Becoming Mr. October by Reggie Jackson - PDF free download eBook

Book author:

  • Published: Oct 06, 2015
  • Reviews: 342

Brief introduction:

A soul-baring, brutally candid, and richly eventful memoir of the two years—1977 and 1978—when Reggie Jackson went from outcast to Yankee legendIn the spring of 1977 Reggie Jackson should have been on top of the world. The best player of the...

more details below

Details of Becoming Mr. October

ISBN
9780385533126
Publisher
Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Publication date
Age range
18+ Years
Book language
EN
Pages
304
Format
PDF, CHM, EPUB, RTF
Quality
High quality scanned pages
Download cursor

Some brief overview of this book

A soul-baring, brutally candid, and richly eventful memoir of the two years—1977 and 1978—when Reggie Jackson went from outcast to Yankee legend

In the spring of 1977 Reggie Jackson should have been on top of the world. The best player of the Oa061E7E9489

His manager, the mercurial, alcoholic, and pugilistic Billy Martin, never wanted him on the team and let Reggie—and the rest of the team—know it. Most of his new teammates, resentful of his contract, were aloof at best and hostile at worst. Brash and outspoken, but unused to the ferocity of New York’s tabloid culture, Reggie hadn’t realized how rumor and offhand remarks can turn into screaming negative headlines—especially for a black athlete with a multimillion-dollar contract. Sickened by Martin’s anti-Semitism, his rages, and his quite public disparagement of his new star, ostracized by his teammates, and despairing of how he was stereotyped in the press, Reggie had long talks with his father about quitting. Things hit bottom when Martin plotted to humiliate him during a nationally televised game against the Red Sox. It seemed as if a glorious career had been derailed.

But then: Reggie vowed to persevere; his pride, work ethic, and talent would overcome Martin’s nearly sociopathic hatred. Gradually, he would win over the fans, then his teammates, as the Yankees surged to the pennant. And one magical autumn evening, he became “Mr. October” in a World Series performance for the ages. He thought his travails were over—until the next season when the insanity began again.

Becoming Mr. October is a revelatory self-portrait of a baseball icon at the height of his public fame and private anguish. Filled with revealing anecdotes about the notorious “Bronx Zoo” Yankees of the late 1970s and bluntly honest portrayals of his teammates and competitors, this is eye-opening baseball history as can be told only by the man who lived it.

See more interesting books:

  • Circle of Lies PDF
  • Worldwide Worship: Prayers, Songs and Poetry PDF
  • A Book For Young Programmers On Scratch. PDF
  • Always On My Mind (The Sullivans Series #8) PDF
  • For Freedom PDF
  • The Rise and Fall of the Third Reich PDF

How to download e-book

Press button "GET DOWNLOAD LINKS" and wait 20 seconds. This time is necessary for searching and sorting links. One button - 15 links for downloading the book "Becoming Mr. October" in all e-book formats!

May need free signup required to download or reading online book.

A few words about book author

REGGIE JACKSON was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1993. He hit 563 home runs and drove in 1,702 runs over the course of his twenty-one-year career. He played three World Series–winning seasons with the Oakland Athletics and two with the New York Yankees. He is a special adviser to the Yankees.KEVIN BAKER is the prize-winning author of the historical novels Dreamland, Paradise Alley, and Strivers Row; the baseball novel Sometimes You See It Coming; and, most recently, The Big Crowdile at worst. Brash and outspoken, but unused to the ferocity of New York’s tabloid culture, Reggie hadn’t realized how rumor and offhand remarks can turn into screaming negative headlines—especially for a black athlete with a multimillion-dollar contract. Sickened by Martin’s anti-Semitism, his rages, and his quite public disparagement of his new star, ostracized by his teammates, and despairing of how he was stereotyped in the press, Reggie had long talks with his father about quitting. Things hit bottom when Martin plotted to humiliate him during a nationally televised game against the Red Sox. It seemed as if a glorious career had been derailed.

But then: Reggie vowed to persevere; his pride, work ethic, and talent would overcome Martin’s nearly sociopathic hatred. Gradually, he would win over the fans, then his teammates, as the Yankees surged to the pennant. And one magical autumn evening, he became “Mr. October” in a World Series performance for the ages. He thought his travails were over—until the next season when the insanity began again.

Becoming Mr. October is a revelatory self-portrait of a baseball icon at the height of his public fame and private anguish. Filled with revealing anecdotes about the notorious “Bronx Zoo” Yankees of the late 1970s and bluntly honest portrayals of his teammates and competitors, this is eye-opening baseball history as can be told only by the man who lived it.

Small FAQ about download

Book files are stored on servers owned by you?
No. We do not store files, because it is prohibited. Our site uses the API of third-party sites that store files. That is, we are doing the same thing as Google, only within the framework of one subject. Third-party sites are multimedia services that allow you to read and download e-books. By subscribing, you get access to a huge library of multimedia content, which is updated daily. Services are fully optimized for all platforms - iOS, Android and PC.
If there is a choice of file format, which format is better to download?
Modern smartphones and computers can read files of any format. But the most compatible is the *.PDF format. For example, the PDF format can be read Mozilla Firefox browser without any additions.
How long will the file be downloaded?
Very fast. We regularly check (this is a fully automatic process) the availability of servers, the links to which we offer you. If the server does not provide a quick download, then we remove it from the list.
Does the electronic version of the book completely replace the paper version?
Of course not. Best of all, if after reading an e-book, you buy a paper version of Becoming Mr. October. Read the book on paper - it is quite a powerful experience.

All downloaded files are checked

EPUB

becoming...october.epub

  • MD5: f94c51babd2284c1025c6863e7aa2bf2
  • SHA1: 51a632fd341ec220cdfd790712e7e9e7789576d6
checkcheckcheckcheckcheck
PDF

becoming...october.pdf

  • MD5: 93eb6c6d4618f451660326fddc1c77ab
  • SHA1: 48e9683a1f55137176b289dd490c3616b222a42a
checkcheckcheckcheckcheck
FB2

becoming...october.fb2

  • MD5: 121a4806c661b57c32e6c348cbc2e1d4
  • SHA1: 5ea96cd266675a8887ac9764baad78ca20417f04
checkcheckcheckcheckcheck
MOBI

becoming...october.mobi

  • MD5: 06179cd7f9662d22b122bce9954b0af3
  • SHA1: 2f3af58e87079a1e5d63db13b9af8786914ec99f
checkcheckcheckcheckcheck
DJVU

becoming...october.djvu

  • MD5: 6ee16118f265d9d04b331ad07d92a96a
  • SHA1: 33a96de18406512d39e20aabe1cbfaa37ff9441c
checkcheckcheckcheckcheck