New York Yankees Then and Now is the story of arguably the most famous baseball team of the game. The New York Yankees history is deep. In 1919, in one of the most famous deals in baseball history, the Yankees acquired Babe Ruth from the Boston Red Sox, and a few years later they built the finest stadium baseball had ever seen. Over decades, they have showcased the home-run power of Mickey Mantle and Roger Maris, the unique personality of manager Casey Stengel, and the irrepressible charm of Yogi Berra. In recent years. stars such as Derek Jeter, Alex Rodriquez, and Mariano Rivera have helped the Yankees add more trophies to the cabinet, while an even grander cathedral of baseball has risen next door to the old stadium.
New York Yankees Then and Now, traces New York Yankees history from its roots as New York Highlanders right through to the World Series successes of the twenty-first century. Mixed in with the story of this great baseball team is a series of “then” and “now” scenes showing how the Yankees, their fans, their ballparks, and their players have changed through the years. Below are some sample images from this comprehensive look at New York Yankees history. Perfect for any lifelong memorabilia collector or rookie fan, New York Yankees Then and Now celebrates this famous team of America’s favorite past time.