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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (81 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Robert Weintraub Narrator: Fred Berman Publisher: Recorded Books, LLC Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: July 2012 ISBN: 9781461803768
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This is the untold tale of the Yankees' break-out 1923 season: when they first played on their own field, when Babe Ruth broke out of his slump, and when the Bronx Bombers finally won their first world series against their cross-town rivals the New York Giants. Centered on the blood feud between John McGraw's Giants and Babe Ruth's Yankees, and filled with incredible stories of New York and baseball in what were arguably their greatest eras, it vividly illuminates how the Yankees transcended their earlier losses to become the heroic team New Yorkers know and love. Download and start listening now!

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Quotes & Awards

  • “[An] elegantly constructed narrative…There is no nickname ever  used for a player that Weintraub overlooks nor any colorful phrase now common in baseball that he doesn’t cite. Exhaustive…a treasure for the fan who cannot get enough.”

    Booklist (starred review)

  • “Comprehensive…The stories about Ruth and McGraw hold the narrative together, but it is the asides of forgotten personalities like Mose ‘the Rabbi of Swat’ Solomon, Russ ‘Pep’ Youngs, and Yankees coowner Cap Huston that create a much-needed undercurrent of character and humor.”

    Publishers Weekly

Listener Opinions

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Nicole | 8/7/2013

    " I gave up on this book because while the content was really interesting, it was too dry for my taste. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Matt B. | 6/29/2013

    " Easily one of the best pieces of non-fiction I've ever read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tracy | 5/21/2013

    " Great book for baseball fans. In some parts, it got a little long but overall a good read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 David Firman | 10/7/2012

    " As much about Ruth as the history of the Yankees and early baseball. Delightful. Didn't know about John Mcgraw and how much he influenced the game. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Claudine Meredith-goujon | 8/29/2012

    " a must for yankees fans. probably not for anyone else. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Justin | 7/16/2012

    " A decent book. It was tough to follow certain parts of the book as he jumped back and forth between the 1923 season and the stories in years past. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Big League Manager | 6/24/2012

    " A fine story of the 1923 season. Really brings Babe Ruth to life, too. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Anthony | 3/23/2012

    " I don't really like baseball, and I hate the Yankees, but this is an entertaining book nonetheless. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Bill Hazlett | 2/25/2012

    " A must read for the baseball fan/historian. Even a Yankee hater such as myself enjoyed reading about a time when they Yankees were they underdog. "

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About the Author
Author Robert WeintraubRobert Weintraub is a sports columnist for Slate, and his writing has also aired on ESPN, ABC Sports, CBS Sports, and dozens of other outlets. He is the author of The House That Ruth Built and The Victory Season and is a frequent contributor to The New York Times sports pages.
About the Narrator

Fred Berman has won eight AudioFile Earphones Awards for his audiobook narration and is the recipient of the 2013 Audie Award for narration in Spy the Lie. He is a theater, film, and television actor, whose credits include Broadway’s The Lion King, Law & Order, and Directing Eddie, among others. He was featured in Entertainment Weekly for his work on the Walking Dead audiobook series.