Five O'Clock Lightning: Babe Ruth, Lou Gehrig, and the Greatest Baseball Team in History, the 1927 New York Yankees

Five O'Clock Lightning: Babe Ruth, Lou Gehrig, and the Greatest Baseball Team in History, the 1927 New York Yankees

by Harvey Frommer
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Five O'Clock Lightning: Babe Ruth, Lou Gehrig, and the Greatest Baseball Team in History, the 1927 New York Yankees by Harvey Frommer

An entertaining read about the greatest baseball team, the 1927 New York Yankees, who beat up on American League rivals during the regular season and then swept the World Series. With verve, facts, and stories, Harvey Frommer evokes the Murderers' Row of Babe Ruth, Lou Gehrig, Miller Huggins, Tony Lazerri, Bob Meusel, and more.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781630760045
Publisher: Taylor Trade Publishing
Publication date: 04/01/2015
Edition description: Reprint Edition of the Classic
Pages: 272
Sales rank: 570,405
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.80(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

Harvey Frommer is a noted sports author and oral historian. He has written more than forty-two sports books including Remembering Yankee Stadium, Remembering Fenway Park, and the autobiographies of Red Holzman, Nolan Ryan, and Tony Dorsett. Cited in the Congressional Record and by the New York State Legislature as a sports historian and journalist, Dr. Frommer is a professor in the Master of Arts in Liberal Studies Program at Dartmouth College. He lives in Lyme, New Hampshire with his wife, Myrna.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments ix

1 The Best of Times 1

2 Preseason 9

3 The Roster 39

4 Spring 63

5 Summer 117

6 The World Series 153

7 After the 1927 Season 179

Appendix A New York Yankee Salaries, 1927 229

Appendix B Babe Ruth's 60 Home Runs, 1927 231

Appendix C The Last Will and Testament of George Herman Ruth 235

Appendix D Statistics 239

Bibliography 241

Index 245

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Five O'Clock Lightning: Babe Ruth, Lou Gehrig and the Greatest Baseball Team in History, The 1927 New York Yankees 2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I generally don't write reviews but felt compelled to offer my perspective in an effort to save some other baseball fan the time and expense associated with reading this work. To call the prose meandering is a clear compliment. Frequently the writer loses all ability to express his thoughts. Here is a sample sentence: "In games where they beat the opposition by five runs or more, the men of Miller Huggins would post a 42-7 record." (pg.92) Please someone explain to me how a team that beats its opposition by five or more runs managed to lose 7 games. I believe only the Chicago Cubs are capable of such a feat.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago