Sultans of Swat

Sultans of Swat

The Four Great Sluggers of the New York Yankees

Book - 2006
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Baker & Taylor
Presents dramatic retellings of the baseball careers of Babe Ruth, Lou Gehrig, Joe DiMaggio, and Mickey Mantle; in a volume complemented by original New York Times articles, classic photographs, and statistical data. 25,000 first printing.

McMillan Palgrave
"Ruth and Gehrig and DiMaggio and Mantle were great, that's for sure. But what people forget is how much each guy loved the game. Each gave everything he had to baseball. Each helped make Yankee history and tradition."
--From the Introduction by Yogi Berra

Sultans of Swat tells in dramatic words and vintage black and white photographs the stories of Babe Ruth, Lou Gehrig, Joe DiMaggio, and Mickey Mantle: the four legendary New York Yankee Hall of Famers. The Babe's 700th home run, Gehrig's farewell "Luckiest Man" speech, DiMaggio's fifty-six-game hitting streak, Mantle's triple crown--all are here, in a book all baseball fans will treasure. Featuring:
* The original New York Times coverage of the greatest events in the careers of four of baseball's greatest sluggers
* Classic photographs throughout
* Stats, obituaries, and more
* Coverage from some of the best sportswriters of the Times.
Whether Yankee fans--or any baseball fan--find themselves drawn to the amazing careers of the "Mick," the "Yankee Clipper," the "Iron Horse," or the "Sultan of Swat" himself, there's no end of material to pore over and delight in.

From The Babe to Yogi Berra, from Joe DiMaggio to Derek Jeter, New York Yankee pinstripes have been worn by dozens of legendary players who have played some of the most exciting seasons in baseball memory. To mark the 100th anniversary, one of baseball's most remarkable team's meets one of the country's most respected newspapers in an an authoritative, colorful history. Five outstanding sports journalists of The New York Times have written original chapters that cover the Yankee saga in fine detail and revealing anecdote. Along with 150 (CK) photographs from the library of the Baseball Hall of Fame and The Times's own extensive archives the combination is a uniquely thorough and engrossing story of the Yankee century-truly a book that lives up to the unbeatable record.

With decades of experience, award-winning sports journalists Dave Anderson, Murray Chass, Robert Lipsyte, Buster Olney, and George Vescey, provide a shrewdly informed perspective on the Yankees and their place in the annals of baseball. Through the stories and photographs of the New York Yankees Illustrated History fans can enjoy-once again or for the first time---the many unforgettable moments in Yankee history of the game and the legendary players who made them happen. With great reporting and fine writing, this beautiful book is the perfect gift for every baseball lover.

& Taylor

Traces the careers of Babe Ruth, Lou Gehrig, Joe DiMaggio, and Mickey Mantle from a perspective of their love of the game and their significant contributions to Yankee history and tradition.

Publisher: New York : St. Martin's Press, 2006
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9780312340148
Branch Call Number: 796.357 Sultans 2006
Characteristics: 345 pages : illustrations ; 29 cm
Additional Contributors: New York Times Company


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