Damn Yankees by Rob Fleder

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If you know someone who reads the sports pages first, here’s a book that he --- or she --- will greatly enjoy.
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Winners of twenty-seven World Series titles, the New York Yankees are the quintessential sports dynasty. Love them or hate them, they cannot be ignored by anyone who professes to be a fan of the great game of baseball.

With Damn Yankees, Rob Fleder, former Executive Editor for Sports Illustrated magazine, offers a timeless collection of original essays by some of the most prominent contemporary writers in America—from Pete Dexter to Jane Leavy, from Roy Blount Jr. to Colum McCann—each piece focusing on one uniquely colorful subject: the fanatically adored/resoundingly despised “Bronx Bombers.”

Funny, moving, provocative, insightful appreciations and detractions—from Babe Ruth to Mickey Mantle to Derek Jeter—Damn Yankees offers twenty-four fascinating takes on the most storied franchise of baseball’s Major Leagues.


About Rob Fleder

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Rob Fleder was Executive Editor of Sports Illustrated and the Editor of SI Books during his twenty years at Time Inc. He was the editor of SI 50: The Anniversary Book, The SI Baseball Book, The SI Football Book, and Hate Mail from Cheerleaders, among other New York Times bestsellers. He lives in the Hudson Valley.
Published April 3, 2012 by Ecco. 309 pages
Genres: Sports & Outdoors, History, Literature & Fiction. Non-fiction
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Reviewed by David Ulin on Apr 01 2012

Still, in the end, what lingers about "Damn Yankees" is how few its failures are.

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Reviewed by John Williams on Apr 01 2012

Love ’em or loathe ’em, this collection is a fine assessment of what that institution means.

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Reviewed by Katherine Powers on Apr 05 2012

Among the two dozen pieces is the funniest consideration of Yankee hating I have ever read.

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Reviewed by Jesse Kornbluth on May 24 2012

If you know someone who reads the sports pages first, here’s a book that he --- or she --- will greatly enjoy.

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Ron Kaplan's Baseball Bookshelf

May 08 2012

Not everyone is enamored of the Bronx Bombers, which is refreshing.

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