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New York City Baseball: The Golden Age, 1947-1957
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|November 1, 2013

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In the heady days after World War II, the nation was ready for excitement and heroes, and a city-New York-was eager for entertainment. Baseball provided the heroes, and the Yankees, the Giants, and the Dodgers-with their rivalries, their successes, their…
The Ultimate Yankee Book: From The Beginning To Today: Trivia, Facts
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This definitive Yankee resource is the new classic for every modern fan, including data through the 2016 season, written by Harvey Frommer, author of The New York Yankee Encyclopedia. The perfect gift for the diehard fan in your life or an enviable treasure for…
Five O'clock Lightning: Babe Ruth, Lou Gehrig, And The Greatest Baseball Team In History, The 1927…

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An entertaining read about the greatest baseball team, the 1927 New York Yankees, who beat up on American League rivals during the regular season and then swept the World Series. With verve, facts, and stories, Harvey Frommer evokes the Murderers' Row of Babe…
Red Sox Vs. Yankees: The Great Rivalry
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|April 7, 2014

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The rivalry between the New York Yankees and Boston Red Sox involves not just the teams, but the cities, owners, ballparks, fans, and the media. Its roots reach back to before even Babe Ruth and Harry Frazee, yet it is as contemporary as the next Red Sox-Yankees…
Baseball's Greatest Managers
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|February 1, 2017

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During the more than one hundred years that baseball has been our national pastime, all types of individuals have been managers of teams. They have run the gamut from political appointees to tyrants, schemers, incompetents and geniuses. Legendary baseball stars…
Old Time Baseball: America's Pastime in the Gilded Age

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In this delightful history of the sport, Frommer captures the flavor, smell, and craziness of the early days of baseball. Starting with its invention in 1842 by the descendant of a British sea captain (and not Abner Doubleday), Frommer traces the development of…
The Sports Junkie's Book Of Trivia, Terms, And Lingo: What They Are, Where They Came From, And How…

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Combining the content of two of Frommer's previous books, Sports Roots and Sports Lingo, this book not only explains how nicknames, namesakes, trophies, competitions, and expressions in the world of sports came to be, but also serves as a useful dictionary of…
Jackie Robinson
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|February 1, 2017

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This sensitive commentary on Jackie Robinson's life describes his childhood in Pasadena, through his years as a sports hero, to his later involvement in politics and the Civil Rights movement. Harvey Frommer has drawn upon interviews with Robinson's family,…
Shoeless Joe And Ragtime Baseball
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|October 1, 2016

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Another peek at baseball's good old days-or, in this case, bad old days-by veteran sports-historian Harvey Frommer. Frommer paints Shoeless Joe as a baseball natural ("Joe Jackson hit the ball harder than any man ever to play baseball"-Ty Cobb), an illiterate…
Remembering Yankee Stadium
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|March 17, 2016

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Throughout the 2008 season, each game played at the world's most beloved stadium brought "The House That Ruth Built" closer to shutting its gates forever. Players envisioned running off the field one last time. Vendors anticipated selling their last…
It Happened In Miami, The Magic City: An Oral History
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|November 10, 2015

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Just in time for the one-hundredth anniversary of Miami Beach, It Happened in Miami, the Magic City: An Oral History features nearly seventy fabulous voices including more than fifteen mini-memorists, telling stories, offering perceptions on subject matter as far…
When It Was Just A Game: Remembering The First Super Bowl
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|August 21, 2016

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Written by acclaimed sports author and oral historian Harvey Frommer and with an introduction by pro football Hall of Famer Frank Gifford, When It Was Just a Game tells the fascinating story of the ground-breaking AFL-NFL World Championship Football game played…
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