Sweet Seasons: Recollections of the 1955-64 New York Yankees

Dom Forker, Author Taylor Publishing Company (TX) $18.95 (220p) ISBN 978-0-87833-705-7
In the decade beginning in 1955, the Yankees won nine pennants and four world championships under the leadership of Casey Stengel, Ralph Houk and Yogi Berra. This sequel to The Men of Autumn comprises interviews with players active during the period: Whitey Ford, Jim Bouton and Enos Slaughter, as well as many journeyman athletes long since forgotten. But of the players most fans would like to hear from, Roger Maris and Elston Howard were dead when the volume was assembled; Mickey Mantle and Berra refused to be interviewed. The result is a book that falls as flat as a ground-out to second base--one that will very likely appeal only to Yankee diehards starved for still more information, however marginal, about the team's distant history. Photos not seen by PW. (May)
Reviewed on: 03/01/1990
Release date: 03/01/1990
Genre: Nonfiction
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