Sport: A Slugfest, On and Off the Field

Ever battling, the Yankees oblige their "win-or-else" boss

Graig Nettles delivered the New York Yankees to the World Series in a suitably Yankee way. When he was through batting out the Oakland A's in three straight play-off games for the American League pennant, the third baseman scuffled with Teammate Reggie Jackson for good measure.

Though New York Owner George Steinbrenner and Oakland Manager Billy Martin flapped at the umpires and each other every now and then, that was nothing compared with the flapping in the wives' section of Yankee Stadium. There Ginger Nettles and the...

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