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Yankees : a century of greatness
Smith, Ron, 1949 April 19-
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Publication Information:
St. Louis, Mo. : The Sporting News, 2002.
Physical Description:
256 pages : illustrations ; 29 cm
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The author's name is taken from the dust jacket of the book.
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GV875.N4 S58 2002 Adult Non-Fiction Central Closed Stacks-Oversize
GV875.N4 S58 2002 Adult Non-Fiction Central Closed Stacks-Oversize

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A fitting tribute to the illustrious baseball dynastyThey're the baseball team of the century--the New York Yankees. In time to commemorate their 100th season in New York, The Sporting News celebrates one of the most legendary franchises in professional sports with The Yankees.A century of Yankees legend and lore is brought to life in this lavishly illustrated keepsake volume. From the Bronx Bombers of the 1920s to the millennial World Champions, this baseball dynasty's fascinating journey is re-created through exclusive images from The Sporting News archives. All the larger-than-life players are profiled, from golden-era greats--Ruth, Gehrig, and DiMaggio--to contemporary Yankees icons--Jeter, Clemens and Giambi. Fans will bask in the memories of their favorites-- Thurman Munson and Chris Chambliss.Fans will relive the triumphs of baseball's winningest team in chapters devoted to each world-championship season. The Yankees have provided baseball with some of its most memorable moments, unforgettable players, and one of its most hallowed venues, Yankee Stadium. All of this rich history and tradition is now captured in a collection that any Yankees fan--any baseball fan--will treasure.Ron Smith, a senior editor at The Sporting News, is a baseball historian who has written 16 sports books. Included among his works are Baseball's 100 Greatest Players, Heroes of the Hall, 61*, and The Ballpark Book.

Author Notes

Ron Smith is the Director of Books & Periodicals for "The Sporting News", the famous sports weekly based in St. Louis, Missouri. He is the author of "The Sporting News: Chronicle of Twentieth Century Sport", "The Sporting News: This Day in Sports", "NFL: The Official Fans' Guide" & many other sport-related titles.

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Table of Contents

The Mystiquep. 10
The Legendsp. 24
The Unforgettablesp. 56
All-Time Starting Lineupp. 98
Movers and Shakersp. 124
Yankee Stadiump. 138
The Championsp. 144
Greatest Feats/Momentsp. 194
The Battle of New Yorkp. 208
Chronologyp. 228
Yankee Voicesp. 256