Ed Barrow: The Bulldog Who Built the Yankees' First Dynasty

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U of Nebraska Press, 1. 1. 2008 - Počet stran: 427
Before the feuding owners turned to Ed Barrow to be general manager in 1920, the Yankees had never won a pennant. They won their first in 1921 and during Barrow s tenure went on to win thirteen more as well as ten World Series. This biography of the incomparable Barrow is also the story of how he built the most successful sports franchise in American history. Barrow spent fifty years in baseball. He was in the middle of virtually every major conflict and held practically every job except player. Daniel R. Levitt describes Barrow's pre-Yankees years, when he managed Babe Ruth and the Boston Red Sox to their last World Series Championship before the curse. He then details how Barrow assembled a winning Yankees team both by purchasing players outright and by developing talent through a farm system. The story of the making of the great Yankees dynasty reveals Barrow s genius for organizing, for recognizing baseball talent, and for exploiting the existing economic environment. Because Barrow was a player in so many of baseball s key events, his biography gives a clear and eye-opening picture of how America s sport was played in the twentieth century, on the field and off. A complex portrait of a larger-than-life character in the annals of baseball, this book is also an inside history of how the sport s competitive environment evolved and how the Yankees came to dominate it.
 

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Everything you need to know—and much, much more—about a baseball magnate you probably didn't know existed.Born in 1868, Edward Grant Barrow was one of the sport's original renaissance men. He began ... Přečíst celou recenzi

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1 The Best Deal the Yankees Ever Made
3
2 Hustling and Scrapping
9
3 Forcing His Way into Baseball
19
4 A Pennant in Toronto
37
5 Major League
53
6 Back to the Minors
67
7 League President
77
8 Fight These Fellows to the Finish
89
15 Collapse
211
16 Rebuilding a Dynasty
223
17 I Just Couldnt See Him
239
18 McCarthy
253
19 If You Say I Did It I Did but I Did It Asleep
261
20 Close Deal
281
21 I Like to Do Business with Smart People
299
22 President of the Yankees
317

9 No Respite
109
10 World Champions
123
11 Please Explain Why Boston ClubHas Neglected to Suspend Mays
145
12 I Am Going to Sell Ruth to the Yankees
161
The Yankees Years 19201953
175
13 Business Manager of the Yankees
177
14 Turmoil and Success
193
23 Pure as the Driven Snow
339
24 Over His Dead Body
361
25 The Hall of Fame
371
Appendix
381
Bibliography
397
Index
417
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