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The Bronx Zoo Relief Pitcher Sparky Lyle was the American League Cy Young Award winner for his role in helping the New York Yankees to their first World Series championship since The following winter the

  • Title: The Bronx Zoo
  • Author: Sparky Lyle Peter Golenbock
  • ISBN: 9780517537268
  • Page: 267
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Relief Pitcher Sparky Lyle was the 1977 American League Cy Young Award winner for his role in helping the New York Yankees to their first World Series championship since 1962 The following winter, the Yankees who changed the face of baseball in those early years of free agency went out and aquired Pittsburgh closer Goose Gossage, relegating Lyle to an observer s roleRelief Pitcher Sparky Lyle was the 1977 American League Cy Young Award winner for his role in helping the New York Yankees to their first World Series championship since 1962 The following winter, the Yankees who changed the face of baseball in those early years of free agency went out and aquired Pittsburgh closer Goose Gossage, relegating Lyle to an observer s role for the 1978 season As it turned out, Lyle proved to be a astute observer than anyone could have predicted And, as luck would have it, the Yankee s 1978 season turned out to be as sensational, controversial, and colorful a season as there have ever been a real zoo, in fact The Bronx Zoo is Lyle s best selling, highly acclaimed collaboration with author Peter Golenbock that, when originially released in 1979, was favorably compared to Jim Bouton s groundbreaking Ball Four as a hillarious but scathing baseball tell all Lyle had an insider s view like no other in a season for the ages, and the 1978 Yankees remain the biggest sideshow the game of baseball has ever seen.

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    1. Let me start by saying that the 1978 Yankees are my favorite baseball team ever. I was 13 in 1978, and these guys were my heroes. I read this book when it first came out in 1979, and loved it. Sparky was the "good guy", Reggie and George were the "bad guys." But now, reading it as an adult, Sparky was no hero either. Leaving the stadium during a game without permission, showing up late for spring training, certainly not the hero I'd seen him as in my youth.That being said, his humor is engaging [...]

    2. The same format as Ball Four, but not as happy a ball player, which made for difficult reading. Very glad he got traded to Texas, and hope he was happier there.

    3. I'm a big Yankee fan and I will like to tell you that this book is an awesome read. This includes all the Yankees games from 1978 day by day. Sparky "a good pitcher" made this book a good read for baseball freaks. It was a year after Reggie had bombered 3 home runs to lead the Yankees to a World Series victory in 1977. 1978 made another victory for them. Many of these diaries are interesting like how Billy Martin got fired that year and just a few days later on Old Timers Day, He was going to re [...]

    4. A look at the turbulent 1978 NY Yankees team from the point of view of one of it's players, Sparky Lyle,, the book is in diary form much like the earlier "Ball Four". Lyle doesn't always come across as positive or a team player, but there are numerous humorous anecdotes that make this book a very enjoyable read if you are a baseball fan.

    5. First off, I'm a baseball fan, not a Yankee fan. I found the book interesting with some funny bits and stories but that's about it. Not a page-turner.

    6. I read this book when I was 11, and it was the first book to give me an idea of what it meant to be a man.

    7. Another (chronologically, the first) first person account of the madness that was Yankee Baseball in the early part of the Steinbrenner Era. A fraught season with a glorious (unless you happened to be, like me, a Bosox fan) ending, the season marked the swan song of Sparky Lyle's Yankee's career; the Boss went on one of free agent buying sprees, during which he acquired Rich "Goose" Gossage, which in the words of fellow Steinbrenner sufferer Graig "Puff" Nettles, relegated Sparky "from Cy Young [...]

    8. 1978 was a pretty great year for baseball, especially in New York. The Yankees, down by 14 games in July, roared back and took the AL East pennant in a one-game playoff against Boston. Anyway, if you're a baseball fan, you probably have some knowledge of that. And here, in The Bronx Zoo, is the other side of that season: what happened off the field, away from the cameras and inside the clubhouse.Lyle's book is a wild read, ranging from raunchy clubhouse tales to keen observation. He'll go from a [...]

