October Men: Reggie Jackson, George Steinbrenner, Billy Martin, and the Yankees' Miraculous Finish in 1978

October Men: Reggie Jackson, George Steinbrenner, Billy Martin, and the Yankees' Miraculous Finish in 1978

Roger Kahn / Oct 17, 2019

October Men Reggie Jackson George Steinbrenner Billy Martin and the Yankees Miraculous Finish in On the morning of October the World Champion NewYork Yankees found themselves tied for first place with the Boston Red Sox That day these rousing ball clubs would meet at Fenway Park Both had

  • Title: October Men: Reggie Jackson, George Steinbrenner, Billy Martin, and the Yankees' Miraculous Finish in 1978
  • Author: Roger Kahn
  • ISBN: 9780156029711
  • Page: 449
  • Format: Paperback
  • On the morning of October 2, 1978, the World Champion NewYork Yankees found themselves tied for first place with the Boston Red Sox That day these rousing ball clubs would meet at Fenway Park Both had won ninety nine games Only one would win one hundred The Yankees should have been reaching for their golf clubs they had feuded until they were fourteen games out of firsOn the morning of October 2, 1978, the World Champion NewYork Yankees found themselves tied for first place with the Boston Red Sox That day these rousing ball clubs would meet at Fenway Park Both had won ninety nine games Only one would win one hundred The Yankees should have been reaching for their golf clubs they had feuded until they were fourteen games out of first place Then their fortunes turned, and they capped one of the most thrilling comebacks in baseball history by defeating the Red Sox that October afternoon in a game that many still remember as the greatest ever played Transporting us into the midst of this unforgettable team, Roger Kahn weaves the first in depth account of the legendary season of 78 and reaffirms his standing as our nation s master storyteller of baseball.

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    801 Comments

    1. Roger Kahn is a gifted writer, especially when he's writing about baseball. "The Boys of Summer" is probably one of the five best books about baseball ever written. If it seems like there's a big old "but" coming, yes, there is.If you've read a lot of Kahn, you know that he has a tendency to insert himself into his writing. When he's at his best (the aforementioned "Boys" and "A Flame of Pure Fire" would fall into this category), it's just a minor annoyance. When he's not at his best, however, i [...]


    2. If you have read the other books on this era by NY sportswriters and the athletes themselves, this doesn't add much new or revealing. The author offers many left handed compliments/digs to his peers.


    3. I really enjoyed this book about the New York Yankees of 1978, one of the craziest teams in Major League Baseball history.The topic of the 1978 season is well known to baseball fans, especially if they are fans of the New York Yankees or the Boston Red Sox. This book by Roger Kahn does cover the well-known facts of the season from the Yankee perspective. The team was dysfunctional and riddled with injuries, had an alcoholic manager who seemed to only be interested in fighting the owner and the p [...]


    4. If I were a Yankee fan, I might give it 5 stars. Alas, I'm a Red Sox fan. In the illustrious words of Don Zimmer (Red Sox manager in 1978) Bucky F---ing Dent?


    5. This is an enjoyable read. Kahn, best known for The Boys of Summer (which is a baseball classic) writes fluidly, with only the occasional awkwardness. The following are my problems with the book: In places it's a bit repetitive; it focuses too much on the press and its relationship with the players; some of its asides and digressions seem like filler to me; it's occasionally sloppy factually; and perhaps most significant to me, I don't think there is enough attention paid to the on-field action. [...]


    6. While I preferred the Bronx Zoo, this was an okay read about the story of the 78 Yankees. Kahn starts with an overview of Yankee lore then goes into the mid 70’s telling of the assembly of the championship teams of 77 and 78. Focuses mainly on Billy, George and Reggie though has some good stories of some of the other players in the drama not covered in the players books that much like Gabe Paul and Al Rosen.


    7. This book is about the 1978 New York Yankees. I wanted to read this book because the 1978 Yankees are the greatest team of all time. This was suppose to be about a team that was mediocore changing thru the players , into the winningest sports franchise in history. Instead Kahn spent lots of wasted time, reviewing the history of baseball, with boring details. I was very disappointed. However, I would reccomend this book to anyone that loves the NY Yankees, as it still had great parts in the book [...]


    8. Terrific baseball book. Read this one a few years back as part of my annual Spring Training ritual. This is where I first learned that Reggie Jackson referred to himself as "the straw that stirs the drink," a phrase I have loved ever since encountering it in this great book by my favorite baseball writer.


    9. This book was lazily researched, as evidenced by the multitude of errors throughout. Kahn probably figured as he was such a veteran baseball writer and knew personally many of the important figures in this book, that he could just roll out of bed and write this book. He was wrong.


    10. The '78 Yankees were the first baseball team I ever followed. I was 6 years old and obsessed. So, I was really excited about this book. I guess I just don't love Kahn's writing style, as I was disappointed. It was not the page turned I thought it would be.


    11. I like Roger Kahn, but this book really could have been a novelette. There are an awful lot of anecdotes which are only loosely related to the story. They would have made interesting articles but didn't hold my attention so well as a novel.


    12. I will read almost any baseball book, I grew up with the Yankees of the 70's, and I have read and loved other Roger Kahn books and I found this unreadable. Any reasonable editor would have cut at least 100 pages.


    13. As much as I loved The Bronx Zoo, I disliked October Men. Kahn came off as condescending, biased towards those involved with the 1978 Yankees that he had a positive relationship with, and seemed as if he was mailing it in for long sections of the book.





    14. not the greatest bookbut some people are messed billy martin wat a racistthough nice book


    15. A few unnecessary tangents that felt like filler, a few too many times he inserted himself into the story like he was showing off, but it was a Yankee book. Of course I liked it.



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