The Bronx Zoom: Inside the New York Yankees' Most Bizarre Season

The Bronx Zoom: Inside the New York Yankees' Most Bizarre Season

by Bryan Hoch
The Bronx Zoom: Inside the New York Yankees' Most Bizarre Season

The Bronx Zoom: Inside the New York Yankees' Most Bizarre Season

by Bryan Hoch


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The definitive chronicle of a chaotic and unforgettable season, featuring a heartfelt foreword from Opening Day starter and lifelong Yankee fan Gerrit Cole  

The New York Yankees are unprecedented. With more than twice as many World Series titles as their closest competitor, the most MVPs and the most Hall of Fame inductees, there's never been anything quite like the franchise's storied history.  

Then the 2020 season took place, and the greatest team in American sports found out what "unprecedented" really means. 

The Bronx Zoom provides an intimate and engaging look behind the scenes of a year unlike any other. Veteran reporter Bryan Hoch guides readers through dizzying twists and turns as the Yankees navigate a season amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, historic movements for equality and social justice, and a bitterly contested presidential election. 

From a spring training cut short to the postseason’s final out, new insights and anecdotes emerge from countless interviews with players, executives and Yankees personalities, providing personal perspectives on the challenges and joys of the 2020 season. 

Go behind the scenes with the talented roster, as manager Aaron Boone pairs his new big-ticket ace with a powerhouse offense alternating between torrid stretches and lengthy slumps.  

Relive the bizarre final showdown against the upstart Tampa Bay Rays, where the American League East rivals found themselves occupying the same Southern California hotel while putting championship aspirations on the line in an empty ballpark. 

The Bronx Zoom is a thoroughly reported narrative of a monumental and defining era of our lives, told with humor and pathos through the familiar lens of Yankees baseball. No baseball lover or Yankee fan's library is complete without it. 

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781629378923
Publisher: Triumph Books
Publication date: 06/08/2021
Pages: 240
Sales rank: 657,523
Product dimensions: 6.30(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.10(d)

About the Author

Bryan Hoch has covered New York baseball for two decades, working as the Yankees' beat reporter since 2007. He is the author of The Baby Bombers: The Inside Story of the Next Yankees Dynasty and the co-author of Mission 27: A New Boss, A New Ballpark, and One Last Ring for the Yankees' Core Four.

Table of Contents

Foreword Gerrit Cole 9

Preface: Opening Delay 11

Chapter 1 The White Whale 17

Chapter 2 Sun Daze 37

Chapter 3 Shutdown 55

Chapter 4 Quarantine 71

Chapter 5 Tell Us When and Where 83

Chapter 6 Summer Camp 95

Chapter 7 Irregular Season 113

Chapter 8 Best-Laid Plans 125

Chapter 9 Home Sweet Home 131

Chapter 10 Derailed 145

Chapter 11 Punched in the Mouth 157

Chapter 12 Sprint to the Finish 173

Chapter 13 Pressure Is a Privilege 191

Chapter 14 Hotel California 201

Chapter 15 Give Me the Ball 215

Chapter 16 Hindsight Is 2020 227

Acknowledgments 237

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