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I found out about this in a roundabout way. The author, Arnie "Tokyo"

Rosenthal, is a local musician in my parts (Chapel Hill NC). I have only

been vaguely aware of him as a songwriter. I've been

reading his reviews. It looks like a fascinating read. It's only

available in E-book/electronic formats for now. Seems he got a temporary

press pass one day and then continued to use it for 7 or so years. Pretty

interesting scam and it resulted in some cool photos from '77 to '84.

"For eight years, Arnie “Tokyo” Rosenthal, from Valley Stream, LI, pretended to be a journalist to score a coveted all-access press credential to “cover” the Yankees. He got to live a fan’s dream — watching every game from 1977 to 1984 for free, hanging out with his heroes on the field and in the clubhouse.

And he did it all without ever filing a story.

In his new e-book, “A Fauxtographer’s Yankee Stadium Memoir,” Rosenthal recalls rubbing shoulders with Roger Maris, Mickey Mantle and Yogi Berra. He was at the Stadium the night Reggie Jackson cemented his “Mr. October” legend by swatting three home runs in a 1977 World Series game, and took a snapshot through tears during the Thurman Munson tribute at the game after the catcher’s 1979 death.

“I felt like Leo DiCaprio in ‘Catch Me If You Can’ and Woody Allen in *‘Zelig,’ ” laughed Rosen*thal, 64, from his home in Chapel Hill, NC."



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