Birth of a Dynasty: Behind the Pinstripes with the 1996 Yankees

Birth of a Dynasty: Behind the Pinstripes with the 1996 Yankees

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Overview

Following the crushing defeat to Seattle in the 1995 playoffs, the Yankees replaced Buck Showalter with Joe Torre as manager and sparked a championship run that would produce four World Series titles in five years. Teeming with revelations and glorious memories, Birth of a Dynasty celebrates the unforgettable 1996 Yankees season: the season that began one of the most respected team dynasties in sports history. Veteran New York Post columnist Joel Sherman, who has spent more time with the Bronx Bombers in the past 15 years than any other writer, draws on hundreds of interviews and years of on-the-spot reporting to re-create one of the Yankees' greatest years.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781594866708
Publisher: Rodale Press, Inc.
Publication date: 04/28/2007
Edition description: First Edition
Pages: 352
Sales rank: 340,872
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.95(d)

About the Author

JOEL SHERMAN has been writing for the New York Post since 1989, first as a beat reporter covering the Yankees from 1989 through 1995, and as a baseball columnist ever since.

Table of Contents


Foreword     vii
The Perfect Ending/Beginning     1
The Perfect Manager     27
The Perfect Shortstop     49
The Perfect Formula     67
The Perfect 2 Days     87
Almost Perfect     109
Perfectly Awful     129
The Imperfection of Power     149
The Perfect Storm     171
The Perfect Resolve     191
The Perfect Team     213
The Perfect Catch (Almost)     235
The Perfect Games     259
The Perfect Ending/Beginning     285
Epilogue     309
Acknowledgments     317
A Note on Sources     321
Sources     323
Index     325

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