Heart and Soul / Almost Heaven eEded to look up some terms as well I don t blame Appel for needing to check what an RBI or a500 season was butvery once in a while he would use a nickname that he had never or would never xplain There were at least two nicknames used that I will never know who he was referring toBut those are small complains relative to the history that Appel created Reverent and
Sticking To The Facts While Maintaining A Deep Love Of to the facts while maintaining a deep love of team nonetheless he didn t skip over the losses or the unfortunate seasons Sometimes he went t skip over the losses or the unfortunate seasons Sometimes he went
bit uickly through the championship seasons actually which seemed odd but he had uickly through the championship seasons actually which seemed odd but he had deep and reverent understanding and description of the star teams and the non star teams as well and a long and good xplanation of the Steinbrenner years in between wins Things I thought he did particularly well Lou Gehrig just in general as well as his illness and farewell Bucky Dent s famous homer Yogi Berra s run on the team and descriptions of Yankee Stadium the new the renovated and the old He also did a good job of tying in the PR makes sense as he was the PR director for several years legacies tc that went into the Yankees as well as the game itself as that s a big part of being a Yankee fan It was ngrossing and incredible I loved reading about the Yankees I grew up through the Core Four and I loved hearing the details of all the stories of the Yankees I vaguely knew I loved reading the details the players the bios of players like Mattingly Ruth DiMaggio Munson the ones I knew and the ones I didn t them all I knew about 27 championships I knew about the Core Four I knew vaguely that we had a great history but I didn t know it in detail and now I m proud to say I do This is a Yankees history written for Yankees fans by a big Yankees fan for those who know the history probably less than someone who wants to learn it I realize that from xperience with my dad who would ither agree mphatically and tell an accompanying anecdote when I told him what I d learned or shake his head and rant off on why it was wrong that said he usually nodded so still kudos to Appel Probably my favorite parts other than Gehrig and Dent and Berra as cited above were the parts I recognized The 2000 World Series against the Mets I remember vividly as the first time I became interested in ba. E Frank Graham wrote the last narrative history of the team Marty Appel the Yankees' PR director during the 1970s now illuminates the team in all its century plus of glory clever maneuvering owners; rowdy talented players; and of course twenty seven championships Appel heard war stories from old timers like Mantle Berra and Casey Stengel and has maintained a presence in th.
FREE DOWNLOAD Pinstripe EmpireExcellent history of an iconic institution Very complete Interesting Enjoyable read This Was Written By An Insider written by an insider it didn t shy away from speaking frankly about blemishes in the team s history As a Royals fan I m officially a Yankees hater but a history of the Yankees is a history of Baseball and I recommend this to all fans of the game Not a Yankees
but admire history This was a very comprehensive look at ach season with some very good insight I will say I m not in love with Marty s writingfan but admire
style sometimes he took a topic of course before getting back to thesometimes he took a topic of course before getting back to the thought but overall I A Love To Remember enjoyed it the man knows his Yankees Wow Never uite had nearly 600 pages fly by uite like in this book Sure Appel s history of the team is loaded with details and anecdotes and spans than a century of team history but the only slow parts are the chapters in between pennants and championships and those are thankfully few and far between in Yankee history I would recommend this to any Yankee fan with a knack for historyspecially those who want to learn about the pre Ruth Yankees and Highlanders I think I might be ready for Gravity s Rainbow now cuz this book had 900 characters too I ve been Her Stolen Past (Family Reunions excited to read this bookver since it was given to me by my boyfriend as a 20th birthday gift He s a White Sox fan but he was once a Yankees fan and since they re unlikely to Fear of Diversity: The Birth of Political Science in Ancient Greek Thought ever have to meet in any real battle I ll let him root for bothI had few problems with the writing of Marty Appel He s obviously a tremendous Yankees fan and has a big respect for the history One tiny complain is that he did make some cutesy jokes about themergence of women fans At a time when he could have very simply just said women fans decided to come to games probably because it was finally acceptable he tended to say that woman fans were coming to the game probably because of the cute new faces on the field Which may have also been true but I think a mention of the women fans who had been Yankee fans all their lives but when it wasn t acceptable to go to games should have gotten a mention as well Also he did have a tendency in his writing to do things like mention someone go on a tangent and then continue He as if the tangent hadn t happened which would reuire some back tracking I sometimes ne. Since their breakthrough championship season in 1923 when Yankee stadium opened the New York Yankees have been baseball's most successful decorated and colorful franchise Home to Ruth Gehrig DiMaggio Berra Mantle Jackson and Mattingly; and later Torre Jeter Rivera and Rodriguez the team has been a fixture in our national consciousnessYet it's been nearly seventy years sinc. ,