Book Review

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 […]

The Yankee Years – A Book Review

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 […]

Munson – A Book Review

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 […]

Ball Four – A Book Review

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 […]

The Bronx Zoo – A Book Review