Gotham Baseball: New York's All-Time Team
DescriptionBaseball may be the great American pastime, but in New York, it is a religion. Names like Ruth, Mays, Gehrig, Wright and Robinson live in the hearts and minds of New York fans like apostles. From the street corner to the subway car, debates about which Yankee, Giant, Dodger or Met is better than another have raged on for more than one hundred years. Now, the best of the best are chosen for each position as New York's all-time greatest team is imagined. Shoo-ins like the Babe and Jackie have their stories told with a fresh perspective. The compelling case for Mike Piazza, not Yogi Berra, as catcher is sure to spark arguments. Sportswriter Mark Healey crafts the Gotham baseball team through captivating tales of the legends of the New York game.
April 06, 2020
6.0 X 0.6 X 8.8 inches | 1.0 pounds
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About the Author
Mark C. Healey has been a journalist for more than twenty-five years. He is currently the editor in chief of The Wave, an award-winning newspaper in Rockaway Beach, New York. He lives in Lynbrook, New York, with his wife, Cailin, and his three children, Julia, Jack and Jessica. This is his first book.
Marty Appel is a former New York Yankees Public Relations Director and Emmy award-winning television producer. He is also the author of 24 books, including Casey Stengel: Baseball's Great Character; Pinstripe Empire: The New York Yankees from Before the Babe to After the Boss; and Munson: The Life and Death of a Yankee Captain. Appel has collaborated on projects with Commissioner Bowie Kuhn, with Tom Seaver, with TV personality Larry King, and written a memoir, Now Pitching for the Yankees. He is the magazine historian for the Baseball Hall of Fame's publication, "Memories and Dreams," and is a leading historian on the New York Yankees.
"Many a sportswriter in a column and many a baseball fan in a New York City sports bar have tried to say that their guys were the best; but what if you could put the greatest in Gotham's rich baseball history - the very, very best - on one team? In "Gotham Baseball: New York's All-Time Team" longtime Queens print and broadcast journalist Mark C. Healey endeavors to do just that -- and start a few more arguments along the way." Queens Chronicle