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Sunday July 21st 2024


Mike Pagliarulo’s Memories of Billy Martin

the 20th anniversary of Billy Martin’s death on Christmas evening 1989 upon us, it's a good time to look back on Martin's impact on the Yankees and his managing style.

I recently put together a compilation of some of his former players talking about Martin , including my talk last year with Mike Pagliarulo about his time playing third base for Martin on the 1980s Yankees. As a way to look back on that day and Martin’s career, here's Pags' memories of Martin:


Q: How did you respond to Billy Martin, first as your coach on the Yankees, and then upon learning of his death?

A: I loved Billy Martin. That was a very sad day for me. I burst out crying when ...

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