The Baby Bombers: The Inside Story of the Next Yankees Dynasty
The Baby Bombers: The Inside Story of the
The meteoric rise of the new generation of superstar Yankees, including Aaron Judge, Gary Sanchez, Greg Bird, and Luis Severino, now joined by Giancarlo Stanton―from the “inside baseball” strategy in assembling the roster, their fascinating paths to Yankee Stadium, and a mission to hoist the franchise's twenty-eighth World Series championship trophy. “A must-read for anyone who wants to understand who these new Yankees are, and where they are going.” ―Ken Rosenthal, MLB Network and FOX Sports Derek Jeter and the “Core Four” have passed the torch to a new generation of Yankees superstars―featuring Aaron Judge, Gary Sanchez, Luis Severino, and Greg Bird―who have powered through the minors to become stars on baseball’s biggest stage. Joined by reigning National League MVP Giancarlo Stanton, this thrilling group is poised to chase championship titles for years to come. The Baby Bombers details the inside-baseball strategy of the Yankees’ pivot to a younger, more exciting roster, the players’ fascinating paths to Yankee Stadium, their memorable 2017 playoff run, their amazing assaults on the record books, and a unified mission to hoist the franchise’s twenty-eighth World Series trophy. Through new, in-depth interviews, veteran reporter Bryan Hoch fleshes ...
- ASIN: 163576419X
Dynasty: The New York Yankees, 1949-1964 (Dover Baseball)
Dynasty: The New York Yankees, 1949-1964 (Dover
Love them or hate them, the New York Yankees are undeniably the world's most successful professional sports franchise. In this definitive history of the team's most successful era, bestselling journalist Peter Golenbock focuses on the sixteen-year period during which the Bronx Bombers won nine World Series titles—five of them in a row. Captivating portraits of Hall of Famers include profiles of Joe DiMaggio, Mickey Mantle, Yogi Berra, and Whitey Ford.This year-by-year account covers such milestones as Don Larsen's perfect game in the 1956 World Series, the 1961 chase of Babe Ruth's home run record by Roger Maris and Mickey Mantle, and more. Candid, in-depth interviews with players, managers, and coaches are complemented by a splendid array of vintage photos. Originally published in 1975, this spirited retrospective features never-before-published material, including a new Introduction by the author.
- ASIN: 0486477363
- UPC: 800759477364
Molina: The Story of the Father Who Raised an Unlikely Baseball Dynasty
Molina: The Story of the Father Who Raised
The New York Times bestseller about Major League Baseball’s Molina brothers and how they became Gold Glove, World Series–winning catchers: “A simply told, deeply moving story, quite unlike the usual baseball book” (Kirkus Reviews, starred review).A baseball rules book. A tape measure. A lottery ticket. These were in the pocket of Bengie Molina’s father when he died of a heart attack on the rutted Little League field in his Puerto Rican barrio. The items are powerful symbols in Molina’s beautiful memoir about his father, who through baseball taught his three sons about loyalty, humility, courage, and the true meaning of success. Bengie and his two brothers—José and six-time All-Star Yadier—became famous catchers in the Major Leagues with World Series championships among them. Only the DiMaggio brothers can rival the Molinas as the most accomplished siblings in baseball history. Bengie was the least likely to reach the Majors. He was too slow, too sensitive, and too small. But craving his beloved father’s respect, Bengie weathered failure after deflating failure until one day he was hoisting a World Series trophy in a Champagne-soaked clubhouse. All along he thought he was fulfilling his father’s own failed dream of baseball glory—only to discover it had not ...
- Brand: Molina Bengie
- ASIN: 1451641052
Boys Will Be Boys: The Glory Days and Party Nights of the Dallas Cowboys Dynasty
Boys Will Be Boys: The Glory Days and
Boys Will Be Boys, author Jeff Pearlman’s rollicking, completely unabashed account of the glory days of “America’s Team”—the NFL Dallas Cowboys of the 1990s—was a New York Times bestseller in hardcover and selected by GQ as one of the Best Books of the Year. The uncensored exploits of Michael Irvin, Deion Sanders, Emmitt Smith, Troy Aikman, and the rest of the ’Boys on and off the football field, Boys Will Be Boys makes for riveting, shocking, often wildly hilarious reading.
- Brand: Harper Perennial
- ASIN: 0061256811
Baseball Dynasties: The Greatest Teams of All Time
Showtime: Magic, Kareem, Riley, and the Los Angeles Lakers Dynasty of the 1980s
Showtime: Magic, Kareem, Riley, and the Los Angeles
The New York Times bestselling author of Sweetness and Gunslinger delivers the first all-encompassing account of the 1980s Los Angeles Lakers, one of professional sports’ most-revered—and dominant—dynasties. The Los Angeles Lakers of the 1980s personified the flamboyance and excess of the decade over which they reigned. Beginning with the arrival of Earvin “Magic” Johnson as the number-one overall pick of the 1979 draft, the Lakers played basketball with gusto and pizzazz, unleashing their famed “Showtime” run-and-gun style on a league unprepared for their speed and ferocity—and became the most captivating show in sports and, arguably, in all-around American entertainment. The Lakers’ roster overflowed with exciting all-star-caliber players, including center Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, and they were led by the incomparable Pat Riley, known for his slicked-back hair, his Armani suits, and his arrogant strut. Hollywood’s biggest celebrities lined the court and gorgeous women flocked to the arena. Best of all, the team was a winner. Between 1980 and 1991, the Lakers played in an unmatched nine NBA championship series, capturing five of them.Bestselling sportswriter Jeff Pearlman draws from almost three hundred interviews to take the first full measure of the Lakers...
