BrooklynFans Of Books: “Ten Innings At Wrigley” On One Of The Wildest Ballgames Ever

Ten Innings At Wrigley: The Wildest Ballgame Ever with Baseball on the Brink

By Kevin Cook

Henry Holt and Company; hardcover, 272 pages; $28.00

There has been a great tradition in baseball writing of books that focus on one game and all that goes into it, with a recent example Power Ball by Rob Neyer, which focused on a game in the past few years between the Houston Astros and Oakland A’s and the systems they employ to win.

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Yankees Could Make History Saturday Night

(Gary Sanchez being greeted at home plate after his home run on Wednesday against Tampa Bay – Photo by Jason Schott)

The Yankees enter Saturday night’s game with the Houston Astros one away from tying the franchise’s consecutive games with a home run streak.

Yankees batters have homered in 24 consecutive games, the eighth streak of that length in Major League history. The team record is 25 straight, set from June 1-29, 1941.

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BrooklynFans Of Books: “Soaring to Glory” On A Heroic Tuskegee Airman

Soaring to Glory:  A Tuskegee Airman’s Firsthand Account of WWII

By Philip Handleman and Lt. Col. Harry T. Stewart, Jr.

Regnery History; hardcover; $29.99

The Tuskegee Airmen formed one of the most revered military units in history, a heroic group famed black aviators who fought in World War II who formed the 332nd Fighter Group and the 477th Bombardment Group of the United States Army Air Forces.

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Yankees HOPE Week Concludes In Brooklyn At AdaptAbility

The 10th Anniversary edition of Yankees HOPE Week concluded on Friday afternoon in Brooklyn.

Manager Aaron Boone, along with players Aaron Hicks, DJ LeMahieu, Cameron Maybin and Brooklyn native Adam Ottavino joined Sandra Alfonzo at her “Behind Bars in Brooklyn” bike repair shop in the South Slope section of Brooklyn to surprise a 14-year-old with special needs, Kiko Mina, with his very own adaptive bicycle.

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