The definitive story of one of the greatest dynasties in baseball history, Joe Torre's New York Yankees.
When Joe Torre took over as manager of the Yankees in 1996, they had not won a World Series title in eighteen years. In that time seventeen others had tried to take the helm of America’s most famous baseball team. Each one was fired by George Steinbrenner. After twelve triumphant seasons—with twelve straight playoff appearances, six pennants, and four World Series titles—Torre left the Yankees as the most beloved manager in baseball. But dealing with players like Jason Giambi, A-Rod, Derek Jeter, Mariano Rivera, Roger Clemens, and Randy Johnson is what managing is all about. Here, for the first time, Joe Torre and Tom Verducci take readers inside the dugout, the clubhouse, and the front office, showing what it took to keep the Yankees on top of the baseball world.
In 1996, when the New York Yankees named Joe Torre as their new manager, the most storied franchise in baseball history had gone almost 20 years without a championship. In his 12 years with the club, Torre and the Yankees made the play-offs every season, and won the World Series four times. That was the easy part. The true challenge of Torre's job was simply holding his team together amidst the pressure and turmoil attached to professional sports in New York City. With the most notorious owner in sports breathing down his neck, Torre somehow negotiated the team through freak injuries, a parade of overpaid free agents, sensational extracurricular scandals, steroids violations, and the frenzy of the New York media. His version of the story is insightful and compelling, mixing advice on leadership and management with tell-all, behind-the-scenes details that will shock and delight Yankee fans and foes alike.
- Biography + Autobiography, Sports + Recreation
- Sports, General, Baseball / General
- March 9, 2010
- March 9, 2010
- Joe Torre, Tom Verducci