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Bob Klapisch Goes "Inside The Empire" In New Era For Yankees

Inside The Empire's book cover
Inside The Empire

The New York Yankees don’t have rebuilding years — or decades — the way many other franchises do, but in recent years the club has undergone something of a transformation. Gone are the days of owner George Steinbrenner threatening jobs on the back pages. The core of the club is now homegrown. And instead of grinding down its Spanish-speaking prospects, the Yankees are teaching them language and life skills as well as the wheel play.

Veteran New York baseball writer Bob Klapisch covers that and much more as the co-author of the new book "Inside The Empire: The True Power Behind The New York Yankees," which focuses on the 2018 season.

A lifelong resident of the Capital Region, Ian joined WAMC in late 2008 and became news director in 2013. He began working on Morning Edition and has produced The Capitol Connection, Congressional Corner, and several other WAMC programs. Ian can also be heard as the host of the WAMC News Podcast and on The Roundtable and various newscasts. Ian holds a BA in English and journalism and an MA in English, both from the University at Albany, where he has taught journalism since 2013.
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