The Yankee Years by Joe Torre

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The definitive story of one of the greatest dynasties in baseball history, Joe Torre's New York Yankees.
 
When Joe Torre took over as manager of the Yankees in 1996, they had not won a World Series title in eighteen years. In that time seventeen others had tried to take the helm of America’s most famous baseball team. Each one was fired by George Steinbrenner. After twelve triumphant seasons—with twelve straight playoff appearances, six pennants, and four World Series titles—Torre left the Yankees as the most beloved manager in baseball. But dealing with players like Jason Giambi, A-Rod, Derek Jeter, Mariano Rivera, Roger Clemens, and Randy Johnson is what managing is all about. Here, for the first time, Joe Torre and Tom Verducci take readers inside the dugout, the clubhouse, and the front office, showing what it took to keep the Yankees on top of the baseball world.


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About Joe Torre

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Joe Torre played for the Braves, the Cardinals, and the Mets before managing all three teams. From 1996 to 2007, Torre managed the New York Yankees. He is currently the manager for the Los Angeles Dodgers.
 
Published February 3, 2009 by Anchor. 512 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Sports & Outdoors. Non-fiction

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Book Reporter

The former manager of the New York Yankees --- and one of its most successful --- teams up with Sports Illustrated’s senior baseball writer for this unique and somewhat baffling presentation.

Jan 24 2011 | Read Full Review of The Yankee Years

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Though the majority of the pre-release buzz surrounding The Yankee Years has been about the way Yankee ex-manager Joe Torre criticizes former players, the book itself is no Ball Four-like exposé.

Feb 19 2009 | Read Full Review of The Yankee Years

Christian Science Monitor

Kevin Brown was a $130 million big-league pitcher in 2005 when he stormed off the field, walked into the locker room, and crawled into the fetal position after giving up six runs.

Mar 21 2009 | Read Full Review of The Yankee Years

Bleacher Report

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Bleacher Report

After winning four World Series in five years between 1996 to 2000, the Yankees and their fans expect to win the Series every year.

May 06 2009 | Read Full Review of The Yankee Years

Bleacher Report

The importance on statistics is not the only shift this book sees, Torre reminisces about the late '90s teams like they were gods often talking about their “desperation to win” and once the team shifted so did the attitude of George Steinbrenner and Torre’s relationship with the team.

Jan 29 2010 | Read Full Review of The Yankee Years

Bleacher Report

The Yankee Years is a worthwhile read for this reason and more, for Yankees fans and Torre fans and anyone who rooted against them all those years.

May 08 2009 | Read Full Review of The Yankee Years

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Turkle uses our experiences to shame us, showing how, phones in hand, we turn away from our children, friends and co-workers, even from ourselves.

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Fighting for Life

I tossed him down.” (Page 215) Narrator: “The sight of this 72-year-old man tumbling to the ground, his bald pink head, capless, against the dark green grass in front of the Boston dugout, was so jarring as to effectively end what otherwise might have been a full-scale brawl.” (Page 216) A grea...

Mar 05 2009 | Read Full Review of The Yankee Years

Fighting for Life

A plumber?’ “ (Page 53) Cone: “I think people didn’t realize how goofy Paulie was off the field.” (Page 56) Torre on Chuck Knoblauch: “With Minnesota he was a tough, hard-nose player.

Feb 10 2009 | Read Full Review of The Yankee Years

Fighting for Life

So we continue our chapter-by-chapter review of The Yankee Years with what you might imagine was not the most fun thing I’ve ever read: 20 pages recapping the year 2001.

Mar 02 2009 | Read Full Review of The Yankee Years

Fighting for Life

I never thought he was properly vetted.” (Page 101) Cone on steroids and McNamee: ” … there were whispers about what was going on, but we really didn’t know.” (Page 102) Cone: “They were on his (McNamee’s) program, guys like Roger and Andy and maybe (Mike) Stanton.

Feb 12 2009 | Read Full Review of The Yankee Years

Fighting for Life

Even better, the Narrator: Jeter, “like some comic book superhero, always seemed to show up at exactly the right time to save the day.” (Page 28-29) Me: Here they cover the Mr. November stuff, without mentioning his .148 average in that World Series, or that his famous home run was one of just f...

Feb 04 2009 | Read Full Review of The Yankee Years

Fighting for Life

Our chapter-by-chapter review of Joe Torre and Tom Verducci’s The Yankee Years, continues with another chapter that deals with the changing landscape in baseball more than with the Yankees specifically.

Mar 03 2009 | Read Full Review of The Yankee Years

Fighting for Life

As we continue our chapter-by-chapter review of The Yankee Years by Joe Torre and Tom Verducci, we finally get to the really juicy stuff: more than 20 pages of straight A-Rod bashing.

Mar 25 2009 | Read Full Review of The Yankee Years

Fighting for Life

As we continue our chapter-by-chapter review of The Yankee Years by Joe Torre and Tom Verducci, we finally get to the really juicy stuff: more than 20 pages of straight A-Rod bashing.

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The Hardball Times

No new baseball book this year has achieved quite as much attention or notoriety as The Yankee Years by Tom Verducci and Joe Torre.

Apr 03 2009 | Read Full Review of The Yankee Years

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