Yankee Miracles: Life with the Boss and the Bronx Bombers
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Yankee Miracles: Life with the Boss and the Bronx Bombers

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If it was not all so true, you'd think it was a fairy tale. A seventeen-year-old from Queens spray paints graffiti on Yankee Stadium and gets nabbed by George Steinbrenner himself. Contrary to his gruff public image, the Boss -- driven by a compassionate inner voice -- reclaims the teen at a time when the Bronx is literally burning. Thus begins the unlikeliest of baseball...more
Hardcover, 256 pages
Published September 3rd 2012 by Liveright
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Karry Vanherreweghe
I won this as a Goodreads, first reads. First, I want to say that I pride myself on being a die hard St. Louis Cardinals fan. Second, I highly recommend this to ANY baseball fan. I recently moved to New York City and most people love the Yankees. While I'll never be a Yankee fan, I love the feeling I got when reading this book. Once a Yankee, always a Yankee was said more than once and it has such a similar feeling in St. Louis. I can definitely appreciate the greatness of past and present Yanke...more
Sam Sattler
I cannot remember a time I was not a baseball fan – and as a kid growing up in a small town in the ‘60s that meant I was a Yankee fan. No other team was on television as much or got as much national press coverage. Those were the days of Mickey Mantle, Roger Maris, Yogi Berra, Tony Kubek, Whitey Ford, Clete Boyer, Bobby Richardson, etc. – a classic Yankee lineup. Although my keenest interest in the team would only last another decade or so, I could never resist keeping up with all the drama asso...more
Ana Rodriguez
Being a Yankee fan almost all my life and excited to say I enjoyed reading, ”Yankee Miracles.” Ray Negron a seventeen year old teen who was obsessed with the game of baseball. On June 29, 1973, Ray’s journey began. Spraying graffiti on the Yankee Stadium and being caught by security and meeting George Steinbrenner himself .
Ray was now in a Yankee uniform and working as a bat boy. Reading Ray’s journey
of baseball games as a bat boy. Meeting famous Yankee players like, Thurman Munson, Bobby Maurc...more
Bill S.
Negron, an employee of the Yankees off and one for nearly 40 years, has written a book at times very moving, at other times a bit saccharine, about some of the Yankee players past and present who have made a difference in his life. The author enables us to see a side of these athletes usually not seen. Included are many kind words for George Steinbrenner and the many charitable deeds he did for the people around him. Well worth the read.
Don Gorman
Great literature? No. A great and entertaining memoir? Absolutely. Especially if you are a Yankees fan over the age of 30. Over the age of 40 and a Yankees fan it goes up a star or two. The story of how Ray Negron became part of the Yankees is amazing enough but his extended career with The Boss and the Yankee organization and the portraits of some of the star players he paints are big fun.
Jerry
Oct 12, 2013 Jerry rated it 5 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: any baseball fan
Recommended to Jerry by: friend
This book is probably in my top 3 of books I've read about the New York Yankees. I've been a fan since 1956, and have read a ton of books and articles on this franchise, not to mention all the games, visits to the stadium and documentarys.

So, if you think you know the team from the 1970s to the present, read this and be surprised.
Melvina Davis


This is a great story (memoir) of a Bronx kid picked up off the streets and immersed in the Yankee clubhouse. You'll love this book especially if you are a Yankees fan>

*Won on Goodreads*
Mark Slattery
Tremendous story of a Bronx kid picked up off the streets and immersed in the Yankee clubhouse. Tremendous chapter towards the end will have me rooting extra hard for Brett Gardner from now on
Mitsy
Dec 10, 2012 Mitsy marked it as to-read
Yes! Yes! Yes! My two passions collide: baseball and books! Winning this warms my heart and brings a loving smile to my face. :) Thank you!
Bernadette
I reviewed this on my baseball blog. Read it here.
P.e.
For a Yankee fan this is a good book. The story of his life chaning and the other stories of Yankee players he became friends with. A good story.
Jason
Jun 04, 2014 Jason rated it 5 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: Yankee fans
Great book that takes us behind the scenes of being aYankees. Was really hard to put down...more
Maggie
Excellent book . Must read for Yankees fans. Gives different. Picture of a caring Steinbrenner
Steve Beilharz
Along with Bobby Murcer's "Yankee For Life" , are the best baseball books I ever read.
Michael Dsupin
If you're a Yankee fan, I would recommend it.
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