Yogi Berra: Eternal Yankee (Paperback)

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“Allen Barra brings a legendary figure from the true golden age of baseball to life.”—Bob Costas

Yogi Berra is one of the most popular former athletes in American history, and the most quoted American since Abraham Lincoln. Part clown, part feisty competitor, Berra is also the winningest player (fourteen pennants, ten World Series, 3 MVPs) in baseball history. In this revelatory biography, Allen Barra presents Yogi’s remarkable life as never seen before with nearly one hundred photos and countless “Yogi-isms,” and 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.

About the Author

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.

Praise For…

Starred Review. A superior sports book.
— Kirkus Reviews

Count me among the Yankee haters who devoured this book.
— David Maraniss, author of Clemente

Allen Barra’s real Yogi Berra is even more interesting than the legendary one.
— Jim Bouton, author of Ball Four

Product Details
ISBN: 9780393337143
ISBN-10: 0393337146
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
Publication Date: March 29th, 2010
Pages: 451
Language: English

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