    9. There's a series of stories that everyone likes to tell . . . . The Reggie-George-Billy triangle. The George craziness. The Bucky Dent homerun.Here, probably the most exciting part is Lyle's perspective. The problem is that Lyle is a real whiner in this book. And not in a real consistent way. I think you could find opposing whines throughout. So it's got this kind of "You Know Me, Al" feel to it.Probably his three biggest are:(1) He is only pitching badly because he's not pitching enough. So und [...]

    10. One of my favorite books ever; probably have read it ten times over the last 30+ years. 1978 was the first year I was really into baseball for the whole season, and at that time I was a big Yankees fan. It turned out to be a memorable season full of larger than life personalities, with the Yankees making up a 14 game deficit to the Red Sox in July, taking the division lead in September, watching Boston come back to tie them on the last game of the regular season, and it culminating in a 1 game p [...]

    11. The book is essentially a diary of the 1978 dream season of the Yankees and the disappointing role Sparky Lyle played on that team after Goose Gossage arrived. I enjoyed the book largely because of the the circus atmosphere generated by that team's "chemistry" and their inimitable owner. The diary really captures the personalities of some of the key players of the zoo clubhouse. I came away detesting Mickey Rivers , Reggie Jackson, and George Steinbrenner(But that merely confirmed my opinion of [...]

    12. I've read a lot of books about the 1978 season, either from the Yankees side or the Red Sox side but couldn't remember reading one that had been told by a player (with help from Peter Golenbock)so this was refreshing. Sparky Lyle was the Cy Young award winner of the 1977 season and is the author of this book. After winning the 1977 Cy Young the Yankees go out and get Goose Gossage for the bullpen, basically putting Lyle out of the closer role even after winning the Cy Young. Lyle chronicles that [...]

    13. Oh my gosh this book is so funny. I laughed out loud several times. Sparky tells the truth and it's a riot. Sparky's very opinionated, but he was in an interesting position--it was well known by the Yankees front office that he wanted to be traded, and he was, so there was no reason for him to hold back in this book. You certainly get an early indication of what a jackwagon Stienbrenner was (and how limited his baseball knowledge was) and what a show-boater Reggie Jackson was.For all that, Spark [...]

    14. This book was really entertaining, if a bit repetitive. Plus if you are interested enough in baseball to want to read it, you already know what happened to the yankees (and red sox) in 1978, so there is a lot of temptation to skip ahead while Lyle rehashes all the shitty games that the Yankees played early in the season. But the really interesting thing about this book was the portrait of the yankees of the 70's as the crazy, prank playing, who the hell cares, funny moustache team, while the red [...]

    15. This is another entry in the light-hearted-but-still-iconoclastic eccentric baseball wiseguy memoir, The Bronx Zoo picks up where Ball Four left off. Lyle probably isn't as smart as Ball Four author Jim Bouton, but he's probably funnier. And he gives us a first-hand, on-the-ground, real-time account of the not-as-tumultuous-as-'77-but-still-tumultuous 1978 Yankee season, which also included a dramatic comeback of the Yankees over the collapsing Red Sox after being as much as 14 games back as lat [...]

    16. My favorite baseball book, and one of my favorite overall books. Sparky Lyle's diary of the 1978 season, a season where the relief pitcher (who won the Cy Young the previous year) was placed on the shelf with the arrival of reliever Goose Gossage. In what was probably one of his most frustrating seasons as a player, Lyle writes an absolutely hilarious book talking about the players of that era: the dedication of Thurman Munson, the goofiness of Graig Nettles, the arrogance of Reggie Jackson, the [...]

    17. I read this book when i was 13 years old and new in town. I did a 7th grade book project that involved making a copy of the mustache-and-baseball cover -- to the consternation of my father. He didn't like the idea of my teacher knowing I had easy access to Sparky Lyle's book, which is filled with baseball locker room depravity. It was OK, though, because Ms. Flippin had no idea who Sparky Lyle, Reggie Jackson or Billy Martin were -- and she couldn't have imagined the kind of disgusting pranks go [...]

