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

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"[Kahn is] a master storyteller . . . October Men 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

On the morning of October 2, 1978, the Yankees, once fourteen games behind, found themselves tied for first place with the Boston Red Sox. They capped one of the most thrilling comebacks in baseball history by defeating the Red Sox that 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 renders the story an American classic.

"It's not a nice story but a gripping one. And Kahn tells it with his customary verve."-Los Angeles Times

"Kahn's glittering group portrait paints the Yanks 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

Widely acclaimed as the greatest baseball writer of his generation, Roger Kahn is the author of sixteen books, including The Boys of Summer, named by Sports Illustrated as the best baseball book of all time. He lives in Stone Ridge, New York.

Synopsis:

On the morning of October 2, 1978, the World Champion New York Yankees found themselves tied for first place with the Boston Red Sox. Transporting fans into the midst of this unforgettable team, Kahn weaves the first in-depth account of the legendary season of '78 and reaffirms his standing as the nation's master storyteller of baseball.

Synopsis:

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.

About the Author

Widely acclaimed as the greatest baseball writer of his generation, ROGER KAHN is the author of sixteen books, including The Boys of Summer, named by Sports Illustrated as the best baseball book of all time. Born in Brooklyn, he now lives in Stone Ridge, New York.

Table of Contents

CONTENTS

Prologue

Nothing to Atone For

The New York Red Sox (and Other Curiosities)

Steinbrenner Unbound

Manumission

The Dark Prince

R. Martinez J.

The Doughnut as a Whole

The Gathering Storm

A Bickering Spring

Thirty Billion Calories on the Field

The New York Choirboys

Ten Days that Shook the Bronx 5

Resurrection

The Game

Epilogue: Finis Coronet Opus

An Informal Bibliography

Acknowledgments

Index

Product Details

ISBN:
9780156029711
Author:
Kahn, Roger
Publisher:
Harvest Books
Location:
Orlando
Subject:
Baseball - History
Subject:
General Sports & Recreation
Subject:
Sports and Fitness-Baseball General
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series Volume:
066
Publication Date:
20040331
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Two 8-page black-and-white photo inserts
Pages:
400
Dimensions:
8 x 5.31 in 0.93 lb

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Product details 400 pages Harvest Books - English 9780156029711 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , On the morning of October 2, 1978, the World Champion New York Yankees found themselves tied for first place with the Boston Red Sox. Transporting fans into the midst of this unforgettable team, Kahn weaves the first in-depth account of the legendary season of '78 and reaffirms his standing as the nation's master storyteller of baseball.

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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.

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