Y of these events His baseball career coincided with the years that New York was the news capital
of the world the world Sportswriters who would become legends in their Selling Beauty profession covered the Yankees It a glorious time for the media and the source materialresented here is a delightful reminder of that Home Front Baltimore periodThe contemporary trend in sports biographies is tolace the subject in the context of his times Berra s career coincided with the Civil Rights movement the Vietnam War the elimination of baseball s reserve clause resulting in free agency and an explosion in baseball salaries Berra was not one to become involved with such histori Lawrence Peter Berra better known to the American The Perfect Ending for the World public as Yogi may be one of the most misunderstoodrofessional athletes in all of sports To millions non baseball fans and even some sporadic followers of the National Pastime Berra is a lovable somewhat comical figure who has uttered some of the most memorable aphorisms of our times to wit Nobody goes there any it s too crowded or It ain t over till it s over But to folks who care about baseball Berra is one of the best catchers to ever suat behind home late a Hall of Famer who appeared in 14 World Series for the New York Yankees 10 of them resulting in championships He won three Most Valuable Players awards and was named an All Star 15 times This is the Yogi that Jon Pessah brings to life from his childhood on the heavily Italian Hill neighborhood of St Louis to his days with the Bronx Bombers his memorable managerial I won "a copy of this biography from a Goodreads giveaway and would like to thank them and the ublisher for their Herculean "copy of this biography from a Goodreads giveaway and would like to thank them and the Smoking publisher for their Herculean in getting it to me in these crazy Covid times I find that baseball is one of the simple and casual things that I miss most not only catching occasional Yankees games on television but simple things like checking the standings and the stats and the schedule everyday so Iarticularly enjoyed this history of one the greatest Yankees of them all When reviewing a book like this an historical biography it s important to remember that one is considering the book itself not the subject but the way it is Chinas New Red Guards presented I thought Pessah did a very good job here with Berra Heresents his childhood and home life his early involvement with the game his service. On and off the laying field as well as his failures; how the man who insisted I really didn't say everything I said nonetheless shaped decades of America's culture; and how Berra's humility and grace redefined what it truly means to be a star Overshadowed on the field by Joe DiMaggio early in his career and later by a youthful Mickey Mantle Berra emerges as not only the best loved Yankee but one of the most appealingly simple innately complex and universally admired men in all of Ameri. ,
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Still be Gentlemen of the Road played Even world wars and the terrorists of 911 could not stop baseball from completing its season Many sports channels are rebroadcasting games fromrevious years Perhaps there is some ironic joy in those replays because in every North American city fans are watching highlights of their team at its greatest winning a Dramacontemporary pennant orerhaps even a World Series It s almost like the Opening Day wish of every fan has come true This is yearBut if games from ast seasons are not your ideal way "To The Time "pass the time sitting down with a great baseball book Jon Pessah s YOGI is a wonderful biography of a baseball legend who even today 45 years after retiring as a layer remains under appreciated Most Gender and Education people remember Lawrence Peter Berra not for his world championships 10 as alayer and two as a manager but for the long history of malapropisms that made him famous So famous that when President Obama Francisco de Osuna posthumously awarded Berra the Presidential Medal of Freedom he reminded the audience One thing we know for sure if you can t imitate him don t copy him Berra s career was extraordinary and uniue on several levels He was the son of Italian immigrantarents who lived in the St Louis neighborhood known as The Hill His father Pietro was a bricklayer devoted to his family and to the American dream which in his mind did not include Leaving without Losing playing games Berra had no use for studies or work he only loved baseball Eventually his father allowed him toursue that dream His best friend growing up was Joe Garagiola a young Before Auschwitz prospect who was scouted and signed by the St Louis Cardinals The Cardinals wouldass on Berra Communities of Learned Experience perhaps because he did not look like a ballplayer He was only 5 7 with a big head and large ears Throughout his career he would be taunted by opponents because of his looks He would often reply I haven t seen anyone who hits with their face His career numbers tell the story When Berra retired he was the all time home run and RBI leader among catchers and had won the American League Most Valuable Player Award three timesPessah covers Berra s life including his service in World War II in chronological order moving through season after season as alayer manager and coach concluding with his The Claim of Reason post baseball years He uses newspaper accounts and reporters stories to detail man. Bout Heck it was the only thing he ever thought about Berra couldn't allow a constant stream of ridicule about his appearance taunts about his speech and scorn about hiserceived lack of intelligence to keep him from becoming one of the best to ever Patriotic Correctness play the game at aosition reuiring the very skills he was told he did not haveDrawing on than one hundred interviews and four years of reporting Jon Pessah delivers a transformational ortrait of how Berra handled his hard earned success. .
Whether you are a Yogi fan a baseball fan or a sports historian you will enjoy this book It was very detailed occasionally a little than I was s Mr Pessah gifts us with the life of a true American hero in YogiA "Life Behind the Mask One of only a few The Organization of Higher Education people in the history of this country who the Mask of only a feweople in the history of this country who instantly recognized by only one name If you know baseball you re well aware of the Collaring the Saber-Tooth (Masters of the Cats, player Yogi Berra was Plain and simple he was the epitome of what every baseballlayer strives to become a winner Everywhere he Multilateral Negotiations played managed or coached his teams won If you re not a fan of baseball you are sure to know him via at least one or two of the Yogi isms thatermeate our conversations It ain t over til it s over and It s deja vu all over again to name two of the better known Minimizing his accomplishments to what occurred only on the baseball field or the malapropisms he gifted us is to miss the simple complex brave kind considerate focused and yes I ll say it intelligent man called Yogi You simply cannot name anyone else in American history who has the Medal of Freedom the highest civilian honor in the US the American League MVP award 3 times 10 World Series titles of the 14 he Millennial Monsters played in 15 major league All Star appearances wasresent off Utah Beach on D Day where afterward he was awarded two battle stars a European Theater of Operations ribbon a Distinguished Unit Citation a Good Conduct Medal and the Purple Heart Go ahead I dare you Who else lived that kind of life Being a die hard baseball fan I devoured this book But being someone born a Brooklyn Dodger fan it was at times a very difficult read Yogi was in the center of 6 Brooklyn DodgerYankee World Series battles only one of which the Dodgers won Given that stat I was reluctant to PBS Bargaining Across Borders pick this book up but am very glad I did If you have ever been a fan of Mr Peter Lawrence Berra I guarantee you will revel in this book If he never meant all that much to you this biography will definitely challenge that feeling A very worthwhile read I ll call this missive Players and teams are dispersed across America The stadiums are empty and the Major League Baseball schedule has been destroyed by the virus known as COVID 19 What are fans to do as they anxiouslyause at home hoping against hope that something resembling a baseball season will. The definitive biography of Yogi Berra the New York Yankees icon winner of 10 World Series championships and the most uoted layer in baseball historyLawrence Yogi Berra was never supposed to become a major league ballplayer That's what his immigrant father told him That's what Branch Rickey told him too right to Berra's face in fact Even the lowly St Louis Browns of his youth said he'd never make it in the big leagues Yet baseball was his lifeblood It was the only thing he ever cared ,