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The Resource Billy Martin : baseball's flawed genius, Bill Pennington

Billy Martin : baseball's flawed genius, Bill Pennington

Label
Billy Martin : baseball's flawed genius
Title
Billy Martin
Title remainder
baseball's flawed genius
Statement of responsibility
Bill Pennington
Title variation
Billy Martin
Title variation remainder
baseballs flawed genius
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"The definitive biography of one of baseball's most celebrated, mercurial, and misunderstood figures Billy Martin is a story of contrasts. He was the clutch second baseman for the dominant New York Yankees of the 1950s. He then spent sixteen seasons managing in the big leagues, and is considered by anyone who knows baseball to have been a true baseball genius, a field manager without peer. Yet he's remembered more for his habit of kicking dirt on umpires, for being hired and fired by George Steinbrenner five times, and for his rabble rousing and public brawls. He was combative, fiery, intimidating, and controversial, yet beloved by the everyday fan. He was hard on his players and even harder on himself. He knew how to turn around a losing team like no one else--and how to entertain us every step of the way. Now, with his definitive biography Billy Martin, Pennington finally erases the caricature of Martin. Drawing on exhaustive interviews with friends, family, teammates, and countless adversaries, Pennington paints an indelible portrait of a man who never backed down for the game he loved. From his shantytown upbringing in a broken home; to his days playing for the Yankees when he almost always helped his team find a way to win; through sixteen years of managing, including his tenure in New York in the crosshairs of Steinbrenner and Reggie Jackson, Billy Martin made sure no one ever ignored him. And indeed no one could. He was the hero, the antihero, and the alter ego--or some combination of all three--for his short sixty-one years among us"--
Summary
A portrait of the 1950s New York Yankees second baseman explores the athletic and leadership genius behind his mercurial personality and controversial antics, tracing his shantytown upbringing and conflict-marked relationships
Writing style
Assigning source
Provided by publisher
Biography type
individual biography
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10409832
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1956-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Pennington, Bill
Dewey number
  • 796.357092
  • B
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
Intended audience
  • 1040
  • 1040L
Intended audience source
  • Lexile
  • Lexile
LC call number
GV865.M35
LC item number
P46 2015
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/lexile
1040
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • bibliography
  • discographies
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Martin, Billy
  • New York Yankees (Baseball team)
  • Baseball managers
  • Baseball players
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Sports
  • SPORTS & RECREATION / Baseball / History
Target audience
adult
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
baseball's flawed genius
Label
Billy Martin : baseball's flawed genius, Bill Pennington
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes filmography (pages 516-517), bibliographical references (pages 511-516) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
20387592
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiii, 530 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780544022096
Lccn
2014039677
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn885225364
  • (OCoLC)885225364
Label
Billy Martin : baseball's flawed genius, Bill Pennington
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes filmography (pages 516-517), bibliographical references (pages 511-516) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
20387592
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiii, 530 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780544022096
Lccn
2014039677
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn885225364
  • (OCoLC)885225364

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