Publisher description for Murderers' row : Babe Ruth, Lou Gehrig and the greatest team in baseball, the 1927 New York Yankees / Harvey Frommer.


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The definitive account of a legendary ball club
Drawing on oral histories, long-buried letters, and other archival material, Harvey Frommer tells the fascinating story of the greatest season of baseball's greatest team, offering the facts and stats that fans love, revealing the colorful and sometimes controversial details of the lives of the players as well as what happened to them after the storied season.
"Harvey Frommer has a great eye for detail and a wonderful ability to bring his characters to life. The book is a delight."-Jonathan Eig, author of Luckiest Man and Opening Day
"The 1927 Yankees may or may not have been the best team ever, but surely this is the best book about that concentration of talent."-George Will
Harvey Frommer (New York, NY, and Lyme, NH) is a celebrated oral historian and sports author who has written almost 40 sports books, including A Yankee Century (0-425-19177-X) and Red Sox vs.Yankees (1-59670-058-0), and has appeared on numerous television and radio programs. Cited in the Congressional Record and the New York State Legislature as a sports historian, he is Professor Emeritus, City University of New York, and a professor at Dartmouth College in the Master of Arts in Liberal Studies Program.


Library of Congress subject headings for this publication:
New York Yankees (Baseball team) -- History.
Baseball -- New York (State) -- New York -- History -- Miscellanea.
Baseball players -- United States -- Biography -- Miscellanea.