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Billy Martin : Baseball's Flawed Genius
by Bill Pennington


Overview - A New York Times bestseller

Enormously entertaining . . . Explores the question of whether a baseball lifer can actually be a tragic figure in the classic sense a man destroyed by the very qualities that made him great." Wall Street Journal

Bill Pennington gives long-overdue flesh to the caricature .
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Overview
A New York Times bestseller

Enormously entertaining . . . Explores the question of whether a baseball lifer can actually be a tragic figure in the classic sense a man destroyed by the very qualities that made him great." Wall Street Journal

Bill Pennington gives long-overdue flesh to the caricature . . . Pennington savors the dirt-kicking spectacles without losing sight of the man. New York Times Book Review


Even now, years after his death, Billy Martin remains one of the most intriguing and charismatic figures in baseball history. And the most misunderstood. A manager who is widely considered to have been a baseball genius, Martin is remembered more for his rabble-rousing and public brawls on the field and off. He was combative and intimidating, yet endearing and beloved.

In Billy Martin, Bill Pennington resolves these contradictions and pens the definitive story of Martin s life. From his hardscrabble youth to his days on the Yankees in the 1950s and through sixteen years of managing, Martin made sure no one ever ignored him. Drawing on exhaustive interviews and his own time covering Martin as a young sportswriter, Pennington provides an intimate, revelatory, and endlessly colorful story of a truly larger-than-life sportsman.

The hair on my forearms was standing up by the end of the fifth paragraph of this book s introduction. I knew Billy Martin. I covered Billy Martin. But I never knew him like this. Dan Shaughnessy, best-selling author of Francona

An exhaustive, detailed and fascinating look at a baseball genius whose biggest fight might very well have been against himself. Tampa Tribune
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Details
  • ISBN-13: 9780544709034
  • ISBN-10: 0544709039
  • Publisher: Mariner Books
  • Publish Date: May 2016
  • Page Count: 560


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Books > Biography & Autobiography > Sports - General
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