The 50 Greatest Yankee Games


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About the Author

CECILIA TAN was born in New York City and raised a Yankee fan by her dad, who got hooked on the team after emigrating from the Philippines. She has written features for Yankees Magazine (the official scorecard magazine of the New York Yankees), Mudville, Baseball Ink, Baseball Today, and Picto. Tan was formerly a columnist for Yankees Xtreme, the team's official Web site prior to the centralization of, and a staff writer for She produces her own online baseball magazine, Why I Like Baseball, and is a member of the Society for American Baseball Research. Tan is also a noted fiction writer and editor.


Tan, a baseball writer and die-hard New York Yankees fan, presents brief examinations of the 50 purportedly greatest games ever played by her team. The volume opens with the last-season game in October 1904, when 41-game winner Jack Chesbro flung a wild pitch, dashing New York's hopes of winning the American League pennant, and closes with Aaron Boone's walk-off homer against knuckleballer Tim Wakefield to defeat the Boston Red Sox in the 2003 American League Championship Series (ALCS). In between, Tan places Don Larsen's perfect game against the Brooklyn Dodgers in the 1956 World Series at the top of the Yankees's memorable contests, followed by game three of the 1932 fall classic when the Bambino supposedly belted the ""called shot,"" and the single-game playoff for the 1978 pennant when Bucky Dent's roundtripper broke the hearts of the Red Sox nation. Given the astonishing collapse of the Yankees in the final four games of last year's ALCS, this work already seems in need of an update. Nonetheless, it provides light enjoyment, with the appearance of all the usual suspects: Ruth, Gehrig, DiMaggio, Jackson, Jeter, and the rest. Recommended for general libraries.--R.C. Cottrell, California State Univ., Chico (""Library Journal"", May 1, 2005)

""Tan does a fine job choosing the most important contests from 100 seasons of Yankee baseball and recounting them in a gripping style . . . . developing entertaining, dramatic story lines."" (""Publisher's Weekly"")