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The Bronx Is Burning 

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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Series cast summary:
Oliver Platt ...  George Steinbrenner 8 episodes, 2007
Kevin Conway ...  Gabe Paul 8 episodes, 2007
Daniel Sunjata ...  Reggie Jackson 8 episodes, 2007
John Turturro ...  Billy Martin 8 episodes, 2007
Erik Jensen ...  Thurman Munson 8 episodes, 2007
Alex Cranmer ...  Graig Nettles 8 episodes, 2007
Darby Brown Darby Brown ...  Cliff Johnson 8 episodes, 2007
Joe Grifasi ...  Yogi Berra 8 episodes, 2007
Aric LeClair Aric LeClair ...  Sparky Lyle 8 episodes, 2007
Louis Mustillo ...  Maury Allen 8 episodes, 2007
Arthur J. Nascarella ...  Tommy Lasorda 8 episodes, 2007
Leonard Robinson ...  Mickey Rivers 8 episodes, 2007
Alan Ruck ...  Reporter 8 episodes, 2007
Bob Dunsworth Bob Dunsworth ...  Radio Sports Reporter 7 episodes, 2007
Hans Hartman Hans Hartman ...  Reporter / ... 7 episodes, 2007
Evan Hart ...  Bucky Dent 6 episodes, 2007
Mark Lorette Mark Lorette ...  Reporter 6 episodes, 2007
Joe Cappelletti ...  Sports Announcer 5 episodes, 2007
Bill Forchion ...  Elston Howard 5 episodes, 2007
Tim Keinath Tim Keinath ...  Mike Torrez 5 episodes, 2007
Rob Lavin Rob Lavin ...  Kenny Holtzman 5 episodes, 2007
Dock Pollard Dock Pollard ...  Willie Randolph 5 episodes, 2007
Lou Provenzano Lou Provenzano ...  Ron Guidry 5 episodes, 2007
Max Casella ...  Dick Howser 4 episodes, 2007
A.J. McClain ...  Jimmy Wynn 4 episodes, 2007
Keith J. Stevens Keith J. Stevens ...  Uniformed Police Officer / ... 4 episodes, 2007
Stephen Lang ...  Inspector Dowd 3 episodes, 2007
Daryl Blonder Daryl Blonder ...  Ray Negron 3 episodes, 2007
Val Jobara Val Jobara ...  Self 3 episodes, 2007
Susan Misner ...  Gretchen Martin 3 episodes, 2007
Josh Pais ...  Phil Pepe 3 episodes, 2007
Lawrence Ryan Lawrence Ryan ...  Reporter 3 episodes, 2007
Loren Dean ...  Fran Healy 2 episodes, 2007
Mather Zickel ...  Lou Piniella 2 episodes, 2007
Ellen Becker-Gray Ellen Becker-Gray ...  Neighborhood Resident at Crime Scene 2 episodes, 2007
Matt Bourgeois Matt Bourgeois ...  Waiter 2 episodes, 2007
Bill Buell ...  Art Fowler 2 episodes, 2007
Aaron Calafato Aaron Calafato ...  Police Officer 2 episodes, 2007
Meredith Deacon Meredith Deacon ...  Sydney 2 episodes, 2007
Rob W. Gray Rob W. Gray ...  Neighborhood Resident at Crime Scene 2 episodes, 2007
Janine Green ...  Mary Rivers 2 episodes, 2007
Elleen Hannah Elleen Hannah ...  Hospital Administrator 2 episodes, 2007
Jack Hartman Jack Hartman ...  Autograph Seeker 2 episodes, 2007
Sean Martin Hingston ...  Steve Dunleavy 2 episodes, 2007
Stephen Kyle ...  Press Photographer / ... 2 episodes, 2007
Christopher McDonald ...  Joe DiMaggio 2 episodes, 2007
Tony Moreira Tony Moreira ...  Hotel Guest / ... 2 episodes, 2007
Giovanni Pantaleo Giovanni Pantaleo ...  Media Reporter 2 episodes, 2007
Kathryn Schmitt Kathryn Schmitt ...  Restaurant Patron 2 episodes, 2007
Kal Thompson Kal Thompson ...  Reporter 2 episodes, 2007
Matt Walton ...  Jim McMullen 2 episodes, 2007
Chloe Whiteford Chloe Whiteford ...  Billy's Girl 2 episodes, 2007
Tom Wiggin Tom Wiggin ...  Whitey Ford 2 episodes, 2007
Russell Woron-Simons ...  Student Watching TV / ... 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 M. Steinbrenner III 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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Trivia

At one point during a game, Billy has Reggie fake a bunt before Reggie hits a home run. When Reggie gets back to the dugout, he tells Billy "No more bunting." In the 1978 season, Billy and Reggie got into another very public dugout confrontation when Reggie attempted a bunt against Billy's order and striking out with runners in scoring position. The confrontation played a role in Billy getting fired in the middle of the season. See more »

Goofs

The Lite Beer commercial depicted was produced and first aired in 1978, by which time Billy Martin had been fired by Steinbrenner. See more »

Quotes

Thurman Munson: [to Reggie Jackson] I don't want to fight with you Reggie. But, I don't like you.
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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 TheEmulator23See 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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