From the Publisher
"You know, we're going to get this done."
Lou Piniella to WGN's Steve Cochran on his goal of leading the Chicago Cubs to a world championship
From the Inside Flap
Baseball is in Lou Piniella's blood. The son of athletic Spanish immigrants, Piniella's boyhood in Tampa, Florida, was an education in the finer points of the great American game. Those early experiences shaped the person and athlete he became and led him to the pinnacle of the sport, including the Rookie of the Year Award, two Manager of the Year Awards, and three World Series rings.
Sweet Lou brings the story of one of baseball's most intriguing managers to life, relives history with the players who created it, and explores the heartbreaks, successes, and colorful cast of people that have forged Piniella into the gifted competitor he is today. Stories of Billy Martin, Reggie Jackson, George Steinbrenner, Marge Schott, Rob Dibble, Alex Rodriguez, Ben Grieve, Kosuke Fukudome, and many more underscore Piniella's true passion for the sport.