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Damn Yankees : Twenty-Four Major League Writers on the World's Most Loved (and Hated) Team

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Winners of twenty-seven World Series titles, the New York Yankees are the quintessential sports dynasty. Love them or hate them, they cannot be ignored by anyone who professes to be a fan of the great game of baseball.

With Damn Yankees, Rob Fleder, former Executive Editor for Sports Illustrated magazine, offers a timeless collection of original essays by some of the most prominent contemporary writers in America--from Pete Dexter to Jane Leavy, from Roy Blount Jr. to Colum McCann--each piece focusing on one uniquely colorful subject: the fanatically adored/resoundingly despised "Bronx Bombers."

Funny, moving, provocative, insightful appreciations and detractions--from Babe Ruth to Mickey Mantle to Derek Jeter--Damn Yankees offers twenty-four fascinating takes on the most storied franchise of baseball's Major Leagues.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 290 pages
  • 152.4 x 226.06 x 30.48mm | 476.27g
  • HarperCollins Publishers Inc
  • HarperCollins
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • Illustrations, black and white
  • 0062059629
  • 9780062059628
  • 1,067,665

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Everyone has an opinion about the Yankees. More than an opinion in most cases, but an opinion at the very least.
--From the Introduction

Love them or hate them, the New York Yankees have been an American institution for nearly a century. With their rich history and colorful cast of characters, the Yankees never fail to inspire or provoke. In this exciting compendium, some of today's most acclaimed writers--including Pete Dexter, Colum McCann, Roy Blount Jr., Dan Barry, Jane Leavy, Charles P. Pierce, J. R. Moehringer, Daniel Okrent, Frank DeFord, Bill James, and many more--step up to the plate to take their cuts. The result is a collection of original essays as idiosyncratic and expansive as the team that has inspired them: ruminations on Babe Ruth's gravestone, Derek Jeter's swing, and the upper-deck vantage of the Oldest Living Yankee; dual allegiances; mortal rivalries; and every other subject that spans from the hilarious (the Yankee wife-swap of the '70s) to the sublime (the grace of Catfish Hunter).

Superbly written, deeply insightful, and full of both passion and humor, Damn Yankees is a completely fresh look at baseball's most enduring franchise by a Murderers' Row of writers as stacked as that of the 1927 Yanks.
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130 ratings
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4 45% (59)
3 28% (37)
2 5% (6)
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