Bloom: 1970s Yankees had their own style and panache

From SABR member Barry Bloom at on June 30, 2017:

All Yankees teams have their own flair and personality, but the back-to-back World Series winners of 1977-78 had the most guts.

They battled among themselves, they battled the media, they battled with the manager and particularly the owner. They battled the Red Sox long before this era’s big rivalry and won.

For those of us lucky enough to cover them early in our careers, those Yanks were an exhilarating team to be around even with all the warring factions.

“Those were really fun years, the ‘Bronx Zoo’ years,” said Steve Marcus, then a 25-year-old reporter for Newsday who still covers baseball for the newspaper. “You really got charged up going every day, seeing what was going to happen and who was going to say what.”

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Originally published: June 30, 2017. Last Updated: June 30, 2017.