The Yankee Years

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The Yankee Years
The Yankee Years.jpg
AuthorTom Verducci and Joe Torre
CountryUnited States
Publication date
February 3, 2009[1]
Media typePrint
Pages512 pp (hardcover)[1]
ISBN978-0-385-52740-8 [1]

The Yankee Years is a book written by Tom Verducci and Joe Torre.[2] The book chronicles Torre's years as manager of Major League Baseball's New York Yankees from 1996 to 2007.[2] It goes into great detail on Torre's relationship with the players, general manager Brian Cashman, team owner George Steinbrenner, and the Yankees organization as a whole. Also discussed are major developments in the way baseball management throughout the years changed from a batting average focused market to the in-depth statistical-based approach centered on base-percentage, as well as covering issues such as the "Steroids Era".

Torre has received criticism for revealing certain things that went on in the clubhouse after he emphasized loyalty between Yankee personnel.[2] In the book, Torre said he felt that Cashman "betrayed" him in negotiations with the Yankees following the 2007 season. Torre also highlighted the fact that teammates had referred to Alex Rodriguez as "A-Fraud."

In response to the criticism, Torre said he was proud of the book and he did not violate the sanctity of the clubhouse.[3][4]


  1. ^ a b c d "The Yankee Years". Barnes & Noble. Retrieved 2009-01-28.
  2. ^ a b c Harper, John (2009-01-28). "Joe Torre's poison pen in 'The Yankee Years' could be blot on career". New York Daily News. Retrieved 2009-01-28.
  3. ^ Torre Says He Is Proud of ‘The Yankee Years’ New York Times. 2009-01-31.
  4. ^ Joe Torre speaks out, a minor part dealing with corruption CNN. 2009-01-31.
Preceded by
by Malcolm Gladwell
#1 New York Times Best Seller Non-Fiction
February 25, 2009 - April 11, 2009
Succeeded by
Liberty and Tyranny: A Conservative Manifesto
by Mark Levin.