162 0 is every New York Yankees fan s dream come to life: an entire virtual season in which the Yankees never lose. No blowouts, no midseason slumps, and no heartbreaking losses to division rivals. Chronicling 162 of the greatest victories in Yankees history, legendary baseball author Marty Appel takes you on an exhilarating ride through a real baseball calendar, starting with the team s most memorable Opening Day victory and ending with its most unforgettable season finale. Along the way, the franchise s greatest players from Ruth, DiMaggio, and Mantle to Jeter, Rivera, and A-Rod combine to mount the Yankees perfect season.
If you love long winning streaks, thrilling comebacks, dominating pitching performances, and legendary home runs, 162 0 is an irresistible, must-have addition to any Yankees fan s baseball library.
And Now For Something Completely Different!
By A. Wirkmaa "Gentleman & Scholar" - June 16, 2010
Well, perhaps not completely different, but certainly fresh and inventive, and lots of fun to read.
Here's a book that employs a clever device, assembling a "season" of games - all Yankee victories - from contests going as far back as the first Yankees no-hitter in 1917, and the Yankees' home opener in 1923 (when Babe Ruth hit the first home run in Yankee Stadium, and committed the first error there as well), to as recently as A-Rod's walk-off home run in the bottom of the 15th inning in August of 2009 that knocked-off New York's arch rivals from Boston.
With as long and an illustrious past as the Bronx Bombers have, populated by so many Hall of Fame players, Hall of Fame players in waiting, household names (even if not officially enshrined in Cooperstown), and far more than it's fair share of bona fide baseball legends and gods, it would be virtually impossible to round up a full season of Yankee wins, recount them, and not conjure up countless Olympian feats... read more