The 2021 season marks the 100th anniversary of the first New York Yankees pennant, and with that, the first “subway series” – the Yankees against the New York Giants. We call it a subway series not because the two ballparks were connected by a subway line, but because fans could take the subway to all the games. But wait! There was actually a Yankees-Giants postseason series played eleven years earlier, in 1910, during the Taft administration, a series so big it threatened to override the World Series. Today it would be unthinkable for baseball to allow anything to preempt the…

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Marty Appel

Yankees historian Marty Appel is the author of 24 books including Thurman Munson: An Autobiography (with Munson), and Munson: The Life and Death of a Yankee Captain.

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