As a boy I spent most of my summers at my grandmother's beach house in Staten Island, mainly with my aunt and uncle (and two older sisters), who took over the house for the summer. Although he rarely went into the city, occasionally my uncle would snare a couple of tickets to a Yankees' game and off we'd go to see some of the greatest players of the era: Mickey Mantle, Yogi Berra, Elston Howard, and Whitey Ford.
That was the start of my fascination with baseball, and with one of the greatest franchises in the major leagues. Fast forward several decades and I've revisited the team, but with a focus on how they started. It's a fascinating journey - from Baltimore to upper Manhattan to the Bronx - and I focus as much on the owners and managers as I do the early Yankee players.
Awards and Recognition
–Lumen Award, Literary Classics International
–Spark Award, Society of Children's Books Writers & Illustrators
–Honorable Mention, Chicago Writers Association Book Awards
–Reviews by Publishers Weekly, Sports Book Reivew,
Windy City Reviews,Lightword Reviews
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Title: The Men Who Made the Yankees
Subtitle: The Odyssey of the World's Greatest Team
from Baltimore to the Bronx
Author: W. Nikola-Lisa
Designer: Tom Greensfelder
Publisher: Gyroscope Books, Chicago
Release Date: July 2014
Age Level: 15 and up
Page Count: 144
ISBN: 978-0-9972524-0-8 (case laminate), list price: $19.99
ISBN: 978-0-9912183-2-5 (paperback), list price: $15.99
ISBN: 978-0-9912183-1-8 (e-book), list price: $7.99
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