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
Everyone Has Something To Prove.
Did You Know?
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
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
He is comparing Thurman to a cocktail, he took whatever I said out of context.