October Men

October Men : Reggie Jackson, George Steinbrenner, Billy Martin, and the Yankees' Miraculous Finish in 1978

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On the morning of October 2, 1978, the World Champion NewYork Yankees found themselves tied for first place with the Boston Red Sox. That day these rousing ball clubs would meet at Fenway Park. Both had won ninety-nine games. Only one would win one hundred. The Yankees should have been reaching for their golf clubs-they had feuded until they were fourteen games out of first place. Then their fortunes turned, and they capped one of the most thrilling comebacks in baseball history by defeating the Red Sox that October afternoon in a game that many still remember as the greatest ever played. Transporting us into the midst of this unforgettable team, Roger Kahn weaves the first in-depth account of the legendary season of '78 and reaffirms his standing as our nation's master storyteller of baseball.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 382 pages
  • 138.7 x 205.7 x 24.6mm | 408.24g
  • English
  • Reprint
  • 0156029715
  • 9780156029711
  • 1,560,880

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PRAISE FOR OCTOBER MEN Not content merely to rehash the details of Bucky Dent s home run, October Men instead sprawls like a great ballpark conversation, encompassing the big and the small, the old and the new, the sacred and the profane. THE NEW YORK TIMES BOOK REVIEW Roger Kahn, the author who immortalized The Boys of Summer, does equal justice to the 78 crew. USA TODAY Kahn s glittering group portrait paints theYanks as both goats and heroes, and they are vividly, engagingly, enragingly human in both roles. . . . He can epitomize a player with a single swing of the pen. TIME "show more