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The New York Yankees: One Hundred Years, The Official Retrospective Hardcover – April 15, 2003


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From Publishers Weekly

It shouldn't be surprising that the powerful New York baseball team should offer their own perspective to compete with the plethora of Yankees-related titles celebrating the team's centennial anniversary. This coffee-table volume includes 175 exceptional photos from throughout the century, with stills of the greats (both posed and in action): Joe DiMaggio, Babe Ruth, Reggie Jackson, Lou Gehrig and Don Mattingly. The book-which includes contributors such as Bill James, Roger Kahn and Keith Olbermann-details the construction of the present-day stadium (which, begun in 1922, took only 284 days to complete), as well as the team's greatest moments and best lineups.
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From Booklist

This is the "official" commemoration of the Yanks' one-hundredth season, a flashy compilation full of photographs that manages to be both over- and underdesigned. It is huge and heavy and hard to read and written by committee. However, that committee includes Robert W. Creamer, Peter Golenbock, Roger Kahn, and Keith Olbermann. The obligatory sections on Ruth, DiMaggio, and Mantle are fine, and there are two nifty sections by the NY/NJ Chapter of the Baseball Writers' Association on an All-Time Yankees Team and the Top 25 Moments--always fun and always fun to argue over. There's a lovely tribute to Bob Sheppard, the gentlemanly and godly voice of the Yankees for half a century. There are an uncommon number of photos of Derek Jeter and a cogently argued piece by Bill James on why the 1998 Yankees were the greatest baseball team of all time. Excellent browsing wherever there are Yankees fans. GraceAnne DeCandido
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Product Details

  • Series: New Yours Yankees
  • Hardcover: 256 pages
  • Publisher: Ballantine Books; 1 edition (April 15, 2003)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0345460901
  • ISBN-13: 978-0345460905
  • Product Dimensions: 10.3 x 0.9 x 12.3 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 4.2 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (13 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #465,285 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Great reading, great pictures.
john martucci
I bought this book along with one other for my husband's birthday.
spycee
Excellent history of the Yankees.
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28 of 32 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on June 3, 2003
Format: Hardcover
Now I know why this was shrink-wrapped in the stores, which made it impossible to look inside. But after getting the book and removing the shrink-wrap, it is nearly impossible to read. The layout is similar to ESPN's Magazine, with small colored print on top of colored background, pictures without captions, etc. This was supposed to be for my Dad, but at his age he won't be able to read this. Heck, I can barely read it, and I don't even wear glasses. I'll never buy a shrink-wrapped book again. I should have known better.
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24 of 27 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on May 12, 2003
Format: Hardcover
Someone can't count, because I expected this book to cover ALL of the Yankees history, but the first seventeen years get a grand total of TWO pages! Unbelievable. Then, I start to read and find out that part of this book was written by Bill James, the guy that works for the RED SOX! A few nice pictures don't justify the price - about as good a bargain as Danny Tartabull or Ed Whitson were.
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22 of 26 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on April 15, 2003
Format: Hardcover
I'm sorry I had to buy this, because I have to buy everything about the Yankees and their anniversary. Although the pictures range from very good to spectacular, the book reads like it was written by committee. This is a sugar-coated history of the team, and not a very accurate one at that. You would have thought that a team that prides itself on being the greatest franchise in sports would have paid more attention to their own story and paid more respect to their fans, but the words here are strictly to fill up the pages. The official retrospective is just a picture book, and a very pricey one at that.
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10 of 13 people found the following review helpful By Lawrance Bernabo HALL OF FAMEVINE VOICE on May 20, 2003
Format: Hardcover
As the book title says, this is a "retrospective" and not a history, which explains why there is little to be found about the early days of the New York Yankees in between being certified as a member in the American League of Professional Baseball Clubs and the purchase of George Herman Ruth from the Boston Red Sox. Despite the 41-win season of Jack Chesbro, everything before the Babe is prologue. Besides, for most of those years they were the New York Highlanders and they have never been considered part of the fabled team in pinstripes. The team's centennial is as good as excuse as any for a book like this, since there is essentially the same problem that would have faced a similar effort 50 years ago. The Yankees are once again an on-going dynasty so there seems no real reason to wait for the end of the Joe Torre years or for Derek Jeter to retire before putting together such a book.
Edited by Mark Vancil and Mark Mandrake, "The New York Yankees - 100 Years - The Official Retrospective" is more in the style of sports journalism than academic history, which is fine. Throughout the volume there are a series of essays on the team's greatest players by some of the finest sports writers around: Richard W. Creamer on Babe Ruth, Donald Honig on Joe DiMaggio, Peter Golenbock on Mickey Mantle, and Ray Robinson on Lou Gehrig. Roger Kahn looks at "The Battle of the Boroughs" and Leonard Koppett writes about the Yankees dominance of New York City. There are, as you would expect in such a book, an All-Time Yankees team, selected by the New York-New Jersey Chapter of the Baseball Writers' Association of America, who also picked "The Top 25 Moment, Marks, and Events" that concludes the volume.
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Excellent history of the Yankees. Well illustrated and very good condition.
I already had a copy but purchased this for another Yankee fan.
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Being a Yankee fan for over 40 years, this book has great stories and pictures of this super team.

suggest you get it and enjoy!

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By john martucci on March 18, 2013
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Great reading, great pictures. perfect for the ulitmate fan makes a great gift when you don't know what to get
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