Book Review-The New York Yankees in Popular Culture

Book Review-The New York Yankees in Popular Culture

The New York Yankees in Popular Cultureis, in many respects, what a baseball book should be. It is fun to read while at the same time teaching even a longtime baseball reader and writer like me a few new things about the game’s history. It reminds voters of some of baseball’s great moments, from Lou Gehrig’s famous farewell speech to Reggie Jackson being showered with Reggie bars at Yankee stadium on Opening Day of 1978, while presenting this history from new and compelling perspectives. Great baseball books also spark discussion and Krell’s volume will do that as well. Fans of other teams might think about the relationship of their team to popular culture, while Yankee fans might think about questions and topics that Krell could not fit into what already feels like pretty widely encompassing survey of the Yankees and the culture. Baseball fans are busy this time of year, but if you are looking for some good reading, maybe over the All Star break, take a look at The New York Yankees in Popular Culture. 

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PASSING THE TIME - Baseball Book Thread

Today's post is built from a great article by Mike Whiteman from a few days ago:  My Favorite Yankees Item where he shared that the book Dynasty by Peter Golenbock holds a treasured spot in his collection of baseball items.

As we pass the long hours waiting for the Yankees game tonight, I figured I'd invite our readers to share their favorite baseball books as well.  

These do not have to be Top 10 lists or be filled with long descriptions.  Just let us know which books you have enjoyed.  Through this exercise, maybe we will each find a new book to read.

Throughout the day, I'll make some quick posts that highlight just some of my favorite baseball books, but I'll leave the commentary to all of you.  (There are far too many great baseball books for me to list, but I'll highlight just a few - one each hour.  They aren't all about the Yankees...)

You can also see some baseball books that I have enjoyed by reading my baseball books reviews (see link at the top of the page under "Popular Content").  For variety, I will not link highlight any of those books today.  


New Johnny Vander Meer Web Site

Author Robert Skead, a good friend of Start Spreading The News, has just launched a new web site that commemorates the great pitcher Johnny Vander Meer.

In 1938, Johnny Vander Meer became the only pitcher in baseball history to throw back-to-back no-hitters.  This is one of baseball's most famous, most cherished, and most unbeatable records.  

While Vander Meer never pitched for the Yankees, he was still a great legend of the game.  It is great that Mr. Skead is keeping Vander Meer's story and legend alive!

To see the new site, click here:  THE OFFICIAL JOHNNY VANDER MEER WEB SITE