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Emmy® Award-Winning Series 'Yankeeography' Hits Stores Nov. 13 In A New Boxed Set

October 30th, 2007 5:56pm EDT
YankeeographyThe New York Yankees® have dominated Major League Baseball® for more than a century with unprecedented success, winning 29 World Championships and 36 ALCS® pennants since 1921.

On November 13, join A&E Home Video and Major League Baseball Productions as the club's sustained excellence and astounding talent is brought to full life in Yankeeography, a stunningly-packaged 12-DVD set featuring 34 complete episodes from the Emmy® Award-winning biographical series. This must-own collection features more than 40 hours of the most memorable names and unforgettable moments in the team's unmatched history; these are the official profiles of the extraordinary players who have left their mark, not only on the Bronx Bombers™ -- but on the game itself.

Paying homage to the Yankees® venerable history by going inside the lives of the team's greatest players across more than nine decades, Yankeeography includes in-depth portraits of MVP's including Babe Ruth, Joe Dimaggio, Mickey Mantle, Thurman Munson, and current team leader Derek Jeter. This ultimate piece of Yankees® memorabilia -- priced to collect at $99.95srp -- also features 10 episodes never before released on DVD, as well as more than 10 hours of bonus footage containing highlights and extended interviews.

Derek JeterFor more than century, many great players have worn with pride the pinstripes of the New York Yankees®. The men featured in this comprehensive DVD set are among those whose feats have stood the test of time and elevated them to Yankees® legends. From the power of "The Sultan of Swat", the "Bambino" Babe Ruth, whose mighty swings forever changed the face of the game, to the wit, winning-ways and leadership of Yogi Berra and Casey Stengel, Yankeeography shines a spotlight on the players who brought a singular style and pride to the Yankees. Featured within are champions like the record-setting DiMaggio, whose 56-game hitting streak is the standard for consistent, and Mickey Mantle, a hero to baseball fans everywhere, whose record for the most World Series® home runs continues as the gold-standard of clutch power. Episodes also focus on the inimitable players who help the Yankees® continue their winning tradition into the '70s and '80s such as pitching greats like Ron Guidry, Catfish Hunter, Goose Gossage, and Sparky Lyle and some of the fiercest hitters in the sport's history -- including "Mr. October" Reggie Jackson, and the sweet-swinging lefty first baseman Don Mattingly, one of the most beloved Yankee players of all time.

Also featured in Yankeeography are current team stars including Roger Clemens, winner of more Cy Young Award than any other pitcher, lights-out closer Mariano Rivera, whose confidence and confounding cutter have sealed victories across two decades, Jorge Posada, the career-long Yankee catcher and the consummate unflappable professional, and team captain Derek Jeter.

The revered history and triumphant tradition of the New York Yankees® are embodied in these talented players and skillful managers who have taken the field and led the team to more World Series® championships than any other team in history. And, never before have so many celebrated Yankees® moments been collected in one place as they have with Yankeeography.

A&E Home Video, part of the Consumer Products Division of A&E Television Networks (AETN) is a video distributor of non-theatrical programming, featuring collectible DVD editions of the high quality programming from A&E Network and The History Channel, as well as acquired classic programming. A&E Home Video brings the best of critically acclaimed entertainment presented in award-winning packaging to the special interest category. For more information about ordering these and other titles from the A&E Home Video Collection, call (212) 206-8600 (TRADE ONLY). Consumers please call 1-800-423-1212 (A&E). In addition to placing orders by phone, A&E Home Video products may be purchased over the World Wide Web at ShopAETV.com.



Major League Baseball Productions is the Emmy® award-winning television and video production division of Major League Baseball. With unparalleled access to the game and its players, Major League Baseball Productions produces original programming for growing audiences worldwide through its network specials, exclusive home videos, commercials and other specialty programming.