Funny, revealing, and surprising . . . The story begins in 1999, when hall of famer yogi Berra is reunited with the Yankees after a long self-exile, the result of being unceremoniously fired by team owner George Steinbrenner fourteen years before. Driving Mr. In yogi, guidry finds not just a personable dinner companion or source of amusement—he finds a best friend.
Driving Mr. Yogi: Yogi Berra, Ron Guidry, and Baseball's Greatest Gift #ad - Anything that brings new Yogi Berra stories is a good book. Mlb. Com “lovingly documented . . . At turns tender and laugh-out-loud funny, and teeming with unforgettable baseball yarns that span more than fifty years, Driving Mr. A warm, sentimental look at a baseball icon” The Tampa Tribune.
The Wit and Wisdom of Yogi BerraDiversion Books #ad - It keeps the kids out of the house. On why the yankees lost the 1960 World Series: “We made too many wrong mistakes. ”. Famous yogi-isms: - about a popular restaurant: “Nobody goes there anymore. New york times–bestselling author Phil Pepe takes readers along on Yogi Berra’s journey from St. It’s too crowded.
On little league baseball: “I think it’s wonderful. A collection of quotes, anecdotes, and malaprops from one of baseball’s wisest and wittiest personalities. Louis to new york’s yankee stadium, including all the stops along the way—from his days as a tack-puller in a women’s shoe factory, to a pre-game tribute in St.
The Wit and Wisdom of Yogi Berra #ad - Louis, “i want to thank all those that made this night necessary, when he coined the phrase, ” to his induction into the Baseball Hall of Fame. Pepe explores yogi berra as a boy, player, ” in an absorbing treatment that is simultaneously comical, thoughtful, husband, hero, and jokester, including all of the “Yogi-isms, father, coach, manager, and biographical.
Gator: My Life in PinstripesCrown Archetype #ad - In 1978, he went 25-3 with a 1. 74 era and won the cy young award as the best pitcher in baseball, helping to bring home the Yankees' second straight World Series championship. A four-time all star and five-time golden glove winner, served as the Yankees' captain in the 1980s, he played from 1976 to 1988, and remains one of the greatest pitchers in Yankee history.
. In gator, guidry takes us inside the clubhouse to tell us what it was like to play amidst the chaos and almost daily confrontations between Billy Martin and George Steinbrenner, Martin's altercations with star slugger Reggie "the straw that stirs the drink" Jackson. Legendary new york yankees pitcher ron guidry recounts his years playing for one of the most storied and celebrated teams in sports history--the world champion New York Yankees during their heyday in the Bronx Zoo years, with manic manager Billy Martin, headline loving owner George Steinbrenner, and an ego-driven all-star cast that included everyone from slugger Reggie Jackson and All star catcher Thurman Munson to Cy Young Award winners Sparky Lyle and Catfish Hunter.
Gator: My Life in Pinstripes #ad - Ron guidry, known as gator and louisiana lightning to his teammates, quickly rose in 1977 to become the ace of the Yankees' stellar pitching staff, helping the team regarded as the most famous and notorious in Yankee history win the World Series. He talks poignantly about the death of Thurman Munson in 1979, and the impact that had on Ron and on the club.
He tells stories about players like lou pinella, bucky dent, willie Randolph, and Mickey Rivers, Catfish Hunter, Chris Chambliss, and coach Yogi Berra who in 1984 became the Yankees' manager and Elston Howard.
Steinbrenner: The Last Lion of BaseballHarperCollins e-books #ad - For more than 30 years bill madden has covered the yankees and major league Baseball for the New York Daily News, and he brings all his insights and inside connections to Steinbrenner: the definitive biography of one of New York’s most intriguing and long-standing sports figures, Yankees owner George Steinbrenner.
Steinbrenner: The Last Lion of Baseball #ad - . If you love the new york yankees, arguably the most storied franchise in all of sports—or even if you’re just a fan of baseball history, or big business bios—this biography of the larger-than-life team owner for the past four decades is a must for your bookshelf.
Baseball AnecdotesDiversion Books #ad - From the black sox scandal to bill veeck’s bizarre promotions, from its icons and iconoclasts, from the humble origins of the game to the landmark moments that made it the national pastime, Baseball Anecdotes reveals the enthralling and often amusing game that goes on both on the field and behind the scenes of baseball.
