The Yankee Years

The Yankee Years

The definitive story of one of the greatest dynasties in baseball history, Joe Torre's New York Yankees. When Joe Torre took over as manager of the Yankees in 1996, they had not won a World Series title in eighteen years.

Author: Joe Torre

Publisher: Anchor

ISBN: 9780385529389

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 368

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The definitive story of one of the greatest dynasties in baseball history, Joe Torre's New York Yankees. When Joe Torre took over as manager of the Yankees in 1996, they had not won a World Series title in eighteen years. In that time seventeen others had tried to take the helm of America’s most famous baseball team. Each one was fired by George Steinbrenner. After twelve triumphant seasons—with twelve straight playoff appearances, six pennants, and four World Series titles—Torre left the Yankees as the most beloved manager in baseball. But dealing with players like Jason Giambi, A-Rod, Derek Jeter, Mariano Rivera, Roger Clemens, and Randy Johnson is what managing is all about. Here, for the first time, Joe Torre and Tom Verducci take readers inside the dugout, the clubhouse, and the front office, showing what it took to keep the Yankees on top of the baseball world.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

The Yankee Encyclopedia

The Yankee Encyclopedia

2 starter and led the Yankee pitching staff in strikeouts ( 109 ) . FINAL YANKEE YEARS : Ray was used less in 1915 ( fifth starter ) and 1916 ( seventh starter ) than in his previous Yankee years . In 1917 Ray was out of the ML's ...

Author: Walter LeConte

Publisher: Sports Publishing LLC

ISBN: 1582616833

Category: Baseball players

Page: 642

View: 236

Categories: Baseball players

Yogi Berra Eternal Yankee

Yogi Berra  Eternal Yankee

Unlike the other rookies, Yogi had been to Yankee Stadium, but that didn't diminish his feeling of awe at walking into the Yankee clubhouse again—this time, he was a Yankee. Years later, he would recall the moment for Bob Costas: ...

Author: Allen Barra

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 9780393254563

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 451

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“Allen Barra brings a legendary figure from the true golden age of baseball to life.”—Bob Costas Yogi Berra is one of the most popular former athletes in American history, and the most quoted American since Abraham Lincoln. Part clown, part feisty competitor, Berra is also the winningest player (fourteen pennants, ten World Series, 3 MVPs) in baseball history. In this revelatory biography, Allen Barra presents Yogi’s remarkable life as never seen before with nearly one hundred photos and countless “Yogi-isms,” and offers hilarious insights into many of baseball’s greatest moments. From calling Don Larsen’s perfect game, to managing the 1973 “You Gotta Believe” New York Mets, Yogi’s life and career are a virtual cutaway view of our national pastime in the twentieth century.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

The Yankee Chick s Survival Guide to Texas

The Yankee Chick s Survival Guide to Texas

But no matter how I feel, as a Yankee, I can't pass. “I walk fast, I talk fast. True Texans can usually spot me,” says Rett, who moved down twelve years ago from New Jersey. Even standing still, I seem to exude Yankeeness in ways I ...

Author: Sophia Dembling

Publisher: Taylor Trade Publications

ISBN: 9781461625667

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 232

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In Texas "Yankee" is a loose term covering a lot of ground. If you're not a Texan or a southerner, you're a Yankee and therefore, to many Texans, suspect. There are many rites of passage to being a Yankee in Texas: the first time you spot a pickup with a gun rack; the first time you realize that a week is a long time to go without Mexican food; the first time you recognize a change in seasons; your first thunderstorm; your first honky-tonk. Culture Shock in Texas can be intense and is exacerbate by local rules of propriety that tell us to keep out mouths shut. But here in this book we are going to talk all about it with good old Yankee outspokenness. We'll clear the air, share experiences, orient newcomers, and have some good laughs.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Why I Hate the Yankees

Why I Hate the Yankees

To no one's surprise, the Yankees were just too deep for the Twins to overcome, just as they'd been too deep for the over-achieving money-ball A's in prev10us years. The All-Star Game offers another forum for the media to hype the ...

Author: Kevin O'Connell

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9781461748854

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 224

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Why I Hate the Yankees offers a humorous take on the most beloved--and at the same time, most reviled--franchise in American professional sports. The book attempts to answer the question: Do we hate the Yankees merely because they always win, or is there more to it than just that? The authors deconstruct the origins of the so-called Yankee mystique, offer countless examples of Yankee arrogance, and critique the Yankees' easy-way-out business model whereby they merely outspend other teams for talent. The authors leave no one exempt from blame, parodying the Yankees' fans, players, and overbearing owner, and questioning the motives of the national media and Major League Baseball. The tongue-in-cheek narrative is interspersed with revealing quotes from Yankee players, fans, media members, and other writers. A must-read for any hater--or lover--of the Yankees.
Categories: Sports & Recreation

Theatrical Management in the West and South for Thirty Years

Theatrical Management in the West and South for Thirty Years

He afterward took upon himself the rôle of Solomon Swap , a Yankee , in an adaptation ( by himself ) of Colman's comedy of WHO ... These few characters , with the addition of Sir Pertinax MacSycophant , carried him through many years of ...

