The Ultimate Yankee Book: From the Beginning to Today: Trivia, Facts and Stats, Oral History, Marker Moments and Legendary Personalities—A History and Reference Book About Baseball’s Greatest Franchise

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Page Street Publishing, Oct 24, 2017 - Sports & Recreation - 288 pages
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The perfect gift for the diehard fan, an enviable treasure for yourself, The Ultimate Yankee Book is the most current and comprehensive source of trivia, people and stories from the team’s creation in 1901 to today. Harvey Frommer, the celebrated baseball historian and author of eight books about the Yankees, including The New York Yankee Encyclopedia and Remembering Yankee Stadium, has outdone himself this time around.

The Ultimate Yankee Book combines oral history with stories of legendary figures and epic Yankee feats. Featuring an exhaustive timeline, a challenging 150-question Yankee quiz, entertaining sections on Yankees by the numbers and nicknames and profiles of dozens of Yankee legends and luminaries, this is a book to treasure and turn to again and again.

Yankee fans have bragging rights to call their team the greatest of all time. Not only have the Yankees won the most World Series championships and placed the most players in the Hall of Fame, but the franchise is also the most widely featured team in news, social media and books. This groundbreaking work gives fans what they love: the best stories and a mother lode of data right through 2016. More than 125 archival photos and images are a special feature of The Ultimate Yankee Book.

 

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Contents

Authors Note
13
Prelude
18
OWNERS AND PLAYING FIELDS
21
LEGENDS LEADERS AND LUMINARIES
33
EPIC MOMENTS STREAKS AND FEATS
123
YANKEE MONIKERS AND NICKNAMES
165
NUMEROLOGY YANKEES BY THE NUMBERS FROM 0 TO 34 BILLION
173
YANKEE DOODLE DANDIES
193
MARCH OF YANKEE TIME
219
Appendices
247
Selected Sources
276
Acknowledgments
280
About the Author
281
Other Books by Harvey Frommer
282
Index
284
Copyright

ULTIMATE YANKEE QUIZ
207

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About the author (2017)

Harvey Frommer is one of the country's leading authorities on baseball history. He has written such books as The New York Yankee Encyclopedia, Old Time Baseball, Rickey and Robinson, Remembering Yankee Stadium, Red Sox vs. Yankees, Remembering Fenway Park and others. He also wrote for Yankees Magazine for 18 years. He and his wife live in Lyme, New Hampshire.

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