The New York Yankees 1936–39: Lou Gehrig, Joe DiMaggio, and Baseball’s Greatest Dynasty

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Skyhorse Publishing #ad - Even the ruthian Yankees of the twenties never won more than two consecutive world championships. Red ruffing, lou gehrig, and rookie joe dimaggio―with these six future hall of Fame players, Lefty Gomez, if not, Tony Lazzeri, the Yankees embarked on a four-year run that would go down in the history books as the greatest Yankees team, Bill Dickey, the greatest baseball team of all time.

Over the next four years, the Yankees won four straight pennants, finishing an average of nearly fifteen games ahead of the second-place team. From 1936 to 1939, the world was changing rapidly. Roosevelt was re-elected president in the greatest landslide in American history. The story of the greatest yankees Team―and Baseball Team―of All TimeNew York, 1936.

The New York Yankees 1936–39: Lou Gehrig, Joe DiMaggio, and Baseball's Greatest Dynasty #ad - . Franklin D. Against the backdrop of a world in turmoil, and America’s love for baseball, baseball, thrived. Starring the best team of all time, featuring little-known anecdotes of players and set against a history of the world, The New York Yankees 1936–39 tells the tale of a legendary team that changed history.

And hitler’s germany was on the move in the fall of 1939, just as the Yankee dynasty reached its climax. America was in the grip of the Great Depression. They won their four world series by an overall margin of 16-3, sweeping the last two, putting the punctuation mark on baseball’s first true dynasty.

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A Season in the Sun: The Rise of Mickey Mantle

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Basic Books #ad - Taking us from the action on the diamond to mantle's off-the-field exploits, Roberts and Smith depict Mantle not as an ideal role model or a bitter alcoholic, but a complex man whose faults were smoothed over by sportswriters eager to keep the truth about sports heroes at bay. The story of mickey mantle's magnificent 1956 seasonMickey Mantle was the ideal batter for the atomic age, capable of hitting a baseball harder and farther than any other player in history.

He was also the perfect idol for postwar America, a wholesome hero from the heartland. In a season in the sun, acclaimed historians randy roberts and Johnny Smith recount the defining moment of Mantle's legendary career: 1956, when he overcame a host of injuries and critics to become the most celebrated athlete of his time.

A Season in the Sun: The Rise of Mickey Mantle #ad - An incisive portrait of an american icon, A Season in the Sun is an essential work for baseball fans and anyone interested in the 1950s.

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Gehrig and the Babe: The Friendship and the Feud

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Triumph Books #ad - In gehrig and the babe, tony castro portrays Ruth and Gehrig for what they were: American icons who were remarkably different men. For the first time, readers will learn about a friendship driven apart, an enduring feud which wove its way in and out of their Yankees glory years and chilled their interactions until July 4, 1939—Lou Gehrig Day at Yankee Stadium—when Gehrig’s famous farewell address thawed out their stone silence.

Much has been written about the two men as teammates, but Ruth and Gehrig's relationship away from the field is rarely, if ever, explored. The legendary achievements of Babe Ruth and Lou Gehrig are undeniable hallmarks of baseball history.

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Gator: My Life in Pinstripes

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Crown Archetype #ad - In 1978, he went 25-3 with a 1. 74 era and won the cy young award as the best pitcher in baseball, helping to bring home the Yankees' second straight World Series championship. In gator, guidry takes us inside the clubhouse to tell us what it was like to play amidst the chaos and almost daily confrontations between Billy Martin and George Steinbrenner, Martin's altercations with star slugger Reggie "the straw that stirs the drink" Jackson.

A four-time all star and five-time golden glove winner, served as the Yankees' captain in the 1980s, he played from 1976 to 1988, and remains one of the greatest pitchers in Yankee history. He tells stories about players like lou pinella, willie randolph, Bucky Dent, Catfish Hunter, and Mickey Rivers, Chris Chambliss, and coach Yogi Berra who in 1984 became the Yankees' manager and Elston Howard.

Legendary new york yankees pitcher ron guidry recounts his years playing for one of the most storied and celebrated teams in sports history--the world champion New York Yankees during their heyday in the Bronx Zoo years, with manic manager Billy Martin, headline loving owner George Steinbrenner, and an ego-driven all-star cast that included everyone from slugger Reggie Jackson and All star catcher Thurman Munson to Cy Young Award winners Sparky Lyle and Catfish Hunter.

Gator: My Life in Pinstripes #ad - Ron guidry, quickly rose in 1977 to become the ace of the yankees' stellar pitching staff, known as Gator and Louisiana Lightning to his teammates, helping the team regarded as the most famous and notorious in Yankee history win the World Series. He talks poignantly about the death of Thurman Munson in 1979, and the impact that had on Ron and on the club.

