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Ruthless Baseball: Yankees Purified by Fire Stadium Construction by Harry Swanson

Ruthless Baseball: Yankees Purified by Fire Stadium Construction was written by Harry Swanson. This is the only book that documents the building of the “Stadium” in 1922/23. It covers from 1919 to 1923. Every issue, every penny fully accounted for. Ruth did more than build the Stadium, he saved the Yankees franchise from a forced
sale.

The book has been out there for a while, but I just started reading it and I can’t put it down. This book is for any Yankee fan, but it’s especially for those fans who love the rich history of this great organization. I suggest you go pick it up.

Summary: This story is about endless problems and assaults against the Yankee franchise between 1919 and 1923. It involves bookmakers, racetrack owners, bootleggers, gamblers, shakedown artist, promoters, murderers, those with political clout and simply an over supply of corrupt underhanded individuals. They would and could muscle anyone that was a threat or hadn’t earned the right to succeed. (more…)

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