Yankees: New York Yankee Legends

  |  Buy to Own: 14/11/2005
  |  210 min
Rated TBC by the BBFC


This box set looks at three New York Yankee legends, starting with Micky Mantle. A star from the start, Micky parlayed a talent for the game and boyish good looks into iconic status. In spite of a series of devastating injuries, Mantle accumulated a long list of impressive accomplishments, finishing his 18-year career with 536 home-runs and a .298 batting average. The switch-hitting 'Commerce Comet' won 3 MVP awards, a triple crown and contributed to 12 pennants and seven World Series titles in his first 14 seasons as a Yankee. Yogi Berra - no player to date can match Yogi's resume when it comes to playing on 14 pennant-winners and 10 World Championship teams. The heart of the Yankees for 18 seasons, Berra topped the 100-RBI mark four years in a row and became a three-time American league MVP. In ever season from 1948 to 1962, Berra was selected for the All Star team. During his career he called three no-hitters, including Don Larson's perfect game in the 1956 World Series. Joe Di Maggio - more famous for his marriage to Marilyn Monroe, Di Maggio was actually one of the finest baseball players who ever lived, both at the bat and in centre field. Many rate his 56-consecutive-game hitting streak in 1941 as the top baseball feat of all-time. 'The Yankee Clipper' used an unusually wide stance in winning two batting championships and three MVP awards. In 13 seasons he amassed 361 homers, averaged 118RBI annually and compiled a .325 lifetime batting mark.