Chumps to Champs

How the Worst Teams in Yankees History Led to the 90's Dynasty
CD - unabridged
Audio (10 discs)
Product Number: DD42766
Released: May 07, 2019
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781982618117
Please log in to view pricing

Description

The untold story of the time when the New York Yankees were a laughingstock-and how out of that abyss emerged the modern Yankees dynasty, one of the greatest in all of sports The New York Yankees have won twenty-seven world championships and forty American League pennants, both world records. They have twenty-six members in the Hall of Fame. Their pinstripe swag is a symbol of "making it" worn across the globe. Yet some twenty-five years ago, from 1989 to 1992, the Yankees were a pitiful team at the bottom of the standings, sitting on a fourteen-year World Series drought and a 35 percent drop in attendance. To make the statistics worse, their mercurial, bombastic owner was banned from baseball. But out of these ashes emerged the modern Yankees dynasty, a juggernaut built on the sly, a brilliant mix of personalities, talent, and ambition. In Chumps to Champs, Pennington reveals a grand tale of revival. Listeners encounter larger-than-life characters like George Steinbrenner and unexplored figures like award-winning manager Buck Showalter, Don Mattingly, and the crafty architect of it all-general manager Gene Michael, who assembled the team's future stars-Rivera, Jeter, Williams, O'Neill, and Pettitte. Drawing on unique access, Pennington tells a wild and raucous tale.

x-large
Author(s): Bill Pennington
Genre: Sports, History

Bundle:

Please login to view pricing, or register now
Chumps to Champs
Product Number: BX00098247
Product Number:Z100144924
Product Number:DD42766

All formats/editions

eAudio
x-large
Author(s): Bill Pennington
Genre: Sports, History
Product Number Z100144924
Released: May 07, 2019
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781982618155
eBook
x-large
Author(s): Bill Pennington
Genre: History, Sports
Product Number EB00729914
Released: May 07, 2019
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781328849878

Sign up for our email newsletter