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.
Everyone Has Something To Prove.
Did You Know?
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
The Lite Beer commercial depicted was produced and first aired in 1978, by which time Billy Martin had been fired by Steinbrenner. See more
[to Reggie Jackson
I don't want to fight with you Reggie. But, I don't like you.