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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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Overview

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.


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ISBN-13: 9781630760045
Publisher: Taylor Trade Publishing
Publication date: 04/01/2015
Edition description: Reprint Edition of the Classic
Pages: 272
Sales rank: 374,183
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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