Yogi Berra: Eternal Yankee

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W. W. Norton & Company, 2009 - Biography & Autobiography - 451 pages
15 Reviews
Yogi Berra is one of the most popular former athletes in American history, and the most quoted American since Abraham Lincoln. Part comedian, part feisty competitor, Berra is also the winningest player (fourteen pennants, ten World Series, three MVPs) in baseball history. In this revelatory biography, Allen Barra presents Yogi's remarkable life as never seen before, from his childhood in "Dago Hill," the Italian-American neighborhood in St. Louis, to his leading role on the 1949-53 Yankees, the only team to win five consecutive World Series, to the travails of the '64 pennant race, through his epic battles and final peace with George Steinbrenner. This biography, replete with nearly one hundred photos and countless "Yogi-isms," offers hilarious insights into many of baseball's greatest moments. From calling Don Larsen's perfect game to managing the 1973 "You Gotta Believe" New York Mets, Yogi's life and career are a virtual cutaway view of our national pastime in the twentieth century.
  

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Review: Yogi Berra: Eternal Yankee

User Review  - Ted Hinkle - Goodreads

Yogi Berra was one of my favorite Yankees. I enjoyed Allen Barra's bio of Yogi, an easy & entertaining read. I enjoyed reminiscing Yankee baseball of 40's through 60's, highlighting the glory years of "The Eternal Yankee". Read full review

Review: Yogi Berra: Eternal Yankee

User Review  - Richard Downey - Goodreads

Berra is an institution. He had 10 world series rings in less than 20 years. Arguably the greatest catcher in the sport. He is famous for his many malaprops, but underneath the loveable buffoon, Berra ... Read full review

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About the author (2009)

Allen Barra is a sports columnist for the Wall Street Journal and the best-selling author of The Last Coach, Yogi Berra: Eternal Yankee and Rickwood Field. His writing appears in the Washington Post, Salon, Playboy, and The Daily Beast. He lives in New Jersey.

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