By Bill Pennington
A New York instances bestseller
“Enormously wonderful . . . Explores the query of no matter if a baseball lifer can truly be a sad determine within the vintage sense—a guy destroyed via the very traits that made him great." — Wall highway Journal
“Bill Pennington offers long-overdue flesh to the cartoon . . . Pennington savors the dirt-kicking spectacles with out wasting sight of the man.” — New York instances ebook Review[/b]
Even now, years after his demise, Billy Martin is still probably the most interesting and charismatic figures in baseball background. And the main misunderstood. A supervisor who's greatly thought of to were a baseball genius, Martin is remembered extra for his rabble-rousing and public brawls at the box and rancid. He was once combative and intimidating, but endearing and beloved.
In Billy Martin, invoice Pennington resolves those contradictions and pens the definitive tale of Martin’s lifestyles. From his hardscrabble early life to his days at the Yankees within the Fifties and during 16 years of dealing with, Martin made convinced not anyone ever missed him. Drawing on exhaustive interviews and his personal time masking Martin as a tender sportswriter, Pennington offers an intimate, revelatory, and ceaselessly colourful tale of a very larger-than-life sportsman.
“The hair on my forearms was once status up via the top of the 5th paragraph of this book’s creation. I knew Billy Martin. I coated Billy Martin. yet I by no means knew him like this.” — Dan Shaughnessy, best-selling writer of Francona
“An exhaustive, designated and engaging examine a baseball genius whose greatest struggle may well rather well were opposed to himself.” — Tampa Tribune
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Billy Martin: Baseball's Flawed Genius by Bill Pennington