The New York Yankees: 100 Years - The Official Retrospective

The New York Yankees: 100 Years - The Official Retrospective

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ISBN-13: 9780345466693
Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
Publication date: 04/26/2005
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 264
Sales rank: 328,341
Product dimensions: 10.10(w) x 11.90(h) x 0.60(d)

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New York Yankees: 100 Years: The Official Retrospective 3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 7 reviews.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
Loved all the illustrations...
Guest More than 1 year ago
Just over 200 pps of nice pictures with a text that's hard to read due to poor design, for a stiff price. Guess that's why it is shrink-wrapped in stores and why they gave out most of this book for free in the recent NY Post magazine series 'The Yankees Century,' which IS NOT, by the way, from the book of the same title (which is great BTW). I thought the Yanks would do a better book.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Okay, I do not understand this bonehead Red Sox fan wrote a review on a Yankees book. Hello! Of course they will be critical of the greatest team in the history of greatest franchise in sports. Red Sox fans are bunch of sad losers. Anyways back to this book it has the coolest pictures of Yankee legends where you cannot find anywhere else. It has bio's of the Babe, (That's right Boston the greatest player of all time that you gave him to us,for basically nothing. Thanks! LOSERS!) They got the bio of the Iron Horse Lou Gehrig. Many more Bios. Get this book you will treasure it for years.
Guest More than 1 year ago
All you have to know about this book is that Bill James, the Red Sox Senior Baseball Operations Advisor, was hired to write part of it. I was shocked. Why did the Yankees hire an employee of another team to write part of their 'official' retrospective? Really weird. It makes me question the whole book. The pictures are nice but there aren't many words for the price. I think it is meant for browsers.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Not a book to read, which is really unfortunate, but the two worst products produced to commemorate the Yankees anniversary are the 'official' ones, this book and the Yankee yearbook. At the very least, the book should be up to date and reflect accurately the club's history. Instead it is unbalanced, incomplete and, in the end, really unsatisfying, a ripoff. The book panders to the twelve year old Yankee fan who still belives in Santa Claus. While the pictures are very attractive, this is a pretty expensive picture book. And one last bone to pick: A RED SOX employee, Bill James (he is their Senior baseball Operation Advisor), writes an essay in the book for crying out loud, A RED SOX EMPLOYEE! How can the team pay a RED SOX EMPLOYEE to write part of their 'official' history. Steinbrenner ought to fire a few people for this one.
Guest More than 1 year ago
All you need to know about this book is that it wasn't written by a person but created by a marketing company. It is very pretty. They reproduce photographs really well. However, it reads as if it were written by an advertising agency. The words are just there to fill up space. It doesn't tell the history of this team - it tells a thmbnail, whitewashed history of this team that even a hard core fan like myself can't read without poking about a hundred holes in it. In every paragraph I found myself saying 'but what about (fill in the blank)?' Of course, this is the 'authorized,' Yankee sanctioned version of their history, as Steinbrenner's intro (undoubtedly written by someone else) indicates. But of the half dozen titles that attempt to tell the 100 year history of the team, this is easily the worst, at least when one starts reading. And at this price, it's an awful expensive photo album that you are unlikely to look at for more than a few hours. You could, and should, buy two or three other books and be much more satisfied.