Yogi Berra'S Last Game: A Pictorial Documentary

Yogi Berra'S Last Game: A Pictorial Documentary

  • Publish Date: 2017-06-03
  • Binding: Paperback
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This unprecedented, historical book contains over 400 never before seen pictures, with never before heard conversations, jokes and interviews of NY Yankees icon, Baseball Hall of Fame member, All-Century Team catcher, best selling author, philosopher, American Hero and 2015 Presidential Medal of Freedom recipient Yogi Berra. Included on pictures in this book are autographs of Yogi, Whitey Ford and Phil Rizzuto. Yogi Berra's Last Game, September 18,1994 records the beginning of the end to Yogi Berra's self-imposed exile from the NY Yankees on film. This historic baseball game was the first time Yogi donned a NY Yankees cap and uniform since he'd been fired nine years earlier, as Yankees manager in 1985, by owner George Steinbrenner. Four days after the World Series was cancelled Sept. 14, 1994 Yogi was truly a Yankee again in his heart, but Yankees fans weren't told. When Yogi was introduced into the lineup, former Yankees Hall of Fame teammate Phil Rizzuto said it best when he exclaimed, I like your uniform! Yogi Berra's last Major League Baseball game playing or managing was not his last competitive game, it was his next to last. Yogi Berra's Last Game documents the week of September 12-18, 1994 that led up to Yogi Berra's last competitive game playing and managing. Accompanying Yogi are his former Hall of Fame, World Series Champions Yankees teammates Whitey Ford, Phil Scooter Rizzuto and St. Louis Cardinal Hall of Fame player and former Yankee teammate Enos Slaughter. Brooklyn Dodger pitching great Ralph Branca, All-Star player and 1994 National League President Bill White, All-Star Ron LeFlore, Joe Pignatano and Dell Alston joined in to play the only ballgame played in the post-season of 1994. When the rest of MLB canceled the World Series and wouldn't play ball, ten time World Series Champion Yankees catcher Yogi Berra played ball. He was the Shining Light in the Darkest Days of Baseball. The days that lead up to Yogi Berra's last game are hilarious moments and conversations with Yogi and his teammates that you won't believe until you see. This book contains hundreds of pictures with Yogi, Whitey and Scooter playing and getting hits that aren't available anywhere, not even at the Yogi Berra Museum or NY Yankees. It was such an unprecedented and unique week in baseball history, that when filmmaker/author Randy Reynolds called the NY Times about it they published a full page story. The real true story, 400 pictures and conversations are now available to see and read for the first time ever in this 336 page book. This is the list of former MLB players and some of their accomplishments who played in Yogi Berra's Last Game. 1.Yogi Berra- Catcher and Outfielder for NY Yankees 1946-1965, Manager of NY Yankees and Mets, Hall of Fame member, All-Century Team Catcher, Presidential Medal of Freedom Recipient, Author,10 World Series rings. 2.Whitey Ford- Pitcher for NY Yankees 1950-1967, Hall of Fame member, All-Century Team Pitcher, 6 World Series rings. 3.Phil Scooter Rizzuto- Shortstop for N.Y. Yankees 1941-1956, Hall of Fame member, 8 World Series rings, 40 years as NY Yankees Radio and Television announcer. 4.Enos Country Slaughter- Right Fielder Saint Louis Cardinals 1938 to 1953, N.Y. Yankees 1954, Kansas City Athletics 1955, NY Yankees 1956-1959, Hall of Fame member, 4 World Series rings. 5.Ralph Branca- Pitcher for Brooklyn Dodgers 1944-1956, Detroit Tigers and NY Yankees, All-Star pitcher. 6.Bill White- First Baseman and Outfielder for New York and San Francisco Giants, St. Louis Cardinals and Philadelphia Phillies 1956-1969, All-Star player, First African American National League President, Radio and Television announcer for NY Yankees. 7.Ron LeFlore- Center Fielder for Detroit Tigers, Montreal Expos, Chicago White Sox 1974-1982, All-Star player. 8.Joe Pignatano- Catcher for Brooklyn and Los Angeles Dodgers 1957-1962 9.Dell Alston- Outfielder for NY Yankees 1977-1980

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