Whether rediscovering the best team moments, or initiating into the histories and traditions of Yankees fandom, this book about the New York Yankees is both a useful resource and cherishable memorabilia. Packed with anecdotes of past and current players, explanations about the beginnings of rivalries and traditions, detailed histories about the greatest players and moments in the franchise’s history, lists of the greatest teams ever and year-by-year statistics, this collectible book is the primary source for anyone eager to be an expert regarding anything about the Yankees. The book captures the essence of the pride of every true Yankees fan: pinstripes, “the house that Ruth built,” Joe DiMaggio’s 56-game hitting streak, “the straw that stirs the drink,” Billy Martin hired and fired (five times), Derek Jeter, the Subway Series, the Iron Horse, and Don Larsen’s perfect game in the 1956 World Series.
About the Author
Athlon Sports is a publisher of preseason, single-title sports annuals, covering professional and college athletics and distributed throughout North America and Europe. Founded in 1967, they are now the largest sports magazine in the U.S., and have won Publisher of the Year, Magazine of the Year, and an Emmy Award. They are based primarily in Nashville, Tennessee. Yogi Berra is a National Baseball Hall of Famer and a former catcher, outfielder, and manager of Major League Baseball. He was named an all-star player 15 times, won the American League MVP three times, played in 14 World Series games, and holds numerous World Series records including hitting the first pinch hit home run in World Series history. As a manager his teams won pennants in both the American and National Leagues during his career with the New York Mets and the New York Yankees. He lives in Montclair, New Jersey.