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A Franchise on the Rise: The First Twenty Years of the New York Yankees

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Skyhorse Publishing #ad - 2018 marks 115 years since the inception of the new york yankees--and what a 115-year period it's been! but how did the team that has since won a league-leading 27 world championships get started? In A Franchise on the Rise, their move to Yankee Stadium, including their first ten years as the Highlanders, focusing on all the major players and events, from 1903 to 1923, veteran sportswriter Dom Amore takes readers back in time to the first twenty years of the team's existence, and their subsequent first World Series in 1923.

It took money and luck, but it also took a group of people working as a team, each allowed to do his job and each doing it superbly. There was no secret to building a winning organization. This is a tale about the business of baseball as it was done at the time and, in many ways, as it still must be done.

A Franchise on the Rise: The First Twenty Years of the New York Yankees #ad - In doing so, amore successfully finds the characters' own voices and thereby vividly reconstructs events of more than a century ago. He recounts the snowy night honus wagner was offered twenty crisp $1, 000 bills to join the new franchise in New York; the story behind the holes punched in the outfield fence that facilitated the stealing of signs in 1909; and why the team thought it may have had the next big superstar in a college football end named George Halas.

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The Baby Bombers: The Inside Story of the Next Yankees Dynasty

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Diversion Books #ad - The baby bombers details the inside-baseball strategy of the yankees’ pivot to a younger, their amazing assaults on the record books, their memorable 2017 playoff run, the players’ fascinating paths to Yankee Stadium, more exciting roster, and a unified mission to hoist the franchise’s twenty-eighth World Series trophy.

Featuring nearly fifty photographs, The Baby Bombers tracks the rise of today’s Yankees from fresh-faced rookies into a group that is destined for pinstriped greatness. Through new, opponents, veteran reporter bryan hoch fleshes out the transition from Jeter to Judge, executives and scouts, members of the current roster, scoring behind-the-scenes insights from general manager Brian Cashman, in-depth interviews, former manager Joe Girardi, and Yankees legends of the past.

A must-read for anyone who wants to understand who these new Yankees are, and where they are going. Ken rosenthal, gary sanchez, luis severino, mlb network and fox sports derek jeter and the “Core Four” have passed the torch to a new generation of Yankees superstars―featuring Aaron Judge, and Greg Bird―who have powered through the minors to become stars on baseball’s biggest stage.

The Baby Bombers: The Inside Story of the Next Yankees Dynasty #ad - This is a must-read book for those that understand the potential of this new core. David cone, four-time world series Champion with the New York Yankees and analyst for the YES Network. Joined by reigning national league MVP Giancarlo Stanton, this thrilling group is poised to chase championship titles for years to come.

A new generation of stars are developing right before our eyes, and Bryan Hoch is the right journalist to chronicle this exciting time for Yankees fans. The meteoric rise of the new generation of superstar yankees, their fascinating paths to Yankee Stadium, now joined by Giancarlo Stanton―from the “inside baseball” strategy in assembling the roster, Greg Bird, and Luis Severino, Gary Sanchez, including Aaron Judge, and a mission to hoist the franchise's twenty-eighth World Series championship trophy.

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Warren Spahn: A Biography of the Legendary Lefty

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Sports Publishing #ad - Known for his supremely high leg kick, Spahn became one of the greatest pitchers in baseball history. Spahn dominated for over two decades, spending twenty years with the Braves both Boston and Milwaukee, as well as a season with the New York Mets and San Francisco Giants. Struggling in his major-league debut at age twenty, manager Casey Stengel demoted the young left.

With 363 victories, Warren Spahn is the winningest left-handed pitcher in baseball history. Enlisting in the army, seeing action in the battle of the Bulge and the Ludendorff Bridge, Spahn would serve with distinction, and was awarded a battlefield commission, along with a Purple Heart. Upon his return to the game, he would take the league by storm.

Warren Spahn: A Biography of the Legendary Lefty #ad - It would be four years before Spahn would return to the diamond, as he received a calling of a different kind―one from his country. In addition, spahn was also a war hero, serving in World War II and awarded the Purple Heart. To say spahn lived a storied life is an understatement. In warren spahn, author Lew Freedman tells the story of this incredible lefty.

However, the road wasn’t as easy as it would seem. Pitching into his mid-forties, he would throw two no-hitters at the advanced ages of thirty-nine and forty. During his 21-year career, a cy young–award winner, spahn won 20+ games thirteen times, was a 17-time All Star, and was elected to the National Baseball Hall of Fame in 1973.

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The Big Fella: Babe Ruth and the World He Created

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Harper #ad - There was no frame he couldn’t or wouldn’t fill. Like all the new-fangled gadgets then flooding the marketplace—radios, Brownie cameras, automatic clothes washers, microphones and loudspeakers—Babe Ruth "made impossible events happen. Aided by his crucial partnership with christy walsh—business manager, spin doctor, and surrogate father, damage control wizard, all stuffed into one tightly buttoned double-breasted suit—Ruth drafted the blueprint for modern athletic stardom.

