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The Resource Chumps to champs : how the worst teams in Yankees history led to the '90's dynasty, Bill Pennington

Chumps to champs : how the worst teams in Yankees history led to the '90's dynasty, Bill Pennington

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Chumps to champs : how the worst teams in Yankees history led to the '90's dynasty
Title
Chumps to champs
Title remainder
how the worst teams in Yankees history led to the '90's dynasty
Statement of responsibility
Bill Pennington
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Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"The untold story of the time when the New York Yankees were a laughingstock--and how out of that abyss emerged the modern Yankees dynasty, one of the greatest in all of sports. The New York Yankees have won 27 world championships and 40 American League pennants, both world records. They have 26 members in the Hall of Fame.Their pinstripe swag is a symbol of "making it" worn across the globe. Yet some 25 years ago, from 1989 to 1992, the Yankees were a pitiful team at the bottom of the standings, sitting on a 14-year World Series drought and a 35 percent drop in attendance. To make the statistics worse, their mercurial, bombastic owner was banned from baseball. But out of these ashes emerged the modern Yankees dynasty, a juggernaut built on the sly, a brilliant mix of personalities, talent, and ambition. In Chumps to Champs, Pennington reveals a grand tale of revival. Readers encounter larger than life characters like George Steinbrenner and unexplored figures like Buck Showalter, three-time manager of the year, Don Mattingly, and the crafty architect of it all--general manager, Gene Michael, who assembled the team's future stars--Rivera, Jeter, Williams, O'Neill, and Pettitte. Drawing on unique access, Pennington tells a wild and raucous tale"--
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Biography type
collective biography
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DLC
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1956-
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Pennington, Bill
Dewey number
796.357/64097471
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • New York Yankees (Baseball team)
  • New York Yankees (Baseball team)
  • Baseball players
  • Baseball managers
  • SPORTS & RECREATION / Baseball / History
  • HISTORY / United States / State & Local / Middle Atlantic (DC, DE, MD, NJ, NY, PA)
  • Baseball managers
  • Baseball players
  • New York (State)
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Chumps to champs : how the worst teams in Yankees history led to the '90's dynasty, Bill Pennington
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [322]-324) and index
Control code
on1060185739
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
xiii, 351 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781328849854
Lccn
2018046434
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1060185739
Label
Chumps to champs : how the worst teams in Yankees history led to the '90's dynasty, Bill Pennington
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [322]-324) and index
Control code
on1060185739
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
xiii, 351 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781328849854
Lccn
2018046434
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1060185739

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