Being a Yankees fan is about more than watching the team win multiple World Series, and this book helps fans get the most out of it. Taking 110 years of Yankees history, the book distills it to the absolute best and most compelling moments, identifying the personalities, events, and facts every Yankees fan should know without hesitation. Numbers with huge import, such as 3, 7, and 56; nicknames such as Babe, Iron Man, and Yankee Clipper; plus memorable moments, singular achievements, and signature calls all highlight the list. Experiences are another important part of the fabric of being a fan, so the book also includes things Yankees fans should actually see and do before they join Mickey Mantle and others at the Pearly Gates. From taking in a brew at the best Yankees bars across the country to visiting the Babe Ruth Museum in Baltimore and enjoying the highlights of the new Yankee Stadium, this book contains numerous tips and suggestions for enjoying all aspects of being a Yankees fan.
David Fischer is the author of more than a dozen books on baseball, including The Story of the New York Yankees, The Ultimate Yankees Record Book, and A Yankee Stadium Scrapbook, as well as biographies of Babe Ruth and Alex Rodriguez. A longtime magazine writer, he is also a senior consultant for the Guinness Book of World Records. He lives in River Vale, New Jersey.
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