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The Yankee Years
The Yankee Years
Author: Joe Torre, Tom Verducci
Twelve straight playoff appearances. Six American League pennants. Four World Series titles. This is the definitive story of a dynasty: the Yankee years — When Joe Torre took over as manager of the New York Yankees in 1996, the most storied franchise in sports had not won a World Series title in eighteen years. The famously tough and mercurial ow...  more »
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ISBN-13: 9780385527408
ISBN-10: 0385527403
Publication Date: 2/3/2009
Pages: 512
  • Currently 3.9/5 Stars.

3.9 stars, based on 19 ratings
Publisher: Doubleday
Book Type: Hardcover
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Liked this book. I read this as an avid sports lover and someone who enjoys watching baseball though as a Royals fan and too young to be part of a winning tradition I'm on the opposite spectrum of Yankee fans. I despise the Yankees but have to admire the joy Yankee fans get to experience year in and year out. I was hoping to get a little more juice on some of the players as you left realizing two things you knew prior to reading the book; Derek Jeter is good and Alex Rodriguez is bad.
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Fans of baseball, especially if you follow a team in the AL East, will enjoy this book. Great snapshot of the Yankees, the evolution of the championship teams, and how that mirrored the evolution in baseball (moneyball, changing GMs, steroid era, etc.) Verducci has some good zingers in there, too.