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.
Everyone Has Something To Prove.
Did You Know?
Joe Grifasi, who played then Yankee Coach Yogi Berra, had earlier played Yankees Broadcaster (and best friend of Berra) Phil Rizzuto in the 2001 HBO movie 61*. Chistopher McDonald, who appeared as Joe DiMaggio, was also featured in 61* as Yankee Broadcaster Mel Allen. See more
On the morning news, the June 26th attack by the Son of Sam is mentioned. It is then mentioned that the Yankees won 5-4 the day before. However, the June 26th attack occurred at 3 AM in the morning, meaning the attack happened before the Yankees game on June 26th (which they did indeed win 5-4.) The game on the day before the June 26th attack would have been the June 25th game, which the Yankees won 5-1. See more
Benching me? No. why would he do that?