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. It was not considered extraordinary for the team when, on the fourth of July, they trounced a contender by the ignominious scores of 12-1 and 21-1. Their accomplishment, though belonging to an era of raccoon coats and the Charleston, would lead future sports editors and sports-programmed computers to acclaim them as the #1 baseball team of all time. 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