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Author Pessah, Jon, author.

Title Yogi : a life behind the mask / Jon Pessah.

Publication Info. New York : Little, Brown, and Company, 2020.


Location Call No. Status
 Avon Free Public Library - Adult Department  796.357 PESSAH    Check Shelf
 Berlin-Peck Memorial Library - Biographies  92 BIOGRAPHY BERRA    Check Shelf
 Berlin-Peck Memorial Library - New Materials  92 BIOGRAPHY BERRA    Lost and Paid
 Bristol, Main Library - Non Fiction  B BERRA, YOGI    Check Shelf
 Glastonbury, Welles-Turner Memorial Library - Adult Department  BIO BERRA    Check Shelf
 Granby, Main Library - Adult  B BERRA, YOGI    Check Shelf
 Middletown, Russell Library - Adult Biography  B-BERRA PES    Missing
 Newington, Lucy Robbins Welles Library - Adult Department  B BERRA, Y.    Check Shelf
 Simsbury Public Library - Biographies  BIOG BERRA, YOGI    Check Shelf
 South Windsor Public Library - Biographies  B BERRA    Check Shelf

Edition First edition.
Description viii, 566 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 513-550) and index.
Contents Prologue: Wait 'til you see Yogi -- Part I: American dream, 1925-1946. Decisions, decisions ; Dago hill ; Rickey's mistake ; Yogi's luck ; War ; Looks are deceiving ; The longest 12 miles -- Part II: Making it big, 1947-1949. Dreams can come true ; The first ring ; The girl who has it all ; Hits & Mrs. ; Learning experience ; Season of surprises -- Part III: Superstar, 1950-1956. Main man ; Big money ; Passing the torch ; Big shoes to fill ; Four of a kind ; Simply the best ; Most valuable ; History lessons ; The most popular player ; Almost perfect -- Part IV: Yogi, Inc., 1957-1963. The tipping point ; Season of losses ; Beginning and the end ; Last hurrah ; Witness to history ; Taking charge -- Part V: Something to prove, 1964-1985. It's over before it's over ; Surprise ending ; A second chance ; Ya gotta believe ; Going home ; The Bronx Zoo ; Sixteen games -- Part VI: Saint Yogi, 1986-2015. Different stripes ; Filling the void ; As good as it gets ; Perfect training ; Friends of Yogi ; Immortal.
Summary "Lawrence '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 about. 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 his perceived lack of intelligence to keep him from becoming one of the best to ever play the game-at a position requiring the very skills he was told he did not have. Drawing on more than one hundred interviews and four years of reporting, Jon Pessah delivers a transformational portrait of how Berra handled his hard-earned success-on and off the playing 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 America"--
Subject Berra, Yogi, 1925-2015.
Baseball players -- United States -- Biography.
SPORTS & RECREATION / Baseball / History.
Berra, Yogi, 1925-2015. (OCoLC)fst00002141
Baseball players. (OCoLC)fst00828007
United States. (OCoLC)fst01204155
Genre/Form Biographies. (OCoLC)fst01919896
ISBN 9780316310994 (hardback)
0316310999 (hardback)
9780316310970 (paperback)
0316310972 (paperback)
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