Yankee Stadium (Hardcover)
A Tribute: 85 Years of Memories: 1923-2008
It Books, 9780061438608, 224pp.
Publication Date: March 11, 2008
A nostalgic and reverent look at The House That Ruth Built -- the most famous and historic baseball stadium in professional sports
Relive 85 years of memories in Yankee Stadium with a DVD highlighting the Golden Age of Yankee stadium, exclusively produced for Yankee Stadium: A Tribute and narrated by legendary Hall of Famer Reggie Jackson.
Since its opening in 1923, Yankee Stadium has been the scene of 26 championship titles and some of the greatest achievements in baseball history, including Babe Ruth's 60th home run during the 1927 season, the race fro the home run title between teammates Roger Maris and Mickey Mantle, Jim Abbott's 1993 no-hitter, and Aaron Boone's 2006 game-winning run against the Red Sox to clinch the American League Championship Series. Yankee Stadium: A Tribute is a celebration of this great landmark and its history, a beautiful piece of nostalgia for the missions of fans who have visited baseball's most celebrated ballpark.
The House That Ruth Built was the stage for scores of other athletic events, including football and boxing. It has played host to some of the world's most important cultural events, including the first papal mass in North America in 1965 and the first memorial service for the victims of the September 11, 2001, attacks.
Yankee Stadium: A Tribute -- written with the cooperation of key Yankee players from the past and present -- celebrates this great monument and the unforgettable events of its 85-year history.
About the Author
A recognized sports authority, Les Krantz has worked for the Chicago Tribune, Chicago magazine, Esquire, Ski, and Gold. He is the author of many sports books, including Dark Horses and Underdogs, Reel Baseball, and Not Till the Fat lady Sings.