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Introducing Pinstripe Alley’s Yankees offseason reading list

The winter is a great time for baseball fans to catch up on some of the many books written about the Yankees in particular, and baseball in general.

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As the baseball offseason heads into its second full month, several members of the Pinstripe Alley staff will be using the opportunity to catch up on or revisiting some books related to the Yankees and the trends in the game of baseball.

No franchise in sports has been written about as much as the New York Yankees. Numerous books have been published in just the last two years detailing the history of the team, its players, and current events.

In the week following the Major League Baseball winter meetings, we will have a roundtable style article up on Pinstripe Alley as members of the writing team compare, debate and analyze their thoughts related to a recent well-known book.

The first book we are reading is Jane Leavy’s The Big Fella: Babe Ruth and the World he Created. Published in late 2018, The Big Fella is a recent look at the greatest baseball player of all time, whose arrival in the Bronx launched the Yankees’ legendary run as the most accomplished team in baseball. Leavy is a longtime sports writer who has has previously written about another Yankees legend, when she chronicled Mickey Mantle’s life in The Last Boy.

We are inviting anyone interested to grab a copy of the book and be ready to join in the discussion with comments or FanPosts.