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The 50 Greatest Yankee Games

Tan, Cecilia

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ISBN 10: 047165938X / ISBN 13: 9780471659389
Published by John Wiley & Sons Inc, Somerset, New Jersey, U.S.A., 2005
Condition: Near Fine Hardcover
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First printing. From 1904 through 2003, when the Yankees lost to the Red Sox, the author has provided a compelling diary/analysis of her 50 choices for the Yankee's greatest games. B&W photos in text. References and information on research technicques included at end. Book and DJ both near fine. 278 pp. Bookseller Inventory # 13351

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Title: The 50 Greatest Yankee Games

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons Inc, Somerset, New Jersey, U.S.A.

Publication Date: 2005

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Near Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine

Edition: 1st Edition.

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""Cecilia Tan has written a Yankee Doodle Dandy of a book. The reader is taken through the dramatic ebb and flow of the 50 greatest Yankee games. We learn a lot about the team from the Bronx in this fact-filled, entertainingly written opus. Should be required reading for all fans of the New York Yankees.""
--Harvey Frommer, author of A Yankee Century and The New York Yankee Encyclopedia
Every Yankee fan has a memory they will never forget or a game they wish they had seen. Covering an entire century of New York Yankees baseball, The 50 Greatest Yankee Games brings together the best (and sometimes worst) moments experienced by the most successful sports franchise on the planet. You'll be there as:
* Babe Ruth performs the most debated gesture in sports history
* Joe DiMaggio reaches one milestone on his way to another
* ""The Wild Man"" tames the Dodgers, but the Bombers fail to score
* Bobby Murcer delivers the game-winning hit just hours after delivering the eulogy at Thurman Munson's funeral
* Dave Righetti throws his no-hitter against the Red Sox
* Don Mattingly shines, but Seattle savors the day
* Derek Jeter saves the game and the season with a ""shovel pass""

From the Yankees' first World Series to the pennant race that pitted Joe DiMaggio against Ted Williams to the Bucky Dent home run game, you'll have the best seat in the stadium as you experience all the excitement and drama. Featuring fascinating anecdotes and vintage photographs, The 50 Greatest Yankee Games is the perfect book for every Yankee fan and anyone who cherishes the game.
""Tan does a fine job choosing the most important contests from 100 seasons of Yankee baseball and recounting them in a gripping style . . . developing entertaining, dramatic story lines.""
--Publisher's Weekly

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Where were you when Mickey Mantle hit a walk-off home run in the 1964 World Series? Does your great-uncle Morty still talk about the time he saw Don Larsen pitch a no-hitter? Have you gotten tired yet of telling the story about Aaron Boone's walk-off home run that won the 2003 pennant?

Every Yankee fan has a memory they will never forget or a game they wish they had been present to witness. Covering an entire century of New York Yankees baseball, The 50 Greatest Yankee Games brings together the best (and sometimes worst) moments experienced by the most successful sports franchise on the planet. From history-making plays to incredible individual achievements, from regular season games to playoffs to the World Series, Cecilia Tan deftly recreates the suspense, excitement, and drama on the field, putting you right at home plate as the action unfolds.

Drawing upon her extensive research, Tan devotes each fact-packed chapter to a single game, incorporating exclusive interviews with players, personal recollections, and quotes from newspapers and magazines of the time, as well as vintage photographs and trivia about the people, places, and events that made these games legendary. You'll hear from such Yankee greats as Yogi Berra, Al Downing, Whitey Ford, Joe Girardi, Dwight Gooden, Reggie Jackson, Phil Linz, Graig Nettles, and Roy White, to name a few. You'll also meet the not-so-famous figures who contributed to unforgettable moments in Yankee history.

From the triumphs to the heartbreaks, you'll be there as:

  • Bert Daniels enters the record books in 1912 by hitting for the cycle.
  • Babe Ruth performs the most debated gesture in sports history.
  • Joe DiMaggio reaches one milestone on his way to another.
  • "The Wild Man" tames the Dodgers, but the Bombers fail to score.
  • Bobby Murcer delivers the game-winning hit just hours after delivering the eulogy at Thurman Munson's funeral.
  • Dave Righetti throws his no-hitter against the Red Sox.
  • Don Mattingly shines, but Seattle savors the day.

Written with all the enthusiasm and spirit of a die-hard Yankee fan, The 50 Greatest Yankee Games captures all the mania, mystery, and magic surrounding the most popular baseball team of all time.

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