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Phil Pepe


Phil Pepe

As a young sportswriter, Phil Pepe was assigned the role of Yankees beat writer for the New York World-Telegram & Sun on August 2, 1961, and he covered Roger Maris' race for the home run record to the very end. Pepe is the author of more than 50 books on sports, including a biography of Yogi Berra and collaborations with Yankees legends Mickey Mantle, Billy Martin and Whitey Ford. Pepe was the Yankees beat writer for the New York Daily News from 1968 through 1981 and is a past president of the Baseball Writers Association of America.

Phil Pepe

Books by Phil Pepe

by Phil Pepe - Nonfiction, Sports

Phil Pepe spent years as the New York Daily News Yankee beat reporter. While he was there to report on the action that occurred on the field, as well as the many disruptions occurring in the locker room --- especially during the tumultuous '70s when Billy Martin and the “Boss” were constantly at one another’s throats --- that directly affected the team’s performance on the field, Pepe also saw a world that never made the papers. YANKEE DOODLES humanizes the legends we have come to love and worship. We get to know the players as Pepe did, once the lights and cameras were turned off.

by Bud Harrelson and Phil Pepe - Sports

Celebrating the Mets’ 50th anniversary season—the only man in uniform for both the 1969 and 1986 World Championship teams remembers the early years, tough times, and glory days.

by Ron Santo and Phil Pepe - Nonfiction, Sports

Former Cubs great Ron Santo has selected the top five players at each position, as well as the five all-time greatest Cubs managers and teams. His compilation evokes cherished memories of one of the richest histories in sports and fuels the eternal optimism that has defined this beloved franchise.