New York Yankees Openers

An Opening Day History of Baseball’s Most Famous Team, 1903–2017, 2d ed.


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About the Book

The New York Yankees are baseball’s most storied team. They first played at Hilltop Park, then moved to the Polo Grounds, then Yankee Stadium, Shea Stadium, back to the renovated Yankee Stadium, and now in the new Yankee Stadium.
They also frequently opened the season in Boston’s historic Fenway Park, fondly remembered Shibe Park in Philadelphia, Griffith Stadium in Washington, and all around the expanded leagues after 1961.
This book details every opening-day celebration and game from 1903 to 2017, while noting how each was affected by war, the economy, political and social protest and population shifts. We see presidents and politicians, entertainers, celebrities, and fans, owners, managers, and most of all, the players.

About the Author(s)

Lyle Spatz recently stepped down after 25 years as the chairman of SABR’s Baseball Records Committee. He is the recipient of SABR’s Bob Davids and Henry Chadwick, and Seymour Medal awards, and among the books he has written or edited are biographies of Bill Dahlen, Willie Keeler, Dixie Walker and Hugh Casey.

Bibliographic Details

Lyle Spatz
Format: softcover (7 x 10)
Pages: 479
Bibliographic Info: bibliography, index
Copyright Date: 2018
pISBN: 978-1-4766-6765-2
eISBN: 978-1-4766-3247-6
Imprint: McFarland

Table of Contents

Preface  1
Introduction  3
I. 1903–1909  5
II. 1910–1919  28
III. 1920–1929  64
IV. 1930–1939  100
V. 1940–1949  136
VI. 1950–1959  176
VII. 1960–1969  220
VIII. 1970–1979  264
IX. 1980–1989  306
X. 1990–1999  349
XI. 2000–2009  391
XII. 2010–2017  426
2018 Postscript  454
Bibliography  455
Index  459