The Resource The Colonel and Hug : the partnership that transformed the New York Yankees, Steve Steinberg and Lyle Spatz ; foreword by Marty Appel

The Colonel and Hug : the partnership that transformed the New York Yankees, Steve Steinberg and Lyle Spatz ; foreword by Marty Appel

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The Colonel and Hug : the partnership that transformed the New York Yankees
Title
The Colonel and Hug
Title remainder
the partnership that transformed the New York Yankees
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Steve Steinberg and Lyle Spatz ; foreword by Marty Appel
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Language
eng
Summary
  • "From their inception in 1903, the New York Yankees were a floundering team that played as second-class citizens to the New York Giants. With four winning seasons to date, the team was purchased in 1915 by Jacob Ruppert and his partner, Cap "Til" Huston. Three years later, when Ruppert hired Miller Huggins as manager, the unlikely partnership of two figures began, one that set into motion the Yankees' run as the dominant baseball franchise of the 1920s and the rest of the twentieth century, capturing six American League pennants with Huggins at the helm and four more during Ruppert's lifetime. The Yankees' success was driven by Ruppert's executive style and enduring financial commitment, combined with Huggins's philosophy of continual improvement and personnel development. While Ruppert and Huggins had more than a little help from one of baseball's greats, Babe Ruth, their close relationship has been overlooked in the Yankees' rise to dominance. Though small of stature, the two men were nonetheless giants of the game with unassailable mutual trust and loyalty. The Colonel and Hug tells the story of how these two men transformed the Yankees. It also tells the larger story about baseball primarily in the tumultuous period from 1918 to 1929--with the end of the Deadball Era and rise of the Lively Ball Era, a gambling scandal, and the collapse of baseball's governing structure--and the significant role the Yankees played in it all. While Babe Ruth and Lou Gehrig won many games for New York with their hitting, Ruppert and Huggins institutionalized winning for the Yankees. "--
  • "The story of New York Yankees owner Jacob Ruppert and manager Miller Huggins, who, from 1918 to 1929, partnered to build the Yankees to become and remain the nation's dominant sports franchise"--
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contains biographical information
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796.357097471
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Index
index present
LC call number
GV875.N4
LC item number
S2015
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Target audience
adult
The Colonel and Hug : the partnership that transformed the New York Yankees, Steve Steinberg and Lyle Spatz ; foreword by Marty Appel
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The Colonel and Hug : the partnership that transformed the New York Yankees, Steve Steinberg and Lyle Spatz ; foreword by Marty Appel
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Includes bibliographical references and index
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24 cm
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Extent
520 pages
Isbn
9780803248656
Lccn
2014041596
Media category
unmediated
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rdamedia
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  • 1142838
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