The Last Night of the Yankee Dynasty New Edition: The Game, the Team, and the Cost of Greatness
For six extraordinary years around the turn of the millennium, the Yankees were baseball's unstoppable force, with players such as Paul O'Neill, Derek Jeter, and Mariano Rivera. But for the players and the coaches, baseball Yankees-style was also an almost unbearable pressure cooker of anxiety, expectation, and infighting. With owner George Steinbrenner at the controls, t...more
Olney's analysis of the Yankee organization is an exceptional look into all aspects of Yankee baseball. He goes back to 1996 when the Yankees became World Series...more
I think most basebal...more
In “The Last Night of the Yankee Dynasty,” sportswriter Buster Olne...more
Olney, in the introduction to the Kindle edition (at least), talks about how the title of the book is a little misleading given the Yankees successes beyond the early 2000s. Granted, they only won one World Series past 2000, and while they contended th...more
Olney was the New York Times reporter covering the team when they won all those championships i...more
I learned from this book that whatever becomes of the current versions of the Yankees, there team will always be different from the group of professional grinders that were so dominant in the late 1990...more
I think my favorite story was about Jeter and how much fun he has on the field. It's also been interesting to read this book while watching this last series and thinking about all the changes that's happened since then.
BOSTON ALL DAY!!!!! YANKEES NOT ALL DAY!
Especially interesting to Yankee fans, but I think it would be interesting to non-yankee fans as well because only a few of the players, Posada, Jeter, Rivera have always been Yankees. The book tells the story of the other players as well.