This best-selling, highly-acclaimed account is a hilarious but scathing baseball tell-all. After being voted the 1977 American League Cy Young Award winner, Sparky Lyle was rewarded for his efforts by being benched. The Yankees, a leader of free agency, signed Goose Gossage as their closer. Things only went downhill from there and the 1978 season turned out to be one of controversy, firings, fights, and acrimony. In short, it was a zoo.
©1979, 2005 Albert "Sparky" Lyle and Peter Golenbock (P)2013 Audible, Inc.
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Good book. Was so controversial when it came out. Now looking back. It was just a fun book. Sparky reading it made it better. He would laugh telling funny stories. I remember that season like yesterday. I was 10 yrs old and thought those players were gods.
"I am biased"
I love this book but it is because the 1978 Yankees are one of my all time favorite teams. This book was also one of the first long and adult books I read as a kid so revisiting it beings a lot of good memories. Love the book and the story but again there is a tremendous amount of good vibe bias in this review.
Right up there with '60 feet 6 inches' as one of the best baseball books ever spoken.
Mr Lyle has a personable voice which brings more value to your listening experience !
"My second time through just great"
You don't have to be a pro to enjoy the clubhouse boys will be boys
very entertaining, Im a die hard Yankee fan who read this book when it was first published.
That Yankees season was a zoo.
Having the Author read it was like he was telling the story to you.
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