Originally posted on Lady At The Bat  |  Last updated 5/14/13
Larry Rossman's New York Yankees Then and Now, a pictorial depiction of Yankee history, presents itself similar to a set of baseball cards made of highlights and short prints, without the "commons" that usually ended up in bicycle spokes. This is not surprising since Rossman, a self proclaimed Yankee fan since childhood, has enjoyed every nostalgic proclivity that comes along with rooting for the most successful team in sports history. In my own Yankee fandom there has never been anything ordinary about the Yankees--even now as the superstars are gone and the commons have put the team in first place. Rossman's record of Yankee history manages to touch on all the extraordinary facets of the organization. The book is a timeline covering the team's most significant and memorable elements from the birth of the Yankees to the latest events of the 21st century.Every piece of Yankee history is assigned to one of the book's four heading toppers: The Yankee Decades, Game Changers, Yankees Then and
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