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By Lou Piniella,Bill Madden

In this candid, revealing, and pleasing memoir, the cherished manhattan Yankee legend appears to be like again over his approximately fifty-year profession as a participant and a supervisor, sharing insights and tales approximately a few of his such a lot memorable moments and a few of the most important names in significant League Baseball.

For approximately 5 many years, Lou Piniella has been a fixture in significant League Baseball, as an outfielder with the mythical big apple Yankees of the Seventies, and as a supervisor for 5 groups in either the yankee and nationwide leagues. With revered veteran sportswriter invoice Madden, Piniella now displays on his storied profession, supplying enthusiasts a glimpse of lifestyles at the box, within the dugout, and contained in the clubhouse.

Piniella speaks from the center approximately his groups and his gamers, delivering an in depth, up-close portrait of the Bronx Zoo’s raucous personalities similar to Reggie Jackson and Catfish Hunter, in addition to his shut friendship with Thurman Munson and his strange dating with George Steinbrenner. He additionally delves deep into his post-Yankee reviews, from profitable a global sequence for the arguable proprietor of the Cincinnati Reds, Marge Schott, to remodeling the perennial cellar-dwelling Seattle Mariners into one of many league’s top groups. a few of the game’s brightest stars are right here: Ken Griffey Jr, Randy Johnson, and Alex Rodriguez, Piniella’s supremely gifted and arguable protégé.

Throughout his time within the majors, Piniella has witnessed MLB develop right into a multi-billion-dollar company. Piniella displays on these alterations, voicing his hugely serious evaluations on a number debatable matters, together with steroids. Hilarious and uproarious, choked with 8 pages of photos, Lou brings into concentration a guy whose deeply rooted ardour for baseball has outlined his life.

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