My Favorite Yankee Miracles

1,001 Quick Fixes, Crazy Potions & Can't-Miss Cures for Home & Garden Yankee Books ... We wanted readers of My Favorite Yankee Miracles to enjoy an unparalleled treasury of the best ideas from both the past and the present .

Author: Yankee Books

Publisher: Rodale

ISBN: 9780899093970

Category: Dwellings

Page: 374

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Contains over a thousand long-standing household tips, covering such aspects as cleaning, decorating, repair and maintenance, holiday celebrations, health, beauty and body care, pet care, houseplants, and kitchen and flower gardening.

Yankee Miracles Life with the Boss and the Bronx Bombers

YANKEE. MIRACLES. “How does it feel to be dropped into a dream? Ray Negron tells us in this heartfelt memoir about his lifelong love affair with the Yankees. A teen with a can of spray paint, a batboy at the World Series, a confidant to ...

Author: Ray Negron

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 0871403552

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 288

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“You don’t have to be a Yankees fan to love Yankee Miracles.”—Yogi Berra If it was not all so true, you’d think it was a fairy tale. A seventeen-year-old from Queens spray paints graffiti on Yankee Stadium and gets nabbed by George Steinbrenner himself. Contrary to his gruff public image, the Boss—driven by a compassionate inner voice—reclaims the teen at a time when the Bronx is literally burning. Thus begins the unlikeliest of baseball stories, one in which Ray Negron is transformed from street kid to batboy and beyond. Befriending many of major league baseball’s greatest stars—Billy Martin, Reggie Jackson, Munson, Mantle, Catfish, A-Rod, Jeter, even Mrs. Lou Gehrig—Negron ultimately emerges as a dynamic community leader, dedicating his own life to helping the sick and rescuing generations of city kids from unfulfilled lives. Yankee Miracles is a book about the power of baseball to transform lives, about all those miracles on 161st Street we never knew were there.

The New York Yankees in Popular Culture

51 The catcher's box was unmanned “when the Yankees took the field.”52 Phil rizzuto said a prayer on the air ... 8. ray negron and sally Cook, Yankee Miracles, Life with the Boss and the Bronx Bombers (new York: Liveright, 2012), 152.

Author: David Krell

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 1476674647

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 239

View: 490

How did Reggie Jackson go from superstar to icon? Why did Joe DiMaggio’s nickname change from “Deadpan Joe” to “Joltin’ Joe”? How did Seinfeld affect public perception of George Steinbrenner? The New York Yankees’ dominance on the baseball diamond has been lauded, analyzed and chronicled. Yet the team’s broader impact on popular culture has been largely overlooked—until now. From Ruth’s called shot to the Reggie! candy bar, this collection of new essays offers untold histories, new interpretations and fresh analyses of baseball’s most successful franchise. Contributors explore the Yankee mystique in film, television, theater, music and advertising.

The Ultimate Yankee Book

All My Octobers. HarperCollins, 1994. • Montville, Leigh. The Big Bam: The Life and Times of Babe Ruth. Doubleday, 2006. • Murcer, Bobby. Yankee for Life. HarperCollins, 2008. • Negron, Ray. Yankee Miracles: Life with the Boss and the ...

Author: Harvey Frommer

Publisher: Page Street Publishing

ISBN: 1624144349

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 320

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The perfect gift for the diehard fan, an enviable treasure for yourself, The Ultimate Yankee Book is the most current and comprehensive source of trivia, people and stories from the team’s creation in 1901 to today. Harvey Frommer, the celebrated baseball historian and author of eight books about the Yankees, including The New York Yankee Encyclopedia and Remembering Yankee Stadium, has outdone himself this time around. The Ultimate Yankee Book combines oral history with stories of legendary figures and epic Yankee feats. Featuring an exhaustive timeline, a challenging 150-question Yankee quiz, entertaining sections on Yankees by the numbers and nicknames and profiles of dozens of Yankee legends and luminaries, this is a book to treasure and turn to again and again. Yankee fans have bragging rights to call their team the greatest of all time. Not only have the Yankees won the most World Series championships and placed the most players in the Hall of Fame, but the franchise is also the most widely featured team in news, social media and books. This groundbreaking work gives fans what they love: the best stories and a mother lode of data right through 2016. More than 125 archival photos and images are a special feature of The Ultimate Yankee Book.

Billy Martin

Yankee for Life: My 40-Year Journey in Pinstripes. New York: Harper, 2008. Negron, Ray, and Sally Cook. Yankee Miracles: Life with the Boss and the Bronx Bombers. New York: Liveright Publishing, 2012. Pepe, Phil.

Author: Bill Pennington

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 0544022092

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 544

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A portrait of the 1950s New York Yankees second baseman explores the athletic and leadership genius behind his mercurial personality and controversial antics, tracing his shantytown upbringing and conflict-marked relationships. 40,000 first printing.

Chumps to Champs

How the Worst Teams in Yankees History Led to the '90s Dynasty Bill Pennington ... Now Pitching for the Yankees: Spinning the News for Mickey, Billy, and George. ... Yankee Miracles: Life with the Boss and the Bronx Bombers.

