Damned Yankees

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A firsthand, behind-the-scenes account of the turmoil that pervaded the New York Yankee franchise in the late 1970s, this book discusses George Steinbrenner's purchase and continual rebuilding of the team—alongside a colorful cast of players and businessmen. Not merely a look at the time spent in Yankee Stadium, this chronicle also describes the team's public arguments, practical jokes, drunken excess, self-aggrandizing publicity efforts, and the ups and downs that accompanied the Yankees and George Steinbrenner through the 1970s and beyond.


Bill Madden covered the Yankees and Major League Baseball for the New York Daily News for more than 30 years. He is the author of several books on the Yankees, and is also the 2010 recipient of the Baseball Hall of Fame’s J. G. Taylor Spink Award. He lives in Montvale, New Jersey. Moss Klein covered the Yankees for the Star-Ledger from 1976 to 1992. He lives in Livingston, New Jersey.