1925-2015eBook - 2015
Hall of Fame catcher Yogi Berra will forever be remembered as much for his jovial nature and humorous malapropisms as for his three Most Valuable Player awards and numerous World Series rings. The Yankees' beloved No. 8 passed away September 22 at the age of 90. A mainstay on the great Yankees teams of the 1940s, '50s, and '60s, Berra was an 18-time All-Star and the American League MVP in 1951, 1954, and 1955. He finished with 358 home runs and 1,430 RBIs, earning induction into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1972. After retiring as a player, Berra managed both the Mets and Yankees and led the 1973 Mets to the National League pennant. This commemorative tribute features rare stories and photographs from the New York Times' archives, with a powerful foreword by Ron Guidry, one of Berra's closest friends. Compiled and edited by legendary New York sportswriter Dave Anderson, this unique collection celebrates the life of an American original. Whether re-living Berra's clutch home runs or telling the story behind "It ain't over 'til it's over, " this book is an extraordinary tribute to a beloved man.
Publisher: [Chicago, Illinois] :, Triumph Books,, 
Copyright Date: ©2015
Characteristics: 1 online resource (128 pages)
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