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Lasting Yankee Stadium Memories: Unforgettable Tales from the House That Ruth Built Hardcover – October 1, 2010

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Alex Belth is the author of Lasting Yankee Stadium Memories and Stepping Up, a critically acclaimed biography of Curt Flood, and a regular contributor to SportsIllustrated.com. After eight years spent working in the film industry for such notable filmmakers as Ken Burns, Woody Allen, and the Coen Brothers, Belth in 2002 founded BronxBanterBlog.com (now part of SNY TV’s blog network), which has become one of the most popular New York Yankees sites on the Internet. A lifelong Yankees fan, he lives with his wife in the Bronx, New York.
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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 256 pages
  • Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing (October 1, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1602399794
  • ISBN-13: 978-1602399792
  • Product Dimensions: 5.5 x 5.8 x 8.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.6 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (11 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,041,396 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Lasting Yankee Stadium Memories: Unforgettable Tales From the House that Ruth Built comes from a writer who has compiled over forty hilarious and moving essays by writers and commentators about the experiences that have made Yankee Stadium famous. Columnists, sports writers, biographers, and more provide literary insights into Yankee Stadium experiences that provide a 'you are there' feel. Accompanied by a foreword by Yogi Berra, this is simply outstanding!
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Whe I was a small child, maybe 12 years old, my parents and I visited New York City. We lived and I still live in Oklahoma. I went to a Yankees game on the train, with several of us kids...really...it was "safe enough" to that then, I guess. The year was 1964. That was the first, and only time I've ever been to Yankee Stadium.

This book took me back to that night, when as an aspiring (but not too good) baseball player, I went to the Cathedral! As Billy Crystal and Bob Costas both attest, the grass had never been so green. The smell of the "tunnel" that lead to the field was old (even then), cranky, and smelled of cigars and old beer (I suppose). But inside that place, with the facade, and the size, and the monuments. I was just thrilled.

Many of the stories in this book are reminiscent of "my one and only trip" there. They are nostalgic, wonderful, raucus, fun, and take you back to the days of the Mick, Yogi, Torre, Skowron, and the guys. Some stories, of course, are more recent -- the night Reggie hit three, the years the Yankees weren't very good. In fact, a small aside here, I played high school ball with Bob Shirley, and there is a reference to him being "...not a very good pitcher by Yankee standards. Well, maybe not, but he's "the only Yankee," that i know personally. So that was kinda fun to think back on the old high school and college baseball days.

I didn't know all the story tellers. I don't know all the stories, but I "know the place. Been there, but once..." but I'll never ever forget it. This book brings to life the old place where DiMaggio, Ruth, Mick, Yogi, and other heroes of my youth played, and walked, and usually beat the living H*** out of most everyone.

I loved the book. I savored it. I plan to read it again come spring. And maybe again the next spring.
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to me yankee stadium is a shrine to the greatest players to ever put on the storied pinstripes. i can remember watching rhe cbs baseball game of the week as teenager in 1961. the broadcasts (in black and white) from the original stadium from 1923 are still burned in my memory. i can see maris in rf, mantle in cf, berra in lf, boyer at 3b, kubek at ss, richardson at 2b, skowron at 1b, howard at c, and ford on the mound. read this book and let the nostalgia engulf you. happy reading! aloha haleiwa jon
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A very good idea for book, I myself have my own memories of the pre renovation stadium as well as the post, and hopefully soon get to have memories of the new one. Any Yankee fan should like this book, I give it 4 out of 5...
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Good book, good effort, but lacking in some respects...

--Memories, mostly good and all interesting, from many individuals with no name recognition...some of that is good, even necessary, for this to be a fan-friendly book, but more generally recognizable contributors would have helped, more players, officals, that kind of thing...

---Many of the contributors were media types, and it was interesting to read their work...some, if not most, wrote to impress their fellow scribes...this is a book about memories, good and bad, not one's writing ability. These "written-to-impress-my-friends" media pieces lacked the genuiness, sincerity and any of the real warmth and emotion stories and recollections such as these should have...

All in all, a good tribute to an aging, and now gone, sports relic of our times. All change is not progress, but sometimes change is necessary, and unfortunately, this was one of those times.

It is nice, even great and appropriate, that the old Yankee Stadium field, where Ruth, Gehrig, Dimaggio, Mantle and all those great Yankees played is still there, green as ever...Though the stadium is gone, it remains hallowed ground.

As it is and should be...
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What a great way to commemmerate the memory of 'The Stadium.' Many of the memories written about by choice writers exemplified my own personal remembrances. Short, graphic, and very well submissions by all.
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