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Magnificent Yankees

Tom Meany


MEANY, Tom. The Magnificent Yankees. New York: A.S. Barnes, (1952). Octavo, original red paper-covered boards, original dust jacket. $750.

First edition of this "up-to-the-minute" profile of the New York Yankees, inscribed, "To Cliff—with regards, Tom Meany."

This is the first of the Barnes series of profiles of Major League ball clubs. Tom Meany, called by many "Baseball's Boswell," spent most of career covering the Brooklyn Dodgers, ultimately becoming the publicist for the Mets. His biography of the Bronx Bombers is the "inside story of Casey Stengel, the so-called clown manager who won three World Series in his first three seasons in the American League;… of the colorful Yogi Berra… and Phil (Scooter) Rizzuto." Grobani 7-26. See Smith 5166 (1964 edition).

Book with just a hint of rubbing to spine ends; bright and lovely dust jacket with tiny rub to upper corner of front panel and very short closed tear to rear panel. A lovely copy, very nearly fine.

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