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    • Lou

    • Fifty Years of Kicking Dirt, Playing Hard, and Winning Big in the Sweet Spot of Baseball
    • By: Lou Piniella, Bill Madden
    • Narrated by: Johnny Heller
    • Length: 10 hrs and 4 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 19
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 19
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 19

    In this candid, revealing, and entertaining memoir, the beloved New York Yankee legend looks back over his nearly 50-year career as a player and a manager, sharing insights and stories about some of his most memorable moments and some of the biggest names in Major League Baseball. For nearly five decades, Lou Piniella has been a fixture in Major League Baseball, as an outfielder with the legendary New York Yankees of the 1970s, and as a manager for five teams.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great book.

    • By Robert A. Raymond on 07-28-17
    • Fifty Years of Kicking Dirt, Playing Hard, and Winning Big in the Sweet Spot of Baseball
    • By: Lou Piniella, Bill Madden
    • Narrated by: Johnny Heller
    • Length: 10 hrs and 4 mins
    • Release date: 05-16-17
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 19 ratings

    Regular price: $28.51

    • Damned Yankees

    • Chaos, Confusion, and Crazyness in the Steinbrenner Era
    • By: Bill Madden, Moss Klein
    • Narrated by: Kyle Munley
    • Length: 16 hrs and 42 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 5
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 5
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5

    New York Daily News reporter Madden and Klein, of the Newark Star-Ledger, who have covered the Yankees for years, here join forces on a history that may send fans to their handkerchiefs and opponents into laughter. The authors chiefly discuss the period 1977 to 1989, when principal team owner George Steinbrenner converted a stable, conservative, successful franchise into a club characterized by "chaos, confusion, and craziness'' to the point that some top players refuse to sign with the team.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Entertaining look at the Steinbrenner Era

    • By Karen on 04-03-13

    Regular price: $29.95

    • Steinbrenner

    • The Last Lion of Baseball
    • By: Bill Madden
    • Narrated by: Kerin McCue
    • Length: 18 hrs and 38 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 77
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 44
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 43

    No owner has changed the landscape of sports more than New York Yankees owner George Steinbrenner. From the moment he bought the team in 1973 for $10 million, Steinbrenner's monomaniacal pursuit was to restore the most fabled franchise in baseball history to its former glory. Today the New York Yankees are worth more than $1 billion and are once again world champions.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • George Steinbrenner was indeed the Last Loin

    • By Coramdeo540 on 12-30-16

    Regular price: $39.92

    • 1954: The Year Willie Mays and the First Generation of Black Superstars Changed Major League Baseball Forever

    • By: Bill Madden
    • Narrated by: David Drummond
    • Length: 8 hrs and 54 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 22
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      4 out of 5 stars 21
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 20

    Jackie Robinson heroically broke the color barrier in 1947. But how—and, in practice, when—did the integration of the sport actually occur? Bill Madden shows that baseball’s famous black experiment” did not truly succeed until the coming of age of Willie Mays and the emergence of some star players—Larry Doby, Hank Aaron, and Ernie Banks—in 1954. And as a relevant backdrop off the field, it was in May of that year that the US Supreme Court unanimously ruled, in the case of Brown v. Board of Education, that segregation be outlawed in America’s public schools.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Black Stars Changed Baseball Beyond Belief

    • By Matthew Tsien on 04-28-18

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Zim

    • A Baseball Life
    • By: Don Zimmer, Bill Madden
    • Narrated by: Denis McKee
    • Length: 11 hrs and 33 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 8
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 7
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6

    Don Zimmer had his first taste of baseball glory in 1948 as a member of a national champion American Legion team. He was drafted by the Brooklyn Dodgers, only to have his career—and life—threatened when he was beaned in a minor league game in 1953.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Get to know how Zim thinks and operates

    • By David on 08-05-12

    Regular price: $18.17