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Madden, Bill

Overview
Works: 22 works in 68 publications in 1 language and 5,414 library holdings
Genres: Biography  History  Autobiographies  Biographies  Television interviews  Nonfiction television programs  Interviews 
Roles: Author
Classifications: GV865.S79, B
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Bill Madden
Steinbrenner : the last lion of baseball by Bill Madden( Book )

7 editions published between 2010 and 2014 in English and held by 1,205 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

No owner has changed the landscape of sports more than New York Yankees owner George Steinbrenner. From the moment he bought the team in 1973 for $10 million, Steinbrenner's monomaniacal pursuit was to restore the most fabled franchise in baseball history to its former glory. Today the New York Yankees are worth more than $1 billion and are once again world champions. Award-winning sportswriter Bill Madden traces Steinbrenner from his early days in Cleveland through his years as a shipping magnate, a Nixon fund-raiser, and a champion horse breeder to the fateful moment when he bought the Yankees, even though his father disparaged George's desire to own a professional sports team as a 'hobby.' Over the next four decades, Steinbrenner's tumultuous reign included his epic battles with Billy Martin, Reggie Jackson, Dave Winfield, even beloved Yankee captain Derek Jeter. His ruthless and free-spending tactics made him a lightning rod for controversy but they also paid off: Steinbrenner's Yankees have won seven championships and remain the gold standard in all sports. In the last few years, with his health declining, the Boss ceded control of the team to his sons, but not before lording over the team's historic transition from the House That Ruth Built to the House That George Built. Throughout his three decades of covering the Yankees, Bill Madden has cultivated hundreds of sources at every level in the organization, from the many managers and front-office personnel Steinbrenner has fired to the bat boys who are ever present in the locker room. All of them have colorful stories about the man with whom they have enjoyed a love-hate relationship, but it is the Boss himself whose voice rises above the rest. And when Steinbrenner decided to give his final print interview, he spoke to Madden to set the record straight on his extraordinary life and career. -- Publisher description
Zim : a baseball life by Don Zimmer( Book )

7 editions published between 2001 and 2002 in English and held by 657 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The current bench coach of the New York Yankees shares details of his colorful life in baseball, from Babe Ruth to Casey Stengel and beyond
1954 : the year Willie Mays and the first generation of black superstars changed major league baseball forever by Bill Madden( Book )

7 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 542 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Jackie Robinson heroically broke the color barrier in 1947. But how--and, in practice, when--did the integration of the sport actually occur? Bill Madden shows that baseball's famous "black experiment" did not truly succeed until the coming of age of Willie Mays and the emergence of some star players--Larry Doby, Hank Aaron, and Ernie Banks--in 1954. And as a relevant backdrop off the field, it was in May of that year that the US Supreme Court unanimously ruled, in the case of Brown v. Board of Education, that segregation be outlawed in America's public schools. Featuring original interviews with key players and weaving together the narrative of one of baseball's greatest seasons with the racially charged events of that year, 1954 demonstrates how our national pastime--with the notable exception of the Yankees, who represented white supremacy in the game--was actually ahead of the curve in terms of the acceptance of black Americans, while the nation at large continued to struggle with tolerance"--
Damned Yankees : a no-holds-barred account of life with "Boss" Steinbrenner by Bill Madden( Book )

2 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 468 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book is a first-hand, behind-the-scenes account of how chaos, confusion, and craziness pervaded the once proud and mighty New York Yankee franchise and doomed it to a decade of decay. The man to think is a man of action and vision, a volatile and exacting shipbuilder from Tampa named George Steinbrenner. He bought the team in 1973, rebuilt it into a World Series champion, and then plunged it into a state of constant turmoil that hopelessly destroyed its quest for sustained success. This explosively revealing, mercilessly hilarious dissection of the "Bronx Bombers", by two of the most experienced and insightful reporters of the game, is a book George Steinbrenner is going to hate- and baseball fans are sure to love. -- from Book Jacket
Pride of October : what it was to be young and a Yankee by Bill Madden( Book )

4 editions published between 2003 and 2014 in English and held by 396 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A columnist for the Daily News shares interviews with eighteen prominent Yankee players including Yogi Berra and Paul O'Neill to convey their experiences of playing on one of Major League Baseball's top teams. In his years of writing about the Yankees for the Daily News, columnist the author has earned the reputation as one of the premier journalists covering the team. Now, he combines his unprecedented access with his unique insight to provide an insider's look at America's most revered sports team. He sits down with 18 prominent Yankee players, from legends like Yogi Berra to recent greats like Paul O'Neill, and gets them to open up about what it's like to play for the sport's most loved, most hated, and most successful franchise. Introspective chapters include profiles of Phil Rizzuto, Whitey Ford, Don Mattingly, and Lou Piniella; Jerry Coleman, who explains why the Yankees to him are?not just a team but a religion? and Ralph Houk, the manager of the 1961 Yankees team who rarely gives interviews. Other revealing portraits include Bobby Murcer, Reggie Jackson, and Joe Pepitone. Bill Madden, award-winning columnist for the Daily News, collaborated with Yankees bench coach Don Zimmer on his bestselling biography Zim: A Baseball Life (Total Sports, 4/01), which sold more than 60,000 hardcover copies and spent several weeks on the New York Times bestseller list. Madden's access to the Yankees is unparalleled, and he has far-reaching media contacts in the baseball world, which will provide opportunities for promotion and publicity. The book will also include a number of behind-the-scenes photos
Lou : fifty years of kicking dirt, playing hard, and winning big in the sweet spot of baseball by Lou Piniella( Book )

