Item description for SURVIVE TO WIN by Bob Watson...
Overview When Bob "Bull" Watson was hired as general manager of the New York Yankees in 1996, his orders were to give the club a title it had not had since 1977 and 1978 World Series Champions -- to do it as soon as possible, preferably that same year. Watson survived that pressure just as he survived his bout with cancer and his difficult climb out of the minor leagues in the racially turbulent 1960s. "After 32 years in baseball .. surviving may be the one thing I do best." Interwoven with his life story is an informative and entertaining discussion of all things baseball -- how a hitter thinks, how to build a powerful ball club, how to manage the personalities and egos in the game, and how the game has changed over the years.
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Studio: Thomas Nelson
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.5" Width: 6.48" Height: 0.63" Weight: 0.75 lbs.
Release Date Sep 19, 2004
Publisher Thomas Nelson
ISBN 078526843X ISBN13 9780785268437
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ENTERTAINING LOOK AT THE 1996 YANKEES Jan 18, 2004
THIS IS A BOOK BY BOB WATSON FORMER MAJOR LEAGUER AND FIRST BLACK GENERAL MANAGER. HE DISCUSSES HIS LIFE AND CAREER A BIT BUT MOSTLY TELLS OF HIS EXPERIENCE, PHILOSOPHY, AND WORK ETHIC ABOUT THE GAME. I FOUND THE MOST INTERESTING PART WAS HIS RELATIONSHIP WITH A HIGHER POWER. BOB WATSON IS VERY HUMBLE AND SEEMS LIKE A PRETTY GOOD GUY. HE DOES A GOOD JOB DESCRIBING WHAT HE DOES AS A GM AND HOW THE TEAM WAS PUT TOGETHER. RECOMMENDED.