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ISBN:
0195157966
Author:
Neil J. Sullivan
Category:
Americas
Language:
English
Publisher:
Oxford University Press (December 5, 2002)
Pages:
256 pages
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Rating:
4.8
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What Neil Sullivan has done in "The Diamond in the Bronx . This book will provide you with the history of the Yankees from the time they moved the Baltimore franchise to New York at the turn of the century to the present time.

What Neil Sullivan has done in "The Diamond in the Bronx: Yankee Stadium and the Politics of New York" is pack into a slender volume (the text is only 214 pages) an engrossing and enraging indictment of "the stadium game" as perfected and exploited by the New York Yankees, the New York governmental agencies, and the New York media.

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Start by marking The Diamond in the Bronx: Yankee Stadium and the Politics of New York as Want to Read: Want to Read savin. ant to Read. The title holds great promise, but the politics behind Yankee Stadium are not nearly as sordid as Neil Sullivan would have belief. Since the stadium can't hold the book up for a few hundred pages, Sullivan presents a been-there, done-that history of New York City with the Yankees in the backdrop.

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Neil Sullivan knows baseball and city politics and the connections between the two. In these pages, he tells how . When popes say Mass in New York, Yankee Stadium can become a church. At a mass on October 2, 1979, John Paul II urged the faithful t. . In these pages, he tells how Yankee Stadium is not just the most revered venue in American sports, but also a part of urban history as compelling as the grandest baseball legend. Yankee Stadium is an incomparable theater in American sports.Over 14 million journal, magazine, and newspaper articles.

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Timed to be released at the start of 2008 spring training, Neil Sullivan's The Diamond in the Bronx chronicles the entire history of a stadium that has been home to the greatest dynasty in sports history, a stadium that will see its final Yankees game in 2008.

Yankee Stadium AND the Politics of New York. com User, March 26, 2004. I loved the way it recounted every detail in history about the stadium

Yankee Stadium AND the Politics of New York. This book was very interesting. I loved the way it recounted every detail in history about the stadium. It took you "behind the scenes" of New York's politicians and the stadium. It kept me interested. The whole time i felt like i was in New York in the 1920s, it gave me a whole new respect for baseball. The House the New York Built. com User, December 21, 2001

The author tells how Yankee Stadium came to be built in 1923, at a time when the Bronx was a burgeoning borough that held middle-class housing for . Neil J. Sullivan, author Baruch College City University of New York.

The author tells how Yankee Stadium came to be built in 1923, at a time when the Bronx was a burgeoning borough that held middle-class housing for immigrants as well as hunting lodges for wealthy Manhattanites, an era when small children could ride the subway, alone, to the ball game, and when many of the ballplayers themselves lived on the Grand Concourse. As the city and the Bronx changed, Yankeedom changed too, and the stadium is now surrounded by parking lots, symbolic of the team's suburban fan base and the decline of the South Bronx.

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No sport has mattered more to Americans than baseball--and no team has had a greater impact on baseball than the New York Yankees. Now Neil Sullivan delivers a narrative worthy of his fabled subject, in this marvelous history of Yankee Stadium. Fans have a box-seat at the Stadium's first Opening Day: The stunning visual impact of the baseball's first true stadium, the festivities, the players (including Babe Ruth who christened the Stadium with its first home run), and the game in which the Yankees beat the Boston Red Sox 4-1. The Stadium was immediately known as "The House That Ruth Built," but Sullivan takes us behind the scenes to meet the politicians, businessmen and fixers who were even more responsible for the Stadium than the Babe was: Colonel Jacob Ruppert, the beer baron and Tammany Hall insider who bought the Yankees and built the Stadium; Mayors like Jimmy Walker who reigned during the Yankees first Golden Age, John Lindsay who fought hard for liberal causes in the 1960s but even harder for a refurbished Stadium, and Rudy Giuliani, who has taken a hard-nosed approach to most welfare but who supports a stadium subsidy for the Yankees. Here too are the great seasons including the cross town World Series rivalries with the New York Giants and the Brooklyn Dodgers. Sullivan looks at the legendary players like Joe DiMaggio and Mickey Mantle as well as lesser lights like Jake Powell to see their impact beyond the diamond. Along the way, Sullivan uses the story of the Stadium to examine issues ranging from racial integration and urban renewal to the reasons why New York City, even during tough times, has come to adopt the Stadium as a public obligation. Neil Sullivan knows baseball and city politics and the connections between the two. In these pages, he tells how Yankee Stadium is not just the most revered venue in American sports, but also a part of urban history as compelling as the grandest baseball legend.
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Baseball enthusiasts and Yankee fans beware: This is NOT your run-of-the-mill "Let us praise dead, dying and aging Yankee icons" book. Baseball fans will bemoan the fact that not every great Yankee game and exploit is detailed here. (Don Larsen's perfect game is given one sentence. DiMaggio's hitting streak isn't even mentioned.) Yankee fans will be especially upset by the revelations about the owners of The Bronx Bombers. Pinstripe Empire: The New York Yankees from Before the Babe to After the Boss by Marty Appel is an excellent book about those great teams, moments and others.

