Yankees Baseball : The Golden Age (Paperback)

Author: Bak, Richard

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Publisher Arcadia Pub
Mfg Part# 9780738502441
SKU 30820096
Format Paperback
ISBN10 0738502448
Release Date 8/8/2011
Dimensions (in Inches) 9.25H x 6.5L x 0.25T
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Editors Note Between 1920 and 1964, the Bronx Bombers dominated thegame of baseball. It was a time when baseball players enjoyed an elevated status as national icons, a time when men wearing baggy, flannel uniforms and sporting pancake gloves played for little more than "the love of the game." In this striking and nostalgic volume featuring many rarely seen photographs, we meet the heroes that were the New York Yankees. The Yankees won 29 American League pennants and 20 World Series during this golden era, their diamond exploits thrilling generations of fans and their statistical achievements becoming familiar numbers in the lore of the game: Babe Ruth's 714 home runs; Lou Gehrig's 2,130 consecutive games played; Joe DiMaggio's 56-game hitting streak; Casey Stengel's 5 straight world championships; Mickey Mantle's 565-foot home run; and Roger Maris's 61 round-trippers. The tradition of excellence began in the 1920s with the Murderers' Row teams, named for their "killer" batting lineups, and continued through the early 1960s, by which time the Bronx Bombers had established themselves as the most successful franchise in sports history.
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Book Format Paperback
Number of Pages 0128
Publisher Arcadia Publishing (SC)
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