Relive the Excitement and Drama of the New York Yankees in the 1960s.

 

elston_howard_1967Do You Feel It?

Yankee Pride: The Story of the New York Yankees in the 1960s … Baseball’s Real Golden Age

Yankee Pride tells the story of the New York Yankees during the decade of the 1960s. It chronicles how the team won consecutive American League pennants during the first five years of the 1960s, winning two World Series titles and losing two others in dramatic — and, for Yankee fans, heartbreaking — seven-game series.

 

The story then turns to the Yankees’ fall from glory starting in 1965, all the way into the American League cellar in 1966, the first time that the Yankee organization had finished in last place since its pre-Ruthian days of 1912. The story follows how the Yankees returned to respectability in the last three years of the decade, winning on pitching and defense rather than the power-hitting that had been so synonymous with Yankee baseball in the team’s glory days.Yankee Pride

 

Yankee Pride takes you year-by-year, month-by-monh, even game-by-game, as the entire decade unfolds before your eyes as you watch the Yankee greats of the 1960s:

 

 

mickey_mantle_57

 

 

Mickey Mantle hitting for power and average, compiling amazing offensive numbers despite the injuries that increasingly limited his playing time.

 

 

 

 

roger_maris_BAZ_61

 

 

Roger Maris as he leads the American League in runs batted in while winning back-to-back MVP awards … and smashes Babe Ruth’s single-season home run record, the record once believed could never be broken.

 

 

 

 

??????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????

 

 

 

Watch Whitey Ford go 8-0 in June of 1961 on his way to a 25-4 Cy Young season.

 

 

 

al_downing_jay_65

 

Follow two young pitchers (Al Downing in 1963 and Mel Stottlemyre in 1964) whose amazing debut seasons propelled the Yankees to pennants in tough races.

mel_stottlemyre_JAY_65

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Meet the 1960s Yankee players who made that franchise one of the most successful in baseball history:

bill_skowron_61_BW

 

 

Slugging first baseman Bill “Moose” Skowron

 

 

 

 

bobby_richardson

 

 

World Series dynamo Bobby Richardson

 

 

 

 

 

elston_howard_AS_62_BW

 

 

 

1963 MVP Elston Howard

 

 

 

 

Tony_Kubek_1963_BW1

 

 

 

All-Star shortstop Tony Kubek

 

 

 

 

ralph_terry_62

 

 

World Series “goat” and then MVP, Ralph Terry

 

 

 

 

John_Blanchard_1963_BW1

 

 

 

 

Super-sub John Blanchard

 

 

 

jim_bouton_2

 

 

 

Jim Bouton, the bulldog who won 39 games in 1963-64

 

 

 

 

clete_boyer_1965

 

 

 

Clete Boyer, the third baseman whose day-to-day excellence was lost in the glare of all the stars surrounding him

 

 

 

luis_arroyo_63

 

 

 

Pitcher Luis Arroyo, who redefined forever the role of closer

 

 

… and so many more.

 

 

Meet the Yankee stars of the late 1960s, whose fine play fell short of glory but who propelled the franchise back to respectability:

 

 

Tom_Tresh_BD_BW2

 

 

Outfielders like Tom Tresh and Bobby Murcerbobby_murcer_1

 

 

 

 

 

 

roy_white_andersen_69

 

 

 

Hitters like Roy White and  Joe Pepitone joe_pepitone_1969

 

 

 

 

fritz_peterson_73

 

 

Pitchers like Fritz Peterson, Stan Bahnsen, Hal Reniff and Lindy McDaniel

 

 

 

No other baseball history gives you so many ways to relive the excitement and drama of the New York Yankees in the 1960s.

Feel the pride. Enjoy the memories.

Yankee Pride

 

Order now …

Paperback edition: $14.99

 

Kindle edition: $6.99

Available in Paperback and Kindle editions from Amazon.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.