The Yankee Way: Playing, Coaching, and My Life in Baseball (Signed Book)

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From a dusty diamond in Brooklyn to the hallowed grounds of Yankee Stadium, Willie Randolph has always loved the game of baseball, and over the course of his storied career, he has amassed a remarkable list of accomplishments—All-Star second baseman, World Series champion, manager—but, above all, he has been a Yankee. For almost thirty years, Randolph was a part of Yankee lore and mythology, whether playing with the legends Thurman Munson and Reggie Jackson and witnessing the infamous Bronx Zoo at its rowdiest, ...

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From a dusty diamond in Brooklyn to the hallowed grounds of Yankee Stadium, Willie Randolph has always loved the game of baseball, and over the course of his storied career, he has amassed a remarkable list of accomplishments—All-Star second baseman, World Series champion, manager—but, above all, he has been a Yankee. For almost thirty years, Randolph was a part of Yankee lore and mythology, whether playing with the legends Thurman Munson and Reggie Jackson and witnessing the infamous Bronx Zoo at its rowdiest, or coaching as the Core Four of Derek Jeter, Mariano Rivera, Andy Pettitte, and Jorge Posada rose to fame and ushered in a new era of Yankee dominance.

In his long-awaited memoir, Willie Randolph shares stories from his life in pinstripes, opening up about the team that raised him and the city that molded him. With unparalleled perspective into three generations of team history, the former Yankee captain offers fresh, firsthand insight into some of the greatest players to ever play the game and the greatest teams ever to call the Bronx their home. From Don Mattingly to Bernie Williams, Goose Gossage to Mariano Rivera, and Billy Martin to Joe Torre, Randolph presents a view of baseball history from the inside, describing how teams became dynasties and managers became legends—all in the shadow of the man who brought them together, the Boss, George Steinbrenner.

But though Randolph is a Yankee through and through, he is first and foremost a quintessential New Yorker. Brooklyn raised and groomed, he shares memories of a rise that could only happen in the Big Apple—from the projects of East New York to the house that Ruth built. Along the way, he discusses his triumphs and struggles on and off the field, as well as his time spent as manager of the Mets.

As fascinating and thoughtful as Randolph himself, The Yankee Way is a moving portrait of a legendary team, a unique city, and a remarkable man.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780062356116
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
  • Publication date: 5/13/2014
  • Pages: 336
  • Sales rank: 19,476
  • Product dimensions: 6.30 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 1.20 (d)

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Willie Randolph

Willie Randolph spent thirteen years as a second baseman with the New York Yankees, from 1976 to 1988, during which he served as co-captain from 1986 to 1988, was selected for six All-Star teams, and won two World Series Championships. Randolph went on to coach the Yankees for eleven seasons, leading the team to four World Championships. In 2005, Randolph joined the Mets, becoming the first African American manager in New York City baseball history and going on to be the first manager in major league history to improve his team's record by at least twelve games in each season. In November 2012, it was announced that Randolph would be the third-base coach in the World Baseball Classic for Team USA. He lives in New Jersey.

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