Dynasty: The New York Yankees, 1949-1964 (Dover Baseball)
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This year-by-year account covers such milestones as Don Larsen's perfect game in the 1956 World Series, the 1961 chase of Babe Ruth's home run record by Roger Maris and Mickey Mantle, and more. Candid, in-depth interviews with players, managers, and coaches are complemented by a splendid array of vintage photos. Originally published in 1975, this spirited retrospective features never-before-published material, including a new Introduction by the author.
soaring baseball appeared to be at a point higher than the Stadium roof, 120 feet from the ground. When it finally began descending near where the three-tiered grandstand stopped and the low one-story bullpen and bleachers began, it struck the grandstand's filigreed facade only eighteen inches from the top of the Stadium roof. The ball was going so fast when it struck the facade that it still had enough momentum to rebound more than 100 feet back onto the playing field. Had the facade not stopped
out, but Covington hit a drive to center field that Mantle raced a long distance into left center before hauling down. Mathews tagged at third to tie the score at 3-3. Crandall then became Duren's second strikeout victim to end the inning. In the ninth Duren shut out the Braves, striking out pinch hitter Frank Torre and Mathews. While Spahn held the Yankees scoreless, Duren opened the bottom of the tenth by smoking the ball past Aaron, his fifth strikeout in seven outs. Adcock broke the spell
late September he had to be hospitalized as the abscess in his thigh became more infected and ultimately bored down to the bone. Though now out of the hospital, he was weak, listless, and underweight. Mickey couldn't see how he could play in the series, though Houk, aware of Mantle's high threshold of pain, thought he would play some. A flesh-colored bandage covered the raw wound which was about a foot square and packed tightly with gauze. Mantle walked gingerly to limit the bleeding and pain.
reliefer Ron Perranoski. The Dodgers easily won 4-1, and the Yankees’ hopes were further dimmed when Roger Maris, chasing a ball into the right-field corner, smashed violently into the low fence, his left arm losing all feeling after the impact. The swollen and discolored arm was crisscrossed with contusions, the fence pattern discernible. Maris would probably miss the remainder of the series, an injurious finish to an injury-prone year for the Rajah. In Los Angeles, the night before the third
games would never end. Their fun was the fun of comparably aged fraternity brothers at any university except that their names were household words across the country. “Mickey and I used to tease Billy that he was leading us astray,” Whitey said, again laughing with exuberance, “but that wasn't the case ‘cause Billy really didn't drink that much. He wasn't what you call a real big drinker. But he'd go out with us. I don't believe any one of us led the others astray. The three of us just got along