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Author Pennington, Bill, 1956- author.

Title Chumps to champs : how the worst teams in Yankees history led to the '90's dynasty / Bill Pennington.

Publication Info. Boston : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2019.

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Location Call No. Status
 Avon Free Public Library - Adult Department  796.357 PENNINGTON, B.    Check Shelf
 Bristol, Main Library - Non Fiction  796.357 PENNINGTON    Check Shelf
 Burlington Public Library - Adult Department  796.357 PENNING    Check Shelf
 Cheshire Public Library - Adult Department  796.3576 PENNINGTON    Check Shelf
 Cromwell-Belden Public Library - Adult Department  796.357 PEN    Check Shelf
 Enfield, Main Library - Adult Department  796.357 PEN    Check Shelf
 Glastonbury, Welles-Turner Memorial Library - Adult Department  796.357 PENNINGTON    Check Shelf
 Middletown, Russell Library - Adult Nonfiction  796.357 PEN    Check Shelf
 New Britain, Main Library - Non Fiction  796.357 PEN    Check Shelf
 Newington, Lucy Robbins Welles Library - Adult Department  796.357 PENNINGTON    Check Shelf

Description xiii, 351 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 23 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages [322]-324) and index.
Summary "The untold story of the time when the New York Yankees were a laughingstock--and how out of that abyss emerged the modern Yankees dynasty, one of the greatest in all of sports. The New York Yankees have won 27 world championships and 40 American League pennants, both world records. They have 26 members in the Hall of Fame. Their pinstripe swag is a symbol of "making it" worn across the globe. Yet some 25 years ago, from 1989 to 1992, the Yankees were a pitiful team at the bottom of the standings, sitting on a 14-year World Series drought and a 35 percent drop in attendance. To make the statistics worse, their mercurial, bombastic owner was banned from baseball. But out of these ashes emerged the modern Yankees dynasty, a juggernaut built on the sly, a brilliant mix of personalities, talent, and ambition. In Chumps to Champs, Pennington reveals a grand tale of revival. Readers encounter larger than life characters like George Steinbrenner and unexplored figures like Buck Showalter, three-time manager of the year, Don Mattingly, and the crafty architect of it all--general manager, Gene Michael, who assembled the team's future stars--Rivera, Jeter, Williams, O'Neill, and Pettitte. Drawing on unique access, Pennington tells a wild and raucous tale"-- Provided by publisher.
Subject New York Yankees (Baseball team) -- History -- 20th century.
New York Yankees (Baseball team) (OCoLC)fst00561259
Baseball players -- New York (State) -- New York -- Biography.
Baseball managers -- New York (State) -- New York -- Biography.
SPORTS & RECREATION / Baseball / History.
HISTORY / United States / State & Local / Middle Atlantic (DC, DE, MD, NJ, NY, PA).
Baseball managers. (OCoLC)fst00828003
Baseball players. (OCoLC)fst00828007
New York (State) -- New York. (OCoLC)fst01204333
Chronological Term 1900-1999
Genre/Form Biography. (OCoLC)fst01423686
History. (OCoLC)fst01411628
Biographies.
Other Form: Online version: Pennington, Bill, 1956- author. Chumps to champs Boston : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, [2019] 9781328849878 (DLC) 2018051095
ISBN 9781328849854 (hardcover)
1328849856 (hardcover)
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