Baseball Anecdotes #ad - A dandy introduction to the game. Newsweek “A must . . . Comic, tragic, controversial. The new york Times Book Review. Its greatest value might be to those of us who want to pass along baseball lore to our children. San jose mercury News “Beguiling . . . From its winners to its sinners, two bestselling sportswriters chronicle a dizzying trip through more than a century of baseball lore and legend.
Some of the men are titans of the game—Mantle, Williams, Koufax. Some of the stories are celebrated—from Ruth’s called shot to DiMaggio’s streak to Mays’s catch. A history of the game in stories . . .
Hank Aaron and the Home Run That Changed America: Hank Aaron and the Pursuit of a DreamHarperCollins e-books #ad - His historic blast on april 8, 1974, lifted him above Babe Ruth on the all-time list, an achievement that shook not only baseball but our nation itself. Aaron's magnificent feat provoked bigotry and shattered prejudice, emboldened a flagging civil rights movement, inspired a generation, and called forth the demons that haunted Aaron's every step and turned what should have been a joyous pursuit into a hellish nightmare.
In this powerful recollection, tom Stanton penetrates the myth of Aaron's chase and uncovers the compelling story behind the most consequential athletic achievement of the past fifty years. But no dinger has had greater impact than Hank Aaron's 715th home run. Many have altered the outcome of games, and some have decided pennants and become legend.
Hank Aaron and the Home Run That Changed America: Hank Aaron and the Pursuit of a Dream #ad - Baseball has witnessed more than 125, 000 home runs. Three decades after hank aaron reached the pinnacle of the national pastime, and now as Barry Bonds makes history of his own, Stanton unfolds a tale rich with drama, poignancy, and suspense to bring to life the elusive spirit of an American hero.
The Last Innocents: The Collision of the Turbulent Sixties and the Los Angeles DodgersHarper #ad - The last innocents is a thoughtful, mentors, confidants, technicolor portrait of these seven players—friends, rivals, and allies—and their storied team that offers an intriguing look at a sport and a nation in transition. Increasingly frustrated over a lack of real bargaining power and an oppressive management who meddled in their personal affairs, the players shared an uneasy relationship with the team’s front office.
From an award-winning journalist comes the riveting odyssey of seven Los Angeles Dodgers in the 1960s—a chronicle of a team, a game, and a nation in transition during one of the most exciting and unsettled decades in history. Legendary dodgers maury wills, wes parker, sandy koufax, pro-vietnam and anti-war, wealthy and working class, Jeff Torborg, and Tommy Davis encapsulated 1960s America: white and black, Jewish and Christian, Dick Tracewski, golden boy and seasoned veteran.
. While the nation around them changed, these players each experienced a personal and professional metamorphosis that would alter public perceptions and their own. Comprehensive and artfully crafted, The Last Innocents is an evocative and riveting portrait of a pivotal era in baseball and modern America. This contention mirrored the discord and uncertainty generated by myriad changes rocking the nation: the civil rights movement, political assassinations, and growing hostility to the escalation of the Vietnam War.
The Last Innocents: The Collision of the Turbulent Sixties and the Los Angeles Dodgers #ad - Bringing into focus the high drama of their world series appearances from 1962 to 1972 and their pivotal games, Michael Leahy explores these men’s interpersonal relationships and illuminates the triumphs, agonies, and challenges each faced individually. Leahy places these men’s lives within the political and social maelstrom that was the era when the conformity of the 1950s gave way to demands for equality and rights.
The Roger Angell Baseball Collection: The Summer Game, Five Seasons, and Season TicketOpen Road Media #ad - In the summer game, angell covers ten seasons in the major leagues from the 1960s to the early 1970s. And in season ticket, angell recounts the larger-than-life narratives of baseball in the mid-1980s. With his signature panache, angell captures the flavor of the game and the spirit of legends such as Sandy Koufax, Bob Gibson, Brooks Robinson, Frank Robinson, and Willie Mays.
Diving into subjects including the notorious 1986 world series and the Curse of the Bambino, Sparky Anderson’s Detroit Tigers, and performance-enhancing drug use, Angell offers insights that are crucial to understanding the game as we know it today. . From “the clear-eyed poet laureate of baseball”—a definitive collection of three nonfiction classics chronicling MLB into the modern age New York Post.
