Billy Martin is a story of contrasts. He was the clutch second baseman for the dominant New York Yankees of the 1950s. He then spent 16 seasons managing in the big leagues, and is considered by anyone who knows baseball to have been a true baseball genius, a field manager without peer. Now, with his definitive biography Billy Martin, Pennington finally erases the caricature of Martin. From his shantytown upbringing in a broken home; to his days playing for the Yankees; through 16 years of managing, including his tenure in the crosshairs of Steinbrenner and Reggie Jackson, Billy Martin made sure no one ever ignored him. He was the hero, the antihero, and the alter ego or some combination of all three.
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