The 50 Greatest Yankee Games by P-Wiley

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"Cecilia Tan has written a Yankee Doodle Dandy of a book. The reader is taken through the dramatic ebb and flow of the 50 greatest Yankee games. We learn a lot about the team from the Bronx in this fact-filled, entertainingly written opus. Should be required reading for all fans of the New York Yankees." --Harvey Frommer, author of A Yankee Century and The New York Yankee EncyclopediaEvery Yankee fan has a memory they will never forget or a game they wish they had seen. Covering an entire century of New York Yankees baseball, The 50 Greatest Yankee Games brings together the best (and sometimes worst) moments experienced by the most successful sports franchise on the planet. You'll be there as: Babe Ruth performs the most debated gesture in sports history Joe DiMaggio reaches one milestone on his way to another "The Wild Man" tames the Dodgers, but the Bombers fail to score Bobby Murcer delivers the game-winning hit just hours after delivering the eulogy at Thurman Munson's funeral Dave Righetti throws his no-hitter against the Red Sox Don Mattingly shines, but Seattle savors the day Derek Jeter saves the game and the season with a "shovel pass"From the Yankees' first World Series to the pennant race that pitted Joe DiMaggio against Ted Williams to the Bucky Dent home run game, you'll have the best seat in the stadium as you experience all the excitement and drama. Featuring fascinating anecdotes and vintage photographs, The 50 Greatest Yankee Games is the perfect book for every Yankee fan and anyone who cherishes the game."Tan does a fine job choosing the most important contests from 100 seasons of Yankee baseball and recounting them in a gripping style . . . developing entertaining, dramatic story lines."--Publisher's Weekly

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									The 50 Greatest Yankee Games
Author: Cecilia Tan
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"Cecilia Tan has written a Yankee Doodle Dandy of a book. The reader is taken through the dramatic ebb
and flow of the 50 greatest Yankee games. We learn a lot about the team from the Bronx in this fact-
filled, entertainingly written opus. Should be required reading for all fans of the New York Yankees."
--Harvey Frommer, author of A Yankee Century and The New York Yankee Encyclopedia

Every Yankee fan has a memory they will never forget or a game they wish they had seen. Covering an
entire century of New York Yankees baseball, The 50 Greatest Yankee Games brings together the best
(and sometimes worst) moments experienced by the most successful sports franchise on the planet.
You'll be there as:
Babe Ruth performs the most debated gesture in sports history
Joe DiMaggio reaches one milestone on his way to another
"The Wild Man" tames the Dodgers, but the Bombers fail to score
Bobby Murcer delivers the game-winning hit just hours after delivering the eulogy at Thurman Munson's
funeral
Dave Righetti throws his no-hitter against the Red Sox
Don Mattingly shines, but Seattle savors the day
Derek Jeter saves the game and the season with a "shovel pass"


From the Yankees' first World Series to the pennant race that pitted Joe DiMaggio against Ted Williams
to the Bucky Dent home run game, you'll have the best seat in the stadium as you experience all the
excitement and drama. Featuring fascinating anecdotes and vintage photographs, The 50 Greatest
Yankee Games is the perfect book for every Yankee fan and anyone who cherishes the game.

"Tan does a fine job choosing the most important contests from 100 seasons of Yankee baseball and
recounting them in a gripping style . . . developing entertaining, dramatic story lines."
--Publisher's Weekly
Reviews

Tan, a baseball writer and die-hard New York Yankees fan, presents brief examinations of the 50
purportedly greatest games ever played by her team. The volume opens with the last-season game in
October 1904, when 41-game winner Jack Chesbro flung a wild pitch, dashing New York's hopes of
winning the American League pennant, and closes with Aaron Boone's walk-off homer against
knuckleballer Tim Wakefield to defeat the Boston Red Sox in the 2003 American League Championship
Series (ALCS). In between, Tan places Don Larsen's perfect game against the Brooklyn Dodgers in the
1956 World Series at the top of the Yankees's memorable contests, followed by game three of the 1932
fall classic when the Bambino supposedly belted the "called shot," and the single-game playoff for the
1978 pennant when Bucky Dent's roundtripper broke the hearts of the Red Sox nation. Given the
astonishing collapse of the Yankees in the final four games of last year's ALCS, this work already seems
in need of an update. Nonetheless, it provides light enjoyment, with the appearance of all the usual
suspects: Ruth, Gehrig, DiMaggio, Jackson, Jeter, and the rest. Recommended for general libraries.--
R.C. Cottrell, California State Univ., Chico (Library Journal, May 1, 2005)

"Tan does a fine job choosing the most important contests from 100 seasons of Yankee baseball and
recounting them in a gripping style . . . . developing entertaining, dramatic story lines."

								
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