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Damned Yankees
Damned Yankees

Damned Yankees

Chaos, Confusion, and Craziness in the Steinbrenner Era
By Bill Madden, By Moss Klein

SPORTS & RECREATION

304 Pages, 6 x 9

Formats: Trade Paper, PDF, EPUB, Mobipocket

Trade Paper, $14.95 (US $14.95) (CA $16.95)

ISBN 9781600787041

Rights: WOR

Triumph Books (Jun 2012)

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Overview

Tales of a team on the edge of hysteria
A firsthand, behind-the-scenes account of the turmoil that pervaded the New York Yankee franchise in the late 1970s, this book discusses George Steinbrenner's purchase and continual rebuilding of the team—alongside a colorful cast of players and businessmen. Not merely a look at the time spent in Yankee Stadium, this chronicle also describes the team's public arguments, practical jokes, drunken excess, self-aggrandizing publicity efforts, and the ups and downs that accompanied the Yankees and George Steinbrenner through the 1970s and beyond.

Author Biography

Bill Madden covered the Yankees and Major League Baseball for the New York Daily News for more than 30 years. He is the author of several books on the Yankees, and is also the 2010 recipient of the Baseball Hall of Fame’s J. G. Taylor Spink Award. He lives in Montvale, New Jersey. Moss Klein covered the Yankees for the Star-Ledger from 1976 to 1992. He lives in Livingston, New Jersey.

Media

Moss Klein's Damned Yankees was mentioned on "NY Sports Day."
Damned Yankees was prominently mentioned on ESPN New York.
Watch Moss Klein, author of Damned Yankees, interview on "The Clubhouse" on 1230 WFAS-AM.
Watch Moss Klein, author of Damned Yankees, interview live on "Inside Yankees Baseball" on ESPN Radio 1300, WAVZ-AM.
Watch Moss Klein, author of Damned Yankees, interview live on "Bud & The Manchild" on The Score 1260, WSKO-AM.
Watch Moss Klein, author of Damned Yankees, interview on "Good Morning Hudson Valley" on The Hudson Valley Radio Network late the first week of July.
Watch Moss Klein, author of Damned Yankees, interview live on "Big Board Sports" on FOX Sports 980, WOFX-AM.

Listen to Bill Madden, author of Damned Yankees, interview on "Talkin' Baseball" on WFAN-AM.

A chapter from Damned Yankees in which Lou Piniella becomes general manager of the Yankees was excerpted in the New York Daily News.

Damned Yankees was mentioned in the New York Daily News.

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Damned Yankees:

Chaos, Confusion, and Craziness in the Steinbrenner Era

By Bill Madden and Moss Klein

 

Contact: Bill Ames, Independent Publishers Group, 312.337.0747, ext. 326, bames@ipgbook.com 

 

In this riveting behind-the-scenes look at the Yankees' chaotic years starting in the 1970s through the late 80s, readers are treated to an explosive tell-all exploring one of the most controversial figures in baseball and his reign over an equally controversial team.

 

Chronicling George Steinbrenner's purchase and continual rebuilding of the team-alongside colorful players and businessmen-Damned Yankees (Triumph Books, June 2012) looks back at a time when beat writers and players traveled side by side, rubbing elbows both on and off the field. Following the team's public arguments, practical jokes, drunken excess and self-aggrandizing publicity efforts, the book delves into some of the most well-known debacles in Yankee history such as:


  • Team captain Thurman Munson's fatal plane crash in 1979
  • George Steinbrenner's particularly tyrannical year in 1982 in which he fired three managers, 5 pitching coaches, 3 hitting instructors, and 47 different players in 1982
  • Billy Martin's death in a car crash on Christmas Day in 1989
  • Steinbrenner's removal as Yankee owner by then Baseball Commissioner Fay Vincent due to a $40,000 payment to known gambler Howard Spira and a lifetime ban on "The Boss"

 

Bringing a unique perspective to some of baseball's best known characters, Damned Yankees will have both Yankees fans and detractors alike enthralled by this insider's glance into a tumultuous time in baseball's recent past.

 

About the Author:

Bill Madden covered the Yankees and Major League Baseball for the New York Daily News for more than 30 years. He is the author of several books on the Yankees, and is also the 2010 recipient of the Baseball Hall of Fame's J. G. Taylor Spink Award. He lives in Montvale, New Jersey.

 

Moss Klein covered the Yankees for the Star-Ledger from 1976 to 1992. He lives in Livingston, New Jersey.

 

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