43 photographs, 23 tables, index
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The  Phillies were loud, irreverent, and politically incorrect. Macho Row vividly re-creates their rowdy, memorable season, warts and all.—Paul Hagen, former baseball writer for the Philadelphia Daily News
Colorful, shaggy, and unkempt, misfits and outlaws, the 1993 Phillies played hard and partied hard. Led by Darren Daulton, John Kruk, Lenny Dykstra, and Mitch Williams, it was a team the fans loved and continue to love today. Focusing on six key members of the team, Macho Row follows the remarkable season with an up-close look at the players’ lives, the team’s triumphs and failures, and what made this group so unique and so successful.
With a throwback mentality, the team adhered to baseball’s Code. Designed to preserve the moral fabric of the game, the Code’s unwritten rules formed the bedrock of this diehard team whose players paid homage and respect to the game at all times. Trusting one another and avoiding ideas of superstardom, they consistently rubbed the opposition the wrong way and didn’t care. William C. Kashatus pulls back the covers on this old-school band of brothers, depicting the highs and lows and their brash style while also digging into the suspected steroid use of players on the team. Macho Row is a story of winning and losing, success and failure, and the emotional highs and lows that accompany them.
List of Illustrations
2. Gang of Six
4. Boo Birds
6. Fourth Estate
7. Spring Training
8. Wild Thing
9. Lightning in a Bottle
11. Dog Days
13. Hide the Women and Children!
14. The Series
15. Inspiring Moneyball
16. Breaking the Code
Appendix A. Major League Career Statistics for Members of Macho Row
Appendix B. Individual Hitting and Pitching Statistics for the 1993 Phillies
Appendix C. 1993 National League Championship Series Box Scores
Appendix D. 1993 World Series Box Scores