Yogi Berra: Eternal Yankee
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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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - bookswoman - LibraryThing
I've hated the Yankees since the day that George Steinbrenner took over the team, yet I have never gotten over my love for the "eternal Yankee" Yogi Berra. This is the forth or fifth book I've read on ... Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - tsedor - LibraryThing
Like the typical baseball fanatic, this book's "Introduction" is a laundry list of droll facts, trivial speculations and a whole lot of "who cares!". I could not make it thru 10 pages. This author should actually try writing a story because Yogi is quite a character. Read full review