For over fifty years, Lou Piniella has been in Major League Base-ball, first as a player and later as a manager for the Yankees, the Reds, the Mariners, the Rays, and the Cubs. In this raucous memoir, Piniella opens up about his lifetime in the game, telling stories about wins, losses, and getting in umpires' faces. Tracing his career, he discusses the wild years of the Bronx Zoo, a time when personalities like George Steinbrenner, Reggie Jackson, and Billy Martin made the Yankee locker room the most controversial place in baseball.But New York was just the start. From winning a World Series with the Reds, to transforming the Mariners into a winning team, he recalls his experiences with some of the brightest stars of the modern era, including Ken Griffey, Jr.; Randy Johnson; and Alex Rodriguez. Whether facing the dif-ficulties of managing in Tampa Bay or taking the Cubs to back-to-back division championships, Piniella shares stories about a huge cast of Hall of Fame characters, bringing his un-forgettable voice to a roller-coaster ride of a career.
Lou: Fifty Years of Kicking Dirt, Playing Hard, and Winning Big in the Sweet Spot of Baseball [Larg
Fifty Years of Kicking Dirt, Playing Hard, and Winning Big in the Sweet Spot of Baseball