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The Greatest Baseball Team — Ever

There is always the debate among baseball aficionados, experts, fans - -what was the greatest baseball team of all time? In my book Five O’Clock Lighting, there is provided for all the definitive answer, the 1927 New York Yankees, hands down. You could look it up: http://frommerbooks.com/five-o-clock-lightning-NEW.html When Yankee owner Colonel Ruppert's

REMEMBERING JACOB RUPPERT

Owners come and owners go. Some have been hands-on and others have tended to their own affairs and let the teams they owned function led by pros. The Jake, the man who created the New York Yankee empire was so involved that he even took a broom from time to

More Yankee Quiz

You asked and now you receive – questions simple, weird, relevant, irrelevant, but all New York Yankees related.  Take the quiz and see how much you know.   51. Who wore uniform Number 2 before Derek Jeter? 52. Who originally designed the intertwined Yankees logo, “NY”? A. Jake Ruppert B. NYC Police Department C. Tiffany

From “the Captain” to “Friday Night Massacre”

The Bronx Bombers alias the New York Yankees, the most successful franchise in baseball history has a corner on lots of things including nick-names. For your reading pleasure, a sampling of nom de plumes, aliases, sobriquets, catch words and of course nick-names, "The Captain" - Derek Jeter - was such an

REMEMBERING JERRY COLEMAN

"The Yankees were not our team, they were our religion." –Jerry Coleman My connection to Jerry Coleman goes all the way back to 1975 when I was researching and interviewing for my first book - - A Baseball Century: the First Hundred Years of the National League. I met him in San

“YOU COULD LOOK IT UP” –CASEY STENGEL

"Make 'em pay. Make 'em pay you a thousand dollars. Don't go help those people with their shows for coffee-and-cake money. You're the Yankees—the best. Make 'em pay you high."—Casey Stengel I first met Casey Stengel in the dugout at Shea Stadium when he was the manager and ring-master for the

Sports Book Reviews

This is the time of year that all kinds of sports books with all kinds of slants appear. For some they are “hot stove reading.” For others, they are part of the annual cycle – spring books. For your information and reading pleasure, herewith some to sample. The New York Yankees

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