Yogi by Jon Pessah audiobook

Yogi: A Life Behind the Mask

By Jon Pessah
Read by Oliver Wyman

Little, Brown & Company, Little, Brown, Hachette Book Group 9780316310994
21.18 Hours 1
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    ISBN: 9781549131424

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The definitive biography of Yogi Berra, the New York Yankees icon, winner of 13 World Series championships, and the most-quoted player in baseball history Lawrence Peter "Yogi" Berra is at once one of America's best-loved and least known heroes. The Yankees' Everyman to Joe DiMaggio's Royalty, he is famous for winning titles--13 World Series championships-- for his leadership, and for the superlative play that put him in the Hall of Fame. And his paradoxical quotes are nothing less than national touchstones. He is the quintessential American success story: a first generation immigrant from a poor but determined family who went on to become one of the greatest players in baseball history. Now, Jon Pessah, founding editor of ESPN the Magazine and author of The Game, will separate fact from fiction to reintroduce us to a brilliant but misunderstood ballplayer, one who became not only a hall-of-fame catcher but also a war hero and cultural icon of such enormity that his fame transcended the baseball diamond. Drawing from years of research and dozens of new interviews, Yogi promises to become the definitive portrait of a Yankees legend, as well as a necessary addition to any baseball fan's bookshelf.

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The definitive biography of Yogi Berra, the New York Yankees icon, winner of 13 World Series championships, and the most-quoted player in baseball history
Lawrence Peter "Yogi" Berra is at once one of America's best-loved and least known heroes. The Yankees' Everyman to Joe DiMaggio's Royalty, he is famous for winning titles--13 World Series championships-- for his leadership, and for the superlative play that put him in the Hall of Fame. And his paradoxical quotes are nothing less than national touchstones. He is the quintessential American success story: a first generation immigrant from a poor but determined family who went on to become one of the greatest players in baseball history.

Now, Jon Pessah, founding editor of ESPN the Magazine and author of The Game, will separate fact from fiction to reintroduce us to a brilliant but misunderstood ballplayer, one who became not only a hall-of-fame catcher but also a war hero and cultural icon of such enormity that his fame transcended the baseball diamond. Drawing from years of research and dozens of new interviews, Yogi promises to become the definitive portrait of a Yankees legend, as well as a necessary addition to any baseball fan's bookshelf.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Meticulously sourced…Yogi Berra was a beautiful person with a big heart, and this biography more than does him justice. Simply put-a great read for any baseball fan.” Joe Garagiola Jr., special advisor to the president/CEO of the Arizona Diamondbacks
“A welcome life of the Yankees icon and worthwhile reading for any baseball buff.” Kirkus Reviews
“While a number of books have been written about Yogi Berra, none are as comprehensive as this in-depth account by sportswriter Pessah…A thorough, engaging read for Berra fans and Yankee admirers.” Library Journal
“The funny anecdotes and exciting play-by-play from baseball’s golden age will keep Berra’s legions of fans happy.” Publishers Weekly

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Author

Author Bio: Jon Pessah

Author Bio: Jon Pessah

Jon Pessah managed the sports departments at Newsday and the Hartford Courant. He was a founding editor of ESPN the Magazine, where he wrote and edited articles and ran the investigative team.

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Available Formats : CD
Category: Nonfiction/Biography
Runtime: 21.18
Audience: Adult
Language: English