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The Yankee Way: Playing, Coaching, and My Life in Baseball by [Randolph, Willie]
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Provides revealing insights into the prowess and personality of colleagues…on and off the field in the 1970s and beyond (you need a scorecard), and recalls his upbringing in Brooklyn...This crisp and perky account is peppered with anecdotes. (New York Times)

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From a dusty diamond in Brooklyn to the hallowed grounds of Yankee Stadium, Willie Randolph has always loved the game of baseball, and over the course of his storied career, he has amassed a remarkable list of accomplishments—All-Star second baseman, World Series champion, manager—but, above all, he has been a Yankee. For almost thirty years, Randolph was a part of Yankee lore and mythology, whether playing with the legends Thurman Munson and Reggie Jackson and witnessing the infamous Bronx Zoo at its rowdiest, or coaching as the Core Four of Derek Jeter, Mariano Rivera, Andy Pettitte, and Jorge Posada rose to fame and ushered in a new era of Yankee dominance.

In his long-awaited memoir, Willie Randolph shares stories from his life in pinstripes, opening up about the team that raised him and the city that molded him. With unparalleled perspective into three generations of team history, the former Yankee captain offers fresh, firsthand insight into some of the greatest players to ever play the game and the greatest teams ever to call the Bronx their home. From Don Mattingly to Bernie Williams, Goose Gossage to Mariano Rivera, and Billy Martin to Joe Torre, Randolph presents a view of baseball history from the inside, describing how teams became dynasties and managers became legends—all in the shadow of the man who brought them together, the Boss, George Steinbrenner.

But though Randolph is a Yankee through and through, he is first and foremost a quintessential New Yorker. Brooklyn raised and groomed, he shares memories of a rise that could only happen in the Big Apple—from the projects of East New York to the house that Ruth built. Along the way, he discusses his triumphs and struggles on and off the field, as well as his time spent as manager of the Mets.

As fascinating and thoughtful as Randolph himself, The Yankee Way is a moving portrait of a legendary team, a unique city, and a remarkable man.


Product Details

  • File Size: 6001 KB
  • Print Length: 288 pages
  • Publisher: It Books; Reprint edition (May 13, 2014)
  • Publication Date: May 13, 2014
  • Sold by: HarperCollins Publishers
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00HCGWYUO
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Lending: Not Enabled
  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
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Growing up in Brooklyn, Willie Randolph loved baseball and often dreamed of being able to play in the major leagues, like millions of other boys. He realized that dream in 1975 when he was called up by the Pittsburgh Pirates. That began a long journey that took him back to his hometown where he had many good seasons with the New York Yankees, including the Yankees teams of the late 1970’s that won three consecutive American League pennants and two World Series. When his playing days ended, he became a coach for the team during the next great Yankee run when led by the Core Four; they won four World Series titles between 1996 and 2000. Then later he became first African-American manager in New York when he was named manager of the Mets in 2005. Randolph shares stories about all these chapters in his career and life in this autobiography.

What struck me most about the book was the conversational style in which it was written. There isn’t a true structure to the book as it is not in strict chronological order, nor does Randolph talk exclusively about certain times in his life in each chapter. Randolph’s writing makes the reader fell like he or she is sitting next to Willie, just passing the time by sharing baseball stories. Much of the book is just that – baseball stories. There isn’t a lot of reflection on his early childhood family life or his family life that isn’t impacted some way by the game. Yes, he does talk lovingly about his wife and children when they are mentioned, but even some of those are directly related to what is happening in his baseball life.

The stories are mostly funny and entertaining.
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Great read from a man who lived the Yankee tradition, I lived vicariously through his narrative. I think he is an inspiration to all young players, if I were the Yankees I'd buy a copy for all my minor leaguers.
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I always like Willie as a player, coach and manager but this is some of the worst reading in sports. He is all over the place. Starts to make a point then goes to 5 other areas and finishes his point 5 pages later.
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one of the most important members of the new york yankees presents his book and tells his story growing up and his playing days and life on and off the field. he was very consistant and made a statement with his play and the way he went about things. this was a really good book and it was very interesting read and it takes you on so many levels.
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OK. Would like to have seen more regarding baseball in general and time with Pirates. However, the book was written to tell "The Yankee Way."
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Good Yankee moran ilia, especially if u remember him as a player. Stand up guy who played the game right
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Gave this as a gift to my son-in-law who is an avid sports fan. He really enjoyed reading it and was amazed at evrything accomplished.
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Well told tale of an athlete that I knew from the outside, but this book gives a good insight to his life.
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