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Sparky Lyle is a former left-handed relief pitcher who spent 16 seasons in Major League Baseball. A three-time All-Star, he won the American League Cy Young Award in 1977. He was most famous for coauthoring The Bronx Zoo, a 1979 tell-all book that chronicled the dissension within the Yankees in its World Series Championship seasons of 1977 and 1978. Peter Golenbock is a sports journalist and author.
Welcome to the 1978 Yankee team, where men were men and the brawls were televised. No one thought the 1978 Yankees were much of anything and they proved everyone wrong. Read morePublished 6 months ago by N. N. Light
This is not worth any time. Only thing I recall is that Lyle takes a cheap shot at Kansas City, who played the Yankees several years in a row in the 70s. Read morePublished 9 months ago by J. Davis
It is baseball at its best with the oldtime spirit of the sport front and center. I wish the new money players had the same love and charisma.Published 9 months ago by Amazon Customer
I have tried to get through this book more than once. The subject matter should be compelling, and it is often used as a milestone ala "Ball Four". Read morePublished 17 months ago by Jack Hoff
My nephew is a huge Yankees fan but had never read this book. It was a Christmas gift and he was very happy with it.Published 22 months ago by Anne
I owned this book when it was written many years back. My wife is a die-hard baseball fan and I knew she would know all the players named (Billy Martin, Goose Gossage et. Read morePublished on September 12, 2013 by Ol' Reg
Every NY Yankees fan needs to read this. The title is very appropriate: during this period of time in the late 70's the team had lots of internal turmoil that Sparky captured in... Read morePublished on August 19, 2013 by RENE SUAREZ JR