Driving Mr. Yogi

Driving Mr. Yogi

Yogi Berra, Ron Guidry, and Baseball's Greatest Gift

eBook - 2012
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"A warm, sentimental look at a baseball icon" ( The Tampa Tribune ).

Driving Mr. Yogi is the story of a unique friendship between two New York Yankees legends--a pitcher and catcher--who share rides, meals, and a bond that transcends the twenty-five-year difference in their ages.

The story begins in 1999, when Hall of Famer Yogi Berra is reunited with the Yankees after a long self-exile, the result of being unceremoniously fired by team owner George Steinbrenner fourteen years before. A reconciliation between Berra and the boss means that Berra will once again attend spring training. Retired-pitcher-turned-pitching-coach Ron Guidry knows the club's young players will benefit from "Mr. Yogi's" encyclopedic knowledge of the game, just as Guidry had during his playing days, so he encourages his old mentor to share his insights. In Yogi, Guidry finds not just a personable dinner companion or source of amusement--he finds a best friend.

At turns tender and laugh-out-loud funny, and teeming with unforgettable baseball yarns that span more than fifty years, Driving Mr. Yogi is a universal story about the importance of wisdom being passed from one generation to the next, as well as a reminder that time is what we make of it and compassion never gets old.

"Funny, revealing, and surprising . . . Anything that brings new Yogi Berra stories is a good book." --MLB.com

"Lovingly documented . . . You'll find yourself wishing it ain't over till it's over." -- Parade magazine
Publisher: Boston : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2012.
ISBN: 9780547746715
Characteristics: 1 online resource
Additional Contributors: OverDrive, Inc
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Jun 24, 2014

I truly loved this book as a long time Yankee fan and a lover of baseball. Great stories, a dash of humor and insights of two of the games great icons.

Agent13 May 21, 2012

This book is a must for any Yankee fan. However, its message of respecting the gifts, insights and life experiences of those before you should not be overlooked. Yogi Berra proves once again what a charming personality he is. Coupled with his (at first, reluctantly) driver and fellow Yankee Ron Guidry, a lasting friendship is forged over their spring training trips to Yankee camp. Along the way, we get to learn about an aging Yogi and his need to feel wanted and needed in his twilight years. There is so much in this book to recommend for the faithful reader. Please read it!

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