October Men

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

by Roger Kahn

On Sale: 03/15/2004

October Men

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

by Roger Kahn

On Sale: 03/15/2004

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About the Book

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.

Critical Praise

PRAISE FOR THE BOYS OF SUMMER

"The Boys of Summer is the one we all shoot for. It was the work that showed us that a sports book could be about a lot more than just sports."--David Halberstam

"To say that I 'enjoyed' the book is to say that winning a World Championship is 'interesting,' owning a derby winner 'nice,' and starring in the Super Bowl 'fun.'"--Bill Veeck

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Product Details

  • ISBN: 9780156029711
  • ISBN 10: 0156029715
  • Imprint: Harper Perennial
  • On Sale: 03/15/2004
  • Pages: 400
  • List Price:26.99 CAD
  • BISAC1 : SPORTS & RECREATION / Baseball / History
  • BISAC2 : HISTORY / Modern / 20th Century
  • BISAC3 : BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Sports

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