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The Resource A franchise on the rise : the first twenty years of the New York Yankees, Dom Amore ; foreword by John Sterling

A franchise on the rise : the first twenty years of the New York Yankees, Dom Amore ; foreword by John Sterling

Label
A franchise on the rise : the first twenty years of the New York Yankees
Title
A franchise on the rise
Title remainder
the first twenty years of the New York Yankees
Statement of responsibility
Dom Amore ; foreword by John Sterling
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
This year marks 115 years since the inception of the New York Yankees--and what a 115-year period it's been! But how did the team that has since won a league-leading 27 world championships get started? In A Franchise on the Rise, veteran sportswriter Dom Amore takes readers back in time to the first twenty years of the team's existence, from 1903 to 1923, focusing on all the major players and events, including their first ten years as the Highlanders, their move to Yankee Stadium, and their subsequent first World Series in 1923. In doing so, Amore successfully finds the characters' own voices and thereby vividly reconstructs events of more than a century ago. He recounts the snowy night Honus Wagner was offered twenty crisp $1,000 bills to join the new franchise in New York; the story behind the holes punched in the outfield fence that facilitated the stealing of signs in 1909; and why the team thought it may have had the next big superstar in a college football end named George Halas. This is a tale about the business of baseball as it was done at the time and, in many ways, as it still must be done. There was no secret to building a winning organization. It took money and luck, but it also took a group of people working as a team, each allowed to do his job and each doing it superbly
Cataloging source
YDX
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Amore, Dom
Dewey number
796.357/64097471
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • New York Yankees (Baseball team)
  • New York Yankees (Baseball team)
  • Baseball
  • Baseball
  • HISTORY / United States / State & Local / Middle Atlantic (DC, DE, MD, NJ, NY, PA)
  • SPORTS & RECREATION / Baseball / History
Target audience
adult
Label
A franchise on the rise : the first twenty years of the New York Yankees, Dom Amore ; foreword by John Sterling
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 303-308)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn993765930
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xv, 308 pages
Isbn
9781613219478
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)993765930
Label
A franchise on the rise : the first twenty years of the New York Yankees, Dom Amore ; foreword by John Sterling
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 303-308)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn993765930
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xv, 308 pages
Isbn
9781613219478
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)993765930

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