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1921 : the Yankees, the Giants, and the battle for baseball supremacy in New York

Author: Lyle Spatz; Steve Steinberg
Publisher: Lincoln : University of Nebraska Press, ©2010.
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1921 tells the story of a season that pitted the New York Yankees against their Polo Grounds landlords and hated rivals, John McGraw's Giants, in the first all New York City World Series.

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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Lyle Spatz; Steve Steinberg
ISBN: 9780803220607 080322060X 9780803239999 0803239998
OCLC Number: 449283810
Description: xx, 515 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: List of Illustrations Foreword by Charles C. Alexander Preface Acknowledgments Part 1. The Preseason1. Prelude to the World Series 2. Baseball Confronts the Black Sox Scandal 3. The Shady Side of Baseball's Flagship Franchise 4. Ruppert and Huston Arrive, Ready to "Go to the Limit" 5. "You can't compare him with anybody else. He's Babe Ruth." 6. The Giants Fail to Get Rogers Hornsby 7. Ed Barrow Comes to New York 8. "We fear only Cleveland" 9. "I do not fear any club in the National League" Part 2. The Season10. "My job is to knock em a mile" 11. "This home run business is being carried too far" 12. The Trials and Tribulations of John McGraw 13. Cobb and Speaker Await as the Yankees Head West 14. "The Yanks are the best worst team in either league" 15. Setbacks on the Road and in the Commissioner's Office 16. The Giants Solidify Their Lineup 17. "You can't play your outfielders in the middle of the next block" 18. "Lay off Huggins and hope nothing happens to the Babe" 19. A Terrible August for the Giants . . . So Far 20. "Let's go get em while the getting's good" 21. "It is no time in which to count McGraw and his men out of any race" 22. Ascent to First and Then a Demoralizing Loss 23. "It was the greatest game ever played" 24. The Giants Clinch and the Repercussions Get Ugly 25. A Pennant for the Yankees, At Last Part 3. The Postseason26. Prelude to the World Series, Part 2 27. Game 1, Wednesday, October 5: "Who said the Yanks were slow and clumsy and dull?" 28. Game 2, Thursday, October 6: The Yankees Again Win with an Inside Game 29. Game 3, Friday, October 7: The Giants' Offense Comes Alive 30. Game 4, Sunday, October 9: The Giants Finally Get to Carl Mays, or So It Seems 31. Game 5, Monday, October 10: Ruth's Gameness and Hoyt's Guts 32. Game 6, Tuesday, October 11: The Series Is Evened, but without RuthIs It Really Even? 33. Game 7, Wednesday, October 12: "Give me another game against those Yankees, and they'll get even less" 34. Game 8, Thursday, October 13: "New York and baseball are proud of the Yanks and the Giants" Epilogue Appendix 1. 1921 Yankees and Giants Regular Season Batting and Pitching Appendix 2. 1921 al and nl Batting and Pitching Leaders Appendix 3. 1921 World Series Box ScoresAppendix 4. 1921 Yankees and Giants World Series Batting and Pitching Notes Bibliography Index
Other Titles: Nineteen twenty one
Responsibility: Lyle Spatz and Steve Steinberg ; foreword by Charles C. Alexander.

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"1921 is a well crafted and enjoyable read that is highly recommended."-Bill Lamb, SABR Black Sox Scandal Research Committee Newsletter -- Bill Lamb * SABR Black Sox Scandal Research Committee Read more...

 
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