"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. "
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 … more
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