contents

Foreword   Joe Torre     vii
Acknowledgments     ix
Introduction     xiii
Let the Dynasty Begin     1
Dugout Generals     8
In 1934 Yankees Lost More Than Pennant Race     24
56 More Than Just an Unbeatable Number     28
Did Babe (not Ruth) See It Coming?     33
Could He Have Been the Greatest?     37
The Asterisk That Never Was     43
The End of an Era in the Bronx     48
"Chez Yankees": Yankees Would Play at Shea in 1974 and 1975     53
Reggie's Three-Home-Run Night: Vindication     59
The Comeback     65
The Day the Captain Died     74
The Other M&M Boys: Two Great Yankees Who Never Grabbed the Ring     82
The Core     89
1995 Season: They're Back!     104
No-No's: Yankees Pitchers' No-Hitters     111
Subway Series: Yankees versus Mets     127
Bonded by Pinstripe Glory     135
Frozen in Time: Moments That Fueled a Rivalry     149
The Final Out     156
Let's Make a Deal: Best and Worst Trades in Yankees History     163
Strangest Regular-Season Games in Yankees History     172
TheStadium: A Field of Dreams Whose Dreams Have Been Fulfilled     179
Answers to Trivia Questions     186
New York Yankees All-Time Koster     188
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    Posted October 17, 2009

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    A great Yankees treasure!!

    A great book about the history of the New York Yankees. One of the best by this author. I highly recommend all Yankee fans to pick this one up!!

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