1947 New York Yankees essays
1947 Yankees: The hiring of manager Bucky Harris
The announcement on November 5, 1946 that Bucky Harris would manage the 1947 New York Yankees was almost a foregone conclusion. Still, the circumstances that led to the hiring were anything but mundane.
1947 Yankees: Spring training in Florida
The Yankees traveled to Florida for spring training in 1947 seeking their first American League pennant in four years.
1947 Yankees: The Yankees' involvement with Leo Durocher's suspension
Leo Durocher's season-long suspension in 1947 resulted from several years of his riotous behavior. The pattern started during his playing days with the New York Yankees.
1947 Yankees: Reynolds and Raschi, building blocks of a dynasty
Two pitchers emerged in the New York Yankees' remarkable 1947 season who would lead the team to unprecedented success: Allie Reynolds and Vic Raschi.
1947 Yankees: The 19-game winning streak
On June 29, 1947, the New York Yankees began a 19-game winning streak to set a franchise record and tied a 41-year-old American League mark for consecutive wins.
1947 Yankees: Bill Bevens' almost World Series no-hitter
With the favored New York Yankees leading the Brooklyn Dodgers two games to one, the clubs met for Game Four of the 1947 World Series at Ebbets Field. The thriller provided a storybook finish with tragic overtones.