What Neil Sullivan has done in "The Diamond in the Bronx: Yankee Stadium and the Politics of New York" is pack into a slender volume (the text is only 214 pages) an engrossing and enraging indictment of "the stadium game" as perfected and exploited by the New York Yankees, the New York governmental agencies, and the New York media. In essence, Sullivan reveals step-by-step how the mid- to late-20th century owners of the team (and now the 21st century owners), under the dreamy guise of giving New York a "championship team that would make The City proud", bled taxpayers for all they could get. Politics, business and sports have always been interwoven, especially in New York. Bill Devery and Frank Farrell, the original owners, were Tammany Hall henchmen of questionable character. The legendary Jacob Ruppert and his lesser known partner Tillinghast Huston also had dollar signs in their sights. Del Webb, a later co-owner, was involved with casinos and, possibly--POSSIBLY, organized crime.

To me, the most interesting parts of the book, naturally, were those involving the eras which I, as a Yankee fan, had lived through: the CBS ownership of the team and the Steinbrenner years. And, as a Yankee fan, I found these sections to be the most disturbing. I remember the years of misery and urban decay that hit this city in the final third of the 20th century. I had always wondered how the Yankees stayed afloat as people shunned the south Bronx. I had always wondered how The City could afford to fix up the old stadium in the early 70s. (It couldn't.) The legal, political and media complicity in the financing of a stadium while the living conditions of The City's people worsened is nothing short of an outrage. And Sullivan shows how it all made sense, at least to those who supported the team and its machinations.

Fortunately, Sullivan makes it very clear that the Yankees are not unique in this matter. Other teams have done the same. The thing is Yankee Stadium is so famous, so larger-than-life, that the drama of the cashflows is played on the largest stage. Finally, the 2008 epilogue (the book's first printing was in 2001) brings the show up-to-date with the creation of the new Yankee Stadium. And it played out in the same old way.
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This book will provide you with the history of the Yankees from the time they moved the Baltimore franchise to New York at the turn of the century to the present time. The various owners of the team from the time of Bill Devery and Frank Farrell with the original Highlanders is covered followed by the team's sale to Colonels Ruppert and Huston who were around for the opening of Yankee Stadium in 1923. Next came Del Webb, Dan Topping and Larry McPhail in the 1940's, the sale to CBS in the 1960's, and finally to George Steinbrenner and his cohorts in 1973. If you are looking for a book covering the team on the field history, this is not the book for you. This book will provide you with information covering the renovation of Yankee Stadium following the 1973 season and the role the various mayors played in Yankee Stadium. Ed Koch had no interest in baseball, John Lindsey came to Mike Burke who ran the team during the CBS years and offered to help the Yankees to the extent the city assisted the Mets.
An interesting story is told regarding Dodger owner Walter O'Malley in his desire for a new stadium in Brooklyn. O'Malley, according to the author went to Robert Moses who was Chairman of the Mayor's Slum Clearance Committee to use his authority to condemn the property at Atlantic and Flatbush Avenues so he could purchase the land as a whole and not have to have O'Malley buy the property from each individual land owner which would drive up the price. Moses refused to do this and offered instead a chance for O'Malley to move the Dodgers to a public stadium in Queens. Instead O'Malley chose an opportunity to move to Los Angeles. There is a lot of politics in this book and the author has done a lot of work in this regard. I gave the book four stars instead of five because the discussion of politics and baseball got somewhat heavy at times.
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This is a must read for any baseball fan. I gave up on baseball after Steinbrenner took over and killed the minor league for a championship. Other then wanting to make money and corrupt baseball further he was a worthless owner for me. This book makes me know I made the right decision....