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How the Yankees Explain New York
How the Yankees Explain New York

How the Yankees Explain New York

By Chris Donnelly, Foreword by Paul O'Neill

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SPORTS & RECREATION

240 Pages, 5 x 8

Formats: Trade Paper, Mobipocket, EPUB, PDF

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ISBN 9781600789205

Rights: WOR

Triumph Books (Apr 2014)

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An examination of the unique parallels between New York City’s evolution and that of the New York Yankees, How the Yankees Explain New York illustrates how the storied history of the Bronx Bombers mirrors that of the Big Apple itself. The oldest professional sports franchise in the city, the Yankees have played in front of sold out crowds in the Bronx for nearly a century, and this work explores the relationship between Wall Street high-rollers and the Yankees’ record-setting payroll, describes the “city that never sleeps” through the nighttime antics of Mickey Mantle and Billy Martin, revisits the healing effect of the Yankees’ World Series run in the aftermath of 9/11, and much more. Entertaining and insightful, this book is sure to be popular amongst one of sports’ most passionate fan bases.

Author Biography

Chris Donnelly is the author of Baseball’s Greatest Series: Yankees, Mariners, and the 1995 Matchup that Changed History. He lives in Ewing, New Jersey.

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Media

How the Yankees Explain New York  was featured on February 26, 2014 in The Record & Herald News.
How the Yankees Explain New York was positively reviewed on April 20, 2014 in The Times.
How the Yankees Explain New York  was reviewed on June 1, 2014 in The Star-Ledger:  "If you are the sort of pinstripes fan who can name the Highlanders’ lineup, this could be one more book for your collection." 
Chris Donnelly discussed How the Yankees Explain New York on May 27, 2014 on "The Bookshelf Conversation" on Ron Kaplan's Baseball Bookshelf.
How the Yankees Explain New York was positively reviewed and featured in a giveaway contest on July 15, 2014 on Pinstripe Alley, the Yankees blog on SB Nation.

Press Releases

How the Yankees Explain New York

By Chris Donnelly

Foreword by Paul O’Neill

 

“Elegantly written, entertaining, and illuminating”

– Ira Berkow, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and author

 

The role of Yankees baseball in New York culture is closer to a religion than simply a sporting pastime. It’s an identity and a unifying force, rich in history.

 

Penned by baseball historian and author Chris Donnelly and featuring a foreword by four-time World Series Champion Yankee Paul O’Neill, How the Yankees Explain New York explores just how deeply the story of the Bronx Bombers mirrors that of the Big Apple itself.  Featuring a detailed account of Yankees and New York City history dating back to the days of political activist William “Boss” Tweed, this expansive notation explores Yankees inseparable connection to everything from politics, corruption, landscape and culture.  Chock full of trivia and interesting facts, How the Yankees Explain New York also addresses:

 

  • How the sale of the New York Yankees to George Steinbrenner came to be known as one of the biggest thefts in New York City
  • Yankee greats such as Babe Ruth, Mickey Mantle, Yogi Berra, Mariano Rivera and Derek Jeter
  • The dramatic escapades of players at the Copacabana club that led to severe criminal charges
  • The most pompous yet admirable people, Yankee fans, and the irksome charm that make them some of the most passionate fans in baseball

 

How the Yankees Explain New York offers intelligent discourse on the pinstripe spirit that goes far beyond the sport’s most beloved icons and great games. It looks into the history and culture of the franchise to explain why Yankees baseball has had such a firm grip on the city that never sleeps.

 

About the Author:

Chris Donnelly, a lifelong baseball fan, is a graduate of the College of New Jersey. He previously authored Baseball's Greatest Series: Yankees, Mariners, and the 1995 Matchup That Changed History. He resides in Ewing, New Jersey, with his wife and daughter.

 

Contact: Josh Williams - Triumph Books - 312.568.5404 - j.williams@triumphbooks.com

 

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