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Yogi Berra: Eternal Yankeeby Allen Barra
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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 in baseball history, with fourteen pennants, ten World Series, and three MVPs.
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 1949–1953 Yankees, the only team to win five consecutive World Series; to the travails of the 1964 pennant race; through his epic battles and final peace with George Steinbrenner. This biography, replete with 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.
The gripping biography of the legendary Hall-of-Famer Yogi Berra, one of the most quotable figures in American culture.
About the Author
ALLEN BARRA has written for the WALL STREET JOURNAL, the NEW YORK TIMES, SALON.COM, and the VILLAGE VOICE. He is also heard regularly on NPR and Major League Baseball Radio. He lives in South Orange, New Jersey.
Patrick F. McManus has written twelve books and two plays. There are nearly two million copies of his books in print, including his bestselling ""They Shoot Canoes Don't They?""; ""The Night The Bear Ate Goombaw""; and ""A Fine and Pleasant Mystery,"" He divides his time between Spokane, Washington, and Idaho.
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