2 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 381 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A candid, revealing, and entertaining memoir by baseball legend Lou Piniella, detailing his nearly fifty years in the game, playing with and managing some of the biggest names in Major League Baseball
The Zen of Zim : baseballs, beanballs, and bosses by Don Zimmer( Book )

1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 372 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Baseball legend Don Zimmer is back and he's swinging for the fences in this tell-all book for which all baseball fans will be clamoring
Track and field : the sports playbook by Walt Marusyn( Book )

2 editions published in 1977 in English and held by 283 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Steinbrenner : the last lion of baseball by Bill Madden( )

7 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 135 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

No owner has changed the landscape of sports more than New York Yankees owner George Steinbrenner. From the moment he bought the team in 1973 for $10 million, Steinbrenner's monomaniacal pursuit was to restore the most fabled franchise in baseball history to its former glory. Today the New York Yankees are worth more than $1 billion and are once again world champions
Zim : a baseball life by Don Zimmer( )

6 editions published between 2001 and 2011 in English and held by 83 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Don Zimmer had his first taste of baseball glory in 1948 as a member of a national champion American Legion team. He was drafted by the Brooklyn Dodgers, only to have his career--and life--threatened when he was beaned in a minor league game in 1953. After a miraculous recovery, he went on to play for Brooklyn's only world-championship team in 1955, the L.A. Dodgers' first world-championship team four years later, and as an original New York Met in 1962. Zim managed the San Diego Padres, Boston Red Sox, Texas Rangers, and Chicago Cubs, and was Joe Torre's bench coach during the Yankee's world championship seasons of 1996, 1998, 1999, and 2000. His career has crossed paths with some of baseball's most memorable people and events. Here is fifty years of baseball history as seen through the eyes of one of its most colorful characters
Mistresses of mayhem by Bill Madden( Book )

3 editions published in 1972 in English and held by 48 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lou : fifty years of kicking dirt, playing hard, and winning big in the sweet spot of baseball by Lou Piniella( Recording )

7 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 41 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A candid, revealing, and entertaining memoir by baseball legend Lou Piniella, detailing his nearly fifty years in the game, playing with and managing some of the biggest names in Major League Baseball
Damned Yankees / Bill Madden and Moss Klein by Bill Madden( Book )

2 editions published between 1990 and 1991 in English and held by 30 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lou : 50 years of kicking dirt, playing hard, and winning big in the sweet spot of baseball by Lou Piniella( Book )

1 edition published in 2017 in English and held by 23 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A candid memoir by the beloved New York Yankee reflects on his nearly half-century career as a player and manager while sharing insights and stories from some of his memorable moments with many of the biggest names in Major League Baseball
The Zen of Zim : baseballs, beanballs, and bosses by Don Zimmer( Book )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Damned yankees : chaos, confusion, and craziness in the Steinbrenner era by Bill Madden( Book )

3 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A firsthand, behind-the-scenes account of the turmoil that pervaded the New York Yankee franchise in the late 1970s, this book discusses George Steinbrenner's purchase and continual rebuilding of the team--alongside a colorful cast of players and businessmen. Not merely a look at the time spent in Yankee Stadium, this chronicle also describes the team's public arguments, practical jokes, drunken excess, self-aggrandizing publicity efforts, and the ups and downs that accompanied the Yankees and George Steinbrenner through the 1970s and beyond"--
Damned Yankees by Bill Madden( Book )

1 edition published in 1990 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

[George Steinbrenner, who changed managers 13 times in 14 years, in profile] by George M Steinbrenner( Recording )

1 edition published in 1987 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Businessman George Steinbrenner, owner of the New York Yankees, talks about his role as manager and his focus on harsh discipline for his players. Sportswriters Bill Madden, Dave Anderson, and Murray Chass criticize Steinbrenner for his harsh management which they say humiliates and demeans players and drives fans away. First baseman Don Mattingly says that discipline has not made him a better player and he is against Steinbrenner's methods. Steinbrenner responds to this by insisting that his method of management wins games for the Yankees and cites players who return despite his reputation as being harsh
The bad news Bears : the 1937 Newark minor league team proved detrimental to its opposition by Bill Madden( Book )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

The zen of Zim : baseball, beanballs and bosses by Don Zimmer( )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Steinbrenner : the last lion of baseball
Alternative Names
Bill Madden (sportswriter) Amerikaans journalist

Languages
English (68)

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Zim : a baseball lifePride of October : what it was to be young and a YankeeThe Zen of Zim : baseballs, beanballs, and bossesSteinbrenner : the last lion of baseballZim : a baseball lifeThe Zen of Zim : baseballs, beanballs, and bosses