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The Baby Bombers: The Inside Story of the Next Yankees Dynasty

The Baby Bombers: The Inside Story of the Next Yankees Dynasty

Written by Bryan Hoch

Narrated by Eric Martin


The Baby Bombers: The Inside Story of the Next Yankees Dynasty

Written by Bryan Hoch

Narrated by Eric Martin

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3.5/5 (3 ratings)
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9 hours
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Released:
Aug 28, 2018
ISBN:
9781977387196
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Derek Jeter and the "Core Four" have passed the torch to a new generation of Yankees superstars—featuring Aaron Judge, Gary Sanchez, Luis Severino, and Greg Bird—who have powered through the minors to become stars on baseball's biggest stage. Joined by reigning National League MVP Giancarlo Stanton, this thrilling group is poised to chase championship titles for years to come.

The Baby Bombers details the inside-baseball strategy of the Yankees' pivot to a younger, more exciting roster, the players' fascinating paths to Yankee Stadium, their memorable 2017 playoff run, their amazing assaults on the record books, and a unified mission to hoist the franchise's twenty-eighth World Series trophy.

Through new, in-depth interviews, veteran reporter Bryan Hoch fleshes out the transition from Jeter to Judge, scoring behind-the-scenes insights from general manager Brian Cashman, former manager Joe Girardi, executives and scouts, members of the current roster, opponents, and Yankees legends of the past.

Winning baseball in the Bronx will resume with postseason hero Aaron Boone in the manager's chair, aiming to steer the franchise to its forty-first World Series appearance.

Publisher:
Released:
Aug 28, 2018
ISBN:
9781977387196
Format:
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  • (4/5)
    For baseball fans (and perhaps I should say "For Yankees fans") only. This very recent book provides some background into the development of the current Yankees team with a core of very young and talented players like Gary Sanchez, Aaron Judge and Luis Severino. The book tells about the work Yankees scouts and general manager Brian Cashman did finding these players and others, and the trades that have been made along the way, as some top prospects have been kept and some dealt away in order to bolster the team's recent playoff runs. Hoch also goes into the life stories of a few of these players, particularly those mentioned above. There's lots of interesting information about the ins and outs of the development of a major league baseball team in the current era.Unfortunately, perhaps because Hoch is a Yankees beat writer and so reluctant to damage his relationship with the team and the players, the whole thing is pretty bland. Particularly in Judge's case, the book is filled with the sort of inoffensive quotes that players are taught to feed interviewers. In quote after quote, we're told things like, "Our job is to go out there and battle. We were just battling every game and good things happened." Also, at the end of the 2017, the team decided not to renew the contract of their longtime manager, Joe Girardi. The book mentions Girardi's inability to communicate with the younger players and his high-pressure approach, but there are essentially no examples given, no anecdotes told, of the sort of events or feelings that would lead team management to conclude that Girardi's ouster was required. So while the book was fun and basically well written (although evidently Diversion Books' editors don't know a dangling participial phrase when they see one), I was left wanting more. That said, I still recommend the book to, as noted up top, Yankees fans.
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