Pinstripe Pride

The Inside Story of the New York Yankees

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About The Book

Get the complete story of the Yankees, from Babe Ruth to Derek Jeter—with twenty-seven World Championships in between—in this “enormous home run” (Kirkus Reviews) of a middle grade adaptation of Pinstripe Empire, a celebrated keepsake for every baseball fan full of black and white photos from author and former Yankees PR director Marty Appel.

The New York Yankees are the team of Babe Ruth, Lou Gehrig, Joe DiMaggio, Yogi Berra, Whitey Ford, Mickey Mantle, Don Mattingly, Reggie Jackson, Mariano Rivera, Derek Jeter, and Carlos Beltran; the team of forty American League pennants, twenty-seven World Championships, and nearly forty Hall of Famers.

With more than a century’s worth of great stories, anecdotes, and photos, plus an introduction by Yankee television broadcaster Michael Kay, Marty Appel—who Bob Costas calls “a fine storyteller with a keen eye for detail”—tells the complete story of the Yankees from their humble beginnings, with no stadium to call their own, to today, when the team’s billion-dollar franchise presides over a rebuilt Yankee Stadium. Middle grade sports lovers, baseball fans, and Yankee acolytes will find a treasure trove of facts, tales, and insider details in Pinstripe Pride.

About The Author

Photograph © Marty Appel

Marty Appel is the author of many books for children and adults, including Pinstripe Pride and the New York Times bestseller Munson. Following his years as the Yankees’ public relations director, he became an Emmy Award–winning television producer and director of Marty Appel Public Relations. Appel lives in New York City and appears frequently on ESPN, HBO, the MLB Network, and the YES Network.

Raves and Reviews

"If you love the Yankees, this is the book that takes you backstage to see how they helped shape baseball history."

– John Sterling, Yankee broadcaster

“This is a work that will be shared by young readers and their baseball-loving parents and grandparents. An enormous home run.”

– Kirkus Reviews

Appel . . . enliven[s] the narrative with insider details and anecdotes.

– School Library Journal

"Appel’s enthusiasm is infectious, and readers who are simply looking for great anecdotes, or a window into what all the hoopla is about, will be well pleased."

– Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books

Awards and Honors

  • Eureka Nonfiction Silver Award

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