The Wonder Team: The True Story of the Incomparable 1927 New York Yankees (Sports and Culture Series)

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Details events leading to the 1927 World Series, when the New York Yankees, including Babe Ruth, Lou Gehrig, and Waite Hoyt, became baseball's best team ever. Draws on interviews with everyone connected to the team, from players and management to batboys, and relates stories concerning players' personalities, skills, and hijinks on and off the field. Includes 1927 statistics and biographical sketches of management, players, and staff, plus b&w photos. Paper edition (unseen), $13.95. Annotation copyright Book News, Inc. Portland, Or.

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The author of this book describes in detail the chronology of the year 1927, when the great New York Yankees became The Wonder Team - probably baseball's best team ever. That club included Babe Ruth, Lou Gehrig, Waite Hoyt, Tony Lazzeri, Earle Combs, Herb Pennock, Bob Meusel, and Wilcy Moore. Also part of the narrative are owner Colonel Jacob Ruppert, manager Miller Huggins, business manager Ed Barrow, and scout Paul Krichell. No participant of that great team is omitted. The author's chronicle is thoroughly buttressed by interviews, research, and records. In detailing the events leading to the 1927 World Series, Trachtenberg weaves players' profiles and histories, along with those of the Yankee owner, management, coaches, scouts, trainer, and batboy/mascot. The reader becomes acquainted with players' personalities, baseball skills, records, and hijinks on and off the field. Players' backgrounds, how they became involved in the great ball club, how they were viewed by the press, how their careers flourished and waned - all of this is covered in The Wonder Team. Also included are 1927 stats, photos from Yankee archives, and biographical sketches.

About the Author:

Leo Trachtenberg was born, raised, and educated in the Bronx, New York, not far from Yankee Stadium. As a passionate devotee of baseball--to him the most captivating of all sports--he has spent many happy hours at the stadium seeing the Yankees and other great teams play.

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