The Colonel and Hug: The Partnership that Transformed the New York Yankees

  • Title: The Colonel and Hug: The Partnership that Transformed the New York Yankees
  • Author: Steve Steinberg Lyle Spatz Marty Appel
  • ISBN: 9780803248656
  • Page: 142
  • Format: Hardcover
  • The Colonel and Hug The Partnership that Transformed the New York Yankees From the team s inception in the New York Yankees were a floundering group that played as second class citizens to the New York Giants With four winning seasons to date the team was purchased i
    From the team s inception in 1903, the New York Yankees were a floundering group that played as second class citizens to the New York Giants With four winning seasons to date, the team was purchased in 1915 by Jacob Ruppert and his partner, Cap Til Huston Three years later, when Ruppert hired Miller Huggins as manager, the unlikely partnership of the two figures began,From the team s inception in 1903, the New York Yankees were a floundering group that played as second class citizens to the New York Giants With four winning seasons to date, the team was purchased in 1915 by Jacob Ruppert and his partner, Cap Til Huston Three years later, when Ruppert hired Miller Huggins as manager, the unlikely partnership of the two figures began, one that set into motion the Yankees run as the dominant baseball franchise of the 1920s and the rest of the twentieth century, capturing six American League pennants with Huggins at the helm and four during Ruppert s lifetime The Yankees success was driven by Ruppert s executive style and enduring financial commitment, combined with Huggins s philosophy of continual improvement and personnel development While Ruppert and Huggins had than a little help from one of baseball s greats, Babe Ruth, their close relationship has been overlooked in the Yankees rise to dominance Though both were small of stature, the two men nonetheless became giants of the game with unassailable mutual trust and loyalty The Colonel and Hug tells the story of how these two men transformed the Yankees It also tells the larger story about baseball primarily in the tumultuous period from 1918 to 1929 with the end of the Deadball Era and the rise of the Lively Ball Era, a gambling scandal, and the collapse of baseball s governing structure and the significant role the Yankees played in it all While the hitting of Babe Ruth and Lou Gehrig won many games for New York, Ruppert and Huggins institutionalized winning for the Yankees.

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    1. I received a prerelease e-copy of this book through NetGalley (publication date May 1, 2015) with the expectation that I will post a review on their site and others (my blog, , Facebook, Google +, LinkedIn, Twitter, , etc.).I requested this book as I am an avid New York Yankees fan and have read several books about the team. This is the first book that I have read than focused on Colonel Ruppert and Miller Huggins.The book covers both main subjects prior to their meeting, their partnership and w [...]

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    2. A very interesting read especially for Yankee fans but also for readers who wonder what baseball was like before corporate ownership, free agency, and integration. Extensive notes in the back of the book make almost as interesting reading as the chapters themselves.

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    3. Steve Steinberg, Lyle SpatzThe Team that plays in Bronx, New York is an original franchise of the American League. Originally based in Baltimore and known as the Orioles, the moved to New York in 1903. Because they played in Hilltop Park, they were nicknamed the Highlanders though officially they were the Americans like all AL franchises.They had been nicknames the Yanks or Yankees by the New York Press but no one knows why (this became official in 1912). In 1913 they moved into the Polo Grounds [...]

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    4. This is an excellent book about the true beginnings of the Yankee Dynasty. Beginning at a time when the New York Giants where the toast of the town. In 1915 Jacob Ruppert and Cap “Til” Huston bought the team wanting to put a competitive team out there. Then in 1918 when Huston was in Europe for WWI, Ruppert hired Miller Huggins who was a scrappy player but as a manager new how to put a team together. With the two of them they were able to win 6 American League Pennants. Of course it helped g [...]

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    5. The untold story of the making of a sports dynastyewery owner Jacob Ruppert bought the floundering NY Yankees franchise in 1915 for $450,000 ($3M in today dollars); and proceeded to turn the franchise into the most successful professional team ever. Ruppert hired little known and non-tested Miller Huggins to manage what soon became a team of all-stars and unique personalities including Babe Ruth himself. After winning pennants in 1921 and 1922, the Yanks won their first World Series in 1923 (fol [...]

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    6. This book could not hold my attention. I found I had to go back quite frequently and reread paragraphs I had just finished reading. I, also, fell a sleep more than once while reading this book. This is why I gave it 3 stars. At the back of the book there is a large Note section and an extensive bibliography.

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    7. Very interesting read about Jacop Ruppert (mainly) and Miller Huggins of the New York Yankees. The part about Ruppert was the most interest to me. He appears o be a much likeable and reasonable Yankee owner than George Steinbrenner.

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    8. Reviewed at smokingmule under heading Overtime Yankee Lovers

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