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Will Yankees be Victorious Again 70 Years Later?

NEW YORK, Nov. 4, 2009ZAPmedia, leading publisher of under reported historical fiction, today celebrates the Yankees pending 27th World Series victory. With the recent release of 1939 – Into the Dark by Dr. Paula Phelan, ZAPmedia is applauding the most titled team in baseball history and remembering their historic win in 1939.

1939 - Into the Dark:

  • 1939 – Into the Dark takes place over a twelve-month period when World War II began and America prepared to participate.
  • Written by author Paula Phelan, the novel follows the lives of fictional and historical characters throughout the pivotal events of 1939 including sports, art and politics.

World Series:

  • In the 1939 World Series, the New York Yankees squared off against the Cincinnati Reds.
  • Lou Gehrig retired from professional baseball on June 21, 1939. The Yankees declared July 4, 1939 to be “Lou Gehrig Day”, on which they retired his number 4 (the first retired number in baseball).
  • If the Yankees win this week, they will record their 27th World Series win.

Excerpt from 1939:

“Bill had a box seat ticket at the World Series courtesy of Meyer Lansky. He couldn’t believe the Yankees were going to win their fourth World Series. It wasn’t right. So there in the Bronx, he found himself cheering for the Cincinnati Reds, who didn’t have a chance.”

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This release may contain forward-looking statements about the prospects of the New York Yankees. These forward-looking statements involve risks and uncertainties.