I just finished reading Ray Negron’s new book “Yankee Miracles: Life with the Boss and the Bronx Bombers.” (For those not aware, Ray Negron is a former Yankees batboy who later became a Yankees special advisor. And, you can get his entire story in this book.)
However, Negron took it to another level – forming strong relationships with the team owner and manager as well. It was amazing to read how much George Steinbrenner and Billy Martin relied on Ray in the 1970′s.
Basically, “Yankee Miracles” is Ray Negron’s life story, how he became involved with the Yankees and what he did with the team. And, each chapter details his relationship and/or tells a story about a different person. This includes George Steinbrenner, Billy Martin, Reggie Jackson, Thurman Munson, Bobby Murcer, Catfish Hunter as well as modern day Yankees Alex Rodriguez, Derek Jeter and Brett Gardner. Further, in the stories shared, Ray tells us about the good work or “miracles” that this person has provided.
I truly enjoyed reading this book. And, I think that any baseball fan would enjoy it as well.
For Yankees fans, if you were born before 1969, I would say that “Yankee Miracles” is a must read for you. And, if you were born after 1968, and enjoy learning more about the Yankees that you may have been too young to witness, you will want to check this one out, without question. It’s a great read full of wonderful stories that you probably never heard told before this book.