Remembering Yankee Stadium
Remembering Yankee Stadium
An Oral and Narrative History of the House That Ruth Built
Stewart, Tabori, & Chang, Hardcover, 9781584797166, 240pp.
Publication Date: September 1, 2008
Diamonds aren’t forever. After the 2008 season, the seemingly immortal House That Ruth Built” will shut its gates foreverto be replaced by a brand-new stadium just a homer’s length away. As if anything could ever replace Yankee Stadium in the hearts and memories of New York Yankees’ fans.
Memories are what this book is about. From the moment it opened on April 18, 1923, Yankee Stadium was a phenomenon: It was more than double the size of any ballpark at the time. And what was happening on the field was just as phenomenal. In the third inning of that opening-day game, Babe Ruth hit the home run he deemed the most satisfying of his career. That fall, the stadium hosted the first of the many World Series games that would be played there over the ensuing 85 years.
And that, of course, was just the beginning. Remembering Yankee Stadium brilliantly and beautifully documents the stadium’s entire career through a decade-by-decade account, a priceless collection of historical photographs, and, most movingly, the vivid, first-person reminiscences of the people to whom this citadel of sport” has meant so much: entertainers and politicians, broadcasters and sportswriters, players and fans. No Yankees fanno baseball fanwill be able to resist this incredible book.
"Spectacular new book about Yankee Stadium by Harvey Frommer, Remembering Yankee Stadium."--FOX SPORTS.COM
"In this, the last year of Yankee Stadium's storied existence, Frommer's Remembering Yankee Stadium becomes an essential keepsake for wise fans who know that newer isn't always better." TIME OUT NEW YORK
"Sportswriter Harvey Frommer's Remembering Yankee Stadium is an exhaustive account of The Cathedral of Baseball and a moving tribute from nearly a hundred voices, former players and pinstripe devotees alike."- - GELF MAGAZINE
"RYS beats any Yankee Book out there hands down. Who better to write and compile a tribute to an icon such as Yankee Stadium than renowned baseball/Yankee author Harvey Frommer who makes great use of every Yankee and baseball player he either wrote about or met over his illustrious career. My Yankee Cap is tipped to Harvey Frommer who has outdone himself once again."-BEHINDTHEBOMBERS.COM
"A stunning collection of oral history and narrative and great photos." NEW YORK ONE
"A gorgeous new over-sized book Remembering Yankee Stadium: An Oral and
Narrative History of "The House that Ruth Built"--BRONX BANTER "One to show. Absolute classic. Best of all the books on the subject-the Bible of Yankee Stadium books."--WCBS-Radio
Bob Sheppard is a well known golf professional in the Philadelphia area and a Life-Member of the PGA of America. A freelance writer, he is married with two daughters.