Author: Bill Pennington

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin

ISBN: 1328849856

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 368

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The untold story of the time when the New York Yankees were a laughingstock--and how out of that abyss emerged the modern Yankees dynasty, one of the greatest in all of sports The New York Yankees have won 27 world championships and 40 American League pennants, both world records. They have 26 members in the Hall of Fame. Their pinstripe swag is a symbol of "making it" worn across the globe. Yet some 25 years ago, from 1989 to 1992, the Yankees were a pitiful team at the bottom of the standings, sitting on a 14-year World Series drought and a 35 percent drop in attendance. To make the statistics worse, their mercurial, bombastic owner wasbanned from baseball. But out of these ashes emerged a modern Yankees dynasty, a juggernaut built on the sly, a brilliant mix of personalities, talent, and ambition. InChumps to Champs, Pennington reveals a grand tale of revival. Readers encounter larger than life characters like George Steinbrenner and unexplored figures like Buck Showalter, three-time manager of the year, Don Mattingly, and the crafty architect of it all--general manager, Gene Michael, who assembled the team's future stars--Rivera, Jeter, Williams, O'Neill, and Pettitte. Drawing on unique access, Pennington tells a wild and raucous tale.

Billy Ball

Yankee Miracles: Life with the Boss and the Bronx Bombers, New York, Liveright, 2012 Pennington, Bill. Billy Martin: Baseball's Flawed Genius. New York: Mariner Books, 2016 Chumps to Champs: How the Worst Team in Yankees History Led to ...

Author: Dale Tafoya

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 1493043633

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 264

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In the early 1970s, the Oakland Athletics became only the second team in major-league baseball history to win three consecutive World Series championships. But as the decade came to a close, the A's were in free fall, having lost 108 games in 1979 while drawing just 307,000 fans. Free agency had decimated the A’s, and the team’s colorful owner, Charlie Finley, was looking for a buyer. First, though, he had to bring fans back to the Oakland Coliseum. Enter Billy Martin, the hometown boy from West Berkeley. In Billy Ball, sportswriter Dale Tafoya describes what, at the time, seemed like a match made in baseball heaven. The A’s needed a fiery leader to re-ignite interest in the team. Martin needed a job after his second stint as manager of the New York Yankees came to an abrupt end. Based largely on interviews with former players, team executives, and journalists, Billy Ball captures Martin’s homecoming to the Bay area in 1980, his immediate embrace by Oakland fans, and the A’s return to playoff baseball. Tafoya describes the reputation that had preceded Martin—one that he fully lived up to—as the brawling, hard-drinking baseball savant with a knack for turning bad teams around. In Oakland, his aggressive style of play came to be known as Billy Ball. A’s fans and the media loved it. But, in life and in baseball, all good things must come to an end. Tafoya chronicles Martin’s clash with the new A’s management and the siren song of the Yankees that lured the manager back to New York in 1983. Still, as the book makes clear, the magical turnaround of the A’s has never been forgotten in Oakland. Neither have Billy Martin and Billy Ball. During a time of economic uncertainty and waning baseball interest in Oakland, Billy Ball filled the stands, rejuvenated fans, and saved professional baseball in the city.

Mark Twain and the Community

Whether the Yankee or Merlin wins the battles of the miracles can make no significant difference from the audience's point of view. The crowds will adore and fear whoever succeeds in astonishing them most. It is through his “miracles” ...

Author: Thomas Blues

Publisher: University Press of Kentucky

ISBN: 0813162157

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 96

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Throughout his career Mark Twain viewed the relations between the individual and his community with mixed feelings, and this book explores both the ambiguities of Twain's attitude and their effect upon his fiction. In the earlier novels -- most notably The Adventures of Tom Sawyer and Huckleberry Finn -- the protagonist enjoys a dual position -- at liberty to follow his own inclinations while retaining his conventional place as a respected member of the community -- and the resolutions of these works are built upon this duality. Facing realities which the earlier fiction evaded, Twain in A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court found himself in a dilemma that he was unable to resolve: the community was no longer seen as a moral refuge and, most importantly, the individual was no longer seen as superior to the community standards against which he revolted. Thomas Blues contends that Twain's failure to reconcile this opposition largely accounts for the bitter, cynical fiction at the close of his career, and through use of the individual-community relationship he offers here fresh interpretations of Twain's most widely read novels.

The Yankees in the Early 1960s

Houk could not conjure up miracles without talent, and the Yankees soon reverted to form. Maris, Boyer and Howard were injured, and Ford was unable to return to the rotation. Even Stottlemyre joined the slumpers.

Author: William J. Ryczek

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 1476616736

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 267

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This is a history of the New York Yankees over a decade which saw them at the top of the American League and at the bottom. Based upon thorough background research and interviews with over 100 former players, the book covers the major stories of the period as well as some not seen elsewhere. The seventh games of the 1960 and 1962 World Series are described in detail, replete with the remembrances of many of the participants. The infamous Phil Linz harmonica incident, the fruitless search for another Mickey Mantle and the surprising emergence of Mel Stottlemyre are some of the stories that make the early '60s such a fascinating era in Yankee lore.

The Yankee Encyclopedia

If I were a retired gentleman , I would follow the Yankees around just to see Rizzuto work those miracles every day . " forward to his return to the WPIX mike in 1996. But after the death of his friend Mickey Mantle in August 1995 ...

Author: Walter LeConte

Publisher: Sports Publishing LLC

ISBN: 9781582616834

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 500

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