Few and Chosen by Whitey Ford
Defining Yankee Greatness Across the Eras

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Few franchises in promotional sports can boast a list of legendary players to rival that of the New York Yankees. Ruth Gehrig, DiMaggio, Mantle: the names transcend even the game itself and have become part of a larger American cultural vocabulary. In Few and Chosen, Whitey Ford has taken on the daunting challenge of ranking the five greatest Yankees at each position, and the result is a fascinating romp through the history of a storied franchise to the current stars carrying on its unique tradition.

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Whitey Ford is a former MLB pitcher who spent his entire 18-year career with the New York Yankees. He is a member of the National Baseball Hall of Fame. Phil Pepe is the author of more than 40 books on sports, including collaborations with Yankees legends Mickey Mantle, Billy Martin, and Whitey Ford. He is a former Yankees beat writer for the New York Daily News and a former president of the Baseball Writers Association of America. Yogi Berra is a National Baseball Hall of Famer and a former MLB catcher, outfielder, and manager. He was named an All-Star player 15 times, won the American League MVP three times, played in 14 World Series games, and holds numerous World Series records including hitting the first pinch-hit home run in World Series history. As a manager, his teams won pennants in both the American and National Leagues during his career with the New York Mets and the New York Yankees. He lives in Montclair, New Jersey.
Published September 1, 2001 by Triumph Books. 224 pages
Genres: History, Humor & Entertainment, Sports & Outdoors, Travel. Non-fiction

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Sidebars by other Yankee greats break up the text with additional opinions about the players being discussed, but they never quite disagree with the author, and therefore don't do much to enhance this workmanlike addition to Yankee lore.

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Next to the Marines, the New York Yankees are the epitome of “the few and the proud.” Throughout their major league existence—more precisely since they “stole” Babe Ruth from the Boston Red Sox in 1920—the Yankees have been the class of the game.

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