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Pinstripes by the Tale

Pinstripes by the Tale ›

By Marty Appel

When 19-year-old Marty Appel got a job as a mail clerk for the New York Yankees, assigned to spend the summer of '68 answering Mickey Mantle’s fan letters, he couldn't have known it was just the start of over a half-century entwined with the Bronx Bombers.

As a PR director, television producer, writer, and historian, Appel never missed an opportunity to get to know the main characters—and supporting cast—of Yankees lore. The result is an unparalleled trove of colorful stories featuring a seemingly unending parade of characters including Mantle, Joe DiMaggio, Yogi Berra, Thurman Munson, Derek Jeter, George Steinbrenner, and everyone in between.

By turns hilarious and heartrending, Pinstripes by the Tale is an intimate look at an iconic franchise through the lens of its foremost historical authority. Told as a series of captivating vignettes, it invites readers to consider the small moments that quietly shape the contours of baseball history.

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