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The Year the Yankees Lost the Pennant is a 1954 novel by Douglass Wallop. It adapts the Faust theme of a deal with the Devil to the world of American baseball in the 1950s.

The Year the Yankees Lost the Pennant is a 1954 novel by Douglass Wallop. The novel's protagonist, mild-mannered, middle-aged Joe Boyd, is depicted as a lifelong fan of the hapless Washington Senators. As the novel begins, the Senators are losing ground in the American League to their longtime nemesis, the New York Yankees.

New York Post Decades before Field of Dreams there was The Year the Yankees Lost the Pennant. Fun story! The musical Damn Yankees is based on this book, though a bit different. I think it would appeal to almost anyone.

I found a copy of the book The Year the Yankees Lost the Pennant when I was an adult. I enjoyed it as much as I enjoyed the musical.

Decades before Field of Dreams there was The Year the Yankees Lost the Pennant, the classic baseball fable that became the hit movie and musical Damn Yankees. Now a new generation is ready to discover this delightful book, restored to its original title, with a new introduction by baseball writer Bill James. I found a copy of the book The Year the Yankees Lost the Pennant when I was an adult. Recently I found the audiobook version on Audible narrated by Steve Hendrickson.

Damn Yankees is a musical comedy with a book by George Abbott and Douglass Wallop, music and lyrics . It is based on Wallop's novel The Year the Yankees Lost the Pennant.

Damn Yankees is a musical comedy with a book by George Abbott and Douglass Wallop, music and lyrics by Richard Adler and Jerry Ross. The story is a modern retelling of the Faust legend set during the 1950s in Washington, . during a time when the New York Yankees dominated Major League Baseball. George Francis Abbott was an American theater producer and director, playwright, screenwriter, and film director and producer whose career spanned nine decades.

Based on the novel, The Year the Yankees Lost the Pennant by Douglass Wallop, this Broadway mega-hit and .

Based on the novel, The Year the Yankees Lost the Pennant by Douglass Wallop, this Broadway mega-hit and winner of seven Tony Awards, including Best Musical, hits it out of the park! The winning score by Adler and Ross and a devilish book by George Abbot have made this sporty musical comedy a true American classic.

com User, February 26, 2010. This is a long forgotten novel which ranks among my favoriute books of all time. I first read this more than 50 years ago and have re-read it many times over the years. Any baseball fan should give it a read. Best 50 year-old Faustian retell. com User, April 11, 2005. I first read this as a kid, and loved it then.

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is a 1954 novel by Douglass Wallop. It was later adapted into the musical "Damn Yankees" with a book by George Abbott and Douglass Wallop and music and lyrics by Richard Adler and Jerry Ross. It is the story of Joe Boyd and his encounter with the devil, Mr. Applegate, and how he was turned into Joe Hardy to help the Washington Senators beat the New York Yankees.

Starred Ethel Merman Based on the memoirs of Gypsy Rose Lee Merman’s last major role 1962 movie version starring Rosalind Russell Considered one of the best written books of the American Musical Theatre SOUND OF MUSIC.

Starred Ethel Merman Based on the memoirs of Gypsy Rose Lee Merman’s last major role 1962 movie version starring Rosalind Russell Considered one of the best written books of the American Musical Theatre SOUND OF MUSIC Opened November 6, 1959 Lunt-Fontanne Theatre Music/Lyrics: Rodgers & Hammerstein Book: Russell Crouse & Howard Lindsay Director: Vincent J. Donahue Choreographer: Joe Layton Producer: Leland Hayward . Edelweiss was last song written by Hammerstein.

"A bad bargain for the devil, a wonderful one for readers."―New York Post

Decades before Field of Dreams there was The Year the Yankees Lost the Pennant, the classic baseball fable that became the hit movie and musical Damn Yankees. Now a new generation is ready to discover this delightful book, restored to its original title, with a new introduction by baseball writer Bill James. Baseball lovers everywhere can identify with Joe Boyd, a die-hard Washington Senators fan who puts his soul in hock to help them wrest the pennant away from the hated, all-conquering Yankees. Transformed by the sulfurous Mr. Applegate's satanic magic into twenty-two-year-old phenom Joe Hardy, he leads the hapless Senators in a torrid late-season pursuit of the men in pinstripes. Joe has until September 21st before the deal becomes final―and eternal. With the luscious temptress Lola to distract him, he'll have a hell of a time wriggling out of the bargain...

Comments: (7)

Fenritaur
I read this book when I was 13 years old and listed it as one of my all-time best reads! After re-reading it through the passing of so many turbulent years, I can now see that maybe it wasn't the greatest book ever written - but it's still a lot of fun.

Written during the days when baseball players were permanently associated with one team and held as true heroes for all of us would-be outfielders, this novel provides the spirit of American baseball. Of course it has less to do with baseball than the Devil and his girlfriend. It is also chuck-filled with plot flaws such as how the materialistic Mephistopheles cannot be defied in Chapter One but is easily duped in the final chapter, and how Joe's fake past is so easily manipulated - but Wallop keeps us in suspense right to the end.

A heart-warming story that can be read in maybe two sittings on a dreary afternoon when the game is called due to rain.
Ishnsius
This is yet another twist on the Dr. Faust legend, and it follows other similar stories such as "The Devil and Tom Walker" and "The Devil and Daniel Webster." Having not read the Faust legend in its entirety, but having read the other two, I note that whereas Tom Walker failed, both Daniel Webster and Joe Hardy, the hero of this book, overcame Satan. There is a difference, however, in the reasons. Daniel Webster overcame the devli through his goodness, whereas Joe Hardy overcame Satan through his determination. There is a similarity here, because Joe Hardy remained true to his wife's love in overcoming the wiles of the beautiful Lola. Having watched "Damn Yankee," the movie taken from this book, just after reading the book, I saw two different twists to the same story, both applicable to the genre in which they were produced. Overall, a recommended reading either for the sports buff or the casual reader.
Exellent
I first read this book in the 1950's as a sixth grader. Joe Hardy hasn't lost a step over the years, although Washington has lost two baseball teams.
Gavidor
The book from which the musical is derived is a more satisfactory read, for the background of the characters is meatier than what was used for the musical. As a stage director I was able to see more fully the way I wanted the actors to approach the roles, and have more believability in the emotional responses. We, the actors and I, could have invented back stories, but the original Wallop characters are excellent, and the character of Joe Boyd/Hardy comes full circle.
Invissibale
A great read while listening to the playoffs on the radio!
MisterMax
Fun story! The musical Damn Yankees is based on this book, though a bit different. I think it would appeal to almost anyone.
MarF
Great read for all but especially for baseball fans
Great read!
The Year the Yankees Lost the Pennant download epub
Genre Fiction
Author: Douglass Wallop
ISBN: 0393326101
Category: Literature & Fiction
Subcategory: Genre Fiction
Language: English
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company (September 17, 2004)
Pages: 256 pages