A look at the New York Yankees attempt to win the 1977 World Series. Based on Jonathan Mahler's book "Ladies and Gentlemen, the Bronx Is Burning."
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 George Steinbrenner (8 episodes, 2007)
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 Reporter (8 episodes, 2007)
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 Bucky Dent (6 episodes, 2007)
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 Mike Torrez (5 episodes, 2007)
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 Kenny Holtzman (5 episodes, 2007)
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 Willie Randolph (5 episodes, 2007)
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 Ron Guidry (5 episodes, 2007)
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 Dick Howser (4 episodes, 2007)
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 Ray Negron (3 episodes, 2007)
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 Himself (3 episodes, 2007)
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 Reporter (3 episodes, 2007)
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 Autograph Seeker (2 episodes, 2007)
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 Steve Dunleavy (2 episodes, 2007)
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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 own 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 John Wiggins

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In several scenes in Billy Martin's (John Turturro) office, there is an old black and white picture that can be seen on the shelf behind his desk. The picture is of the REAL Billy Martin as a Yankees player with then Yankees manager Casey Stengel. See more »

Goofs

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 »

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Reggie Jackson: He is comparing Thurman to a cocktail, he took whatever I said out of context.
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Referenced in Sports Jeopardy!: Episode #1.33 (2015) See more »

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Very good especially when baseball was good.
1 April 2008 | by (S. Lake Tahoe, CA) – See all my reviews

I haven't been a fan of baseball since the last strike whenever that was. The fact that a decent player(A Rod) signed a contract for 300 million over 10 years disgusts me. The best thing about this series is it reminds you of the way baseball used to be. It is excellently acted although a little slow getting going and probably could have been at least one episode shorter than it was. It is a fascinating look at the relationships between all the players, coaches, and owner on the Yankees to see what they had to go through to win. For someone who could care less about baseball anymore it is a great trip down memory lane to the good ol' days of baseball *cough* before steroids, BALCO, & all the illegitimate "Great" players that are around these days. Watch this especially if you want to see a good story and the better days of when baseball actually was America's sport. It's now Football just in case you wondered. If you don't have a chance to see the whole series watch the last few episodes instead of the first.


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