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Category Archives: Book Review
THE BOOK: 100 Things Yankees Fans Should Know & Do Before They Die THE AUTHOR: David Fischer THE RATING: 3.75-out-of-5 THE PUBLISHER: Triumph Books in 2012 This book is a collection of 100 stories, that as the title suggests, Yankees fans should probably know and do if they consider themselves Yankees fans. I have to admit that I was a ...
The good people over at Maple Street Press were nice enough to send me a free copy of this year's edition of their Yankees annual to review. If you are looking to pick up a Yankee specific season preview magazine, I can't imagine finding a better one than this. The Magazine: Maple Street Press: Yankees 2010 ...
The Book: The Yankee Years The Author: Joe Torre and Tom Verducci Rating: a preferred read, 4-out-of-5 Published by: Doubleday in 2009 This book is not quite Joe Torre's memior. His voice is heard throughout the book, but Tom Verducci conducted lots of interviews of players that played under Torre as well as throughout the rest of the league. ...
The Book: Munson: The Life and Death of a Yankee Captain The Author: Marty Appel Rating: A must read for Thurman Munson fans, 4-out-of-5 Published by: Doubleday in 2009 First a bit of background about the book's author Marty Appel. Appel graduated from SUNY Oneonta in 1970 and got his first job with the Yankees answering fan mail for ...
The Book: The Baseball Economist The Author: J.C. Bradbury Rating: Recommended read, 4-out-of-5 Ever want to know why there are no left handed catchers? Or how good Leo Mazzone actually is? Or how much a player is worth? Or just want to know a little more about Sabernomics? Then you should probably pick up a copy of The ...
The Book: Ball Four The Author: Jim Bouton Rating: Must Read, 5-out-of-5 Ball Four was written by former Yankee pitcher Jim Bouton in 1970. It is a diary of his 1969 season with the expansion Seattle Pilots and his mid-season trade to the Houston Astros. In later editions, mine was the Twentieth Anniversary Edition, the epilogue covers the ...
The Book: The Bronx Zoo The Author: Sparky Lyle and Peter Golenbock Rating: Must Read, 5-out-of-5 This book is essentially Sparky Lyle's diary of the 1978 season and it's written in the style started by Jim Bouton's Ball Four. Personally I enjoyed this book quite a bit, but if you are not a die-hard Yankees fan and are ...