September 6 – September 13, 2007 Edition

Pocket to Publish
of Yankee Stadium

NEW YORK, NY/9/4/07–Louise Burke, Pocket Books’ Executive Vice President and Publisher, has announced the acquisition of YANKEE STADIUM: The Official Retrospective by Mark Vancil and Alfred Santasiere III, the only officially licensed book by the New York Yankees and Major League Baseball. YANKEE STADIUM will feature an introduction by George Steinbrenner, a foreword by Rudy Giuliani, and more than 150 photographs, many never before published. Mark Vancil, President of Rare Air Media, sold world rights to Anthony Ziccardi, Pocket’s Vice President and Deputy Publisher.

No structure defines the American cultural experience more richly than Yankee Stadium, nor has any entertainment venue been the stage to a richer or more diverse collection of icons and legendary events. Now, those events, people, and games are revived through first person accounts by luminaries including Bill Clinton, George H.W. Bush, Mario Cuomo, Muhammad Ali, Derek Jeter, Roger Clemens, Yogi Berra and Jim Brown.

“You don’t have to be from the Bronx to know what Yankee Stadium means to all of those who cherish the memories of not only great baseball, but of magical moments created in the most famous arena in the world,” said Louise Burke. “It is an honor to publish this book.”

“As we move the tradition of the Yankees across the street to the new Yankee Stadium, we are extremely proud to present a one-of-a-kind book on The House That Ruth Built,” said Yankees Chief Operating Officer Lonn Trost. “This is the only book on Yankee Stadium that is licensed by the New York Yankees. It will give fans a glimpse into the history of the Stadium that they can’t get anywhere else. It is a must-read for all sports enthusiasts.”

YANKEE STADIUM: The Official Retrospective will be published in hardcover in March 2008, to coincide with the last season the Yankees will play at The House That Ruth Built.