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Wild, High and Tight: The Life and Death of Billy Martin

3.86  ·  Rating Details ·  88 Ratings  ·  7 Reviews
A blistering, often shocking, and engrossing story of a man in complete control on the baseball field, but terribly lost off it. Billy Martin was one of the great managers of the past 30 years--a legendary Yankee famous for his Billyball style of aggressive baseball. Photos.
Hardcover, 545 pages
Published June 1st 1994 by St. Martin's Press (first published May 1994)
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Jim Green
Jun 15, 2015 Jim Green rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
The tragic soap opera of a great baseball man

The heading I wrote was relating to Billy Martin's greatness as a baseball strategist. It was not to imply that he was a great man. He was in fact a train wreck of a man as future readers of this book will come to realize upon reading this book. From the addiction to alcohol to his mistreatment of woman and those in his life this book is a fascinating insight into the chaos of Billy Martin's life. The ultimate pairing of this man and George Steinbren
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Carol Storm
Oct 12, 2011 Carol Storm rated it it was amazing
Staggeringly magnificent baseball epic -- Golenbock creates an American tragedy with power and detail far beyond the usual sports biography whitewash.

The amazing thing about this book is that Golenbock devotes at least half the text to describing the horrific crimes and misdeeds of Billy Martin's nemesis, George Steinbrenner. Writing with passion and exhaustive detail, Golenbock unearths the thousand tawdry deals and swinish bullying tactics that allowed the bloated, monstrous Steinbrenner to r
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Dustin
May 06, 2014 Dustin rated it liked it
First and foremost, this book is not a singular biography. The title misrepresents the content. It's a co-biography of Billy Martin and George Steinbrenner. And that's important to note, because their fates and legacies were intertwined for many years. As far as biographies go, this was very well done. The author does nothing to white wash history concerning Martin or Steinbrenner. What you have is a story of two really awful people trying their hardest to make life miserable for one another. Yo ...more
Dan
Jan 17, 2016 Dan rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Very good book.

Must read for the die hard baseball fan. Lots of surprising information to be seen here,especially about Billy, Steinbrenner, and Billy's teammates and friends.
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Booze..
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And again in 2015.
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WAY TOO LONG; TOO MUCH EXTRANEOUS;
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Golenbock grew up in Stamford, Connecticut, and in 1963 graduated St. Luke's School in New Canaan, Connecticut. His heroes were Mickey Mantle and Whitey Ford. One day in the local library he discovered the book, The New York Yankees: An Informal History by Frank Graham ( G.P. Putnam's Sons, 1943) and it made a strong impression on him.''

Golenbock graduated from Dartmouth College in 1967 and the N
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