Willie Randolph lived the dream so many young boys have had: making it to “the show.” Randolph not only made it to the Major Leagues and had a long, successful career, he also did so a relay throw away from his hometown of Brooklyn by spending the majority of his career wearing Yankee pinstripes.
Randolph, who also spent several seasons as manager of the New York Mets, recently wrote his autobiography — The Yankee Way: Playing, Coaching, and My Life in Baseball — a collection of stories as distinctive as his baseball career.
“I’ve had a unique perspective. Three, almost four decades of New York baseball,” says Randolph, owner of ten World Series championships. “It’s something I really wanted to share with the fans.”
The six-time All Star further explains his unrivaled career and experiences, from his time on the diamond to the years spent coaching on the bench.
“I don’t think too many people have had the opportunity to have that stage at 3rd base coach, at 2nd base, being in the dugout with greats like Joe Torre, players from Jeter to Thurmon Munson. It was a way to celebrate my career but be able to share that with the fans.”
Randolph will be signing copies of The Yankee Way: Playing, Coaching, and My Life in Baseball at Book Revue in Huntington on 313 New York Ave at 7pm.
Listen to the full interview below.