The New York Yankees in Popular Culture: Critical Essays (Paperback)
How did Reggie Jackson go from superstar to icon? Why did Joe DiMaggio's nickname change from ""Deadpan Joe"" to ""Joltin' Joe""? How did Seinfeld affect public perception of George Steinbrenner? The New York Yankees' dominance on the baseball diamond has been lauded, analyzed and chronicled. Yet the team's broader impact on popular culture has been largely overlooked--until now. From Ruth's called shot to the Reggie candy bar, this collection of new essays offers untold histories, new interpretations and fresh analyses of baseball's most successful franchise. Contributors explore the Yankee mystique in film, television, theater, music and advertising.
David Krell is a freelance journalist, author and attorney. He has written for Memories and Dreams--The Official Magazine of the Baseball Hall of Fame; Black Ball: A Negro Leagues Journal and New York State Bar Association's Entertainment, Arts, and Sports Law Journal. He is the chair of SABR's Elysian Fields Chapter (northern New Jersey) and Spring Training Research Committee.