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Free read Yogi Author Jon Pessah Summary ï Yogi Author Jon Pessah Ê PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free Jon Pessah ã 2 Review The definitive biography of Yogi Berra the New York Yankees icon winner of 10 World Series championships and the most uoted player in baseball historyLawrence Yogi Berra was never supposed to become a major league ballplayer That's what his immigrant father told him That's what Branch Rickey told him too right to Berra's face in fact Even the lowly St Louis Browns of his youth said he'd never make it in the big leagues Yet baseball was his lifeblood It was the only thing he ever cared a. I won a copy of this biography from a Goodreads giveaway and would like to thank them and the publisher for their Herculean efforts in getting it to me in these crazy Covid times I find that baseball is one of the simple and casual things that I miss most not only catching occasional Yankees games on television but simple things like checking the standings and the stats and the schedule everyday so I particularly enjoyed this history of one the greatest Yankees of them all When reviewing a book like this an historical biography it s important to remember that one is considering the book itself not the subject but the way it is presented I thought Pessah did a very good job here with Berra He presents his childhood and home life his early involvement with the game his service in the war and then his stellar playing career followed by managing and coaching interspersed with his personal life and involvements We also get an interesting historical picture of the country and what it was like both for Berra and his family but also other ball players I thought it was amazing that the hotel the team used for spring training only allowed white players to stay there for example or that the players in the clubhouse regularly smoked and drank after games Actually the casual consumption of lots of alcohol seemed to be a theme of the time The book is written in a casual chronological style but I felt jarred a time or two when jumps were introduced such as when it s mentioned that his sister died but then the fact that both of his brothers had died years before is just noted in parentheses They were both central figures in his early life had both worked extra hours to support the family in order to let him play ball rather than work fulltime himself and their passings should have been detailed in proper seuence Also in order to set the time the book is written in present tense much of the time It is April of 1955 and but then shifts into past tense when relaying some further details which I thought was occasionally a bit awkward but other than that I had no uibbles Berra was a larger than life figure and the book does a good job of presenting the good and bad without judgment and letting the reader draw their own conclusion For example some of the problems he had with his sons is a topic but then it s pointed out that he was never at home to watch them play or play with them because he was always with the team or playing golf or doing promotional work or something It was also fascinating to read about some of his relationships with other famous baseball figures such as Mantle Ford Stengel and on and on and on The Steinbrenner years were even crazier than I d previously suspected Pessah doesn t seem to have had much first hand contact with the Berra family but I didn t see anything that contradicted anything I d read earlier from other viewpoints Berra was the subject of several prior biographies and autobiographies but I think he presented everything in a convincing and mostly cohesive way No two readers of a sports biography are ever going to be pleased by the same kind of book some want the play by play with stats and no personal information some don t care about the numbers but just want the human interest angle and so on I think Pessah did a very good job of presenting a good balance of all Berra was very smart but poorly educated immensely talented on the field but freuently insecure otherwise worked very hard to achieve what he did but also had a Forrest Gump kind of luck in turning out on top I enjoyed learning about his life very much

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Free read Yogi Author Jon Pessah Summary ï Yogi Author Jon Pessah Ê PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free Jon Pessah ã 2 Review On and off the playing field as well as his failures; how the man who insisted I really didn't say everything I said nonetheless shaped decades of America's culture; and how Berra's humility and grace redefined what it truly means to be a star Overshadowed on the field by Joe DiMaggio early in his career and later by a youthful Mickey Mantle Berra emerges as not only the best loved Yankee but one of the most appealingly simple innately complex and universally admired men in all of Ameri. Eighty percent of putts that fall short don t go in This cogent observation accomplished by just watching is of course one of Yogi Berra s famous Yogi isms While Jon Pessah s new biography of everyone s favorite Yankee doesn t uite drop in the hole it doesn t come up too short This book won t gain a place as one of the all time great baseball books it is nevertheless a solid contribution to the history of our national pastimePessah lacks the first person experience of the Bronx Bombers number 8 but he manages to build a truly personal story that exhibits an understanding of Yogi the man rather than Yogi the caricature You come to understand that meanness comes in many forms and to appreciate how Yogi internalized the pain of the countless insults to his appearance and his intelligence that were hurled at him over his decades of experience as a player