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By Rob Fleder (editor) and Tom Verducci (introduced by)

Hardcover:

9781603202084, titled "The Baseball Book: The Baseball Book" | Expanded edition (Sports Illustrated, October 11, 2011), cover price $29.95

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Paperback:

9780307476678 | 1 tra edition (Random House Spanish, May 18, 2010), cover price $16.95

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Twelve straight playoff appearances. Six American League pennants. Four World Series titles. This is the definitive story of a dynasty: the Yankee yearsWhen Joe Torre took over as manager of the New York Yankees in 1996, the most storied franchise in sports had not won a World Series title in eighteen years. The famously tough and mercurial owner, George Steinbrenner, had fired seventeen managers during that span. Torre’s appointment was greeted with Bronx cheers from the notoriously brutal New York media, who cited his record as the player and manager who had been in the most Major League games without appearing in a World SeriesTwelve tumultuous and triumphant years later, Torre left the team as the most beloved and successful manager in the game. In an era of multimillionaire free agents, fractured clubhouses, revenue-sharing, and off-the-field scandals, Torre forged a team ethos that united his players and made the Yankees, once again, the greatest team in sports. He won over the media with his honesty and class, and was beloved by the fans.But it wasn’t easy.Here, for the first time, Joe Torre and Tom Verducci take us inside the dugout, the clubhouse, and the front office in a revelatory narrative that shows what it really took to keep the Yankees on top of the baseball world. The high-priced ace who broke down in tears and refused to go back to the mound in the middle of a game. Constant meddling from Yankee executives, many of whom were jealous of Torre’s popularity. The tension that developed between the old guard and the free agents brought in by management. The impact of revenue-sharing and new scouting techniques, which allowed other teams to challenge the Yankees’ dominance. The players who couldn’t resist the after-hours temptations of the Big Apple. The joys of managing Derek Jeter and Mariano Rivera, and the challenges of managing Alex Rodriguez and Jason Giambi. Torre’s last year, when constant ultimatums from the front office, devastating injuries, and a freak cloud of bugs on a warm September night in Cleveland forced him from a job he loved.Through it all, Torre kept his calm, kept his players’ respect, and kept winning.And, of course, The Yankee Years chronicles the amazing stories on the diamond. The stirring comeback in the 1996 World Series against the heavily favored Braves. The wonder of 1998, when Torre led the Yanks to the most wins in Major League history. The draining and emotional drama of the 2001 World Series. The incredible twists and turns of the epic Game 7 of the 2003 American League Championship Series against the Red Sox, in which two teams who truly despised each other battled pitch by pitch until the stunning extra-inning home run.Here is a sweeping narrative of Major League Baseball in the Yankee era, a book both grand in its scope and fascinating in its details.

Hardcover:

9780385527408 | Doubleday, February 3, 2009, cover price $26.95 | About this edition: Twelve straight playoff appearances.

Paperback:

9780767930420 | Reprint edition (Anchor Books, March 9, 2010), cover price $16.95 | also contains The Yankee Years
9780739328323 | Large print edition (Random House Large Print, February 3, 2009), cover price $26.95 | About this edition: Twelve straight playoff appearances.

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Twelve straight playoff appearances. Six American League pennants. Four World Series titles. This is the definitive story of a dynasty: the Yankee yearsWhen Joe Torre took over as manager of the New York Yankees in 1996, the most storied franchise in sports had not won a World Series title in eighteen years. The famously tough and mercurial owner, George Steinbrenner, had fired seventeen managers during that span. Torre’s appointment was greeted with Bronx cheers from the notoriously brutal New York media, who cited his record as the player and manager who had been in the most Major League games without appearing in a World SeriesTwelve tumultuous and triumphant years later, Torre left the team as the most beloved and successful manager in the game. In an era of multimillionaire free agents, fractured clubhouses, revenue-sharing, and off-the-field scandals, Torre forged a team ethos that united his players and made the Yankees, once again, the greatest team in sports. He won over the media with his honesty and class, and was beloved by the fans.But it wasn’t easy.Here, for the first time, Joe Torre and Tom Verducci take us inside the dugout, the clubhouse, and the front office in a revelatory narrative that shows what it really took to keep the Yankees on top of the baseball world. The high-priced ace who broke down in tears and refused to go back to the mound in the middle of a game. Constant meddling from Yankee executives, many of whom were jealous of Torre’s popularity. The tension that developed between the old guard and the free agents brought in by management. The impact of revenue-sharing and new scouting techniques, which allowed other teams to challenge the Yankees’ dominance. The players who couldn’t resist the after-hours temptations of the Big Apple. The joys of managing Derek Jeter and Mariano Rivera, and the challenges of managing Alex Rodriguez and Jason Giambi. Torre’s last year, when constant ultimatums from the front office, devastating injuries, and a freak cloud of bugs on a warm September night in Cleveland forced him from a job he loved.Through it all, Torre kept his calm, kept his players’ respect, and kept winning.And, of course, The Yankee Years chronicles the amazing stories on the diamond. The stirring comeback in the 1996 World Series against the heavily favored Braves. The wonder of 1998, when Torre led the Yanks to the most wins in Major League history. The draining and emotional drama of the 2001 World Series. The incredible twists and turns of the epic Game 7 of the 2003 American League Championship Series against the Red Sox, in which two teams who truly despised each other battled pitch by pitch until the stunning extra-inning home run.Here is a sweeping narrative of Major League Baseball in the Yankee era, a book both grand in its scope and fascinating in its details.

Paperback:

9780767930420 | Reprint edition (Anchor Books, March 9, 2010), cover price $16.95 | also contains The Yankee Years

Miscellaneous:

9780385529389 | Doubleday, February 3, 2009, cover price $16.95

CD/Spoken Word:

9780739370773 | Abridged edition (Random House, February 3, 2009), cover price $34.95 | About this edition: Twelve straight playoff appearances.

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Product Description: This collection of writing by world-class writers including Frank Deford, Peter Gammons and Tom Verducci brings together the stories of football's greatest heroes and villains, legendary quests and pennant races.

Hardcover:

9781933405001 | Sports Illustrated, February 28, 2006, cover price $25.95 | About this edition: This collection of writing by world-class writers including Frank Deford, Peter Gammons and Tom Verducci brings together the stories of football's greatest heroes and villains, legendary quests and pennant races.

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An emotionally charged autobiography chronicling the life and career of the beloved New York Yankees manager, Joe Torre, details his special relationship with his family and his ability to overcome tremendous adversity to achieve his life-long dream. Reprint.

Paperback:

9780553579079 | Bantam Books, April 1, 1998, cover price $7.99 | About this edition: An emotionally charged autobiography chronicling the life and career of the beloved New York Yankees manager, Joe Torre, details his special relationship with his family and his ability to overcome tremendous adversity to achieve his life-long dream.

Cassette/Spoken Word:

9780553478709 | Abridged edition (Bantam Audio, April 1, 1997), cover price $23.95 | About this edition: The manager of the world champion New York Yankees describes his life and career and what finally reaching the World Series meant to him.

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Yankee manager Joe Torre shares the story of his life, both on and off the baseball field, as he describes his love for and involvement in the sport, culminating in the Yankees' dramatic World Series victory. 125,000 first printing.

Hardcover:

9780553106589 | Bantam Dell Pub Group, April 1, 1997, cover price $23.95 | About this edition: The manager of the world champion New York Yankees describes his life and career and what finally reaching the World Series meant to him

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