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The Least Among Them
The Least Among Them

The Least Among Them

29 Players, Their Brief Moments in the Big Leagues, and a Unique History of the New York Yankees


272 Pages, 6 x 9

Formats: Trade Paper, EPUB

Trade Paper, $17.95 (US $17.95) (CA $20.95)

Publication Date: October 2021

ISBN 9781951122164

Rights: WOR

Artemesia Publishing, LLC (Oct 2021)


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A unique book that allows baseball fans to look at the history of the New York Yankees in a whole new way

The Least Among Them is a most special baseball book that looks at the New York Yankees history in an original, unique, and never before written manner. Throughout their history, the New York Yankees have been defined by the legends and the successes of their most famous players. But, as part of their long history, the Yankees have also fielded players that have become lost to history. This book is those players’ story. The Least Among Them tells the unique histories of the men whose entire major league baseball career lasted but a single game with that game being played as a New York Yankee. While these players may be forgotten, their stories are compelling.


"[T]he ultimate insider book." —Marty Appel, author of Pinstripe Empire: The New York Yankees from Before the Babe to After the Boss

"This charming and meticulously researched book will remind you of baseball’s power to change and enrich lives far beyond the diamond." —Jonathan Eig, New York Times best-selling author of Luckiest Man, Opening Day, and Ali: A Life

"Unique stories worthy of engaging our imaginations and tugging on our emotions." —Robert Skead, Author of Safe at Home

"The Least Among Them is a delightful journey into the past of baseball's most hallowed franchise." —Barry Sparks, Author of Frank "Home Run" Baker: World Series Hero and Hall of Famer

"Every guy who spends just one day on an MLB team's 25-man roster represents the dreams of tens of thousands of boys. With meticulous research and clever storytelling, Paul Semendinger pays homage to the 29 lucky ones who were able to live out that dream for one afternoon in Pinstripes. The Least Among Them promises to be the best among choices for Yankees' fans looking to add to their baseball libraries."
David Ostrowsky, author of Pro Sports in 1993

"The most impressive scholarship on the Yankees I have read." —Dr. Rock Positano and John Positano, Award-winning authors of Dinner With DiMaggio

"A great read for anyone who has ever dreamed of playing in the big leagues, if only for just one game." —Chris Donnelly, Author of Doc, Donnie, the Kid, and Billy Brawl: How the 1985 Mets and Yankees Fought For New York’s Baseball Soul

"The Least Among Them is a treasure trove of fascinating stories about lesser known Yankees, lovingly researched and crafted by writer/historian Paul Semendinger. A must-read for Yankee fans and the baseball cognoscenti." —Jon Leonoudakis, Baseball Documentarian

Author Biography

Paul Semendinger has been a passionate child-centered educator for almost 30 years. He first enjoyed a successful career as a middle school history teacher earning “Teacher of the Year” before moving on to administration. He is the Editor-in-Chief of the popular Yankees blog, “Start Spreading the News.” Paul lives in New Jersey.