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2 edition of Remembering Yankee Stadium found in the catalog.

Remembering Yankee Stadium

Harvey Frommer

Remembering Yankee Stadium

an oral and narrative history of the house that Ruth built

by Harvey Frommer

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Published by Stewart, Tabori and Chang in New York .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Yankee Stadium (New York, N.Y. : 1923-2009) -- History,
  • Sports -- New York (State) -- New York -- History

  • Edition Notes

    StatementHarvey Frommer.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsGV416.N48 F76 2008
    The Physical Object
    Pagination224 p. :
    Number of Pages224
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL23952867M
    ISBN 101584797169
    ISBN 109781584797166
    LC Control Number2007045888

    In recognition of how hard the grounds crew worked to make the field ready, crew chief Jimmy Esposito was given the honor of throwing out the first ball. However, having lived in New York for 14 years, I have been to my share of home games, but have never found the stadium to be especially magical, since the renovation stripped most of the character of the stadium and turned it into another mid's multi-use monstrosity. Real NYPD came down, restored order and stayed the rest of the game. He was booed, screamed at, probably threatened. Despite being a 19 year old sophomore in college and looking like 13 year old, the cop immediately turns to the Garcia admirer and says "Buy this kid a beer! Ground was broken on May 5,

    My Yankee Cap is tipped to Harvey Frommer who has outdone himself once again. Joe Torre was witness to all three perfect games in Yankee Stadium history: He saw Don Larsen's beauty as a year-old fan, and the gems spun by David Wells and David Cone from the dugout as Yankee manager. As we're standing there with a couple overweight New Jersey Italians obviously and a cop, one of them decides to go on a 10 minute rant about how Karim Garcia's an underrated hitter and a "pitbull. Amazingly there were no scalpers in sight.

    Two minutes later, Bob Sheppard asks us to rise for the singing of the Canadian national anthem. Such a mob crowded the plate that Chambliss was taken back a few minutes after hitting the homer, and he finally touched home plate. Then the bat incident came. The Ivy League professor and celebrated and accomplished author of such works as Rickey and RobinsonGrowing Up Baseball and A Yankee Century was humble enough to admit he could not tell the story of Yankee Stadium all by himself. From that season untilwith George Steinbrenner having his say and having his way, the Stadium would become a mix and match of players and pilots. The site sat directly across the Harlem River, less than a mile from and within walking distance of the home of the New York Giants, at the mouth of a small body of water called Crowell's Creek.


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Remembering Yankee Stadium book

I ask her: What the fuck was that? And David Cone was about to throw a perfect game. Here we go So then I ask the boyfriend: Dude, what the fuck? The announced attendance was 74, later scaled back to 60, The new stadium had the feel of a gigantic horseshoe.

In the third inning of that opening-day game, Babe Ruth hit the home run he deemed the most satisfying of his career. A Philadelphia newsman declared: "It is a thrilling thought that perhaps 2, years from now archaeologists, spading up the ruins of Harlem and the lower Bronx, will find arenas that outsize anything that the ancient Romans and Greeks built.

McGraw, manager of the Giants. As a matter a fact BehindtheBombers.

Remembering Yankee Stadium: An Oral and Narrative History of

Even more interesting are the stories of lesser - known individuals such as Lou Brissie, who rebounded from war - related injuries to make the grade as a pro. There are dozens of others, including some you've never heard of, because they're just fans, like you and me.

The crowd, specifically a hugely obsese man sweating booze profusely, was not happy. Turns out they were all from Toronto, and one of them yells something innocuous at Joe Carter trots into the dugout right before the game. I thought I was going to see my first on field brawl in person, but had to settle for the one taking place 3 rows in front of me.

As a body the entire stadium stood and showered him with with most vile, imaginative abuse I have ever heard in public. Frommer makes great use of every Yankee and baseball player he either wrote about or met over his illustrious career. Hardcore fans will particularly relish the plastic - wrapped inserts containing reproduced memorabilia from the company's long history, including public service comics, promotional items, greetings cards, posters, bookmarks, stickers, etc.

More on Monday The site sat directly across the Harlem River, less than a mile from and within walking distance of the home of the New York Giants, at the mouth of a small body of water called Crowell's Creek. Yankees are already down by at least 5. My wife is not a sports fan, and never had been in this environment.

Remembering Yankee Stadium: An Oral &

The archival photos, some rarely seen, are fabulous, dramatically capturing Ruth the ballplayer at various career stages but just as often portraying his lovable self with loved ones, friends and fans especially the kids.

They would not return to post-season play for the next 13 years.The baseball books lead off with Harvey Frommer's timely Remembering Yankee Stadium: An Oral and Narrative History of the House That Ruth Built.

Frommer provides a nostalgic, factually keen description of the formidable ball yard through its many baseball seasons, through (set to be replaced in by a new facility). Remembering Yankee Stadium - An Oral and Narrative History - of the House that Ruth Built Written by Harvey Frommer.

u t. WHAT THEY HAVE SAID ABOUT THE BOOK. REMEMBERING YANKEE STADIUM (Fall ) "I feel very fortunate that I experienced the mystique of playing in Yankee Stadium. There is no other stadium that had that aura. Nov 16,  · Remembering Yankee Stadium, Harvey Frommer’s illustrated and oral history of the House that Ruth Built, starts on a high note and keeps getting better.

Fall Book Tour Reviews of "Remembering Yankee Stadium", published September 1, See Images and Learn More Buy the book.

Sneak previews and extra content: Remembering Yankee Stadium: Opening Day Yankee Stadium Firsts Barnstorming Around America with the New York Yankees Remembering Yankee Stadium: All-Star Games.

Remembering Yankee Stadium brilliantly and beautifully documents the stadium’s entire career through a decade-by-decade account, a priceless collection of historical photographs, and, most movingly, the vivid, first-person reminiscences of the people to whom this “citadel of sport” has meant so much: entertainers and politicians, broadcasters and sportswriters, players and fans.

No Yankees fan—no baseball fan—will Author: Harvey Frommer. Sep 10,  · Remembering Yankee Stadium is truly a wonderful book. For one thing, it's huge, an inch thick and 10" x 11" hardcover, with lots of photographs, many of which span both pages, meaning that they're almost two feet across when the book is opened flat.