The Yankees in the Early 1960s

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McFarland, Sep 6, 2007 - Sports & Recreation - 267 pages
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This is a history of the New York Yankees over a decade which saw them at the top of the American League and at the bottom. Based upon thorough background research and interviews with over 100 former players, the book covers the major stories of the period as well as some not seen elsewhere. The seventh games of the 1960 and 1962 World Series are described in detail, replete with the remembrances of many of the participants. The infamous Phil Linz harmonica incident, the fruitless search for another Mickey Mantle and the surprising emergence of Mel Stottlemyre are some of the stories that make the early '60s such a fascinating era in Yankee lore.
 

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Contents

Introduction
1
1 The World Turned Upside Down
3
The 1960 Season
10
The 1960 World Series
31
The 1961 Season Part I
44
The 1961 Season Part II
65
The 1961 Season Part III
79
The 1961 World Series
87
The 1963 World Series
145
The 1964 Season
150
The 1964 World Series
172
15 Yogi and Johnny
183
The 1965 Season
188
17 The Search for the Next Mantle
208
The 1966 Season
217
19 The Good Old Days
234

The 1962 Season
92
The 1962 World Series
108
10 The Pride of the Yankees
123
The 1963 Season
135
In Their Own Words
245
Bibliography
249
Index
251
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William J. Ryczek is a finance professional in Wallingford, Connecticut, who writes about early baseball, football, the Yankees, and the Mets.

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