An examination of the unique parallels between New York City’s evolution and that of the New York Yankees, How the Yankees Explain New York illustrates how the storied history of the Bronx Bombers mirrors that of the Big Apple itself. The oldest professional sports franchise in the city, the Yankees have played in front of sold out crowds in the Bronx for nearly a century, and this work explores the relationship between Wall Street high-rollers and the Yankees’ record-setting payroll, describes the “city that never sleeps” through the nighttime antics of Mickey Mantle and Billy Martin, revisits the healing effect of the Yankees’ World Series run in the aftermath of 9/11, and much more. Entertaining and insightful, this book is sure to be popular amongst one of sports’ most passionate fan bases.
Author: Jon Chattman
Publisher: Triumph Books
Release Date: 2013-04-01
Genre: Social Science
An examination of the unique affinity New Englanders have for their Red Sox, this work illustrates how the storied history of the franchise mirrors that of New England itself. Founded in 1901 and playing in front of sold out crowds at Fenway Park for more than a century, the Boston Red Sox are far and away New England's most beloved franchise, and this work features topics such as the team's relationship to the Kennedys, the comparison of fans' treatment of Bill Buckner to the Salem Witch Trials, the fans inside an Irish pub in one of Boston's toughest neighborhoods, and travels to a miniature replica of Fenway Park in a small Vermont town. Entertaining and informative, "How the Red Sox Explain New England" is sure to be popular among one of sports' most passionate and dedicated fan bases.
When your wife throws you out of the house, no one gives you an instruction manual. You’re officially on your own! Zachary Brooks was once in that exact situation—left on the sidewalk like the trash. He felt alone, scared, helpless, and unsure what to do next. His number one priority was maintaining a close relationship with his son. So many questions swirled through his head: When will I be allowed to see my son again? What did I do to deserve this? What could happen next? How am I supposed to get through this? When he went to the Internet and libraries to search for information, he found legal jargon and condescending rhetoric from lawyers, social workers, politicians and overly educated individuals who had never personally experienced the sheer brutality of a divorce. He wrote this guide to help other dads better understand and manage the critical elements of their divorce while remaining a beacon of light in the lives of their children. “As a divorced dad, while reading this book, I found myself relating to each story, each situation, and each feeling associated with the process of divorce. A book, such as this, would have benefited me immensely if it was released before or during my ‘eviction.’ This is the person that you want to learn from.” —Seth Lerman, professor, author
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.
Author: N. Y.) Daily News (New York
Publisher: Sports Publishing LLC
Release Date: 2001-05
Genre: Biography & Autobiography
Yogi Berra: An American Original recalls the legendary life and times of one of America's most enduring personalities. Drawn from the archives of the New York Daily News, this book represents the most complete collection of Yogi Berra materials ever published. With over 150 classic photographs, Yogi's Hall of Fame career is captured in beautiful detail -- including rarely seen pictures from his early years in Yankee pinstripes to his World Series heroics on the great Yankee teams of the 1950s and early 1960s, through his ups and downs as manager and coach of the tradition-rich Yankees and the upstart Mets, and concluding with his life after baseball.
Author: James E. Perone
Release Date: 2016-10-17
Genre: Social Science
We are what we listen to. That's the premise of this study of 100 songs that have shaped and defined the American experience, from the Colonial period to the present. • Takes an entertaining approach to understanding the cultural tides in American history • Covers a wide range of songs from the Colonial period through the present to depict political and social perspectives as represented in music • Explores numerous subtopics related to the songs • Engages and educates as it gives historical context and meaning to songs with which readers have long been familiar • Uses a research-based approach to explore the historical and cultural background behind America's hits
Author: Michael Macomber
Publisher: Open Court Publishing
Release Date: 2010
Loyalty to a great cause raises some of the most profound issues in philosophy, and loyalty to the greatest of all causes, the Boston Red Sox, poses these questions in the sharpest possible way. The Red Sox and Philosophy brings together a team of thirty of America's leading thinkers (twenty-eight of them citizens of Red Sox Nation), to unravel some of the mysteries of the Red Sox. Can we adapt Anselm's proof of the existence of God to prove that the Red Sox are the greatest conceivable sports team? Why are Red Sox fans moral heroes? Can the science of sabermetrics be reconciled with the religion of baseball? Are pink Red Sox hats rationally defensible? These and other challenging problems are solved in The Red Sox and Philosophy. - Publisher.
