Describing fifty of the greatest games in Yankee history, the author covers the sweep of postwar baseball history, from the 1949 pennant race through the 1978 Bucky Dent home run game, complemented by intriguing anecdotes, box scores, player interviews, and vintage photographs.
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1. October 10, 1904: Throwing It All Away.
In which Happy Jack Chesbro pitches his team to the brink of a pennant.
2. July 25, 1912: A Yankee First.
In which Bert Daniels and the Highlanders enter the record books.
3. April 24, 1917: Like Barn Doors.
In which George Mogridge Hurls the First Yankee No-Hitter.
4. July 6, 1920: Bombers Away.
In which the Yankees set a new record by tallying fourteen runs in a single inning.
5. October 5, 1921: In The Company of Giants.
In which the Yankees play their first World Series Game.
6. September 4, 1923: Philadelphia Un-Athletic.
In which `Sad Sam` Jones shines.
7. October 10, 1926: Crime Doesn`t Pay.
In which Babe Ruth puts an odd finale on the Series.
8. July 26, 1928: Thrice He Routed All His Foes.
In which Bob Meusel sets a new American League record.
9. June 3, 1932: The Hits Keep On Coming.
In which the Iron Horse and Poosh `Em Up Tony have memorable days.
10. October 1,1932: Two Balls In The Corner Pocket.
In which Babe Ruth performs the most debated gesture in sports history.
11. August 1, 1937: Pride of the Yankees.
In which Columbia Lou makes another mark in the record books.
12. August 27, 1938: Nine Little Indians.
In which Monte Pearson notches a tenth consecutive win in style.
13. July 19, 1940: The Neatest Trick.
In which everything goes right for Buddy Rosar.
14. September 8, 1940: Bombed in Boston.
In which Joe Gordon has a perfect day at the plate.
15. June 29, 1941: Clipping The Sizzler.
In which Joe DiMaggio reaches one milestone on his way to another.
16. October 5, 1941: Making Out Just Fine.
In which Old Reliable figures out how to win a game after the final out.
17. October 3, 1947: Almost Immortal.
In which Floyd `Bill` Bevens needs one more out.
18. May 20, 1948: Jolt From The Blue.
In which, eleven years later, Joe D. repeats a feat.
19. October 2, 1949: To The Wire.
In which Boston needs to win only one of two for a pennant.
20. July 12, 1951: Hail To The Chief.
In which Allie Reynolds twirls a gem.
21. September 28, 1951: Reynolds Wrap.
In which Superchief does it again.
22. October 7, 1952.
In which Billy the Kid snatches victory out of the air.
23. October 4, 1955: Dem Bums.
In which the Wild Man tames the Dodgers, but the Yankees fail to score.
24. October 8, 1956: Imperfect Man.
In which Don Larsen finds a ball in his shoe .
25. July 23, 1957.
In which Mickey Mantle thrills all.
26. October 13, 1960: Pittsburgh Stealers.
In which a team which was thoroughly dominated nonetheless emerges on top.
27. September 20, 1961: Racing Ruth (& Frick).
In which Roger Maris finds himself having the worst best season ever.
28. October 8, 1961: Rough Year for Ruth.
In which Whitey Ford breaks Ruth`s most favorite record.
29. October 16, 1962: Redemption.
In which Ralph Terry finds himself on the mound for the final pitch of the season, again.
30. October 10, 1964: The Bulldog.
In which a young `pheenom` and an old hero triumph.
31. August 29, 1972.
In which another kid from Oklahoma shines.
32. October 14, 1976: Chaos Unleashed.
In which the Yankees unlock the Bronx Zoo.
33. October 9, 1977: Royal Treatment.
In which George Brett and Kansas City experience d`j... vu all over again.
34. October 18, 1977: Mr. October.
In which Reginald Martinez Jackson joins the ranks of the exalted.
35. October 2, 1978: Dented.
In which Carl Yastrzemski has reason to kick the Green Monster.
36. August 6, 1979: Captain, My Captain.
In which Bobby Murcer memorializes a close friend with the game of a lifetime.
37. July 4, 1983: Prince Righetti.
In which we enjoy `heat in the mid-nineties`.
38. July 24 and August 18, 1983; Sticky Situation.
In which a game is lost, won, and lost again.
39. September 30, 1984: Photo Finish.
In which David and Goliath do battle under the glare of the media.
40. July 1, 1990: No No No.
In which a tough-luck pitcher`s luck gets even tougher.
41. eptember 4, 1993: One for the Books.
In which a courageous pitcher defeats his opponents single-handedly.
42. September 3, 1995: Races Wild.
In which the wild-card race is enlivened by one player`s special day.
43. October 8, 1995: Seattle Slew.
In which the Captain excels but a pitch goes Strange.
44. May 14, 1996: Dr. No.
In which a New York icon makes an improbable comeback.
45. October 23, 1996: King of the Comeback.
In which the first of a long line of elite closers is broken by Yankee magic.
46. May 17, 1998: Imperfect Man II.
In which history repeats itself in grand fashion.
47. July 18, 1999: Just Deserts.
In which a medical miracle and a dose of old Yankee magic reward a pitcher`s patience.
48. October 14, 2000: Rocket`s Red Glare.
In which Roger Clemens proves he is a Yankee and a champion in Seattle.
49. October 13, 2001: The Play.
In which hope flares again in a grieving city.
50. October 16, 2003: The Curse Lives.
In which Fate brings together old rivals and makes new heroes.
The Greatest Games Ranked 1 to 50.
The `Other` 50 Greatest Games.
Notes on Research Techniques.
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