"Tafoya does an excellent job of re-creating Martin’s rise and fall in Oakland and his epic battles with [Charlie] Finley. Fine baseball history."
"There was never a dull moment when Martin was in the mix. This book proves it and more."
—Tom Hoffarth's "THE DRILL"
"The story is amazing and no one tells it like Dale Tafoya."
—Castle Country Radio
"Dale Tafoya’s new book, “Billy Ball: Billy Martin and the Resurrection of the Oakland A’s,” is an excellent read about the early 1980s A’s renaissance, led by the always interesting Martin.” -The New York Post
“Berkeley-born Billy Martin saved Major League Baseball in Oakland. Dale Tafoya's Billy Ball brings the Martin legend and legacy back to life with a well-crafted deep dive into Martin's many often-contradictory sides and his time leading the A's.“ --Sports Illustrated
“Martin was Charlie Finley’s last manager and although he didn’t lead the A’s to any pennants, his impact enabled the franchise to remain in Oakland. This focuses on an often overlooked period, more successful than many realize, in Martin’s career.” --Tulsa World
"[Billy Martin's] homecoming 40 years ago helped revive a pathetically cheap and disrespected franchise that still carries some of his tenets. . . . Tafoya stays on course with how much Martin changed the culture of a once-ragtag franchise . . . Martin proved you can go home and be revered. . ." --Chicago Tribune