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Miracle Moments in New York Yankees History: The Turning Points, the Memorable Games, the Incredible Records

Miracle Moments in New York Yankees History: The Turning Points, the Memorable Games, the Incredible Records

by David Fischer


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Throughout its illustrious history, the New York Yankees have produced some of the most memorable highlights in baseball annals. Babe Ruth’s “called shot” home run, Joe DiMaggio’s 56-game hitting streak, Derek Jeter’s amazing “Flip Play.” Most Yankees fans have seen newsreel footage of Lou Gehrig’s farewell speech, watched highlights of a young Mickey Mantle, and have heard the story of Billy Martin’s five managerial hirings and firings. But what makes the Yankees the world’s most celebrated sports franchise goes beyond sheer headlines? it is the stories of the men behind the headlines who have thrilled and enchanted New York fans since 1903.

Miracle Moments in New York Yankees History is the ultimate tribute book for die-hard fans of the Bronx Bombers. Whether you’re a passionate booster from the days of Yogi Berra or a newly minted supporter of Alex Rodriguez, author David Fischer has compiled a supreme collection of 50 of the most prominent and relevant team successes, player feats, and award-winning accomplishments from the Yankees’ incredible past and present. And, much like the team itself, Miracle Moments in Yankees History is about far more than just miracle moments; in-depth player profiles, exciting game details, and the perspective of time bring the greatest achievements of history’s greatest Yankees to life.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781613219980
Publisher: Sports Publishing LLC
Publication date: 04/04/2017
Pages: 216
Sales rank: 369,685
Product dimensions: 7.40(w) x 10.00(h) x 1.10(d)

About the Author

David Fischer has written for the New York Times and Sports Illustrated for Kids, and has worked at Sports Illustrated, National Sports Daily, and NBC Sports. He is the author of Yankee Stadium Scrapbook: A Lifetime of Memories and Derek Jeter #2: Thanks for the Memories; coauthor of Sports of the Times and Greatest Sports Rivalries; and editor of Facing Mariano Rivera. He lives in River Vale, New Jersey.

Table of Contents

Introduction ix

Part 1 Birth of a Dynasty 1

1903: From Highlanders to Yankees 3

1904: The First Star 5

1912: Donning Pinstripes 7

1920: Here Comes the Babe 10

1923: The House That Ruth Built 13

1927: Murderers Row 16

1932: The Called Shot 20

1934: Larrupin' Lou 23

Part 2 The Bronx Bombers 27

1836: Poosh 'Em Up Tony 29

1937: DIMagglo Breaks Out 32

1939: "The Luckiest Man" 37

1941: Joe DiMaggio's Hitting Streak 44

1941: The Missed Third Strike 40

1943: Dickey Soldiers On 46

1947: One Out From Immortality 49

1949: Yankees Steal a Pennant 51

Part 3 Mickey, Casey, Whitey and Yogi 55

1953: Mantle's Tape Measure Hornet 57

1953: Five-Peat 59

1955: It's Déjà vu All Over Again 64

1956: The Mick's Triple Crown 68

1956: World Series Perfection 72

1957 Incident at the Copa 75

1960: Mazeroski Slays Goliath 78

1961: 61 In 61 80

1961: Ford Keeps Rolling 83

1962: Terry's Redemption 86

1964 End of the Dynasty 89

Part 4 The Bronx Zoo 93

1973: The Boss 95

1973: The First Designated Hitler 98

1974: Recline In a Catfish 101

1976: Chambilss Delivers 103

1977: Mr. October 108

1978: Louisiana Lightning 110

1978: Bullpen Aces 113

1978: Dent's Monster Moment 117

1978: The Comeback Kids 119

1979: A Yankee Tragedy 121

1981: Down Goes Frazler 124

1983: The Pine Tar Game 128

1987: Dannie Baseball 132

1993: Inspiration Personified 135

Part 5 The Core Four 139

1996: A New Dynasty Emerges 141

1998: Boomer's Big Day 147

1999: Finally Perfect 150

1999: Yankees Sweep Again 153

2000: Subway Series 157

2001: The Flip Play 161

2001: Mystique and Aura 164

2003: Boone Blasts Boston 168

2005: A-Rod's Big Night 171

2008: From Catcher to Manager 175

2008: The Captain Closes the Stadium 180

2009: Godzilla Conquers Gotham 184

2011: Mo Is Money 189

2011: Mr. 3000 191

2016: Baby Bombers 195

References 199

Acknowledgments 201

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