Yankees in the Early 1960s

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This is a history of the New York Yankees over a decade which saw them at the top of the American League and at the bottom. Based upon thorough background research and interviews with over 100 former players, the book covers the major stories of the period as well as some not seen elsewhere. The seventh games of the 1960 and 1962 World Series are described in detail, replete with the remembrances of many of the participants. The infamous Phil Linz harmonica incident, the fruitless search for another Mickey Mantle...

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Overview

This is a history of the New York Yankees over a decade which saw them at the top of the American League and at the bottom. Based upon thorough background research and interviews with over 100 former players, the book covers the major stories of the period as well as some not seen elsewhere. The seventh games of the 1960 and 1962 World Series are described in detail, replete with the remembrances of many of the participants. The infamous Phil Linz harmonica incident, the fruitless search for another Mickey Mantle and the surprising emergence of Mel Stottlemyre are some of the stories that make the early '60s such a fascinating era in Yankee lore.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780786429967
  • Publisher: McFarland & Company, Incorporated Publishers
  • Publication date: 9/6/2007
  • Pages: 267
  • Sales rank: 1,286,858
  • Product dimensions: 10.00 (w) x 7.00 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Meet the Author

William J. Ryczek is a finance professional in Wallingford, Connecticut, who writes about early baseball, football, the Yankees, and the Mets.

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Table of Contents


Acknowledgments     vii
Introduction     1
The World Turned Upside Down     3
Casey's Last Hurrah: The 1960 Season     10
A Hanging, Harry High School Slider: The 1960 World Series     31
The Major Takes Command: The 1961 Season (Part I)     44
The Bootstrappers-Looie, Shelly and Blanch: The 1961 Season (Part II)     65
Chasing the Babe: The 1961 Season (Part III)     79
Finishing the Job: The 1961 World Series     87
He Was Hector's Hands and Mickey's Legs: The 1962 Season     92
Ralph's Redemption: The 1962 World Series     108
The Pride of the Yankees     123
I Shot the Sheriff: The 1963 Season     135
Too Much Pitching: The 1963 World Series     145
The Cowboy, the Kid and Mary's Little Lamb: The 1964 Season     150
Yogi's Last Hurrah: The 1964 World Series     172
Yogi and Johnny     183
The End of an Era: The 1965 Season     188
The Search for the Next Mantle     208
Sinking to the Depths: The 1966 Season     217
The Good Old Days     234
In Their Own Words     245
Bibliography     249
Index     251
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  • Posted May 5, 2012

    A must for any Yankee Fan

    THis is without a doubt the best book that I have read on this subject. I have read "Dog Days" and "The Lean Years of the Yankees"
    both of which do not hold a candle to this book

    Highly recommended and if you have any interest in the fall of the Yankees during the 1960's then this is the book for you

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