Damn Yankees

Twenty-Four Major League Writers on the World's Most Loved (and Hated) Team
eAudio - unabridged
Audio (8.12 hours)
Product Number: Z100033468
Released: Oct 23, 2012
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9780062262868
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Everyone has an opinion about the Yankees. More than an opinion in most cases, but an opinion at the very least.-From the Introduction Love them or hate them, the New York Yankees have been an American institution for nearly a century. With their rich history and colorful cast of characters, the Yankees never fail to inspire or provoke. In this exciting compendium, some of today's most acclaimed writers-including Pete Dexter, Colum McCann, Roy Blount Jr., Dan Barry, Jane Leavy, Charles P. Pierce, J. R. Moehringer, Daniel Okrent, Frank DeFord, Bill James, and many more-step up to the plate to take their cuts. The result is a collection of original essays as idiosyncratic and expansive as the team that has inspired them: ruminations on Babe Ruth's gravestone, Derek Jeter's swing, and the upper-deck vantage of the Oldest Living Yankee; dual allegiances; mortal rivalries; and every other subject that spans from the hilarious (the Yankee wife-swap of the '70s) to the sublime (the grace of Catfish Hunter). Superbly written, deeply insightful, and full of both passion and humor, Damn Yankees is a completely fresh look at baseball's most enduring franchise by a Murderers' Row of writers as stacked as that of the 1927 Yanks.

Author(s): Rob Fleder
Genre: Sports
Original Publish Date: Oct 23, 2012

All formats/editions

Author(s): Rob Fleder
Product Number EB00231921
Released: Mar 17, 2014
Business Term: 26 Circ
Publisher: Ecco
ISBN: #9780062059642

Professional reviews

"As one of the most recognizable brands in America, the New York Yankees are a team almost everyone has an opinion about. These 24 stories read by four narrators run the gamut of raw emotions. You can hear the seething hatred and bitter frustration surrounding all 27 World Championships conversely, you can also hear the respect and nostalgia the team elicits as well. Though stats and game recollections are prevalent, it's when the stories delve into the personal connections and family traditions of the authors that the narrations take on a larger meaning. Baseball, more than other sports, is woven into the tapestry of American life, and because the Yankees are in our largest media market, their stars are as well. S.C. (c) AudioFile 2012, Portland, Maine"

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