A look at the New York Yankees attempt to win the 1977 World Series. Based on Jonathan Mahler's book "Ladies and Gentlemen, the Bronx Is Burning."
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Nominated for 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 6 nominations. See more awards »
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 Gabe Paul 8 episodes, 2007
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 Graig Nettles 8 episodes, 2007
Darby Brown ...
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 Yogi Berra 8 episodes, 2007
Aric LeClair ...
 Sparky Lyle 8 episodes, 2007
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 Maury Allen 8 episodes, 2007
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 Tommy Lasorda 8 episodes, 2007
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 Mickey Rivers 8 episodes, 2007
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 Reporter 8 episodes, 2007
Bob Dunsworth ...
 Radio Sports Reporter 7 episodes, 2007
Hans Hartman ...
 Reporter / ... 7 episodes, 2007
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 Bucky Dent 6 episodes, 2007
Mark Lorette ...
 Reporter 6 episodes, 2007
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 Sports Announcer 5 episodes, 2007
Bill Forchion ...
 Elston Howard 5 episodes, 2007
Tim Keinath ...
 Mike Torrez 5 episodes, 2007
Rob Lavin ...
 Kenny Holtzman 5 episodes, 2007
Dock Pollard ...
 Willie Randolph 5 episodes, 2007
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 Ron Guidry 5 episodes, 2007
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 Dick Howser 4 episodes, 2007
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 Jimmy Wynn 4 episodes, 2007
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 Uniformed Police Officer / ... 4 episodes, 2007
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 Inspector Dowd 3 episodes, 2007
Daryl Blonder ...
 Ray Negron 3 episodes, 2007
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 Gretchen Martin 3 episodes, 2007
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 Phil Pepe 3 episodes, 2007
Lawrence Ryan ...
 Reporter 3 episodes, 2007
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 Fran Healy 2 episodes, 2007
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 Lou Piniella 2 episodes, 2007
Matt Bourgeois ...
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 Art Fowler 2 episodes, 2007
Aaron Calafato ...
 Police Officer 2 episodes, 2007
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Rob W. Gray ...
 Neighborhood Resident at Crime Scene 2 episodes, 2007
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 Mary Rivers 2 episodes, 2007
Elleen Hannah ...
 Hospital Administrator 2 episodes, 2007
Jack Hartman ...
 Autograph Seeker 2 episodes, 2007
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 Steve Dunleavy 2 episodes, 2007
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 Press Photographer / ... 2 episodes, 2007
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 Joe DiMaggio 2 episodes, 2007
Tony Moreira ...
 Hotel Guest / ... 2 episodes, 2007
Giovanni Pantaleo ...
 Media Reporter 2 episodes, 2007
Kathryn Schmitt ...
 Restaurant Patron 2 episodes, 2007
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 Reporter 2 episodes, 2007
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 Jim McMullen 2 episodes, 2007
Chloe Whiteford ...
 Billy's Girl 2 episodes, 2007
Tom Wiggin ...
 Whitey Ford 2 episodes, 2007
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Storyline

In the year 1977, Major league Baseball has officially inaugurated the free agent market. A baseball player named Reggie Jackson came to New York to sign a contract with the ball club called the "Yankees". But, what Jackson does not know that he will soon bring controversy to the club, by saying that he's the "Straw that stirs the drink", causing his fellow teammates especially, Thurman Munson to not like him. Plus, manager Billy Martin and owner George Steinbrenner also have their own private arguments about Jackson and the team. Meanwhile, other things are happening in New York as a killer using a .44 magnum and calling himself as "The Son Of Sam" is lurking around the city, and the infamous blackout. Written by John Wiggins

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Everyone Has Something To Prove.

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Drama | Sport

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Trivia

Three newspaper writers (Maury Allen, Phil Pepe, Steve Jacobson) who followed the Yankees during the 1977 season were featured prominently during the series. Two of them (Allen, Jacobson) can be seen standing with the actors who portrayed them (Louis Mustillo, Alan Ruck) during the locker room celebration in the final episode. The third writer, Pepe, can be seen as one of members of the press quoting George Steinbrenner in "The Seven Commandments" episode. See more »

Goofs

On the morning news, the June 26th attack by the Son of Sam is mentioned. It is then mentioned that the Yankees won 5-4 the day before. However, the June 26th attack occurred at 3 AM in the morning, meaning the attack happened before the Yankees game on June 26th (which they did indeed win 5-4.) The game on the day before the June 26th attack would have been the June 25th game, which the Yankees won 5-1. See more »

Quotes

Reggie Jackson: He is comparing Thurman to a cocktail, he took whatever I said out of context.
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Connections

Referenced in Sports Jeopardy!: Episode #1.33 (2015) See more »

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Story is building nicely.....
26 July 2007 | by See all my reviews

I didn't know how this miniseries would develop but had read the book and was hopeful. I must admit that ESPN has done well and I'm enjoying the series very much. I've watched the first three episodes....The sets are a cut above for a miniseries and the characters are growing nicely in their parts. I'm old, so I remember the 70's. It was before the strike and baseball was still very much a part of America. That is, the old America, when a night at the game made your week, when the guy selling peanuts could throw a strike 15 rows up. Including all the historical events of the time, in New York City, with a good baseball story puts me right back there. That was definitely part of the story, so I'm glad ESPN chose to stay true to the book.

Good job, ESPN!


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