Taking on the Yankees by Henry D. Fetter
Winning and Losing in the Business of Baseball, 1903 to 2003

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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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Henry D. Fetter
 
Published September 1, 2003 by W. W. Norton & Company. 416 pages
Genres: History, Sports & Outdoors. Non-fiction

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(The Yankees’ success, despite George Steinbrenner’s managerial meddling, is a fly in this ointment, though it’s true that when he overmeddles, the Bronx Bombers bomb.) Along the way, Fetter puts paid to a number of baseball business legends: that the sale of Babe Ruth had nothing to do with No, ...

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