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Ultimate Yankee Baseball Quiz Book
by Dom Forker
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Amazon.com Amazon.com Review (ISBN 0451114299, Mass Market Paperback)There's no denying that the New York Yankees hold an important place in the history of baseball. With their roster of legendary players, colorful managers, record-setting performances, and unmatched string of championship seasons, the Yankees are one team few fans feel lukewarm about--they either love 'em or hate 'em. Those damn Yankees are also the one major-league organization to have generated enough statistics to make even the most hard-core trivia buff's head swim, and Dom Forker's The Ultimate Yankee Baseball Quiz Book sets out to do just that. Do you know which Giant pitcher ended the Yankees' streak of 12 straight victories with his 6-1 win in the opener of the 1936 World Series? Can you name Joe DiMaggio's birthplace? Who batted .300 for four consecutive years after replacing Babe Ruth in right field?
With his almost frightening knowledge of Yankee minutiae, the author must be either a sesquicentenarian with a photographic memory or an insomniac night watchman pulling double shifts at the Cooperstown library. It makes you wonder how he ever found time to actually play baseball. But that's beside the point. The book is put together in a fun, gamelike format, challenging readers to test their skills against an obvious master of Yankee facts. If you happen to know that Earl Wilson threw the pitch that Mickey Mantle hit for his 536th home run, or you just like to annoy people at cocktail parties, then this book is for you. Like the team it sets on a pedestal, The Ultimate Yankee Baseball Quiz Book is unlikely to elicit a mild response--you'll either love it or you'll hate it. --George Laney
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