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Damn Yankees: Twenty-Four Major League Writers on the World's Most Loved (and Hated) Team

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Everyone has an opinion about the Yankees. More than an opinion in most cases, but an opinion at the very least.
—From the Introduction

Love them or hate them, the New York Yankees have been an American institution for nearly a century. With their rich history and colorful cast of characters, the Yankees never fail to inspire or provoke. In this exciting compendium, some of today's most acclaimed writers—including Pete Dexter, Colum McCann, Roy Blount Jr., Dan Barry, Jane Leavy, Charles P. Pierce, J. R. Moehringer, Daniel Okrent, Frank DeFord, Bill James, and many more—step up to the plate to take their cuts. The result is a collection of original essays as idiosyncratic and expansive as the team that has inspired them: ruminations on Babe Ruth's gravestone, Derek Jeter's swing, and the upper-deck vantage of the Oldest Living Yankee; dual allegiances; mortal rivalries; and every other subject that spans from the hilarious (the Yankee wife-swap of the '70s) to the sublime (the grace of Catfish Hunter).

Superbly written, deeply insightful, and full of both passion and humor, Damn Yankees is a completely fresh look at baseball's most enduring franchise by a Murderers' Row of writers as stacked as that of the 1927 Yanks.

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Winners of twenty-seven World Series titles, the New York Yankees are the quintessential sports dynasty. Love them or hate them, they cannot be ignored by anyone who professes to be a fan of the great game of baseball.

With Damn Yankees, Rob Fleder, former Executive Editor for Sports Illustrated magazine, offers a timeless collection of original essays by some of the most prominent contemporary writers in America—from Pete Dexter to Jane Leavy, from Roy Blount Jr. to Colum McCann—each piece focusing on one uniquely colorful subject: the fanatically adored/resoundingly despised “Bronx Bombers.”

Funny, moving, provocative, insightful appreciations and detractions—from Babe Ruth to Mickey Mantle to Derek Jeter—Damn Yankees offers twenty-four fascinating takes on the most storied franchise of baseballs Major Leagues.

About the Author

Rob Fleder was executive editor of Sports Illustrated and the editor of Sports Illustrated Books during his twenty years at Time Inc. He was the editor of Sports Illustrated 50: The Anniversary Book, The Sports Illustrated Baseball Book, and Hate Mail from Cheerleaders, among other New York Times bestsellers. He lives in the Hudson Valley.

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EricR, August 4, 2012 (view all comments by EricR)
There is such a thing as sports "literature". It is not, as some would claim, an oxymoron. The book, Damn Yankees, edited by Rod Fleder is real proof. Some of the best sports writing is created by writers who do not write exclusively about sports. Damn Yankees is a great example of some of these writers, who may have an interest in sports, but do not make a living at it. Writers such as Colum McCann, Pete Dexter, Nathaniel Rich, and others, provide interesting and personal stories about their love / hate relationship with baseball's New York Yankees. There are other stories by more traditional sports authors such as Jane Leavy and Frank Deford, but the common thread is wonderful sports literature. This is a great collection of baseball writing.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780062059628
Subtitle:
Twenty-Four Major League Writers on the World's Most Loved (and Hated) Team
Author:
Fleder, Rob
Publisher:
Ecco
Subject:
Baseball - Essays & Writings
Subject:
Sports and Fitness-Baseball General
Edition Description:
Hardcover
Publication Date:
20120403
Binding:
Hardback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
304
Dimensions:
9 x 6 x 1.0839 in 22.8 oz

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"Synopsis" by , Winners of twenty-seven World Series titles, the New York Yankees are the quintessential sports dynasty. Love them or hate them, they cannot be ignored by anyone who professes to be a fan of the great game of baseball.

With Damn Yankees, Rob Fleder, former Executive Editor for Sports Illustrated magazine, offers a timeless collection of original essays by some of the most prominent contemporary writers in America—from Pete Dexter to Jane Leavy, from Roy Blount Jr. to Colum McCann—each piece focusing on one uniquely colorful subject: the fanatically adored/resoundingly despised “Bronx Bombers.”

Funny, moving, provocative, insightful appreciations and detractions—from Babe Ruth to Mickey Mantle to Derek Jeter—Damn Yankees offers twenty-four fascinating takes on the most storied franchise of baseballs Major Leagues.

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