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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (2,571 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Tom Verducci Narrator: Tom Verducci Publisher: Random House Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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Twelve straight playoff appearances. Six American League pennants. Four World Series titles. This is the definitive story of a dynasty: the Yankee years.

When Joe Torre took over as manager of the New York Yankees in 1996, the most storied franchise in sports had not won a World Series title in 18 years. The famously tough and mercurial owner, George Steinbrenner, had fired 17 managers during that span. Torre's appointment was greeted with Bronx cheers from the notoriously brutal New York media, who cited his record as the player and manager who had been in the most Major League games without appearing in a World Series.

Twelve tumultuous and triumphant years later, Torre left the team as the most beloved and successful manager in the game. In an era of multimillionaire free agents, fractured clubhouses, revenue-sharing, and off-the-field scandals, Torre forged a team ethos that united his players and made the Yankees, once again, the greatest team in sports. He won over the media with his honesty and class, and was beloved by the fans. Download and start listening now!


Listener Opinions

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 by Lou Cordero | 2/19/2014

    " The book bored me. Can't be sure if it was the reader or the content. I suspect it was a bit of both. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Avi | 2/16/2014

    " not the best piece of literary genius ever put on paper, but provides a great look at the yankees under joe torre. a 7.5 out of 10 "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Mike Verzino | 1/28/2014

    " How much of this was actually what Joe Torre said? Pretty little. Very repetitive stories throughout the book almost as if to fill the pages. Definitely need to read the books centered on the steriod era and the revenue sharing transition in baseball in order to gain a better perspective on what the Yankees have gone through. Overall interesting to learn some new things about Damon and the relationship between Torre and Steinbrenner, but other than that, nothing overly exciting. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Pat Nestor | 1/25/2014

    " Interesting. As a Mets fan I can respect and appreciate Torre's accomplishments, but I have to admit some of this sounds like he took the opportunity to purposely make some people sound bad (like A-Rod and Cashman) , while painting a rather unflattering picture of Steinbrenner as well (not that I don't think it's deserved). A good read that any real baseball fan should enjoy. "

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