Twenty-Four Major League Writers on the World's Most Loved (and Hated) Team
By Rob Fleder
Ecco Press, Hardcover, 9780062059628, 290pp.
Publication Date: April 3, 2012
Winners of twenty-seven World Series titles, the New York Yankees are the quintessential sports dynasty. Love them or hate them, they cannot be ignored by anyone who professes to be a fan of the great game of baseball.
With Damn Yankees, Rob Fleder, former Executive Editor for Sports Illustrated magazine, offers a timeless collection of original essays by some of the most prominent contemporary writers in America--from Pete Dexter to Jane Leavy, from Roy Blount Jr. to Colum McCann--each piece focusing on one uniquely colorful subject: the fanatically adored/resoundingly despised "Bronx Bombers."
Funny, moving, provocative, insightful appreciations and detractions--from Babe Ruth to Mickey Mantle to Derek Jeter--Damn Yankees offers twenty-four fascinating takes on the most storied franchise of baseball's Major Leagues.
The New York Yankees may be the most polarizing team in the U.S. In a new collection, Damn Yankees: Twenty-Four Major League Writers on the World's Most Loved (and Hated) Team, writers share the stories behind their passions. In many cases, rooting for or against the team has little to do with sports. More at NPR.org
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