His was a life of journeys and itineraries—from uncouth to couth, abandoned to abandon; from Baltimore to Boston to New York,  spartan to spendthrift, and back to Boston at the end of his career for a finale with the only team that would have him. There were road trips and hunting trips; grand tours of foreign capitals and post-season promotional tours, not to mention those 714 trips around the bases.

The Big Fella: Babe Ruth and the World He Created #ad - After hitting his 60th home run in september 1927—a total that would not be exceeded until 1961, a three-week victory lap across America, when Roger Maris did it with the aid of the extended modern season—he embarked on the mother of all barnstorming tours, accompanied by Yankee teammate Lou Gehrig.

. From jane leavy, the award-winning, new york times bestselling author of The Last Boy and Sandy Koufax, comes the definitive biography of Babe Ruth—the man Roger Angell dubbed "the model for modern celebrity. He lived in the present tense—in the camera’s lens. Walsh called the tour a "Symphony of Swat.

The omaha world herald called it "the biggest show since Ringling Brothers, Barnum and Bailey, and seven other associated circuses offered their entire performance under one tent.

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Tinker to Evers to Chance: The Chicago Cubs and the Dawn of Modern America

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University of Chicago Press #ad - At the same time, baseball was transforming from small-time diversion into a nationwide sensation. Their names were chanted, crowed, and cursed. This iconic trio helped baseball reinvent itself, but their legend has largely been relegated to myths and barroom trivia. It’s a rare look at one of baseball’s first dynasties in action.

. With them emerged a truly national culture. The stories of these early baseball stars shed unexpected light not only on the evolution of baseball and on the enthusiasm of its players and fans all across America, but also on the broader convulsions transforming the US into a confident new industrial society.

But together they were an unstoppable force. Alone they were a shortstop, a second baseman, and a first baseman. Joe tinker, and frank chance came together in rough-and-tumble early twentieth-century Chicago and soon formed the defensive core of the most formidable team in big league baseball, Johnny Evers, leading the Chicago Cubs to four National League pennants and two World Series championships from 1906 to 1910.

Tinker to Evers to Chance: The Chicago Cubs and the Dawn of Modern America #ad - Americans from all walks of life became infected with “baseball fever, ” a phenomenon of unprecedented enthusiasm and social impact. Each man came from a different corner of the country and brought a distinctive local culture with him: Evers from the Irish-American hothouse of Troy, New York; Tinker from the urban parklands of Kansas City, Missouri; Chance from the verdant fields of California’s Central Valley.

David rapp’s engaging history resets the story and brings these men to life again, enabling us to marvel anew at their feats on the diamond. The national pastime was coming of age.

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Unbeaten: Rocky Marciano's Fight for Perfection in a Crooked World

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Henry Holt and Co. #ad - Rocky packed a devastating punch with an innocent nickname, “Suzie Q, ” against which there was no defense. As the champ, he came to know presidents and movie stars – and the organized crime figures who dominated the sport, much to his growing disgust. Like suzie q, it will knock you off your feet. It’s a classic american tale of immigrant dreams, disillusionment, exceptional talent wedded to exceptional ambitions, compromises in the service of a greater good, astounding success, and a quest to discover what it all meant.

From the bestselling author of The Prince of Providence, a revelatory biography of Rocky Marciano, the greatest heavyweight champion of all time. The son of poor italian immigrants, rocky marciano accomplished a feat that eluded legendary heavyweight champions like Joe Louis, Muhammad Ali, with short arms and stubby legs, Jack Dempsey, and Mike Tyson: He never lost a professional fight.

Unbeaten: Rocky Marciano's Fight for Perfection in a Crooked World #ad - He may have “stood out in boxing like a rose in a garbage dump, ” as one sportswriter said, but he also fought his own private demons. In the hands of the award-winning journalist and biographer Mike Stanton, Unbeaten is more than just a boxing story. His record was a perfect 49-0 Unbeaten is the story of this remarkable champion who overcame injury, doubt, and the schemes of corrupt promoters to win the title in a bloody and epic battle with Jersey Joe Walcott in 1952.

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Breaking Babe Ruth: Baseball's Campaign Against Its Biggest Star Sports and American Culture

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University of Missouri #ad - To the baseball establishment, Ruth’s immense popularity represented opportunity, but his rebelliousness and potential to overturn the status quo presented a threat. This new perspective, approaching Ruth more seriously and placing his life in fuller context, is long overdue. After a decades-long campaign waged by baseball to contain and discredit him, frustrated and struggling with injuries and illness, the Babe, grew more acquiescent, but the image of Ruth that baseball perpetuated still informs how many people remember Babe Ruth to this day.

. Rather than as a falstaffian figure of limited intellect, independent operator, Edmund Wehrle reveals Babe Ruth as an ambitious, one not afraid to challenge baseball’s draconian labor system.

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