Sean Hayes and Jane Krakowski star in Damn Yankees, the second of New York City Center's Encores! Summer Stars series. John Rando directs, with music direction by Rob Berman. Damn Yankees featuress a score by Richard Adler and Jerry Ross, a book by George Abbott and Douglass Wallop and is based on Wallop's novel The Year the Yankees Lost the Pennant. It tells the story of Joe Boyd, the ultimate baseball fan, who sells his soul to the Devil for the chance to help his team, the Washington Senators, win the pennant race against the Yankees.