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Author Guidry, Ron, 1950- author.

Title Gator : my life in pinstripes / Ron Guidry with Andrew Beaton.

Publication Info. New York : Crown Archetype, [2018]


Location Call No. Status
 GDL Central Library Non-Fiction    796.357 Guidry,R GUI    Available
1 copy being processed for GDL Central Library Non-Fiction.
Edition First edition.
Description 228 pages :; illustrations (chiefly color) ; 22 cm
text txt rdacontent
unmediated n rdamedia
volume nc rdacarrier
Note Includes index.
Contents The Game -- Who I Am, and Where I'm From -- 47 Days in Hell -- Get Your Ass Off My Mound -- Did the Bronx Really Burn? -- Louisiana Lightning Man -- And You Thought 1977 Was Crazy? -- Understanding Yankee Culture -- The Loss of a Leader -- The Almost Years -- Losing but Leading -- Becoming a Monument -- Coach Gator -- The Real Yogi Berra.
Summary "Hall of Fame New York Yankees pitcher Ron Guidry recounts his years playing for one of the most storied and celebrated teams in sports history--the world champion New York Yankees during their heyday in the Bronx Zoo years, with manic manager Billy Martin, cantankerous owner George Steinbrenner, and an ego-driven all-star cast that included everyone from Reggie Jackson and Thurman Munson to Sparky Lyle and Catfish Hunter. Ron Guidry, known as Gator and Louisiana Lightning to his teammates, quickly rose in 1977 to become the ace of the Yankees' stellar pitching staff, helping the team regarded as the most famous and notorious in Yankee history win the World Series. In 1978, he went 25-3 with a 1.74 ERA and won the Cy Young Award as the best pitcher in baseball, helping to bring home the Yankees' second straight World Series championship. A four-time All Star and five-time Golden Glove winner, he played from 1976 to 1988, served as the Yankees' captain in the 1980s, and remains one of the greatest pitchers in Yankee history. In Gator, Guidry takes us inside the clubhouse to tell us what it was like to play with one of the most controversial teams in sports history, from the impact of Thurman Munson's death in 1979 to the Reggie Jackson era, with players like Lou Pinella, Willie Randolph, Bucky Dent, Catfish Hunter, Chris Chambliss, and Mickey Rivers, and coaches Yogi Berra (who in 1984 became the Yankees' manager), and Elston Howard"-- Provided by publisher.
Subject Guidry, Ron, 1950-
New York Yankees (Baseball team) -- History -- 20th century.
Pitchers (Baseball) -- United States -- Biography.
Baseball players -- United States -- Biography.
Genre/Form Autobiographies.
ISBN 9780451499301 (hardback)

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