Along with taking readers behind the scenes of the greatest moments in Yankees history from Bucky Dents home run to David Wellss perfect game this book offers a glimpse of what helped stars like Derek Jeter, Mariano Rivera, and Yogi Berra reach their peak. Jorge Posada made up for the dream his father lost as a political prisoner in Cuba. Ron Guidry hunted from the time he was a boy to help his hard-working father put food on the table. Mel Stottlemyre, who lost a son to leukemia, picked a seemingly meaningless regular-season game because my boys didnt think I could do it. Joe Torre first started organizing games in the park as he took refuge from his bully of a father. Don Mattingly recounts the thrill of proving he could perform on the October stage and the decision to walk away from the game without a World Series ring so he could spend time with his family. Reggie Jackson details his difficulty in adjusting to the Yankees and the eventual World Series glory he experienced.