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Billy Martin: Baseball's Flawed Genius
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Mariner Books
Publication date May 3, 2016
Pages 530
Binding Paperback
Edition Reprint
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9780544709034
ISBN-10 0544709039
Dimensions 1.50 by 5.75 by 8 in.
Original list price $16.95
Summaries and Reviews
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A New York Times bestseller

“Enormously entertaining . . . Explores the question of whether a baseball lifer can actually be a tragic figure in the classic sense—a man destroyed by the very qualities that made him great." — Wall Street Journal

“Bill Pennington gives long-overdue flesh to the caricature . . . Pennington savors the dirt-kicking spectacles without losing sight of the man.” — New York Times Book Review

 
Even now, years after his death, Billy Martin remains one of the most intriguing and charismatic figures in baseball history. And the most misunderstood. A manager who is widely considered to have been a baseball genius, Martin is remembered more for his rabble-rousing and public brawls on the field and off. He was combative and intimidating, yet endearing and beloved.

​In Billy Martin, Bill Pennington resolves these contradictions and pens the definitive story of Martin’s life. From his hardscrabble youth to his days on the Yankees in the 1950s and through sixteen years of managing, Martin made sure no one ever ignored him. Drawing on exhaustive interviews and his own time covering Martin as a young sportswriter, Pennington provides an intimate, revelatory, and endlessly colorful story of a truly larger-than-life sportsman.
 
“The hair on my forearms was standing up by the end of the fifth paragraph of this book’s introduction. I knew Billy Martin. I covered Billy Martin. But I never knew him like this.” — Dan Shaughnessy, best-selling author of Francona
 
“An exhaustive, detailed and fascinating look at a baseball genius whose biggest fight might very well have been against himself.” — Tampa Tribune


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Hardcover
Book cover for 9780544022096
 
from Houghton Mifflin (April 7, 2015)
9780544022096 | details & prices | 530 pages | 6.25 × 9.25 × 1.50 in. | 1.74 lbs | List price $30.00
About:   The definitive biography of one of baseball’s most celebrated, mercurial, and misunderstood figures      Billy Martin is a story of contrasts.
Paperback
Book cover for 9780544709034
 
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Reprint edition from Mariner Books (May 3, 2016)
9780544709034 | details & prices | 530 pages | 5.75 × 8.00 × 1.50 in. | 0.95 lbs | List price $16.95
About: A New York Times bestseller “Enormously entertaining .

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