- Pub. Date: May 2006
- Publisher:Rodale Press, Inc.
In the fall of 1955, the Yankees suffered a crushing playoff setback to the Seattle Mariners, ending their season and Buck Showalter's tenure as manager. However, from the ruins of one of their most devastating losses, the Yankees forged a dynasty. Now, veteran New York Post columnist Joel Sherman tells the story of how the championship Yankees were constructed and vividly recaptures a 1996 season when a down-and-out manager named Joe Torre and the untested duo of Derek Jeter and Mariano Rivera laid the groundwork for greatness. No writer has spent more time with the Yankees in the past 18 seasons than Sherman, and from his years of on-the-spot reporting and hundreds of new interviews, he delivers the inside story on how the Bronx Bombers journeyed from the depths of despair to the Canyon of Heroes.
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JOEL SHERMAN has been writing for the New York Post since 1989, first as a beat reporter covering the Yankees from 1989 through 1995, and as a baseball columnist ever since.