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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (123 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Allen Barra Narrator: Norman Dietz Publisher: Tantor Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: April 2009 ISBN: 9781400181780
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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. Download and start listening now!

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

Listener Opinions

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Elizabeth | 1/11/2014

    " Slugged through this book - waaaay too slow paced for me. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Michael | 1/23/2013

    " Always so good to read about the old baseball players, and especially the Yankees. Good read and great stories. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Calwriter8966 | 11/12/2012

    " Great baseball book and grear biography! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Randy Lee | 11/9/2012

    " Interesting timeframe -- really a golden era of baseball. And Yogi is portrayed flatteringly (as expected). But the detail is usually too far in the weeds. I'm listening to it on CD, and the narrator does pretty good Stengel and Berra impressions. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Rob | 9/16/2012

    " Really excellent. As good in its way as Maranas' "Clemente", though of course Yogi's story is not nearly as compelling. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Meagan | 4/25/2012

    " You hear stories of all the Yankee Greats...Ruth, Gehrig, DiMaggio, Mantle...but the most successful Yankee of all time, was Yogi Berra. This is a great book full which will make you appreciate one of the most underrated and underappreciated players in the history of the game. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kevin | 4/19/2012

    " I never finished this book, not because it wasn't interesting but because I started reading another book- Lost Symbols to name just one, then I just plain lost interest. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Frodo | 1/13/2012

    " This was a fun read for me as a baseball fan. Yogi was truly a remarkable catcher. Likely one of the best, if not the best, catcher in baseball history. His stats make a strong case for him being the best catcher during his playing days with the Yankees. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Clif Smith | 1/1/2012

    " Great bio plus baseball history "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Michele | 11/23/2010

    " a lot of statistics, but overall a good bio of Yogi. It showed what a nice man he is. One of my all time favorite Yankees. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Calwriter8966 | 6/15/2010

    " Great baseball book and grear biography! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Frodo | 3/16/2010

    " This was a fun read for me as a baseball fan. Yogi was truly a remarkable catcher. Likely one of the best, if not the best, catcher in baseball history. His stats make a strong case for him being the best catcher during his playing days with the Yankees. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Rob | 11/19/2009

    " Really excellent. As good in its way as Maranas' "Clemente", though of course Yogi's story is not nearly as compelling.
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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kevin | 9/22/2009

    " I never finished this book, not because it wasn't interesting but because I started reading another book- Lost Symbols to name just one, then I just plain lost interest. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Elizabeth | 9/5/2009

    " Slugged through this book - waaaay too slow paced for me. "

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About the Author

Allen Barra is the author of Inventing Wyatt Earp, The Last Coach, and Yogi Berra, as well as several essay collections. He is a regular contributor to such publications as the Wall Street Journal, Daily Beast, and Salon.

About the Narrator

Norman Dietz is a writer, voice-over artist, and audiobook narrator. He has won six Earphones Awards and was named one of the fifty “Best Voices of the Century” by AudioFile magazine. He and his late wife Sandra transformed an abandoned ice-cream parlor into a playhouse, which served “the world’s best hot fudge sundaes” before and after performances. The founder of Theatre in the Works, he lives in Lancaster, Pennsylvania.