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Spatz, Lyle 1937-

Works: 17 works in 56 publications in 1 language and 4,611 library holdings
Genres: History  Dictionaries  Biography  Biographies  Periodicals  Records (Sports)  Exhibition catalogs  Programs (Publications) 
Roles: Author, Editor
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Most widely held works by Lyle Spatz
1921 : the Yankees, the Giants, and the battle for baseball supremacy in New York by Lyle Spatz( )

5 editions published between 2010 and 2012 in English and held by 1,445 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"At the dawn of the roaring twenties, baseball was struggling to overcome two of its darkest moments: the death of a player during a Major League game and the revelations of the 1919 Black Sox scandal. At this critical juncture for baseball, two teams emerged to fight for the future of the game. They were also battling for the hearts and minds of New Yorkers as the city rose in dramatic fashion to the pinnacle of the baseball world. 1921 captures this crucial moment in the history of baseball, telling the story of a season that pitted the New York Yankees against their Polo Grounds landlords and hated rivals, John McGraw’s Giants, in the first American League pennant for the now-storied Yankees’ franchise." -- book cover
The team that forever changed baseball and America : the 1947 Brooklyn Dodgers by Lyle Spatz( )

6 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 930 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tells the story of the 1947 Brooklyn Dodgers in contextualized biographies of the players, managers, and everyone else important to the team
The Colonel and Hug : the partnership that transformed the New York Yankees by Steve Steinberg( )

4 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 312 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"From their inception in 1903, the New York Yankees were a floundering team 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 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 more 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 more 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 small of stature, the two men were nonetheless 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 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 Babe Ruth and Lou Gehrig won many games for New York with their hitting, Ruppert and Huggins institutionalized winning for the Yankees."--
The midsummer classic : the complete history of baseball's All-Star Game by David Vincent( Book )

4 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 263 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Midsummer Classic covers each of the All-Star Games and examines All-Star history more extensively than ever before. It not only discusses each game in great detail - with play-by-play, complete roster information, and expanded box scores - but also breaks new ground with a series of itemized lists never before published. The book also includes information on the ceremonies surrounding the games, along with an explanation of how these ceremonies have changed over time. In addition, it explains how the All-Star Game has been influenced by the significant changes that have occurred in baseball over the years, such as the breaking of the color line, expansion, the shifting of franchises, and the introduction of the designated hitter."--Jacket
Historical dictionary of baseball by Lyle Spatz( Book )

6 editions published between 2012 and 2015 in English and held by 236 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dating back to 1869 as an organized professional sport, the game of baseball is not only the oldest professional sport in North America, but also symbolizes much more. Walt Whitman described it as our game, the American game, and George Will compared calling baseball 'just a game' to the Grand Canyon being 'just a hole.' Countless others have called baseball?the most elegant game,? and to those who have played it, it?s life.????The Historical Dictionary of Baseball is primarily devoted to the major leagues it also includes entries on the minor leagues, the Negro Leagues, women's baseball, baseball in various other countries, and other non-major league related topics. It traces baseball, in general, and these topics individually, from their beginnings up to the present. This is done through a chronology, an introductory essay, appendixes, and an extensive bibliography. The dictionary section has over 900 cross-referenced entries on the roles of the players on the field'batters, pitchers, fielders as well as non-playing personnel general managers, managers, coaches, and umpires. There are also entries for individual teams and leagues, stadiums and ballparks, the role of the draft and reserve clause, and baseball's rules, and statistical categories. This book is an excellent access point for students, researchers, and anyone wanting to know more about the sport of baseball
The SABR baseball list & record book : baseball's most fascinating records and unusual statistics( Book )

3 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 156 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A compendium of more than one thousand unique baseball lists and records features such marginalia as lead-off home runs that proved to be the only runs of the game and would-be no-hitters that were broken up in extra innings
Bridging two dynasties : the 1947 New York Yankees by Society for American Baseball Research( Book )

