The New York Times Story of the Yankees

382 Articles, Profiles, and Essays from 1903 to the Present

Edited with commentary by Dave Anderson
Introduced by George Vecsey

Experience a century of the pride, power, and pinstripes of the Yankees, Major League Baseball’s most successful team, as told through the stories of their hometown newspaper, The New York Times.

The New York Yankees are the most storied franchise in baseball history. They consistently draw the largest home and away crowds of any team, command the largest broadcast audiences in baseball, and enthrall the greatest number of online followers and fans.

The New York Times Story of the Yankees collects more than 350 articles chronicling the team’s most famous milestones, as well as the best writing about the ball club, as reported in The New York Times. Each article is hand-selected by veteran sportswriter (and hardcore baseball junkie) Dave Anderson, creating the most complete and compelling history to date about the Yankees.

Organized by era, the book covers the biggest stories and events in Yankee history, such as the purchase of Babe Ruth, Roger Maris’s 61st home run, and David Cone’s perfect game. It chronicles the team’s 27 World Series championships and 40 American League pennants; its ongoing rivalry with the Boston Red Sox; controversial owners, players, and managers; and more. The articles span the years from 1903—when the team was known as the New York Highlanders—to the present, and include stories from well-known and beloved Times reporters such as Arthur Daley, John Kieran, Leonard Koppett, Red Smith, Tyler Kepner, Ira Berkow, Richard Sandomir, Jim Roach, and George Vecsey.

Hundreds of black-and-white photographs throughout capture every era.

The New York Times is regarded as the world’s preeminent newspaper. Its news coverage is known for its exceptional depth and breadth, with reporting bureaus throughout the United States and in 26 foreign countries. The Times has the largest circulation of any seven-day newspaper in the U.S. It has been awarded many journalism awards over the years, including a total of 94 Pulitzer Prizes and citations, which is far more than any other newspaper.

Dave Anderson is one of the leading American sportswriters of our time. He covered the Brooklyn Dodgers for the Brooklyn Eagle before moving to the New York Journal-American in n1955. In 1966 he began writing for The New York Times and was given his own column in 1971. He was the 1994 winner of the Associated Press Sports Editors (APSE) Red Smith Award for distinguished sports-column writing. He was inducted into the National Sports Writers and Sportscasters Hall of Fame in 1990. In 2005, he received the Dick Schaap Award for Outstanding Journalism. He is the author of 21 books and has written more than 350 magazine articles. Anderson now resides in Tenafly, New Jersey.

Stream Sam Robert’s interview with Dave Anderson on “The New York Times Close Up” (scroll to 22.27).

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