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Compelling Stories for All Ages
on October 20, 2012
As I read Yankee Miracles, I kept thinking back to when I taught reluctant readers and how much they would have enjoyed each chapter. My high school students loved reading about sports stars especially when they could see their human side. Ray Negron and Sally Cook capture the caring and compassion of Yankee heroes from the 1970s to the present day. They show how these larger-than-life stars demonstrated kindness and understanding in their private lives.
The book is built around Ray Negron's story, the tale of how he was caught spray painting Yankee Stadium by George Steinbrenner, how he was given a second chance as a batboy, how he was adopted and mentored by Yankee legends, and how he used this opportunity to build a career in baseball and to mentor future stars and city kids.
Yankee Miracles appeals to all ages from the young reader to seniors like me, a retired reading teacher. It is not just for Yankee fans as this lifelong Phillies fan found each story to be compelling.