3 editions published in 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 140 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Of all the New York Yankees championship teams, the 1947 club seemed the least likely. Bridging the gap between the dynasties of Joe McCarthy and Casey Stengel, the team, managed by Bucky Harris, was coming off three non-pennant-winning seasons and given little chance to unseat the defending American League champion Boston Red Sox. And yet, led by Joe DiMaggio, this un-Yankees-like squad of rookies, retreads, and a few solid veterans easily won the pennant over the Detroit Tigers and the heavily favored Red Sox, along the way compiling an American League record nineteen-game winning streak. They then went on to defeat the Brooklyn Dodgers in a dramatic seven-game World Series that was the first to be televised and the first to feature an African American player. Bridging Two Dynasties commemorates this historic club - the players, on the field and off, and the events surrounding their remarkable season. Along with player biographies, including those of future Hall of Famers DiMaggio, Bucky Harris, Yogi Berra, and Phil Rizzuto, the book features a seasonal timeline and covers pertinent topics such as the winning streak, the Yankees' involvement in Leo Durocher's suspension, and the thrilling World Series
Bad Bill Dahlen : the rollicking life and times of an early baseball star by Lyle Spatz( Book )

3 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 78 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Thirteen-Banished to BostonFourteen-Managing the Dodgers; Fifteen-Building a Contender-for Someone Else; Sixteen-The End of the Line; Seventeen-From Nelliston to Cooperstown; Appendix A: Bill Dahlen and His Hall of Fame Contemporaries; Appendix B: Bill Dahlen and Hall of Fame Shortstops; Appendix C: Bill Dahlen's Lifetime Batting Statistics; Appendix D: Bill Dahlen's Lifetime Fielding Statistics; Notes; Selected Bibliography; Index
Dixie Walker : a life in baseball by Lyle Spatz( )

2 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 72 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Fred "Dixie" Walker was the only player to have been a teammate of both Babe Ruth and Jackie Robinson. Walker is remembered for the charge that he tried to keep Robinson from joining the Dodgers. This biography covers Walker's career, revealing him to be a fiery competitor, and one of the colorful characters of baseball's memorable era"--Provided by publisher
Willie Keeler : from the playgrounds of Brooklyn to the hall of fame by Lyle Spatz( Book )

4 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 71 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

28 Willie Keeler's Work Has Been Unsatisfactory29 Boys, I Guess My Time Has Come; Part V: Life after Baseball; 30 Keeler's Playing Career Comes to an End; 31 We're Not All Lucky; 32 The World Might Have Used Him Better Than It Has; Notes; Bibliography; Index; About the Author
New York Yankee openers : an opening day history of baseball's most famous team, 1903-1996 by Lyle Spatz( Book )

6 editions published between 1997 and 2018 in English and held by 69 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This book details every opening-day celebration and game from 1903 to 2017, while noting how each was affected by war, the economy, political and social protest, and population shifts. We see presidents and politicians, entertainers, celebrities, and fans, owners, managers, and most of all, the players"--
Yankees coming, Yankees going : New York Yankee player transactions, 1903 through 1999 by Lyle Spatz( Book )

3 editions published between 2000 and 2009 in English and held by 62 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hugh Casey : the triumphs and tragedies of a Brooklyn Dodger by Lyle Spatz( Book )

3 editions published between 2016 and 2017 in English and held by 54 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hugh Casey was one of the most colorful members of the iconic Brooklyn Dodgers of the 1940s. He played with the likes of Jackie Robinson, Dixie Walker, Joe Medwick, and Pete Reiser, and along the way he helped redefine the role of the relief pitcher. This book covers Casey's life and career in great detail, the first to truly do so
Baseball records update, 1993 by Lyle Spatz( Book )

1 edition published in 1993 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Society for American Baseball Research, Records Committee newsletter( )

in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

One for the books : baseball records & the stories behind them :( Book )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

A commemorative program from the opening of the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum's exhibit, One for the Books. The exhibit opened on May 28, 2011
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The midsummer classic : the complete history of baseball's All-Star Game
The midsummer classic : the complete history of baseball's All-Star GameThe SABR baseball list & record book : baseball's most fascinating records and unusual statisticsBad Bill Dahlen : the rollicking life and times of an early baseball starDixie Walker : a life in baseballNew York Yankee openers : an opening day history of baseball's most famous team, 1903-1996Yankees coming, Yankees going : New York Yankee player transactions, 1903 through 1999Baseball records update, 1993
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