In the year 1977, Major league Baseball has officially inaugurated the free agent market. A baseball player named Reggie Jackson came to New York to sign a contract with the ball club called the "Yankees". But, what Jackson does not know that he will soon bring controversy to the club, by saying that he's the "Straw that stirs the drink", causing his fellow teammates especially, Thurman Munson to not like him. Plus, manager Billy Martin and owner George Steinbrenner also have their won private arguments about Jackson and the team. Meanwhile, other things are happening in New York as a killer using a .44 magnum and calling himself as "The Son Of Sam" is lurking around the city, and the infamous blackout. Written by
Did You Know?
In several episodes a picture of the old Yankee Stadium from before it was renovated in 1973 can be seen in Billy Martin's (John Turturro
) office. This is what Yankee Stadium looked like from 1923-1973 See more
Many people have commented (in critic reviews and IMDB comment postings) that Billy Martin, born in California and having lived most of his life in New York, never spoke with a Southern accent as seen on the show. According to Jonathan Mahler's book, upon which the series is based, while Billy was a manager for the Texas Rangers, he loved Texas and it's people so much that he adopted the accent and the habit of wearing cowboy boots and hats for the rest of his life. See more
He is comparing Thurman to a cocktail, he took whatever I said out of context.