Steinbrenner: The Last Lion of Baseball

Steinbrenner: The Last Lion of Baseball

by Bill Madden

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Steinbrenner: The Last Lion of Baseball by Bill Madden

If you love the New York Yankees, arguably the most storied franchise in all of sports—or even if you’re just a fan of baseball history, or big business bios—this biography of the larger-than-life team owner for the past four decades is a must for your bookshelf. For more than 30 years Bill Madden has covered the Yankees and Major League Baseball for the New York Daily News, and he brings all his insights and inside connections to Steinbrenner: the definitive biography of one of New York’s most intriguing and long-standing sports figures, Yankees owner George Steinbrenner.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780061690327
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 05/03/2011
Pages: 496
Sales rank: 790,294
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

Bill Madden has covered the Yankees and Major League Baseball for the New York Daily News for more than forty years. In 2010, Madden was the recipient of the Baseball Hall of Fame’s  J. G. Taylor Spink Award. He has written several books about baseball, including the New York Times bestseller Steinbrenner: The Last Lion of Baseball.

Table of Contents

Introduction ix

1 The Coming Storm 1

2 Cleveland 36

3 "Lead, Follow, or Get the Hell Out of the Way" 80

4 Watergate and Catfish 105

5 Three for the Tabloids 144

6 Turmoil and Triumph 187

7 Days of Whine and Rosen 226

8 From Here to Eternity 265

9 Howser and Horses 301

10 Passages 331

11 Chaos: Reggie's Revenge, Umpire Wars and Pine Tar Follies 371

12 An Icon Scorned 415

13 A "Favorite Son" Exiled 445

14 Tale of the Tapes 495

15 Banished! 537

16 The Comeback 560

17 The Buck Stops Here 602

18 Torre Glory 639

19 Billionaire George 677

20 The Lion in Winter 710

Notes and Acknowledgments 755

Bibliography 761

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Steinbrenner: The Last Lion of Baseball 3.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 103 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Mr. Steinbrenner should be looking down and thanking Stick Micheal for creating the illusion that made George agreat owner. Yes he always spent money, however most times it was impulsive, excessive and not well thought out. Steinbrenners second suspension from the game, which was lauded by the majority of Yankees fans, gave Stick the opportunity and patience to develop young players, something George never had the stomach for. This allowed the team to groom young talents like Jeter, Rivera, Bernie Williams, Posada and Pettite. Without the suspension the Boss may have sent Jeter and Rivera to another club for a fading, former star. We will never know. But we do know George is viewed more saint than sinner by his clubs fans.
johnbartimole More than 1 year ago
Bill Madden's biography of Steinbrenner is a thorough, impartial, hard-fact, well-researched book that gives great insight into the magical, confusing mind of George Steinbrenner. Not only does Madden paint a painstaking portrait of Steinbrenner, he frames his research with in-depth observations from the people who surrounded Steinbrenner. It's interesting to read this and then, before or after, read the Torre book, to get two different perspectives on what happened between Steinbrenner and Torre during those years. Madden does a good job of explaining much of Steinbrenner's psyche by delving into his early boyhood and his difficult relationship with his father. A great, easy, interesting book.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Having grown up towards the end of George's era this book gave me great insight into the team i greatly love. Definitely explains the foundation of the yankees organization we see today. Overall great read. I reccomend it to every yankee fan out there who wants to truly understand yankees history.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Very disappointed this book had to end, the best sports book i ever read!
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