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

3.93 of 5 stars 3.93  ·  rating details  ·  68 ratings  ·  5 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
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
Dustin Gaughran
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
Carol Storm
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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