2014 New York Yankees Official Yearbook – ON SALE NOW
April 11, 2014 – The 2014 New York Yankees Official Yearbook is on sale now.
You can purchase print version of the Yearbook by calling (800) GO-YANKS, and you can purchase the print or digital versions by logging on to http://www.yankees.com/publications.
For many reasons, this Yearbook is one of the greatest keepsakes in baseball. For starters, Derek Jeter graces the cover, and the captain is the first person to be featured by himself on the cover a Yankees Yearbook since Don Mattingly earned that distinction in 1992.
In the cover photo, which was taken by Yankees team photographer James Petrozzello, Jeter has a huge smile (see blog entry below about the photo shoot). Jeter’s love of the game and the pride he takes in wearing the pinstripes is captured in this rare photo. The cover also features a line that reads, “The Final Season of Derek Jeter.”
The interior of the book is pretty special, as well. In addition to a feature story on the Yankees free agent acquisitions, a 2014 season preview, and bios on every player and coach, this publication includes a massive section on Mariano Rivera.
In the nearly 100-page tribute to the greatest closer, 53 pages are dedicated to Rivera’s farewell tour. Our team of editors, writers and photographers were in every city that the Yankees played in last season. We documented the many ways that Rivera was honored along with all the instances in which he met with small groups of fans, thanking them for their support of the game.
The Rivera section also includes a career retrospective by deputy editor Kristina M. Dodge along with my story about the Yankees recent trip to Panama, where Rivera was honored in his home country. Closer to home, the New York Giants recognized Rivera last fall by making him an honorary captain before their win against the Minnesota Vikings (see blog entry below). I was with Rivera on the field that night, and I am proud of the story I was able to put together for the Yearbook.
There is also a section on the legendary career of Andy Pettitte in the Yearbook. That section includes my feature on Pettitte’s final game (see blog entry below) along with a photo essay that will take you through all the great seasons Pettitte spent in pinstripes.
Finally, Joe DiMaggio would have turned 100 in 2014, and contributing writer Pete Caldera went to the Yankee Clipper’s hometown of San Francisco to put together a special story for the Yearbook. In Caldera’s feature, he discusses several remnants of DiMaggio’s youth, which still exist today. From DiMaggio’s first home, to the restaurants he once frequented to the church that he received his first Holy Communion in, to the playground where he first swung a bat, Caldera described all the key places from the great centerfielder’s earliest days. What resonated with me the most when I read Caldera’s story was that even after DiMaggio’s death, his presence is still very much alive in San Francisco.
The 2014 New York Yankees Official Yearbook spans generations of great players and teams. It’s a keepsake for the ages.
–Alfred Santasiere III