The Resource Steinbrenner : the last lion of baseball, Bill Madden

Steinbrenner : the last lion of baseball, Bill Madden

Label
Steinbrenner : the last lion of baseball
Title
Steinbrenner
Title remainder
the last lion of baseball
Statement of responsibility
Bill Madden
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • "The definitive biography of George Steinbrenner, owner of the New York Yankees, written by New York Daily News columnist Bill Madden, who has covered the team for three decades"--
  • No owner has changed the landscape of sports more than New York Yankees owner George Steinbrenner. From the moment he bought the team in 1973 for $10 million, Steinbrenner's monomaniacal pursuit was to restore the most fabled franchise in baseball history to its former glory. Today the New York Yankees are worth more than $1 billion and are once again world champions. Award-winning sportswriter Bill Madden traces Steinbrenner from his early days in Cleveland through his years as a shipping magnate, a Nixon fund-raiser, and a champion horse breeder to the fateful moment when he bought the Yankees, even though his father disparaged George's desire to own a professional sports team as a 'hobby.' Over the next four decades, Steinbrenner's tumultuous reign included his epic battles with Billy Martin, Reggie Jackson, Dave Winfield, even beloved Yankee captain Derek Jeter. His ruthless and free-spending tactics made him a lightning rod for controversy but they also paid off: Steinbrenner's Yankees have won seven championships and remain the gold standard in all sports. In the last few years, with his health declining, the Boss ceded control of the team to his sons, but not before lording over the team's historic transition from the House That Ruth Built to the House That George Built. Throughout his three decades of covering the Yankees, Bill Madden has cultivated hundreds of sources at every level in the organization, from the many managers and front-office personnel Steinbrenner has fired to the bat boys who are ever present in the locker room. All of them have colorful stories about the man with whom they have enjoyed a love-hate relationship, but it is the Boss himself whose voice rises above the rest. And when Steinbrenner decided to give his final print interview, he spoke to Madden to set the record straight on his extraordinary life and career. -- Publisher description
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Provided by publisher
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Madden, Bill
Dewey number
  • 796.357092
  • B
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
GV865.S79
LC item number
M33 2010
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Steinbrenner, George M.
  • New York Yankees (Baseball team)
  • Baseball team owners
Label
Steinbrenner : the last lion of baseball, Bill Madden
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 433-434) 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
Contents
The coming storm -- Cleveland -- 'Lead, follow, or get the hell out of the way' -- Watergate and catfish -- Three for the tabloids -- Turmoil and triumph -- Days of whine and rosen -- From here to eternity -- Howser and horses -- Passages -- Chaos: Reggie's revenge, umpire wars and pine tar follies -- An icon scorned -- A 'favorite son' exiled -- Tale of the tapes -- Banished! -- The comeback -- The buck stops here -- Torre glory -- Billionaire George -- The lion in winter
Control code
ocn456180194
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xiii, 457 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780061690310
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2010007871
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
40017921226
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)456180194
Label
Steinbrenner : the last lion of baseball, Bill Madden
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 433-434) 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
Contents
The coming storm -- Cleveland -- 'Lead, follow, or get the hell out of the way' -- Watergate and catfish -- Three for the tabloids -- Turmoil and triumph -- Days of whine and rosen -- From here to eternity -- Howser and horses -- Passages -- Chaos: Reggie's revenge, umpire wars and pine tar follies -- An icon scorned -- A 'favorite son' exiled -- Tale of the tapes -- Banished! -- The comeback -- The buck stops here -- Torre glory -- Billionaire George -- The lion in winter
Control code
ocn456180194
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xiii, 457 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780061690310
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2010007871
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
40017921226
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)456180194

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