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Driving Mr. Yogi: Yogi Berra, Ron Guidry, and Baseball's Greatest Gift

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“Funny, revealing, and surprising . . . anything that brings new Yogi Berra stories is a good book." —MLB.com

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 Yogi 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 Berra 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 — he found a best friend.

At turns tender and 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.

“A refreshing change from the normal diet of sports books out there . . . A warm, sentimental look at a baseball icon." —Tampa Tribune

Synopsis:

Narrative of the friendship that's developed between Ron Guidry and Yogi Berra as a result of Berra's annual trips to Florida for Yankees spring training.

About the Author

Harvey Araton joined the New York Times as a sports reporter and national basketball columnist in 1991 and became a "Sports of the Times" columnist in 1994.#LINK<># He is the author of numerous books, including most recently, When the Garden Was Eden: Clyde, the Captain, Dollar Bill, and the Glory Days of the Old Knicks. His work has also appeared in the New York Times Magazine, GQ, ESPN The Magazine, Sport, Tennis, and Basketball Weekly. Born in New York City in 1952, he is a 1975 graduate of the City University of New York. Araton lives in Montclair, New Jersey.

Table of Contents

Prologue ix

The Pickup 1

Roots 12

The Late Show 30

Perfection 47

Campers 60

Shared Values 77

Total Recall 93

It Takes a Clubhouse 113

Rons Rule 129

Frog Legs and Friends 142

Swish Hitting 154

A Yankees Calling 171

Concessions 185

Epilogue 201

Acknowledgments 211

Product Details

ISBN:
9780544002272
Author:
Araton, Harvey
Publisher:
Mariner Books
Subject:
Baseball - General
Subject:
Biography-Sports
Edition Description:
Cloth
Publication Date:
20130331
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
256
Dimensions:
8 x 5.31 in 1 lb

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