Yankees Century

100 Years of New York Yankees Baseball

By Richard A. Johnson; Glenn Stout
(Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, Hardcover, 9780618085279, 496pp.)

Publication Date: September 2002

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Description

The definitive narrative history of the world’s greatest sporting franchise     For more than 100 years, the New York Yankees have dominated baseball as no team ever has, in any sport. They have provided the very definition of a dynasty. Pinstripes and pennants. Aprils and Octobers. The House That Ruth Built in the city that never sleeps. A century of greatness embodied in one city and its team. But it hasn't always been that way, and it has never been easy. Yankees Century is the full history of this storied franchise, with the most compelling and authoritative narrative of the team ever written, more than 250 stunning photographs, and essays by the game's colorful scribes. On an unforgettable journey through time, you'll read about the unlikely scheme to build a ballpark in Manhattan atop solid rock, the magic of the Bambino rounding the bases, the stately DiMaggio taking the field, Lou Gehrig's poignant goodbye, Yogi Berra's hilarious verbal gaffes, Jack Chesbro's legendary spitball, Derek Jeter's mind-bending plays, and much more.




About the Author

Glenn Stout is the author of all the Good Sports books. He was also the author of thirty-nine titles in the Matt Christopher Sports Biography and Legends in Sports series. He lives in Vermont with his wife and daughter.Check out his website at www.goodsportsbyglennstout.com.  




Praise For Yankees Century

"A well-written and thorough look at the Yanks . . . essential for Yankees fans." Publishers Weekly

"This book does ample justice to [the Yankees'] great history . . . even Yankee haters will find much to enjoy." Library Journal

"Opinionated, knowledgeable, and steeped in the kind of historical minutiae fans adore ." Booklist, ALA

"[A] conscientious investigation of what really happened in its complexity and ramification . . . in clear, engaging prose." Boston Globe

"Dazzling . . . complicated portrait of the ways a team and a game weave in and out of politics, history, and popular culture." -- Eric Neel, ESPN.com

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