Book Review: The Yankee Years by Joe Torre

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The Yankee Years
The Yankee Years by Joe Torre


In the sports world, the month of October means playoff baseball. With that in mind, here is the official SPINW book review on The Yankee Years by Joe Torre & Tom Verducci.

COACHES read up:

“The New York Daily News welcomed the hiring of Torre with a huge headline that said, CLUELESS JOE”. Pg. 4

  • Learn how Yankee Manager Joe Torre went from loser to legend.

PLAYERS read up:

“Yeah, you have to be talented in order to win, but you have to have the right mindset. The right frame of mind” –Derek Jeter

  • Learn how the all-time Yankee great, Jeter, approaches the mental game.
  • Think you are in a playing slump? Jeter endured a 0-for-32 slump, the longest hitless streak by a Yankee in 27 years.
  • Learn how Yankee players overcome physical and mental hurdles.

TEAMS read up:

“You could cut the clubhouse tension with a knife.” Pg. 412

  • Learn how the various Yankee teams have addressed the following issues: team dynamics, star power, media relationships, controversy, scandal, and contract negotiations.

Ruth, DiMaggio, Yogi, Jeter, Mariano. All share in the history of the most successful all-time American team. Get this book on your nightstand, then call SPINW to get to where you want to be.

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