As I type this, there’s a Yankees Media Guide within reach. It can tell me that Dave Robertson is the fifth Yankee to come out of the University of Alabama. Or it can tell me that Dr. Stuart Hershon was born in Brooklyn and is in his 23rd season on the Yankees medical staff. Or that Bobby Murcer hit three home runs in a game twice during his Yankees career, which is more than Babe Ruth or Mickey Mantle.
The Yankees have generously offered to give away three Media Guides to LoHud blog readers. We’ll do a contest tomorrow at noon. Three questions. First three to email the correct answers get the book.
Of course, you can also purchase the Media Guide at Yankee Stadium, by calling 1-800-GO-YANKS (800-469-2657) or by visiting the Yankees site at yankees.com/mediaguide.
The Guide is $20 ($85 for the spiral-bound version). It’s 448 pages of information, stories and full color pictures. Here’s the Yankees’ online description:
Typically available only to sportswriters, broadcasters and Yankees players, coaches and front office staff, the New York Yankees 2010 Media Guide is the ultimate insider’s resource and collectible. The Media Guide contains complete stats and biographies of every current player and coach in the entire Yankees organization going into spring training, along with the definitive written and statistical history of the club since its inception in 1903. With hundreds of photos of Yankees past and present, the Yankees 2010 Media Guide is simply the best and most comprehensive book about the Yankees anywhere. Serious collectors please note the additional availability of a limited-edition, front-office spiral-bound version of the Yankees 2010 Media Guide. After initial distribution to Yankees front office personnel and select media members, remaining copies from the 750-book run will be made available for purchase on a first-come, first-served basis.