The Last Night of the Yankee Dynasty by Buster Olney
The Game, the Team, and the Cost of Greatness

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For six extraordinary years around the turn of the millennium, the Yankees were baseball's unstoppable force, with players such as Paul O'Neill, Derek Jeter, and Mariano Rivera. But for the players and the coaches, baseball Yankees-style was also an almost unbearable pressure cooker of anxiety, expectation, and infighting. With owner George Steinbrenner at the controls, the Yankees money machine spun out of control.

In this new edition of The Last Night of the Yankee Dynasty, Buster Olney tracks the Yankees through these exciting and tumultuous seasons, updating his insightful portrait with a new introduction that walks readers through Steinbrenner's departure from power, Joe Torre's departure from the team, the continued failure of the Yankees to succeed in the postseason, and the rise of Hank Steinbrenner. With an insider's familiarity with the game, Olney reveals what may have been an inevitable fall that last night of the Yankee dynasty, and its powerful aftermath.

 

About Buster Olney

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Bestselling author Buster Olney covered the Yankees for four years at the New York Times. He is a senior writer for ESPN: The Magazine and an analyst on Baseball Tonight.
 
Published October 6, 2009 by HarperCollins e-books. 418 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, History, Sports & Outdoors. Non-fiction

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s he begins his chronicle of the last phase (for now) of Yankee hegemony over Major League Baseball, Buster Olney lays out a clinical case of what the British call "control freakery."

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The New York Times

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Buster Olney says that the Yankees are in decline because George Steinbrenner has reverted to his improvident ways.

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Publishers Weekly

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Olney, who covers the Yankees for the New York Times , addresses the question in this sympathetic assessment as he selects their seventh-game loss to the Arizona Diamondbacks in the 2001 World Series as the turning point in the team's decline.

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At Home Plate

Buster Olney, a writer with ESPN.com, did splendid work writing about the Yankees with several interesting sidenotes on players as well as Boss Steinbrenner and Yankee coaches.

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