Turning the daily results of a baseball team into something readable is no mean feat in itself. The author has tackled the...

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THE GREATEST OF ALL: The 1927 New York Yankees

Turning the daily results of a baseball team into something readable is no mean feat in itself. The author has tackled the 1927 Yankees and managed to make this bunch of winners come out a winner. This was the year the Bronx Bombers won the pennant by nineteen games and went on to become the first American League team ever to sweep the opposition in the World Series. The season was highlighted by several spectacular individual triumphs as well -- the Yankees' ""cyclonic slugging"" featured Babe Ruth's record-setting 60th home run and Lou ""Iron Horse"" Gehrig's 175 RBIs. The commentary is crisp and well documented with contemporary newspaper clippings. The sunshine game at its brightest moment.

Pub Date: April 30, 1974

ISBN: N/A

Page Count: -

Publisher: Dial

Review Posted Online: N/A

Kirkus Reviews Issue: April 1, 1974