Baseball has always had supreme rulers. Even teams more known for their ineptitude – the St. Louis Browns and Chicago Cubs – once dominated America’s pastime. As Casey Stengel once said: You could look it up: The Browns won four straight pennants in the late 1880s and the pre-cursed Cubs won four pennants between 1906-10.
Of course, the New York Yankees, with 27 world championships, are generally acknowledged as baseball’s most dynastic franchise, beginning with their rush to greatness in the early 1920s. Yet questions persist to this day. Will there ever be another team that ruled the American League like the Yankees, circa 1921-64, and in the late 1990s? Or one that held sway in the National League like the dead ball era New York Giants or St. Louis Cardinals of the 1930s and ‘40s or Cincinnati Reds of the 1970s.
Are baseball dynasties dead? If so, which team had the greatest?
A panel of baseball historians and authors will explore this and more during “Reign Men” a debate of baseball’s greatest dynasties at the Yogi Berra Museum & Learning Center on Sunday, May 22 at 2 pm.
Moderating the discussion will be Marty Appel, one of America’s most informed baseball historians and author of “Pinstripe Empire: From Before the Babe to After the Boss,” the definitive history of the New York Yankees.
The panelists include:
- Hal Bock, an Associated Press sportswriter for over 40 years and author of the newly published “The Chicago Cubs’ Last Dynasty.”
- Howard Megdal, baseball journalist, editorial director of Excelle Sports and author of the recent book,“The Cardinals Way.”
- Dan Schlossberg, one of the nation’s premier baseball experts and author of 38 books, including ”When the Braves Ruled the Diamond.”
For more info, contact Dave Kaplan at (973) 655-6891 or firstname.lastname@example.org
“Reign Men” a Debate of Baseball’s Greatest Dynasties
Sunday, May 22 at 2 pm
Yogi Berra Museum & Learning Center, 8 Yogi Berra Drive, Montclair State University, Montclair, NJ, 07043
Regular Museum admission ($6 adults, $4 for students and members free) for Reign Men. Each author’s most recent book will also be available for purchase. To RSVP call (973) 655-2378