The Last Night of the Yankee Dynasty: The Game, the Team, and the Cost of Greatness

The Last Night of the Yankee Dynasty: The Game, the Team, and the Cost of Greatness

by Buster Olney
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The Last Night of the Yankee Dynasty: The Game, the Team, and the Cost of Greatness by Buster Olney

For six extraordinary years around the turn of the millennium, the Yankees were baseball's unstoppable force, with players such as Paul O'Neill, Derek Jeter, and Mariano Rivera. But for the players and the coaches, baseball Yankees-style was also an almost unbearable pressure cooker of anxiety, expectation, and infighting. With owner George Steinbrenner at the controls, the Yankees money machine spun out of control.

In this new edition of The Last Night of the Yankee Dynasty, Buster Olney tracks the Yankees through these exciting and tumultuous seasons, updating his insightful portrait with a new introduction that walks readers through Steinbrenner's departure from power, Joe Torre's departure from the team, the continued failure of the Yankees to succeed in the postseason, and the rise of Hank Steinbrenner. With an insider's familiarity with the game, Olney reveals what may have been an inevitable fall that last night of the Yankee dynasty, and its powerful aftermath.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780060515072
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 04/26/2005
Pages: 384
Product dimensions: 5.31(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.86(d)

About the Author

Bestselling author Buster Olney covered the Yankees for four years at the New York Times. He is a senior writer for ESPN: The Magazine and an analyst on Baseball Tonight.

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Last Night of the Yankee Dynasty: The Game, the Team, and the Cost of Greatness 3.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 20 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The book reads like a news article. It's interesting to read and recall the events that shaped the Yankee dynasty, but the book felt like it was missing something.
glauver More than 1 year ago
Buster Olney authored a more insightful account of the Yankee dynasty than Joe Torre and his co-writer did in the Yankee Years. I realize that book also covered the A-Rod period but this account has more depth and objectivity. Using Game 7 of the 2001 World Series as a unifying thread, Olney is able to leap back and forth in time as he weaves individual stories together. This is modern sports writing at its best.
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Huge Yankee fan & great insight into the dynasty. Trully loved it!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
My last name is olney!!!!!!
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Guest More than 1 year ago
This book is sad if you are a Yankees fan. I personally enjoyed this book. Buster Olney is a great baseball writter. I enjoyed his cloumns in the New York Time.
Guest More than 1 year ago
As A Yankee fan I found this book insightful, thought provoking and very interesting take on the yankees 0f 1996-2001 and even beyond.i read it in two days while travelling on biz.and will read it again at my leisure. great insights and behind the scenes stuff and well written also. as a yankee fan i in no way felt this was dumping on the yankees but it made the picture very clear as to why we have failed to get the ring in the WS. after the latest debacle read this book and you'll understand a little more whats wrong w/the yanks.
Guest More than 1 year ago
The author brings a certain presence about this ball club. The way it is ran by the money, but not for the love.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Intimate look at the players and executives who made the Yankees' success from 1996-2001 possible. I thought the book's primary mechanism -- using Game 7 of the 2001 World Series as structure -- worked well, because that game was remarkable, in its time and place, following 9/11. Tons and tons of detail about the players and the game.
Guest More than 1 year ago
this was the best book i have ever read. IF u are a yankees fan n followed them closely during their 1996-2001 championship run this book is for you. Gives you great insights into the team clubhouse n each of your fav players...cone, knoblauch, soriano, clemons, torre, jeter, steinbrenner, cashman, paul oneil, bernie,mariano,tino pretty much the whole gang. Its a must have for any yankee fan!!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Yankees suck
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Very good writing about a fascinating time period of contemporary baseball.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Olney presents the same tired argument advanced by every flannel-shirted guy in every bar in Massachusetts. Steinbrenner is a bully, Steinbrenner is mean, Steinbrenner demands winning. Guess what? Every owner demands winning; it's just that others don't accomplish it, so no one cares when they fire the manager, or sign a $14 million per year free agent. And, nobody writes books about them. It's a whiner's look at a winner, playing up to the audience of Yankee-haters, because it's the fashionable thing to do, and forgetting that the Yankees are the most popular baseball team in the country, with legions of fans who let their team do the talking -- on the field.