Author: Solomon Smith


ISBN: UOMDLP:aeh1378:0001.001

Category: Theater

Page: 282

View: 993

Categories: Theater

Mis a os con los Yankees The Yankee Years

Mis a  os con los Yankees   The Yankee Years

La historia definitiva de una de las grandes dinastías en la historia del béisbol, los New York Yankees de Joe Torre Cuando Joe Torre tomó posesión como manager de los Yankees en 1996, no habían ganado una Serie Mundial en dieciocho ...

Author: Joe Torre

Publisher: National Geographic Books

ISBN: 9780307476678

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 0

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La historia definitiva de una de las grandes dinastías en la historia del béisbol, los New York Yankees de Joe Torre Cuando Joe Torre tomó posesión como manager de los Yankees en 1996, no habían ganado una Serie Mundial en dieciocho años. Durante ese tiempo, diecisiete managers habían intentado hacerse con las riendas del equipo de béisbol más famoso de América. Todos fueron despedidos por George Steinbrenner, el dueño del equipo. Después de doce exitosas temporadas —con doce apariciones consecutivas en los playoffs, seis títulos de la Liga Americana y cuatro Series Mundiales— Torre dejó los Yankees como el más querido manager del béisbol. Su mayor cualidad fue saber tratar a jugadores como Alex Rodríguez, Mariano Rivera, Jason Giambi, Derek Jeter, Roger Clemens o Randy Johnson. Aquí, por primera vez, Joe Torre y Tom Verducci llevan a los lectores dentro de los propios Yankees, mostrando lo que de verdad hizo falta para mantener al equipo en lo más alto del béisbol mundial.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

The Cultural Encyclopedia of Baseball 2d ed

The Cultural Encyclopedia of Baseball  2d ed

Yankee owner Dan Topping hated Allen. Over a drink in a bar, Topping and O'Malley agreed to swap announcers. Though the trade never materialized, Barber did move over to the Yankees that year. Allen broadcast for the Yankees until he ...

Author: Jonathan Fraser Light

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 9781476617442

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 1112

View: 377

More than any other sport, baseball has developed its own niche in America’s culture and psyche. Some researchers spend years on detailed statistical analyses of minute parts of the game, while others wax poetic about its players and plays. Many trace the beginnings of the civil rights movement in part to the Major Leagues’ decision to integrate, and the words and phrases of the game (for example, pinch-hitter and out in left field) have become common in our everyday language. From AARON, HENRY onward, this book covers all of what might be called the cultural aspects of baseball (as opposed to the number-rich statistical information so widely available elsewhere). Biographical sketches of all Hall of Fame players, owners, executives and umpires, as well as many of the sportswriters and broadcasters who have won the Spink and Frick awards, join entries for teams, owners, commissioners and league presidents. Advertising, agents, drafts, illegal substances, minor leagues, oldest players, perfect games, retired uniform numbers, superstitions, tripleheaders, and youngest players are among the thousands of entries herein. Most entries open with a topical quote and conclude with a brief bibliography of sources for further research. The whole work is exhaustively indexed and includes 119 photographs.
Categories: Sports & Recreation

New York Yankees Firsts

New York Yankees Firsts

Roger Maris was the third Yankee who won back-to-back MVP awards, in 1960 and 1961. Who am I? I was the first Yankee manager to be a two-time winner of the Manager of the Year Award. Bonus: Name the only other Yankee manager to win the ...

Author: Howie Karpin

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9781493075478

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 229

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In the nearly 120-year history of the New York Yankees, fans have been treated to countless firsts—the first Yankee to hit a home run in the original Yankee Stadium (Babe Ruth), the first to hit a homer in the current stadium (Jorge Posada), the first Cy Young Award winner (Bob Turley), the first to hit for the Triple Crown (Lou Gehrig), and the first to amass 3,000 hits (Derek Jeter). The list goes on. In New York Yankees Firsts, Howie Karpin presents the stories behind the firsts in Yankees history in question-and-answer format. More than a mere trivia book, Karpin’s collection includes substantive answers to the question of “who was the first . . . ?” on a variety of topics, many of which will surprise even seasoned fans of the Bronx Bombers.
Categories: Sports & Recreation

New York Yankee Records

New York Yankee Records

SUMMARY AND HIGHLIGHTS Dave Fultz was the first player to retire from the Yankees with a 3 - year career , and this is where the career records begin . Since no records stood before him , Fultz had the privilege of being the record ...

Author: John A. Mercurio

Publisher: SP Books

ISBN: 1561712159

Category: Baseball

Page: 148

View: 239

Here are essential statistics, analysis and lore for fans of the Bronx Bombers. Reveals who has lost more games than any other Yankee, how many of the nine rookie records that Joe DiMaggio set have since been broken, who held the Yankee record for most home runs in a season before Babe Ruth, and much more. Photos.
Categories: Baseball