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.
— 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.”