Since their breakthrough championship season in 1923, when Yankee stadium opened, the New York Yankees have been baseballâ€™s most successful, decorated, and colorful franchise. Home to Ruth, Gehrig, DiMaggio, Berra, Mantle, Jackson, and Mattingly; and later Torre, Jeter, Rivera, and Rodriguez, the team has been a fixture in our national consciousness. Yet itâ€™s been nearly seventy years since Frank Graham wrote the last narrative history of the team. Marty Appel, the Yankeesâ€™ PR director during the 1970s, now illuminates the team in all its century-plus of glory: clever, maneuvering owners; rowdy, talented players; and, of course, twenty-seven championships. Appel heard war stories from old-timers like Mantle, Berra, and Casey Stengel, and has remained close to the organization ever since. A collector, writer, and raconteur, he gives life to the teamâ€™s history, from the muddy, uneven field at Hilltop Park in the 1900s to the evolution of todayâ€™s team as an international brand. Loaded with over a centuryâ€™s worth of great stories, folklore, and photos, this is a treasure trove for lovers of sports, the Yankees, New York history, and Americaâ€™s game.
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