Gator

My Life in Pinstripes
eAudio - unabridged
Audio (6.53 hours)
Product Number: Z100127161
Released: Mar 20, 2018
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9780525529323
Narrator/s: Ron Guidry
Publisher: Books on Tape
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Description

Legendary New York Yankees pitcher Ron Guidry recounts his years playing for one of the most storied and celebrated teams in sports history-the world champion New York Yankees during their heyday in the Bronx Zoo years, with manic manager Billy Martin, headline loving owner George Steinbrenner, and an ego-driven all-star cast that included everyone from slugger Reggie Jackson and All star catcher Thurman Munson to Cy Young Award winners Sparky Lyle and Catfish Hunter. Ron Guidry, known as Gator and Louisiana Lightning to his teammates, quickly rose in 1977 to become the ace of the Yankees' stellar pitching staff, helping the team regarded as the most famous and notorious in Yankee history win the World Series. In 1978, he went 25-3 with a 1.74 ERA and won the Cy Young Award as the best pitcher in baseball, helping to bring home the Yankees' second straight World Series championship. A four-time All Star and five-time Golden Glove winner, he played from 1976 to 1988, served as the Yankees' captain in the 1980s, and remains one of the greatest pitchers in Yankee history. In Gator, Guidry takes us inside the clubhouse to tell us what it was like to play amidst the chaos and almost daily confrontations between Billy Martin and George Steinbrenner, Martin's altercations with star slugger Reggie "the straw that stirs the drink" Jackson. He talks poignantly about the death of Thurman Munson in 1979, and the impact that had on Ron and on the club. He tells stories about players like Lou Pinella, Willie Randolph, Bucky Dent, Catfish Hunter, Chris Chambliss, and Mickey Rivers, and coach Yogi Berra (who in 1984 became the Yankees' manager) and Elston Howard.

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Original Publish Date: Mar 20, 2018

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Product Number EB00706583
Released: Mar 20, 2018
Business Term: 2 Year
Publisher: Crown Archetype
ISBN: #9780451499325

Professional reviews

"New York Yankees pitcher Ron "Gator" Guidry reads his own memoir of his career in the 1970s and 1980s. This audiobook would have been much better off with a professional narrator. Even the production value sounds sub-par, as if Guidry were, quite literally, phoning in his narration. There are hints of delight and passion in Guidry's voice as he recounts the Yankees' glory days, but he shows little knack for polished storytelling, sounding more like he's reading to entertain himself rather than to an audience. Still, die-hard baseball fans will surely be interested in Guidry's stories of mercurial manager Billy Martin, catcher Thurman Munson, who tragically died in a 1979 plane crash, the indomitable George Steinbrenner, and more. A.T.N. © AudioFile 2018, Portland, Maine"

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