Henry Fetter chronicles the Yankees rise to dominance from the vantage point of the Bronx Bombers' three greatest rivals: the New York Giants, the St Louis Cardinals and the Brooklyn Dodgers. Based on extensive research in primary sources, this book focuses on the off-the-field circumstances and decisions - the management strategies, economic forces, social changes, and political and legal pressures - that played a decisive role shaping the Yankees' achievements on the diamond. Fetter sheds light on some of baseball's most memorable events, commanding personalities and enduring controversies. The result is a history of baseball's past century and an exploration of the often-misunderstood relationship between business and sports.
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Published September 1, 2003
by W. W. Norton & Company.
History, Sports & Outdoors.