Yankee Miracles by Ray Negron
Life with the Boss and the Bronx Bombers

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“You don’t have to be a Yankees fan to love Yankee Miracles.”—Yogi Berra


If it was not all so true, you’d think it was a fairy tale. A seventeen-year-old from Queens spray paints graffiti on Yankee Stadium and gets nabbed by George Steinbrenner himself. Contrary to his gruff public image, the Boss—driven by a compassionate inner voice—reclaims the teen at a time when the Bronx is literally burning. Thus begins the unlikeliest of baseball stories, one in which Ray Negron is transformed from street kid to batboy and beyond. Befriending many of major league baseball’s greatest stars—Billy Martin, Reggie Jackson, Munson, Mantle, Catfish, A-Rod, Jeter, even Mrs. Lou Gehrig—Negron ultimately emerges as a dynamic community leader, dedicating his own life to helping the sick and rescuing generations of city kids from unfulfilled lives. Yankee Miracles is a book about the power of baseball to transform lives, about all those miracles on 161st Street we never knew were there.
 

About Ray Negron

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Ray Negron, a community advisor for the New York Yankees, is the author of three children's books and the producer of an animated film. Sally Cook, the author of two children’s books, is also the coauthor of Another Season, a New York Times bestseller.
 
Published September 3, 2012 by Liveright. 289 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Sports & Outdoors. Non-fiction

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He joined the Yankee organization shortly after Steinbrenner’s purchase of the team, and he was there through the glory years of the 1970s, when the team included such icons as Thurman Munson, Reggie Jackson and Billy Martin.

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Rather than pressing charges against Negron, the Yankees’ owner gives the young boy a job as a batboy, and before long Negron is meeting all the players he’s followed and idolized for years.

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