"There are other encyclopedic works about the Yankees on the market. All are worth every cent of their cover price. "The New York Yankee Encyclopedia" from Macmillan Publishing has two very important things going for it. One is author Harvey Frommer who has a blue-ribbon writing style and has probably forgotten more about the Yankees than most fans have ever known. But the best selling point of "The New York Yankee Encyclopedia" is that it contains the complete year-by-year statistics of every player and manager who wore a Yankee uniform. This invaluable info comes straight from the database of the number one baseball reference book -- "The Baseball Encyclopedia", also published by Macmillan. Nearly 100 pages are devoted to the statistics. While other Yankee encyclopedias offer biographies of dozens and dozens of former pinstripers, author Frommer chooses to write in detail on only the cream of the crop to be associated with the proud franchise. Chapters are devoted to the greatest Yankee players, managers, owners and announcers. Through the use of contemporary quotes and the personal reminisces of former Yankees, these bios are great reading. Other chapters of note are entitled "Some Yankee Eccentrics", "The Farm System" and "The Ballparks". A 22-page appendix is loaded with facts, figures and obscure information. In addition to the usual league, single-season and career leader lists, the appendix contains a compilation of plays, movies and songs related to the Yankees. The book is illustrated with nearly 200 photos dating back to the club's inaugural season of 1903 right up to the World Series championship year of 1996. " Albaugh's Reading Rating: ***** An All-Time Baseball Classic . - - - - - - ---------------------------------------------------------------------------
The New York Yankees are the most popular and successful franchise in major league baseball history. They have boasted such legendary performers as Babe Ruth, Lou Gehrig, Joe DiMaggio, Mickey Mantle, Yogi Berra, Whitey Ford, and Reggie Jackson. Those great players and teams can all be found in The New York Yankee Encyclopedia, the most complete record of Yankee baseball ever published. From their humble beginnings in 1903 as the Highlanders through nine decades of unforgettable players, teams, and classic games, noted baseball author and historian Harvey Frommer has compiled everything about the history and lore of this fabled club in the one book no true Yankee fan can afford to be without.
This book shows everything you must know about the Bronx Bombers, from the first bad seasons in Hilltop till the 1996 World Series win. Players, coaches, managers, owners, ballparks, games, that's what you find in it. And stats, from every Yankee. For every Yankee fan and for baseball fans it's good stuff to read. It's very good, like Yankee ball playing.
Here is the ultimate reference for baseball's most storied team.The "Bronx Bombers" have won 35 American League pennants and 24 World Series championships, and have boasted such legendary performers as Babe Ruth, Lou Gehrig, Joe DiMaggio, Mickey Mantle, Yogi Berra, Whitey Ford, and Reggie Jackson. 250 photos.
The New York Yankee Encyclopedia (by Harvey Frommer). From their humble beginnings through nine decades of unforgettable players and games, this is the most complete record of Yankee baseball ever published.