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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (279 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Harvey Araton Narrator: Peter Berkrot Publisher: Brilliance Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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It happens every spring. Yankees pitching great Ron Guidry arrives at the Tampa airport to pick up Hall of Fame catcher and national treasure Yogi Berra. Guidry drives him to the ballpark. They watch the young players. They talk shop. They eat dinner together and tease each other mercilessly. They trade stories about the greats they have met along the way. And the next day they do the same thing all over again. As every former ballplayer can appreciate, in that routine, every spring, there emerges a certain magic. Driving Mr. Yogi is the story of how a unique friendship between a pitcher and catcher is renewed every year. It began in 1999, when Berra was reunited with the Yankees after a long self-exile, the result of being unceremoniously fired by George Steinbrenner fourteen years before. A reconciliation between Berra and the Boss meant that Berra would attend spring training again. Guidry befriended “Mr. Yogi” instantly. After all, Berra had been a mentor in the clubhouse back when Guidry was pitching for the Yankees. Guidry knew the young players would benefit greatly from Mr. Yogi’s encyclopedic knowledge of the game, just as Guidry had during his playing days. So he encouraged him to share his insights. Soon, an offhand batting tip from Mr. Yogi turned Nick Swisher’s season around. Stories about handling a hitter like Ted Williams or catching Don Larsen’s perfect game captured the players’ imagination. And in Yogi, Guidry found not just an elder companion or source of amusement – he found a best friend. Download and start listening now!

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Danielle | 2/8/2014

    " A great baseball book. The story of a great friendship.Plus the tale of bossy George Steinbrenner admitting he was wrong. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Michele | 2/8/2014

    " This was wonderful. Yogi Berra is my favorite Yankee of all time. The stories in this book demonstrate the pride of the pinstripes; the times when men played for the love of the game and not million dollar paychecks. The book made me laugh at times, of course, for the Yogi-isms, but it also brought tears to my eyes on several occasions. Ron Guidry, I admire and envy you. That bond of friendship, the great stories from a living legend and a life well lived with appreciation for the simple good things! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Anne | 2/5/2014

    " An absolute delight for any NY Yankee fan! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Carl | 2/5/2014

    " Both Yogi and Ron Guidry come across as down to earth, good guys. I'm sure Yankee fans will love every word, but to my mind there were perhaps too many words. Cross-generational friendship, love of baseball, Yankee pride and tradition. Nothing particularly new, but a decent summer book. "

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