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Bridging Two Dynasties: The 1947 New York Yankees

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Of all the New York Yankees championship teams, the 1947 club seemed the least likely. Bridging the gap between the dynasties of Joe McCarthy and Casey Stengel, the team, managed by Bucky Harris, was coming off three non-pennant-winning seasons and given little chance to unseat the defending American League champion Boston Red Sox. And yet, led by Joe DiMaggio, this un-Yankees-like squad of rookies, retreads, and a few solid veterans easily won the pennant over the Detroit Tigers and the heavily favored Red Sox, along the ...

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Bridging Two Dynasties: The 1947 New York Yankees
2013, University of Nebraska Press, Lincoln

ISBN-13: 9780803240940

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