The Bronx Zoo: The Astonishing Inside Story of the 1978 World Champion New York Yankees

The Bronx Zoo: The Astonishing Inside Story of the 1978 World Champion New York Yankees

This bestselling, highly-acclaimed account is a hilarious but scathing baseball tell-all. After being voted the 1977 American League Cy Young Award winner, Sparky Lyle was rewarded for his efforts by being benched. The Yankees, a leader of free agency, signed Goose Gossage as their closer. Things only went downhill from there and the 1978 season turned out to be one of controversy, firings, fights and acrimony. In short, it was a zoo.

Title:The Bronx Zoo: The Astonishing Inside Story of the 1978 World Champion New York Yankees
Edition Language:English
ISBN:9781572437159
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    The Bronx Zoo: The Astonishing Inside Story of the 1978 World Champion New York Yankees Reviews

  • Chris Mauger

    Let me start by saying that the 1978 Yankees are my favorite baseball team ever. I was 13 in 1978, and these guys were my heroes. I read this book when it first came out in 1979, and loved it. Sparky ...

  • Lisa Kilbride

    The same format as Ball Four, but not as happy a ball player, which made for difficult reading. Very glad he got traded to Texas, and hope he was happier there. ...

  • Scott Colan

    This is not my son's Yankees with the core four. This is a Yankee team with multiple personalities. Reggie Jackson, Thurman Munson and Roy White, all with extreme differences in personalities. Reggie ...

  • B

    There's a series of stories that everyone likes to tell . . . . The Reggie-George-Billy triangle. The George craziness. The Bucky Dent homerun.Here, probably the most exciting part is Lyle's perspecti...

  • Tom Gase

    I've read a lot of books about the 1978 season, either from the Yankees side or the Red Sox side but couldn't remember reading one that had been told by a player (with help from Peter Golenbock)so thi...

  • Kathleen

    I read this book when i was 13 years old and new in town. I did a 7th grade book project that involved making a copy of the mustache-and-baseball cover -- to the consternation of my father. He didn't ...

  • Jacob Blanck

    I'm a big Yankee fan and I will like to tell you that this book is an awesome read. This includes all the Yankees games from 1978 day by day. Sparky "a good pitcher" made this book a good read for bas...

  • Michael Lisk

    Fun book. Not just for Yankees fans....

  • Jason

    First off, I'm a baseball fan, not a Yankee fan. I found the book interesting with some funny bits and stories but that's about it. Not a page-turner. ...

  • Tom Buske

    A look at the turbulent 1978 NY Yankees team from the point of view of one of it's players, Sparky Lyle,, the book is in diary form much like the earlier "Ball Four". Lyle doesn't always come across a...