Dom Amore Book Signing
Time & Location
About The Event
Friend of Foley's, Dom Amore, will be signing his book A Franchise on the Rise: The First Twenty Years of the New York Yankees! Stop in after the Subway Series to meet Dom and get your book signed!
Look for the Dom Amore burger that week! We think you'll LOVE it! (See what we did there?!)
Books will be available for purchase at the event.
About the book:
2018 marks 115 years since the inception of the New York Yankees--and what a 115-year period it's been! But how did the team that has since won a league-leading 27 world championships get started? In A Franchise on the Rise, veteran sportswriter Dom Amore takes readers back in time to the first twenty years of the team's existence, from 1903 to 1923, focusing on all the major players and events, including their first ten years as the Highlanders, their move to Yankee Stadium, and their subsequent first World Series in 1923. In doing so, Amore successfully finds the characters' own voices and thereby vividly reconstructs events of more than a century ago. He recounts the snowy night Honus Wagner was offered twenty crisp $1,000 bills to join the new franchise in New York; the story behind the holes punched in the outfield fence that facilitated the stealing of signs in 1909; and why the team thought it may have had the next big superstar in a college football end named George Halas. This is a tale about the business of baseball as it was done at the time and, in many ways, as it still must be done. There was no secret to building a winning organization. It took money and luck, but it also took a group of people working as a team, each allowed to do his job and each doing it superbly.
About the Author:
Dom Amore joined the Courant in 1988 and has been the UConn men’s basketball beat reporter since 2011, chronicling their national championship run in 2014. He also has covered the Giants, Whalers and Yankees beats during his career in Hartford. Dom has won more than two dozen state, regional and national sportswriting awards. The National Sportscasters and Sportswriters Association named him Connecticut Sportswriter of the Year in 2011, 2012 and 2013. He served as vice chairman of the New York Chapter of the Baseball Writers of America in 2005-06. A lifelong resident of the New Haven area, he previously worked for the Shore Line Newspapers, the New Haven Register and the Milford Citizen.