In the new memoir Lou: Fifty Years of Kicking Dirt, Playing Hard, and Winning Big in the Sweet Spot of Baseball, Piniella opens up about his lifetime in the game, telling never-before-heard stories about electrifying wins, painful losses, and why sometimes your only option is to get in an umpire's face. Tracing his baseball life from its journeyman beginnings in the minors, he discusses how he came of age as a player during the wild years of the Bronx Zoo, when personalities like Reggie Jackson, Thurman Munson, Catfish Hunter, and Billy Martin made the Yankee locker room the most controversial and colorful place in baseball.
Lou Piniella has been a part of Major League Baseball for over fifty years. In that time, he played for the Orioles, the Indians, the Royals, and the Yankees, and managed for the Yankees, the Reds, the Mariners, the Rays, and the Cubs. He is fourteenth on the list of all-time MLB managerial wins. He is currently a senior advisor to the Cincinnati Reds organization. He lives in Tampa, Florida.
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In this candid, revealing, and entertaining memoir, the beloved New York Yankee legend looks back over his nearly fifty-year career as a player and a manager, sharing insights and stories about some of his most memorable moments and some of the biggest names in Major League Baseball.