    18. Along with Bouton's 'Ball Four', this book left an indelible mark on a young 3rd baseman. Lyle doesn't quite dish the dirt in the manner of Bouton about sex and drug use among athletes, but he does show the crass and petty side of human relations in a closed environment full of egos chasing a common goal. I was also a serious biology student, and I was astonished that Lyle preferred to throw as hard as he could on the first day of camp, then sit out the rest of the spring with this 'injury' unti [...]

    19. I loved this book and I'm a Mets fan. Reggie Jackson got suspended? Didn't know that. Billy Martin got fired and was told he would be back to manage in 2 years? Would that even happen these days? I usually can't stand retelling of baseball seasons past, but Lyle and Gollenbock don't recount every out of every game. They tell the story of the season as most of us remember a baseball season: the highlights and the lowlights and the silly drama in between. Also, I will never pay much attention to w [...]

    20. I loved this. Granted, I know this book wasn't written by Sparky Lyle, per se, but the voice throughout is something special. Lyle has a keen insight into the absurdity and power dynamics of the Steinbrenner regime, as well as the psychology of what makes managers and players tick. I know he has managed on the college level, though I can't figure out why he isn't in the major leagues right now.I laughed out loud more than a few times when reading this book, especially when he describes Lou Pinie [...]

    21. Welcome to the 1978 Yankee team, where men were men and the brawls were televised. No one thought the 1978 Yankees were much of anything and they proved everyone wrong. One of the best baseball books of all time, Superstar Yankee Pitcher Sparky Lyle hits a homerun with this tell-all book. As a die-hard fan, I loved the way he pulled no punches. You get to witness it all from the players fighting to the team shake-ups. After reading this book, you’ll understand why playing for the Yankees is li [...]

    22. A great look at the Yankees of the late 70s. Lyle had just won the Cy Young, and was promptly relegated to mop-up guy. His insights into baseball, his team, his manager, and his owner were fascinating to me and I don't even like the Yankees. He and Golenbeck have put together a terrific book. It's cut up into choppy scenes and sections, but that works with the theme of the baseball season. He shares some hilarious anecdotes, and it does sort of let you into the clubhouse, if you'll permit a clic [...]

    23. I read a lot of sports books as a kid, and I idolized the Yankees, so it was obvious that I would read this book. Kinda sorry I did. Not that the book was all that bad, really. Just that it shattered a lot of my innocent ideas of my boyhood idols (which I still held, even though I was 14 when I read this book).Don't read it. Just know that it exists, and accurately portrays another side of sports that is best left hidden.

    24. While it's been many years since I read this book, since I can remember some of the stories that Lyle wrote, such as sitting on birthday cakes and what happened that night when Billy Martin was fired in 1978, it must be a good one to remember things like this. Seeing that some people are reading it now brought back memories of this book.

    25. I gave an oral book report for this in the 10th grade. Being one of only three Yankee fans at my Indiana high school I emphasized the humor of the book and even the girls laughed. Sparky Lyle caught the absurdity of 1970s New York City and George Steinbrenner. It was so successful that some other Yankee players had memoirs each season for several years thereafter.

    26. Presented in journal format, Lyle reveals a lot of the inside drama that was the 1978 Yankees. Much of this book's info is dramatized in the TV show "The Bronx is Burning" but details much more as books always do. It's a quick and entertaining read that demonstrates how remarkable that season was for the Yanks and their fans.

    27. I read this book for a 6th grade book report. It is a diary style book like Ball Four from Yankees pitcher Sparky Lyle of the 1978 baseball season. It was an interesting year for Lyle and the Yankees and Lyle is quite the eccentric.

    28. This book was considered outrageous at the time of its publishing with it's insight & plenty of opinions on the Steinbrenner way of running a ball club. Goes great with Nettles "Balls".

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