The year is 1977. The New York Yankees are coming off their loss to the Cincinatti Reds in the 1976 world series. The Yankees' manager Billy Martin and the owner, George Steinbrenner are discussing on who should be on the team for next season. During the inaugural season of the free agent market, Steinbrenner was talking to Oakland Athletics star, Reggie Jackson about joining the Yankees. He accepted. Then, spring training began. Billy Martin at one time did not want to ride the bus with the rest of the team, which escalated into an argument between him and Steinbrenner. Written by
Did You Know?
2000 MLB American League MVP and slugging Yankees First Baseman Jason Giambi
has a cameo as a cab driver who greets Reggie Jackson in New York City. See more
Although the series is set in 1977, this episode shows real footage of Yankee games played in 1978 such as the famous collision on May 12, 1978 between outfielders Reggie Jackson and Paul Blair, which allowed Amos Otis of the Royals to score a gamewinning inside-the-park home run. See more