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The gripping biography of the legendary Hall-of-Famer Yogi Berra, one of the most quotable figures in American culture.

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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.

"A competent and comprehensive job, with enough stories and statistics to satisfy the most fervent fan." ---The Washington Post

"A comprehensive and compelling look at one of baseball's most beloved players and characters." ---The Boston Globe

"This superior biography of baseball icon Berra receives a rip-roaring reading.... [Dietz's] believable voicing of Berra...adds greatly to the verisimilitude of the production." ---Booklist Audio Review

"A superior sports book bound to interest more than just die-hard fans." ---Kirkus Starred Review

"An exhaustively researched, meticulously prepared, and lovingly presented biography." ---The Philadelphia Inquirer

"Comprehensive...incredibly engaging." ---Publishers Weekly

"One of the best baseball books of the year, for all baseball fans, not just the ones who love pinstripes." ---Library Journal

"A compelling biography and a strong argument for restoring a baseball reputation to the greatness it deserves." ---The Wall Street Journal
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Yogi Berra

Eternal Yankee

Author Allen Barra

Narrated by Norman Dietz

Publication date Apr 27, 2009

Running time 20 hrs

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