By Society for American Baseball Research (SABR),Lyle Spatz
Of the entire long island Yankees championship groups, the 1947 membership appeared the least most likely. Bridging the space among the dynasties of Joe McCarthy and Casey Stengel, the crew, controlled via Bucky Harris, was once coming off 3 non-pennant-winning seasons and given little probability to unseat the protecting American League champion Boston crimson Sox. And but, led by means of Joe DiMaggio, this un-Yankees-like squad of beginners, retreads, and some stable veterans simply received the pennant over the Detroit Tigers and the seriously favourite crimson Sox, alongside the way in which compiling an American League–record nineteen-game successful streak. They then went directly to defeat the Brooklyn Dodgers in a dramatic seven-game international sequence that was once the 1st to be televised and the 1st to add an African American player.
Bridging Dynasties commemorates this old club—the gamers, at the box and rancid, and the occasions surrounding their striking season. besides participant biographies, together with these of destiny corridor of Famers DiMaggio, Bucky Harris, Yogi Berra, and Phil Rizzuto, the publication includes a seasonal timeline and covers pertinent subject matters equivalent to the successful streak, the Yankees’ involvement in Leo Durocher’s suspension, and the exciting global Series.
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