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Yogi: A Life Behind the Mask

Author: Jon Pessah.

Yogi: A Life Behind the Mask

Author: Jon Pessah.

$19.99 $6.98
Item #: D22810
Format: Paperback
Pages: 566
Publication Date: 2021
Publisher: Back Bay
ISBN: 9780316310970
Lawrence "Yogi" Berra was never supposed to become a major league ballplayer. Yet baseball was his lifeblood, and 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 ... More
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Lawrence "Yogi" Berra was never supposed to become a major league ballplayer. Yet baseball was his lifeblood, and 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 100 interviews, Jon Pessah examines how Berra handled his hard-earned success—on and off the playing field—as well as his failures. Playing in an era that featured some of the most impressive athletes ever to play the game, Berra's humility and grace redefined what it truly means to be a star.

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