Synopses & Reviews
Diamonds arenand#8217;t forever. After the 2008 season, the seemingly immortal and#147;House That Ruth Builtand#8221; will shut its gates foreverand#151;to be replaced by a brand-new stadium just a homerand#8217;s length away. As if anything could ever replace Yankee Stadium in the hearts and memories of New York Yankeesand#8217; fans.
Memories are what this book is about. From the moment it opened on April 18, 1923, Yankee Stadium was a phenomenon: It was more than double the size of any ballpark at the time. And what was happening on the field was just as phenomenal. In the third inning of that opening-day game, Babe Ruth hit the home run he deemed the most satisfying of his career. That fall, the stadium hosted the first of the many World Series games that would be played there over the ensuing 85 years.
And that, of course, was just the beginning. Remembering Yankee Stadium brilliantly and beautifully documents the stadiumand#8217;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 and#147;citadel of sportand#8221; has meant so much: entertainers and politicians, broadcasters and sportswriters, players and fans. No Yankees fanand#151;no baseball fanand#151;will be able to resist this incredible book.
and#160;"Spectacular new book about Yankee Stadium by Harvey Frommer, Remembering Yankee Stadium."--FOX SPORTS.COM
"In this, the last year of Yankee Stadium's storied existence, Frommer's Remembering Yankee Stadium becomes and#160;an essential keepsake for wise fans who know that newer isn't always better." TIME OUT NEW YORK
"Sportswriter Harvey Frommer's Remembering Yankee Stadium is an exhaustive account of The Cathedral of Baseball and a moving tribute from nearly a hundred voices, former players and pinstripe devotees alike."- - GELF MAGAZINE
"RYS beats any Yankee Book out there hands down. Who better to write and compile a tribute to an icon such as Yankee Stadium than renowned baseball/Yankee author Harvey Frommer who makes great use of every Yankee and baseball player he either wrote about or met over his illustrious career. My Yankee Cap is tipped to Harvey Frommer who has outdone himself once again."-BEHINDTHEBOMBERS.COM
"A stunning collection of oral history and narrative and great photos." NEW YORK ONE
"A gorgeous new over-sized book Remembering Yankee Stadium: An Oral and
Narrative History of "The House that Ruth Built"--BRONX and#160;BANTERand#160;"One to show. Absolute classic. Best of all the books on the subject-the Bible of Yankee Stadium books."--WCBS-Radio
is a celebration of baseball through the eyes of fans via photos theyve taken of players, ballparks, and related subjects over the past nine decades, along with essays, sidebars, and quotes. The project originated when the author discovered an old 1960s snapshot of himself as a teenager with his idol, Roger Maris, at Yankee Stadium. Realizing that he couldnt be the only one with these hidden photographic gems, he began collecting baseball photos taken by fans. The book contains more than 250 never-before-published images (Roberto Clemente, Mickey Mantle, Derek Jeter, Josh Hamilton) in chapters on subjects like ballparks, spring training, broadcasters, dugouts, and baseball cards, and features contributions from baseball aficionados and notables like Hall of Famer Ozzie Smith, a 35-year veteran Topps baseball photographer, and a former president of the Baseball Hall of Fame.
Praise for Baseball Fantography:
"The never-before-published shots are cool, offering a new look at the familiar." —New York Post
About the Author
This is Harvey Frommerand#8217;s 40th book. He is one of the countryand#8217;s leading authorities on baseball history and has written such books as Red Sox vs. Yankees: The Great Rivalry (2004) and The New York Yankee Encyclopedia (1997). Frommer also wrote for Yankees Magazine for 18 years. He and his wife teach at Dartmouth College and live in Lyme, New Hampshire.