The Wit and Wisdom of Yogi Berra

· Diversion Books
3 reviews
72% price drop on Jul 12

About this ebook

A collection of quotes, anecdotes, and malaprops from one of baseball’s wisest and wittiest personalities.
New York Times–bestselling author Phil Pepe takes readers along on Yogi Berra’s journey from St. Louis to New York’s Yankee Stadium, including all the stops along the way—from his days as a tack-puller in a women’s shoe factory, to a pre-game tribute in St. Louis, when he coined the phrase, “I want to thank all those that made this night necessary,” to his induction into the Baseball Hall of Fame. Pepe explores Yogi Berra as a boy, player, hero, coach, manager, husband, father, and jokester, including all of the “Yogi-isms,” in an absorbing treatment that is simultaneously comical, thoughtful, and biographical.
Famous Yogi-isms:
- About a popular restaurant: “Nobody goes there anymore. It’s too crowded.”
- On Little League Baseball: “I think it’s wonderful. It keeps the kids out of the house.”
- On why the Yankees lost the 1960 World Series: “We made too many wrong mistakes.”

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About the author

Phil Pepe has written more than fifty books, mostly on baseball, including collaborations with Mickey Mantle (the New York Times bestseller My Favorite Summer: 1956), Whitey Ford, Billy Martin, and Jim Kaat. His latest work is Core Four: The Heart and Soul of the Yankees Dynasty. He is a former Yankees beat writer for the New York Daily News and a past president of the Baseball Writers’ Association of America.

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