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and#8220;How would you like to hang out with Yogi Berra and Ron Guidry during spring training? Funny and sweet, Driving Mr. Yogi transports you there.and#8221; and#8212; Jim Bouton, author of Ball Four

It happens every spring. Yankees pitching great Ron Guidry arrives at the Tampa airport to pick up Hall of Fame catcher and national treasure Yogi Berra. Guidry drives him to the ballpark. They watch the young players. They talk shop. They eat dinner together and tease each other mercilessly. They trade stories about the greats they have met along the way. And the next day they do the same thing all over again.

As every former ballplayer can appreciate, in that routine, every spring, there emerges a certain magic.

Driving Mr. Yogi is the story of how a unique friendship between a pitcher and catcher is renewed every year. It began in 1999, when Berra was reunited with the Yankees after a long self-exile, the result of being unceremoniously fired by George Steinbrenner fourteen years before. A reconciliation between Berra and the Boss meant that Berra would attend spring training again. Guidry befriended "Mr. Yogi" instantly. After all, Berra had been a mentor in the clubhouse back when Guidry was pitching for the Yankees. Guidry knew the young players would benefit greatly from Mr. Yogi's encyclopedic knowledge of the game, just as Guidry had during his playing days. So he encouraged him to share his insights. Soon, an offhand batting tip from Mr. Yogi turned Nick Swisher's season around. Stories about handling a hitter like Ted Williams or catching Don Larsen's perfect game captured their imaginations. And in Yogi, Guidry found not just an elder companion or source of amusement and#8211; he found a best friend.

At turns tender, at turns laugh-out-loud funny, and teeming with unforgettable baseball yarns that span more than fifty years, Driving Mr. Yogi is a universal story about the importance of wisdom being passed from one generation to the next, as well as a reminder that time is what we make of it and compassion never gets old.

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Narrative of the friendship that's developed between Ron Guidry and Yogi Berra as a result of Berra's annual trips toand#160;Florida forand#160;Yankees spring training.

About the Author

Mitch Albom writes for the Detroit Free Press, and has been voted America's No. 1 sports columnist ten times by the Associated Press Sports Editors. Albom, a former professional musician, hosts a daily radio show on WJR in Detroit and appears regularly on ESPN's "The Sports Reporters." He is the author of Bo and Fab Five, both national bestsellers, and has also published four collections of his columns. He lives with his wife, Janine, in Michigan.

Table of Contents

Prologueand#160;ix

The Pickupand#160;1

Rootsand#160;12

The Late Showand#160;30

Perfectionand#160;47

Campersand#160;60

Shared Valuesand#160;77

Total Recalland#160;93

It Takes a Clubhouseand#160;113

Ronand#8217;s Ruleand#160;129

Frog Legs and Friendsand#160;142

Swish Hittingand#160;154

A Yankeeand#8217;s Callingand#160;171

Concessionsand#160;185

Epilogueand#160;201

Acknowledgmentsand#160;211

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It's page 15 and I am already shedding tears.
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This is, by far, one of the best books I have ever read. Through Albom's touching retelling of the final days of a favorite teacher and friend's life, readers are shown a magnificent picture of humanity. Moreover, I think this book teaches readers how to live--what things in life are the most important, what activities and memories are most cherished.
For anyone who has never read this book, I would strongly advise it. It gave me a new and different outlook on life.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780385484510
Subtitle:
Yogi Berra, Ron Guidry, and Baseball's Greatest Gift
Author:
Albom, Mitch
Author:
Araton, Harvey
Publisher:
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Location:
New York :
Subject:
General
Subject:
Inspirational
Subject:
Educators
Subject:
Death
Subject:
Death, Grief, Bereavement
Subject:
Psychological aspects
Subject:
Specific Groups - Special Needs
Subject:
Teacher-student relationships
Subject:
Patients
Subject:
Family/Interpersonal Memoir
Subject:
Intergenerational relations
Subject:
Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis
Subject:
Attitude to death.
Subject:
Death -- Psychological aspects -- Case studies.
Subject:
Personal Memoirs
Subject:
Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis - Patients
Subject:
General Philosophy
Subject:
Biography-Educators
Subject:
Baseball - General
Copyright:
Edition Number:
1st ed.
Edition Description:
Cloth
Series:
No Series Linked
Series Volume:
104-836
Publication Date:
20120403
Binding:
Hardback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
8-page b/w insert
Pages:
240
Dimensions:
7.44x5.28x.80 in. .65 lbs.

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