The Official Retrospective
On Sale: March 25, 2008
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It's been eighty-five years since Yankee Stadium opened.
Soon the Yankees will leave the field, fans will file out
and the lights will fade. But the lights will never go out
on the Stadium that has proudly worn the moniker "The House
That Ruth Built."
Yankee Stadium: The Official
Retrospective recounts the story of this extraordinary
American landmark. It captures the creation of a home for
the New York Yankees that began in 1923 and was driven by
co-owner Jacob Ruppert, who envisioned a ballpark grander
than any other conceived at the time. It takes the reader
from the field to the dugout, from the press box to the
clubhouse, from principal owner George Steinbrenner's office
to Monument Park. Every corner of the stadium is
But Yankee Stadium is more than a ballpark. The
most iconic moments in history have taken place within its
walls: Lou Gehrig's poignant farewell to his team and the
fans who would never forget him; epic heavy-weight fights,
from Louis versus Schmeling to Ali versus Norton; the 1958
National Football League championship, christened the
"Greatest Game Ever Played"; exciting college football
games, including the one immortalized by Knute Rockne in
which he asked Notre Dame to "win one for the Gipper"; and
the unrivaled record-breaking successes of the New York
Yankees, from the very first home run hit at the Stadium by
Babe Ruth to Alex Rodriguez' 500th.
With the unprecedented
cooperation of the New York Yankees organization,
photographs have been culled from every conceivable source.
More than 250 photographs - many never before published -
will allow you to walk in the Stadium beside Mantle and
Maris, witness the only perfect game in World Series
history, and see the Stadium during the stirring 2001 World
Yankee Stadium: The Official Retrospective
is more than just photographs. It is also graced with
firsthand accounts of what it was like to be there as
history unfolded. Some of the contributors include: George
Steinbrenner, Presidents George H.W. Bush and Bill Clinton,
former Vice President Dan Quayle, former New York City Mayor
Rudy Giuliani, New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, former
New York Gov. Mario Cuomo, Paul McCartney, Muhammad Ali, Jim
Brown, Don Shula, Sugar Ray Leonard, Frank Gifford, Regis
Philbin, Joe Torre, Derek Jeter, Don Mattingly, Roger
Clemens, Alex Rodriguez, Yogi Berra, Phil Rizzuto, Reggie
Jackson, and Cal Ripken Jr.
It has been said that the
shaded outfield of Yankee Stadium houses the ghosts of
long-gone Yankee greats - at least that's what the players
swear they feel as the long days of summer wane into the
heated race for the pennant. Or could it be the knowledge
that, within those walls, they will always be measured
against the titans who came before them? It is the power of
the place that led Sports Illustrated to call Yankee Stadium
the greatest venue of the twentieth century. And only here,
within the pages of Yankee Stadium: The Official
Retrospective, can you feel what they feel.
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