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The New York Yankees Home Run Almanac

The Bronx Bombers' Most Historic, Unusual, and Titanic Dingers

Douglas B. Lyons, Marty Appel (Foreword by)

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Description

The New York Yankees don't call themselves the "Bronx Bombers" for nothing. And though Babe Ruth did not invent the home run, he did indeed popularize it and make it seem less vulgar.
New York Yankees Home Run Almanac presents a month-by-month tally of historic, important, unusual, or titanic home runs, hit mostly by Yankees (or players who hit them at Yankees ballparks). It covers everyone from Ruth to Mickey Mantle, Alex Rodriguez, Joe DiMaggio, Lou Gehrig, Reggie Jackson, Derek Jeter, Aaron Judge, and many more pinstripe players, past and present, in an easy-to-read format. Some of the many dingers featured include:
  • Graig Nettles's home run on Opening Day 1974, when the Yankees called Shea Stadium home
  • Jorge Posada's and Bernie Williams's switch-hit home runs during the same game in 2000
  • Pitcher Whitey Ford's third and final home run of his career
  • Aaron Judge's 50th home run of the season, a rookie record
  • And many more!


  • Praise For The New York Yankees Home Run Almanac: The Bronx Bombers' Most Historic, Unusual, and Titanic Dingers

    "I have seen and surrendered many home runs at historic Yankee Stadium. Fascinating to read about so many memorable ones. Doug provides some great memories in this book."

    -Jim Kaat

    "As a fan of baseball history, I love the ironies and oddities Doug Lyons has collected in these pages. In fact, I'll probably borrow a few for my next book."

    --Dan Schlossberg, author, The New Baseball Bible: Notes, Nuggets, Lists & Legends from Our National Pastime

    "I have seen and surrendered many home runs at historic Yankee Stadium. Fascinating to read about so many memorable ones. Doug provides some great memories in this book."

    -Jim Kaat

    "As a fan of baseball history, I love the ironies and oddities Doug Lyons has collected in these pages. In fact, I'll probably borrow a few for my next book."

    --Dan Schlossberg, author, The New Baseball Bible: Notes, Nuggets, Lists & Legends from Our National Pastime

    Sports Publishing, 9781683581956, 200pp.

    Publication Date: April 24, 2018



    About the Author

    Douglas B. Lyons is a criminal lawyer and is the author or co-author of several books on baseball. He has spoken about baseball and his research at the National Baseball Hall of Fame, the Smithsonian Institution, and many national and regional meetings of the Society for American Baseball Research, of which he is a member.

    Marty Appel is a former New York Yankees Public Relations Director and Emmy award-winning television producer. He is also the author of 24 books, including Casey Stengel: Baseball’s Great Character; Pinstripe Empire: The New York Yankees from Before the Babe to After the Boss; and Munson: The Life and Death of a Yankee Captain. Appel has collaborated on projects with Commissioner Bowie Kuhn, with Tom Seaver, with TV personality Larry King, and written a memoir, Now Pitching for the Yankees. He is the magazine historian for the Baseball Hall of Fame’s publication, “Memories and Dreams,” and is a leading historian on the New York Yankees.