There is always the debate among baseball aficionados, experts, fans — what was the greatest baseball team of all time? Perhaps after reading the new edition of Five O’Clock Lightning, you will have the definitive answer, the 1927 New York Yankees. When Yankee owner Colonel Ruppert’s “Rough Riders,” as some … Continue reading
“Some ball yard!” –Babe Ruth Jacob Ruppert always insisted “Yankee Stadium was a mistake, not mine, but the Giants.” And in truth, had it not been for the Giants, there might never have been a Yankee Stadium.
Next fall my WHEN IT WAS JUST A GAME will be taking center stage. As promised, for those of you who are interested in excerpts, sneak previews, samples, here you go. One of Commissioner Pete Rozelle’s suggestions for the name of the new game was “The Big One.” That name … Continue reading