- Brand: Jeff Pearlman
- ASIN: 1592408877
DYNASTY League Baseball 1998 Season Official Rulebook 1999 Edition
DYNASTY League Baseball 1998 Season Official Rulebook 1999
From the designer of Pursue the Pennant, comes the last word in realism in baseball simulations combining realism, strategy, playability and statistical accuracy as never before. Games Magazine's Best New Sports Game for 1996. The DYNASTY League Baseball 1998 Season Official Rulebook 1999 Edition also includes an offer for a free set of game charts, ball park charts and percentile dice. DYNASTY League Baseball lets you experience the excitement and anticipation of opening day, the awe of the all-star game and the drama of your own red-hot pennant races. The DYNASTY League rules give you the power and control as general manager to draft and trade players in your quest to build your own baseball dynasty. Realism You Never Thought Possible Many times you can look back at a baseball game and find several "little things" - let's call them subtleties - that determined the outcome of the game. It might be a foul ball that just makes the stands in the tiny foul territory in Fenway Park that gives a hitter another life or the swirling wind in Candlestick Park that turns a routine fly ball into an adventure for a visiting team player. It's one of the reasons why we love baseball. Realism and attention to Baseball's subtleties is at the heart of the design of DYNASTY and is what makes the g...
- ASIN: 096703230X
Rise of a Dynasty: The '57 Celtics, the First Banner, and the Dawning of a New America
Rise of a Dynasty: The '57 Celtics, the
On a fateful day in 1957, the country saw the Boston Celtics and the St. Louis Hawks face off in one of the most dramatic NBA games in history. But the score at the final buzzer told only part of the story. Celtics rookie Bill Russell, traded by the Hawks because of his race, emerged as a new sports hero. Boston's coach Red Auerbach went on to become the ultimate winner and builder of championship teams. And the city of Boston and its beloved Celtics had their first NBA championship-and the makings of a dynasty.
- ASIN: 0451234804
Baseball Prospectus Futures Guide 2014
Baseball Prospectus Futures Guide
FRONT OFFICES EVERYWHERE AGREE: BASEBALL PROSPECTUS KNOWS PROSPECTS. Futures Guide 2014 gives you all this and more: The Baseball Prospectus Top 101 Prospects, with complete commentary from Baseball Prospectus 2014 and dozens of never before published mini-scouting reports by the BP Prospect Team. Top 10 Prospects for every major-league team: 300 prospect capsules, with exclusive updates to account for trades and other player movement since original publication date. Three Prospects on the Rise and three Factors on the Farm for each major-league system: coverage of an additional 60 prospects at all levels of organized baseball. Get to know some of 2015's top prospects a year before everyone else does. Baseball Prospectus' 2014 Organizational Rankings. Every major-league organization, dissected and ranked from top to bottom. The Baseball Prospectus fantasy team's Top 100 dynasty league prospects: the guys you need to know to set your dynasty league roster for the rest of the decade. Expanded statistical coverage of all Top 10 Prospects, including advanced historical statistics and 2014 and 2015 PECOTA projections for most prospects. WHAT THE INSIDERS SAY ABOUT THE FUTURES GUIDE "Baseball Prospectus is a valuable source for player evaluation and analysis. The quality and dept...
- Brand: Parks Jason
- ASIN: 1495937798
Yankees 1936–39, Baseball's Greatest Dynasty: Lou Gehrig, Joe DiMaggio and the Birth of a New Era
Yankees 1936–39, Baseball's Greatest Dynasty: Lou Gehrig, Joe
The Story of the Greatest Yankees Team—and Baseball Team—of All TimeNew York, 1936. Red Ruffing, Lefty Gomez, Bill Dickey, Lou Gehrig, Tony Lazzeri, and rookie Joe DiMaggio—with these six future Hall of Fame players, the Yankees embarked on a four-year run that would go down in the history books as the greatest Yankees team, if not, the greatest baseball team of all time.Over the next four years, the Yankees won four straight pennants, finishing an average of nearly fifteen games ahead of the second-place team. They won their four World Series by an overall margin of 16-3, sweeping the last two, putting the punctuation mark on baseball’s first true dynasty. Even the Ruthian Yankees of the twenties never won more than two consecutive world championships. From 1936 to 1939, the world was changing rapidly. America was in the grip of the Great Depression. Franklin D. Roosevelt was re-elected president in the greatest landslide in American history. And Hitler’s Germany was on the move in the fall of 1939, just as the Yankee dynasty reached its climax. Against the backdrop of a world in turmoil, baseball, and America’s love for baseball, thrived.Starring the best team of all time, featuring little-known anecdotes of players and set against a history of the world, Yankees 19...
- ASIN: B073XSRTZB