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Baseball's Greatest Series

Yankees, Mariners, and the 1995 Matchup That Changed History

Chris Donnelly (author)

ISBN: 9780813546629

Publication Date: Feb 2010

Format: Hardback

Focuses on what many believe to be the most exciting postseason series in baseball history: the 1995 Division Series between the New York Yankees and the Seattle Mariners. This book chronicles the earlier struggles of both teams during the 1980s, their mid-1990s resurgence and the effects of Seattle's victory.
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Baseball's Greatest Series details what many believe to be the most exciting postseason series in baseball history: the 1995 Division Series between the New York Yankees and the Seattle Mariners. This division series was not simply about two teams playing five postseason games. It was about Ken Griffey Jr., Lou Piniella, Buck Showalter, Gene Michael, Jim Leyritz, Randy Johnson, Wade Boggs, Tony Fernandez, Pat Kelly, Dion James, Darryl Strawberry - and many others who changed the course of baseball history such as: a team playing to keep baseball alive in the Pacific Northwest; a manager who was literally managing for his job; and, a New York sports icon who for one week reminded everybody of the dominating player he had been a decade earlier. Chris Donnelly's replay of this entire season reminds readers that it was a time when grown men cried their eyes out after defeat, and others, just a few hundred feet away, poured beer and champagne over one another while 57,000 people in Seattle's Kingdome celebrated. Five games they were. Five games that reminded people, after the devastating players' strike in 1994, how great a game baseball is because comebacks are always possible, no matter how great the obstacles may seem. From Don Mattingly's only postseason home run, which caused a near riot, to Edgar Martinez's legendary eleventh inning series-clinching double, Donnelly chronicles the earlier struggles of both teams during the 1980s, their mid-1990s resurgence, all five heart-stopping games of the series, and the dramatic and long-lasting effects of Seattle's victory. Simply stated, "Baseball's Greatest Series" hits a home run.
Illustrations 10 black-&-white photographs
Pages 336
Dimensions 229 x 152 x 25mm
Date Published 28 Feb 2010
Subject/s Lifestyle, Sport & Leisure   Sports & outdoor recreation   Ball games   Baseball  
CHRIS DONNELLY, a lifelong baseball fan, is a graduate of the College of New Jersey. He resides in Mercer County, New Jersey, with his wife, Jamie.

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