Two years after the establishment of the American Baseball League in 1901, New Yorkers Frank Farrell and Bill Devery purchased the American League Baltimore Orioles for $18,000 and moved the franchise to New York. This was the humble beginning of the legendary New York Yankees. With photos from the Yankees archives, the Baseball Hall of Fame, and several private collections, this fascinating history of the Yankees chronicles the evolution of the team between 1903 and 1928. Featured are rare and spectacular photos of players, managers, the early spring training sites, and the early Hilltop Park. Highlights include the team's rivalry with John McGraw's New York Giants; the story of pitcher Jack Chesbro, who despite his record forty-one wins, lost the pennant because of a wild pitch in the last game of the season; the construction of Yankee Stadium, completed in 1923; and the development by 1927 of one of the Yankees' greatest teams, which included Babe Ruth and Lou Gehrig.
Softcover, 6 x 9, 128 pgs.