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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Nominated for 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 6 nominations. See more awards »
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 Gabe Paul 8 episodes, 2007
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 Graig Nettles 8 episodes, 2007
Darby Brown ...
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 Yogi Berra 8 episodes, 2007
Aric LeClair ...
 Sparky Lyle 8 episodes, 2007
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 Maury Allen 8 episodes, 2007
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 Tommy Lasorda 8 episodes, 2007
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 Mickey Rivers 8 episodes, 2007
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 Reporter 8 episodes, 2007
Bob Dunsworth ...
 Radio Sports Reporter 7 episodes, 2007
Hans Hartman ...
 Reporter / ... 7 episodes, 2007
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 Bucky Dent 6 episodes, 2007
Mark Lorette ...
 Reporter 6 episodes, 2007
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 Sports Announcer 5 episodes, 2007
Bill Forchion ...
 Elston Howard 5 episodes, 2007
Tim Keinath ...
 Mike Torrez 5 episodes, 2007
Rob Lavin ...
 Kenny Holtzman 5 episodes, 2007
Dock Pollard ...
 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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 Jimmy Wynn 4 episodes, 2007
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 Uniformed Police Officer / ... 4 episodes, 2007
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 Inspector Dowd 3 episodes, 2007
Daryl Blonder ...
 Ray Negron 3 episodes, 2007
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 Gretchen Martin 3 episodes, 2007
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 Phil Pepe 3 episodes, 2007
Lawrence Ryan ...
 Reporter 3 episodes, 2007
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 Fran Healy 2 episodes, 2007
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 Lou Piniella 2 episodes, 2007
Matt Bourgeois ...
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 Art Fowler 2 episodes, 2007
Aaron Calafato ...
 Police Officer 2 episodes, 2007
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Rob W. Gray ...
 Neighborhood Resident at Crime Scene 2 episodes, 2007
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 Mary Rivers 2 episodes, 2007
Elleen Hannah ...
 Hospital Administrator 2 episodes, 2007
Jack Hartman ...
 Autograph Seeker 2 episodes, 2007
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 Steve Dunleavy 2 episodes, 2007
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 Press Photographer / ... 2 episodes, 2007
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 Joe DiMaggio 2 episodes, 2007
Tony Moreira ...
 Hotel Guest / ... 2 episodes, 2007
Giovanni Pantaleo ...
 Media Reporter 2 episodes, 2007
Kathryn Schmitt ...
 Restaurant Patron 2 episodes, 2007
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 Reporter 2 episodes, 2007
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 Jim McMullen 2 episodes, 2007
Chloe Whiteford ...
 Billy's Girl 2 episodes, 2007
Tom Wiggin ...
 Whitey Ford 2 episodes, 2007
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Storyline

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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Everyone Has Something To Prove.

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Drama | Sport

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Trivia

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

Reggie Jackson in 1977 did not sport a "soul-patch" beneath his lower lip. Facial hair for New York Yankees is prohibited below the lower lip. Back in the late '70s Thurman Munson, when in dispute with Yankee ownership, would from time to time begin to grow a beard, and then would be ordered to shave it. Over the years, other Yankees, such as Goose Gossage and Don Mattingly, have been reprimanded by Yankee brass for long hair or facial hair in violation of Yankee policy. See more »

Quotes

Thurman Munson: [reading a magazine] Hey look at this about Reggie. "I'm the straw that stirs the drink".
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Connections

Featured in 14th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards (2008) See more »

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Great Show!
14 August 2007 | by See all my reviews

It's nice to have something to watch after "The Soprano"s". That was the only show that I made a point to watch, and now it's "The Bronx is Burning". Remembering the Yankee's back then is very nostalgic, even though I was a big Dodger fan. I think John Turturro is Emmy worthy, his portrayal of Billy Martin is unbelievable. Pretty much everyone in the cast us right on. I had forgotten about all the drama that occurred back then with that team, but there's certainly plenty to reminisce about. I was wondering about the reaction that retired Yankee' have about this series? Even though though after the show there are interviews with them, what has been the buzz, overall?


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