'Billy Martin: The Man. The Myth. The Manager'
(Billy Martin, et al / DVD / NR / 2007 / RHI Entertainment)
Overview: 'Billy Martin: The Man, The Myth, The Manager' is a candid documentary featuring one of the most polarizing yet influential figures to play and coach the game of baseball. The piece follows Billy in the final interview before his untimely death as he reflects on his entire baseball career and his standing as the self-proclaimed "proudest Yankee to ever put on the uniform."
DVD Verdict: Just prior to his untimely death, Billy Martin recorded what was to be his last interview. Being that Martin was one of baseball's most controversial figures this truly in-depth, powerfully emotional and most candid of interviews (did he ever give any other?!) also includes classic clips from his career. Along with appearances by such personalities as Mickey Mantle, George Steinbrenner, Ricky Henderson, and more 'Billy Martin: The Man. The Myth. The Manager' discusses many things on his mind at the time, including his decades long career in the big leagues.
Billy Martin five divison titles, two pennants and one World Series championship. He actually began his career playing second base for the New York Yankees, before he was eventualy named as the team's manager ... five different times! Celebrated here for his daring tactics and the ability to win with any team, Martin was also the victim of his own fiery temperament, a personality trait that led to his being fired from five Major League ball clubs over the course of his 19-year managerial career! This is a Widescreen Presentation (1.85:1) enhanced for 16x9 TVs, but (unfortunately) does not contain any Special Features.