Well, guys, this is it — the first of the last games ever to be played at the REAL Yankee Stadium (and at Shea, for that matter), have been played. This is the last season that you’ll be able to watch the boys play in the House that Ruth Built. This is the last season that you’ll be able to picture yourself in the stands, shedding a tear or two as Lou Gehrig delivered his heart-rending speech of farewell. This is the last season that you’ll be able to see Yogi in the Yankees dugout. Thurman. Reggie. Scooter.
If you can’t get tickets to a game during this once-in-a-lifetime season, perhaps one of our great baseball books will have to satisfy. Try one of these from our Youth Services Department:
- BASEBALL TREASURES, by Stephen Wong (J 796.357 WONG)
- HEY BATTA BATTA SWING!: The Wild Old Days of Baseball, by Sally Cook and James Charlton (J 796.357 COOK)
- HOW BASEBALL WORKS, by Keltie Thomas (J 796.357 THOMA)
- WE ARE THE SHIP: The Story of Negro League Baseball, by Kadir Nelson J 796.357 NELSO
- PROMISES TO KEEP: How Jackie Robinson Changed America, by Sharon Robinson (J B ROBIN)