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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: January 2009 ISBN:
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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!

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Listener Opinions

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 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 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 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 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. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Alex | 1/24/2014

    " This is not only a great book about Joe Torre but also provides insights on the Yankees "new millenium dynasty", the rise of the Red Sox and Indians and Marlins, the genesis of the Steroid Era, and other fascinating aspects of MLB. Some themes are repeated and you can tell certain angles taken by co-author Tom Verducci but I simply could not put this book down. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Robert Montminy | 1/17/2014

    " Looking forward to this one! This should be revealing! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Jon | 1/14/2014

    " Joe Torre basically threw everybody under the bus. Especially A-Rod, not that he didn't deserve it. Don't go by me though I'm very anti-Yankee. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Pam | 12/30/2013

    " Only if you are a true fan of baseball. There are alot of play by play breakdown of games and situations. Not for the casual fan. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Tim Dunn | 12/16/2013

    " Interesting read, but sometimes seemed to lend itself to sensationalism. And the book sometimes seemed to be less about Torre and more about the Yankees themselves....still a fun read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Steven Peterson | 12/10/2013

    " There are a lot of bad baseball books out there. This is not one of those. Joe orre's view of his Yankee years is nicely wrought. One of the better works of this genre. . . . "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Joseph Andolino | 11/27/2013

    " Good read. Interesting to see how he felt as mgt. wanted to get rid of him. His perspective of Cano was dead-on! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Casey | 11/3/2013

    " Great book. Very insightful for Yankee fans and haters alike. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Mrs. Revier | 10/28/2013

    " i listened to this and really enjoyed it. maybe i didn't know all of the players they referencedbut i enjoyed it none the less. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Adara | 10/18/2013

    " Amazing! One of the best baseball books I have read. Loved all the behind the scenes stuff and the interviews with the Yankee players. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Michael Powell | 10/18/2013

    " If you like baseball or just sports, this is a very interesting book. A little repetitive, as the main themes are repeated over and over. But the individual stories about all the different players are fascinating. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jenn Schirtz | 8/5/2013

    " Really interesting insider's view "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Robert Baird | 7/22/2013

    " I love it when sports personalities spill all their collective beans in a memoir. You could say its the most effective form of accountability there is in baseball these days. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kristin | 6/29/2013

    " Fantastic. Quick read and very informative. Any Yankee fan will love this. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Caren | 6/9/2013

    " Enjoyed it, not all about NY. Language way rough for me. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jason | 3/28/2013

    " Definitely more Tom Verducci than Joe Torre. I enjoyed this book, but much of what was written was already covered in Buster Olney's book, the Last Night of the Yankee Dynasty. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Erik | 11/29/2012

    " I love this book not only because the yankees are my favorite team, but because I learned things that i never knew before about the yankees. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Matt | 10/26/2012

    " That the Yankees are not as organized as everyone thinks! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tony | 7/11/2012

    " I liked this book because I felt Torre is fairly open and honest about his experience. The book also deals more with the current trends in baseball than I thought it would and I really liked that side of it. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sam | 5/11/2012

    " Its exciting and informing! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sonny Tlustos | 12/6/2011

    " I am not a Yankees fan, but I really got into this book. I loved the stats. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Joseph | 4/27/2011

    " Good read. Interesting to see how he felt as mgt. wanted to get rid of him. His perspective of Cano was dead-on! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mark Tegethoff | 4/18/2011

    " Solid baseball book that gets into the mind of former Yankee manager Joe Torre. As a non-Yankee fan, I still was able to get a lot of enjoyment, and glean insights that I otherwise would not have learned. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Emily | 3/29/2011

    " I liked this book... I am not a Yankees fan, but it was nice to go behind the scenes. Really interesting information about clubhouse chemistry, the demise of Steinbrenner too. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sonny | 3/22/2011

    " I am not a Yankees fan, but I really got into this book. I loved the stats. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Todd | 3/9/2011

    " Didn't pull any punches and exposed some of the larger egos in baseball over the past 15 years. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Erik | 3/3/2011

    " I love these book because Joe Torre went behind the scene with the yankees and talked about how he was treated and how he felt being the coach of the New York Yankees. By the way i am a Yankees fan so I recommened this book to those who love the yankees. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Erica | 2/23/2011

    " I was pretty against this book when it first came out. After finally reading it though, I have to admit, it was good . There were stories that might have not been told otherwise. While it did create some controversy (ie-Arod) it was interesting and I'm glad I read it. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Bob | 2/2/2011

    " This book went on too many tangents "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Marc | 1/31/2011

    " A really interesting book that is not exactly what was advertised, and pleasantly so. Instead of a Joe Torre Yankee memoir it is a 1996-2007 era of baseball history book by a good sports writer with a special focus on the Yankees and insights from Joe Torre. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 DODGERDAWG11 | 1/10/2011

    " A MUST READ BOOK JOE TORRE IS AMAZING,, GREAT BOOK AND GREAT LESSON A ROD #1 "

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About the Author

Tom Verducci is the senior baseball writer for Sports Illustrated and SportsIllustrated.com, and a baseball analyst for the MLB Network. He coauthored Joe Torre’s first book, Chasing the Dream, and has also published an anthology of his work from Sports Illustrated, titled Inside Baseball: The Best of Tom Verducci.