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THE YANKEE YEARS by  Joe Torre - Hardcover - 2009 - from Infinity Books Japan and Biblio.com

THE YANKEE YEARS

by Torre, Joe

Condition: Very Good/Very Good


Doubleday, 2009. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good. A copy that has been read, but is in excellent condition. Pages are intact and not marred by notes or highlighting. The spine remains undamaged Twelve straight playoff appearances. Six American League pennants. Four Wor ld Series titles. This is the definitive story of a dynasty: the Yankee yea rs When Joe Torre took over as manager of the New York Yankees in 1996, the mo st storied franchise in sports had not won a World Series title in eighteen years. The famously tough and mercurial owner, George Steinbrenner, had fi red seventeen managers during that span. Torre's appointment was greeted wi th Bronx cheers from the notoriously brutal New York media, who cited his r ecord as the player and manager who had been in the most Major League games without appearing in a World Series Twelve tumultuous and triumphant years later, Torre left the team as the mo st beloved and successful manager in the game. In an era of multimillionair e free agents, fractured clubhouses, revenue-sharing, and off-the-field sca ndals, Torre forged a team ethos that united his players and made the Yanke es, once again, the greatest team in sports. He won over the media with his honesty and class, and was beloved by the fans. But it wasn't easy. Here, for the first time, Joe Torre and Tom Verducci take us inside the dug out, the clubhouse, and the front office in a revelatory narrative that shows what it really took to keep the Yankees on top of the baseball world. The high-priced ace who broke down in tears and refused to go back to the mound in the middle of a game. Constant meddling from Yankee executives, many of whom were jealous of Torre's popularit.

Joe Torre played for the Braves, the Cardinals, and the Mets before managing all three teams. From 1996 to 2007, Torre managed the New York Yankees. He is currently the manager for the Los Angeles Dodgers.




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