The Making Of A Championship Heart answers the question what makes a team a champion. The lessons of team work work and integrity are learned in the game of baseball. They can be applied in every day life. Steve Yerrid is a lawyer. He chronicles the New York Yankees World Series championship season of 2009 in photos of recent Yankee players like Alex Rodriguez, Johnny Damon, and Jorge Posada. Steve Yerrid is also a philanthropist. His foundation has raised millions of dollars in pediatric cancer research. His relationship with the late Yankee owner George Steinbrenner is the impetus for this book. This book is filled with quotes from George and his children.
This book also includes photos of Yankee legends like Babe Ruth, Reggie Jackson and Yogi Berra. There are eighteen qualities that up make a champion. Yerrid devotes one chapter to each trait Some of these qualities are preparation, desire, attitude, courage, hard work and determination. Yerrid fills each chapter with motivational quotes from current and former Yankee players, but the some of the best quotes appear at the beginning of each chapter. There is a motivational quote from Abraham Lincoln about the subject of desire that I really like. There is another quote by Eleanor Roosevelt about gaining confidence by facing fear in the face that I love.
There are also very moving quotes by Martin Luther King Jr. throughout this book. I can apply these insightful advice any time I feel overwhelmed by the obstacles. The change in color in every chapter makes this book easy to read.
This book is also filled with photos of baseball players catching, running and hitting and celebrating. This book captures the spirit of team work in these photos. The Making Of A Championship Heart makes me a bigger fan of the sport of baseball
You need not be a New York Yankees fan to appreciate Steve Yerrid's marvelous new book "The Making Of A Championship Heart". Mr. Yerrid is a lifelong Yankee fan who also enjoyed a close personal and professional relationship with George Steinbrenner that spanned more than three decades. Mr. Yerrid proposed this project to Mr. Steinbrenner some years back and the Yankees owner graciously gave him access to the team's extensive archives. The result is a book that will at once inform, … more
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"What makes a championship heart? What are those special ingredients consistently found in people who excel in life? Certainly, the journey through the human experience is full of challenges, difficulties, hardship and joy but what makes those select few consistently succeed and rise to the top? Regardless of the endeavor, whether it is sports, business, family, service or in simply living a complete and meaningful life... what is the essence that makes people triumphant? Two individuals or two teams virtually identical in talent and skills, yet one goes on to become a champion while the other is destined for mediocrity, the even more gut wrenching position of the perennial runner-up. The almost, but not quite... What is the it that makes such a huge difference? I believe with a certainty founded upon my life s experience, that the it is the defining difference between success and failure, between winning and losing... in living a life as opposed to simply enduring the passage of a lifetime. "