The team that brought you the Yankees Annual (and before that Bombers Broadside) now brings you the newly revamped YANKEES YEARLY! With all the features that fans of the world’s greatest baseball team have come to love and crave every new season, including our Top Prospects List, Team Roster Preview, interviews with current players, former players, and up-and-coming prospects, analyses of the lineup and team strengths, and great historical articles.
The 2012 edition features:
* Robinson Cano on Hitting, interviewed by David Laurila
* Top Prospects, by Howard Megdal
* Jim Bouton on the 50th anniversary of 1962, interviewed by Chip Greene
* Dan McCourt’s wire-to-wire coverage of that exciting 1962 season
* Curtis Granderson’s grand 2011: stacking up against the great NYY center fielders of the past, by Dave Golebiewski
* 2011 Year in Review by Keith DeCandido
* E.J. Fagan profiles hot new pitcher Michael Pineda and number one draft pick Dante Bichette Jr. — and much more!
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Although I just served as a grunt (and lowly scribe), I’m delighted to announce the fifth annual Maple Street Yankee Annual, this one subheaded 2011. Compiled by the brilliant writer, editor (and Yankee fan) Cecilia Tan, the annual is a grab bag of everything a Yankee enthusiast would want at this soon-to-be magical time of year. Continue reading
(John Wiley & Sons, 366 pages)
Bronx, N.Y., April 15, 2009 — You can almost sympathize with author Peter Golenbock when reading his just published biography of the Yankee owner titled George (John Wiley & Sons, 366 pages). In the preface, he shares with us that he was always a diehard Yankee fan, and that he was given access to the Yankee archives while doing research for his first book, Dynasty, a look at the Casey Stengel Yankees of the 1950s. One assumes the Yankees were not nearly as cooperative on this tome, given much of the criticism leveled at the Yankee owner in the books Mr. Golenbock coauthored with Yankee figures of the 1970s: Balls, with Graig Nettles; the self-titled Guidry; and more famously, Number 1, with Billy Martin; and The Bronx Zoo, with Sparky Lyle. Continue reading