Steinbrenner: The Last Lion of Baseball

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Harper Collins, May 11, 2010 - Biography & Autobiography - 496 pages
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.
 

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Enjoyable. A few great stories that I hadn't heard before, but mostly a fun romp through my baseball watching past which I mostly remember. If a book is ever written on those Gabe Paul tapes, now THAT would be awesome. Read full review

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A fabulous view into the life of one of baseball's greatest legends, STEINBRENNER: The Last Lion of Baseball by Bill Madden served as an inspiration for the on-again-off-again relationship of Queen ... Read full review

Contents

The Coming Storm
1
Cleveland
21
Lead Follow or Get the Hell Out of the Way
46
Watergate and Catfish
60
Three for the Tabloids
83
Turmoil and Triumph
107
Days of Whine and Rosen
129
From Here to Eternity
151
A Favorite Son Exiled
254
Tale of the Tapes
282
Banished
306
The Comeback
319
The Buck Stops Here
343
Torre Glory
364
Billionaire George
386
The Lion in Winter
404

Howser and Horses
172
Passages
189
Reggies Revenge Umpire Wars and Pine Tar Follies
212
An Icon Scorned
237
Notes and Acknowledgments
429
Bibliography
433
433
435
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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.

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