Longtime Yankees historian Harvey Frommer has written more books on the Bronx Bombers than any other sports-author that I know. I own most of them. In fact, the Frommers occupy an entire shelf in my personal library, and I always look forward to their newest releases with great anticipation.
To date, Harvey Frommer boasts more than 39 sports books on his resume, including the classics “Shoeless Joe and Ragtime Baseball”, “New York City Baseball”, as well as “The New York Yankee Encyclopedia”. He was also a writer at Yankees magazine for 16 years. As a former baseball-writer and Yankees fan myself Harvey’s books have always had a special place in my heart. I have also been fortunate enough to have been mentored from time-to-time by the author who has generously shared some wonderful critiques and advices on my own writing projects.
My favorite book (to date) by Harvey was a real gem titled “A Yankee Century: A Celebration of the First Hundred Years of Baseball's Greatest Team.” This book covered it all from their historic beginnings as the New York Highlanders playing in Manhattan's Hilltop Park in 1903, to their reign as the modern-day dynasty that brought Major League Baseball into a new millennium with World Series championships in '96, '98, '99, and 2000. For Yankee fans, or anyone who loves baseball, owning “A Yankee Century” is like having a clubhouse pass to the most fabled franchise in all of sports. That is until now…
With the release of the updated version “A Yankee Century and Beyond” Frommer has once again outdone his previous effort by incorporating the latest developments in the storied franchise since the centennial of baseball’s winningest team, This new edition of this richly illustrated study offers profiles of the team’s legendary players and coaches, detailed statistics, unforgettable moments on and off the field, rare period photographs, trivia, and more. I was particularly pleased to see some great new photography and plenty of all-time lists showcasing a myriad of Yankee records and achievements.
For those who are unfamiliar with “A Yankee Century” this book is a must have, and for those who have read the original version, “A Yankee Century and Beyond” is much-much more than just an update, it’s an extension into the most recent additions of the franchise’s history. For more information on Harvey Frommer visit his website and for ordering information, visit “A Yankee Century and Beyond” on Amazon.com.