The Roger Angell Baseball Collection: The Summer Game, Five Seasons, and Season Ticket #ad - In these three classic volumes, travails, legendary New Yorker sportswriter Roger Angell chronicles the triumphs, heroes, and history of America’s favorite pastime. In five seasons, angell covers the mid-1970s, which he calls “the most important half-decade in the history of the game. From the accomplishments of nolan Ryan and Hank Aaron to the rising influence of network television, Angell offers a fresh perspective on this transformative period.
When Chicago Ruled Baseball: The Cubs-White Sox World Series of 1906William Morrow #ad - And tinkers-to-evers-to-Chance proved that you could use teamwork to stand out as stars. Two teams from the same city squared off against each other in a World Series that pitted the heavily favored Cubs of the National League against the hardscrabble American League champion White Sox. Now, more than a century later, noted historian Bernard A.
Weisberger brings to life an unforgettable story of how a city that had rebuilt itself from the ashes of the Great Fire thirty-five years earlier became the focal point of an entire baseball-loving country, and one grand sporting contest staked its claim as one of the most remarkable and electrifying World Series ever to be played.
When Chicago Ruled Baseball: The Cubs-White Sox World Series of 1906 #ad - . Weisberger tells the tale of a unique time in baseball, a unique time in America, and a time when Chicago was at the center of it all. When chicago ruled baseball brings to life a dazzling epoch in a land of the self-made man—where A. Spalding helped establish baseball as both a national pastime and a thriving business, where Mordecai “Three-Finger” Brown overcame a horribly disfiguring injury and pitched his way into the Hall of Fame.
In 1906 the baseball world saw something that had never been done. Some images that appeared in the print edition of this book are unavailable in the electronic edition due to rights reasons. G.
Crazy '08: How a Cast of Cranks, Rogues, Boneheads, and Magnates Created the Greatest Year in Baseball HistoryHarperCollins e-books #ad - There are anarchists on the loose and racial killings in the town that made Lincoln. Picaresque and dramatic, a sudden bout of lumbago, 1908 is a season in which so many weird and wonderful things happen that it is somehow unsurprising that a hairpiece, a swarm of gnats, and a disaster down in the mines all play a role in its outcome.
It is also about the forces that created modern baseball, and the America that produced it. In 1908, crooked pols run Chicago's First Ward, and gambling magnates control the Yankees. Fans regularly invade the field to do handstands or argue with the umps; others shoot guns from rickety grandstands prone to burning.
Crazy '08: How a Cast of Cranks, Rogues, Boneheads, and Magnates Created the Greatest Year in Baseball History #ad - From the perspective of 2007, the unintentional irony of Chance's boast is manifest—these days, the question is when will the Cubs ever win a game they have to have. On the flimsiest of pretexts, and baseball's own anthem, "Take Me Out to the Ballgame, General Abner Doubleday becomes a symbol of Americanism, " is a hit.
And sometimes the events are not so wonderful at all. In october 1908, without doubt, no one would have laughed: The Cubs were, though, baseball's greatest team—the first dynasty of the 20th century. Crazy '08 recounts the 1908 season—the year when peerless leader frank chance's men went toe to toe to toe with John McGraw and Christy Mathewson's New York Giants and Honus Wagner's Pittsburgh Pirates in the greatest pennant race the National League has ever seen.
Simply put, 1908 is the year that baseball grew up. Oh, and it was the last time the Cubs won the World Series.
One Last Strike: Fifty Years in Baseball, Ten and Half Games Back, and One Final Championship SeasonWilliam Morrow #ad - La russa, under his expert management, the winner of four manager of the Year awards—who led his teams to six Pennant wins and three World Series crowns—chronicles one of the most exciting end-of-season runs in baseball history, revealing with fascinating behind-the-scenes details how, the St. Louis cardinals emerged victorious in the 2011 World Series despite countless injuries, mishaps, and roadblocks along the way.
Talking candidly about the remarkable season—and his all-star players like Albert Pujols and David Freese—the recently retired La Russa celebrates his fifty years in baseball, his team’s amazing recovery from 10 ½ games back, and one final, unforgettable championship in a book that no true baseball fan will want to miss.
One Last Strike: Fifty Years in Baseball, Ten and Half Games Back, and One Final Championship Season #ad - . One last strike by legendary baseball manager Tony La Russa is a thrilling sports comeback story.