In this definitive history, bestselling journalist Golenbock focuses on a particularly dominant period of the Yankees' past, when the Bronx Bombers won nine World Series titles on the strengths of such Hall of Famers as DiMaggio, Mantle, Berra, and Ford. Includes interviews of players and coaches, vintage photos, and a new introduction.
Author: William J. Ryczek
Release Date: 2015-03-10
Genre: Sports & Recreation
This is a history of the New York Yankees over a decade which saw them at the top of the American League and at the bottom. Based upon thorough background research and interviews with over 100 former players, the book covers the major stories of the period as well as some not seen elsewhere. The seventh games of the 1960 and 1962 World Series are described in detail, replete with the remembrances of many of the participants. The infamous Phil Linz harmonica incident, the fruitless search for another Mickey Mantle and the surprising emergence of Mel Stottlemyre are some of the stories that make the early ’60s such a fascinating era in Yankee lore.
Author: Vincent Luisi
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
Release Date: 2002
Two years after the establishment of the American Baseball League in 1901, New Yorkers Frank Farrell and Bill Devery purchased the American League Baltimore Orioles for $18,000 and moved the franchise to New York. They built a stadium in Washington Heights and called the team the Highlanders. This was the humble beginning of the legendary New York Yankees, who went on to be the greatest winning team of the twentieth century. This fascinating pictorial history of the Yankees chronicles the evolution of the team between 1903 and 1928. Featured are rare and spectacular photographs of players, managers, the early spring training sites, and Hilltop Park. Highlights include the team's rivalry with John McGraw's New York Giants; the story of pitcher Jack Chesbro, who despite his record forty-one wins, lost the pennant because of a wild pitch in the last game of the season; the construction of Yankee Stadium, completed in 1923; and the development by 1927 of one of the Yankees' greatest teams, which included Babe Ruth and Lou Gehrig.
Drawn from more than 60 interviews and hours of face time, this authorized biography offers an unprecedented inside-the-dugout look at the manager who guided the New York Yankees to their 27th world championship. Beginning with his childhood in the baseball mecca of Chicago, this book traces Joe Girardi's rise from a catcher at Northwestern University to his time in the minors, his 15 years in the majors, and his successful career as a manager. As much a character portrait of the man as a chronicle of his achievements, this study reveals the amalgam of influences--the relentless work ethic learned from his father combined with the systematic mind of an engineer, the baseball know-how instilled by the likes of Don Zimmer and Joe Torre, and the heart of his tenacious mother--that combined to propel Girardi to his current stature.
The New York Yankees are one of baseball's most iconic franchises and as much a part of New York as the Statue of Liberty and the Empire State Building. From Joe DiMaggio and Derek Jeter to Babe Ruth and Masahiro Tanaka, from Hall of Famers to rookie busts, the Yankees are baseball's most beloved franchise. Jim Kaat, who has the unique experience of playing for the Yankees as well as calling games for them in the booth, had a prime seat to watch it all unfold. In this book, Kaat and Greg Jennnings provide a closer look at the great moments and the lowlights that have made the Yankees one of baseball's keystone teams. Through the words of the players, via multiple interviews conducted with current and past Yankees, readers will meet the players, coaches, and management and share in their moments of greatness and defeat. Readers will find access to the clubhouse as Kaat recounts moments such as Jeter's last contest at Yankee Stadium; David Wells' perfect game; and the elation of the 1996, 1998, 1999, and 2000 World Series championships. It is a book that New York baseball fans will not want to be without.
Author: Robert W. Cohen
Publisher: Scarecrow Press
Release Date: 2012-03-09
Genre: Sports & Recreation
This book carefully examines the careers of the 50 men who made the greatest impact on one of the most successful franchises in the history of professional sports. Features of The 50 Greatest Players in New York Yankees History include quotes from opposing players and former teammates, summaries of each player’s best season, recaps of their most memorable performances, and listings of their notable achievements.
Author: Alan Rosenthal
Release Date: 2008-10-07
Genre: Political Science
State legislators have often been in the shadow of their national counterparts, but they drive the processes of democracy. Rosenthal brings together a lifetime of research and experience on state legislative politics into one eminently readable volume—a dynamic, inside view of the people involved, the politics that prevail, and the interest groups and lobbyists who advocate their causes. Building on earlier work with new data and recent interviews and observations, Rosenthal looks at the way representation works, Americans’ critical view of their legislatures, the role of legislative leaders, the dynamics of executive-legislative relationships, as well as norms and ethics. Both a complement and contrast to the policymaking process on Capitol Hill, Engines of Democracy proves that no one gives insight into state legislators and their work the way Alan Rosenthal can.