Damn Yankees (Hardcover)
Twenty-Four Major League Writers on the World's Most Loved (and Hated) Team
Ecco, 9780062059628, 304pp.
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.
About the Author
Rob Fleder was executive editor of Sports Illustrated and the editor of SI Books during his twenty years at Time Inc. At SI Books he edited Sports Illustrated 50: The Anniversary Book; SI: The Baseball Book; SI: The Football Book; and Hate Mail From Cheerleaders: The Best of Rick Reilly, among other New York Times bestsellers. He was also the editor of Damn Yankees: Twenty-Four Major League Writers on the World’s Most Loved (and Hated) Team. He is currently editing books and consulting on publishing projects for his company, Low Gear & Minus, Inc. He lives in Westchester, New York.
Steve Hoffman is a founding partner of the HoffmanNoli Design Studio in Brooklyn, New York. Their clients have included Time Inc., Sports Illustrated, Veranda, Brides, Lucky, Condé Nast, Workman Books, Random House and O, The Oprah Magazine. Before founding HoffmanNoli Design, Steve was the creative director of Sports Illustrated for more than twenty years. He has designed more than thirty books for the SI imprint and other clients.