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Pride of October: What It Was to Be Young and a Yankee

Madden, Bill

Published by Warner Books, New York, 2003
ISBN 10: 044652932X / ISBN 13: 9780446529327
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Title: Pride of October: What It Was to Be Young ...

Publisher: Warner Books, New York

Publication Date: 2003

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition: Very Good +

Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good +

Signed: Signed by Author

Edition: First Edition


First printing: April 2003, stated; full number line. Signed by the author on the half-title page: "Bill Madden." Book is square and unmarked; bottom corners, spine ends bumped. The dust jacket is not price-clipped (original price $24.95); edgewear at spine ends and corners. Brodart protected. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Bookseller Inventory # 005308

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Synopsis: Legendary Yankees past and present sit down with award-winning columnist Bill Madden to offer a captivating portrait of what it's like to play for the Bronx Bombers. In his years of writing about the Yankees for the Daily News, columnist Bill Madden has earned the reputation as one of the premier journalists covering the team. Now, he combines his unprecedented access with his unique insight to provide an insider's look at America's most revered sports team. Madden sits down with 18 prominent Yankee players--from legends like Yogi Berra to recent greats like Paul O'Neill--and gets them to open up about what it's like to play for the sport's most loved, most hated, and most successful franchise. Introspective chapters include profiles of Phil Rizzuto, Whitey Ford, Don Mattingly, and Lou Piniella; Jerry Coleman, who explains why the Yankees to him are "not just a team but a religion"; and Ralph Houk, the manager of the 1961 Yankees team who rarely gives interviews. Other revealing portraits include Bobby Murcer, Reggie Jackson, and Joe Pepitone. A celebration of baseball at its best, this is the perfect book for anyone who ever dreamed of donning the blue pinstripes and winning one for the home team.

About the Author: Bill Madden lives in New Jersey.

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