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The Eternal Yankee The gripping biography of the legendary Hall-of-Famer and one of the most quotable figures in American culture.

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 (fourteen pennants, ten World Series, three MVPs) in baseball history. 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 1949–53 Yankees, the only team to win five consecutive World Series, to the travails of the '64 pennant race, through his epic battles and final peace with George Steinbrenner. This biography, replete with nearly one hundred photos and 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.

Allen Barra is the best-selling author of The Last Coach: A Life of Paul "Bear" Bryant. His writing appears regularly in the Wall Street Journal, the Village Voice, Playboy, Interview, and Salon. He lives in South Orange, New Jersey.

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ISBN-10:  0393062333 (hbk.)
ISBN-13:  9780393062335 (hbk.)
Author:  Allen Barra
Genre:  History of Sports
Publisher:  W.W. Norton and Co.
Date Published:  March 18, 2009
Format:  Paperback
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Quick Tip by . June 26, 2010
Yogi Berra is such an individual. This book is all about him. Oh and the Yankees or yore.
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Yogi Berra had ten World Series rings, eighteen All-Star selections, three Most Valuable Player awards, pages of World Series records, and the most homers and RBI's ever at his position. He had caught three no-hitters, one a perfect game in a World Series."       This quotation, lifted from page 333 of Allen Barra's impressive new biography "Yogi Berra: Eternal Yankee" only begins to sum up the case that Barra makes throughout the book that it is indeed …
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