Between 1920 and 1964, the Bronx Bombers dominated the game of baseball. The Yankees won 29 American League pennants and 20 World Series during this golden era, their diamond exploits thrilling generations of fans and their statistical achievements becoming familiar numbers in the lore of the game: Babe Ruth’s 714 home runs; Lou Gehrig’s 2,130 consecutive games played; Joe DiMaggio’s 56-game hitting streak; Casey Stengel’s 5 straight world championships; Mickey Mantle’s 565-foot home run; and Roger Maris’s 61 round-trippers. The tradition of excellence began in the 1920s with the Murderers’ Row teams, named for their “killer” batting lineups, and continued through the early 1960s, by which time the team had established itself as the most successful franchise in sports history. In this striking and nostalgic volume featuring many rarely seen photographs, we meet the heroes that were the New York Yankees.
Softcover, 6 x 9, 128 pgs.