This book is written from a players perspective and attempts to explain why the New York Yankees didn't, and couldn't have won any pennants from 1966 through 1974, a time known as "The Horace Clarke Era" by baseball historians. The book takes the reader from the first day Fritz Peterson appeared in a Yankee uniform in the spring in 1966 to the day he, and three teammates were traded to the Indians in April, 1974. The book shows both the personal and professional sides of life being a New York Yankee in the 1960's and 1970's before free agency when the players were more like a family rather than a business when players all had to work during off seasons, now a lost art. Many players will be highlighted because of the impressions or various incidents that happened making them especially memorable to Fritz. Players range from Mickey Mantle, down to Luke Lamboley, Fritz's first friend to be released (fired) from the Yankee organization.
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When The Yankees...Horace Clarke Era
For those of us Yu Nawkers that remember the days of Len Boehmer, Billy Cowan and Dooley Womack ; this book is a small treasure.
Enjoyable antidotes and poignant memories throughout.