New York Yankees: The First 25 Years

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Two years after the establishment of the American Baseball League in 1901, New Yorkers Frank Farrell and Bill Devery purchased the American League Baltimore Orioles for $18,000 and moved the franchise to New York. They built a stadium in Washington Heights and called the team the Highlanders. This was the humble beginning of the legendary New York Yankees, who went on to be the greatest winning team of the twentieth century. This fascinating pictorial history of the Yankees chronicles the evolution of the team between 1903 and 1928. Featured are rare and spectacular photographs of players, managers, the early spring training sites, and Hilltop Park. Highlights include the team's rivalry with John McGraw's New York Giants; the story of pitcher Jack Chesbro, who despite his record forty-one wins, lost the pennant because of a wild pitch in the last game of the season; the construction of Yankee Stadium, completed in 1923; and the development by 1927 of one of the Yankees' greatest teams, which included Babe Ruth and Lou Gehrig.
ISBN: 9780738509136
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
State: New York
Series: Images of Sports
Images: 200
Pages: 128
Dimensions: 6.5 (w) x 9.25 (h)
Author, baseball historian, and Vintage Baseball League organizer Vincent Luisi has compiled this entertaining and educational book from archives that date back to more than a century ago. The photographs have been culled from the archives of the New York Yankees, the Cooperstown Baseball Hall of Fame, and several private collections. With interesting information and images, New York Yankees: The First 25 Years captures the team's climb to legendary status and will be a delight to those who love the Yankees and baseball history.
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