Marty Appel

Marty Appel was the youngest PR director in baseball history when George Steinbrenner elevated him to the New York Yankees post in 1973. He worked for the team for 10 seasons, beginning in 1968, and followed it by producing its games on WPIX television. He is the author of 23 books, including the New York Times bestselling MUNSON: The Life and Death of a Yankee Captain and PINSTRIPE EMPIRE: The New York Yankees from Before the Babe to After the Boss. He resides in New York City with his wife, Lourdes, and has two grown children, Brian and Deborah.

Marty Appel

Books by Marty Appel

by Marty Appel - Biography, Nonfiction, Sports

For more than 50 years, Casey Stengel lived baseball, first as a player and then as a manager. He made his biggest mark on the game, revolutionizing the role of manager while winning an astounding 10 pennants and seven World Series Championships with the Yankees. Playing with and against a Who's Who of Cooperstown --- Babe Ruth, Christy Mathewson, Ty Cobb --- and forming indelible, and sometimes complicated, relationships with Yogi Berra, Joe DiMaggio, Mickey Mantle and Billy Martin, Stengel was, for an astonishing five decades, the undisputed, hilarious and beloved face of baseball. Marty Appel paints an intimate portrait of a private man who was larger than life and remains the embodiment of the national pastime.

by Marty Appel - Nonfiction, Sports

Since their breakthrough championship season in 1923, the New York Yankees have been baseball’s most successful franchise. Marty Appel, the Yankees’ PR director during the 1970s, now illuminates the team in all its century-plus of glory: clever, maneuvering owners; rowdy, talented players; and, of course, 27 championships.