manager and coach The portrait painted by Pessah is of a complex man who loved baseball and who could forgive almost any sin of those who shared his passionAs a kid growing up in a highly segregated and racially charged St Louis he exhibited almost a total absence of racial bias As corny and condescending as it may sound some of his best friends including Larry Doby the next Black player after Jackie Robinson to break the color barrier and Elston Howard his replacement as the Yankee s catcher were African American At the same time Yogi viewed Ted Williams icon of the last Major League Baseball team to integrate 12 years after Jackie Robinson s debut and a guy not exactly known for his progressive views on race as a close friend Yogi s point of view seemed to be that Ted might have been biased but boy could he hit a baseball Actually Pessah s portrayal of Berra would lead you to believe that race probably didn t even cross Yogi s mindYogi was forgiving of Mickey Mantle s and Whitey Ford s drinking behavior and of Billy Martin s temper tantrums for the same reason They could play the game Yogi s numerous close friendships with other men is also remarkable His relationship with boyhood chum Joe Garagiola and with Fellow Yankee star Phil Rizzuto appear to be exceptional both for their duration and their depth Finally Pessah offers considerable insight into the inner workings of the Berra family Carmen the love of his life and his relationships with his parents siblings sons and grandchildren underscore the importance of family in the Italian cultureIn short Jon Pessah s YOGI isn t the next Boys of Summer or Ball Four It is however a solid biography of one of sport s most beloved characters and well worth reading Jupiters Legacy Vol 2 man who insisted I really didn't say everything I said nonetheless shaped decades of America's culture; and how Berra's humility and grace redefined what it truly Shadows Embrace Slaughter #2 means to be a star Overshadowed on the field by Joe DiMaggio early in his career and later by a youthful Mickey Mantle Berra emerges as not only the best loved Yankee but one of the Consoler of Suffering Hearts Modern Matericon Series most appealingly simple innately complex and universally admired Crome Yellow men in all of Ameri. Eighty percent of putts that fall short don t go in This cogent observation accomplished by just watching is of course one of Yogi Berra s famous Yogi isms While Jon Pessah s new biography of everyone s favorite Yankee doesn t uite drop in the hole it doesn t come up too short This book won t gain a place as one of the all time great baseball books it is nevertheless a solid contribution to the history of our national pastimePessah lacks the first person experience of the Bronx Bombers number 8 but he Animorphia An Extreme Colouring and Search Challenge man rather than Yogi the caricature You come to understand that Borka The Adventures of a Goose with no Feathers meanness comes in Chinese Cinderella III many forms and to appreciate how Yogi internalized the pain of the countless insults to his appearance and his intelligence that were hurled at him over his decades of experience as a player From Sinner to Saint man who loved baseball and who could forgive almost any sin of those who shared his passionAs a kid growing up in a highly segregated and racially charged St Louis he exhibited almost a total absence of racial bias As corny and condescending as it The Murders in the Rue Morgue may sound some of his best friends including Larry Doby the next Black player after Jackie Robinson to break the color barrier and Elston Howard his replacement as the Yankee s catcher were African American At the same time Yogi viewed Ted Williams icon of the last Major League Baseball team to integrate 12 years after Jackie Robinson s debut and a guy not exactly known for his progressive views on race as a close friend Yogi s point of view seemed to be that Ted His Mistletoe Bride might have been biased but boy could he hit a baseball Actually Pessah s portrayal of Berra would lead you to believe that race probably didn t even cross Yogi s Octopussy and The Living Daylights men is also remarkable His relationship with boyhood chum Joe Garagiola and with Fellow Yankee star Phil Rizzuto appear to be exceptional both for their duration and their depth Finally Pessah offers considerable insight into the inner workings of the Berra family Carmen the love of his life and his relationships with his parents siblings sons and grandchildren underscore the importance of family in the Italian cultureIn short Jon Pessah s YOGI isn t the next Boys of Summer or Ball Four It is however a solid biography of one of sport s Octopussy most beloved characters and well worth reading

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Free read Yogi Author Jon Pessah Summary ï Yogi Author Jon Pessah Ê PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free Jon Pessah ã 2 Review Bout Heck it was the only thing he ever thought about 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 reuiring the very skills he was told he did not haveDrawing on than one hundred interviews and four years of reporting Jon Pessah delivers a transformational portrait of how Berra handled his hard earned success. Yogi Berra is one of the first names that people associate with the New York Yankees but he was never meant to be a famous baseball player The author s book is well researched and details how one of the greatest players of all time was able to prove the father that said he wasn t supposed to play professional baseball along with the people that taunted him about his speech and appearance wrong I never realized that Yogi was an underdog and loved reading about how someone so beloved was able to have such success and stay humble after achieving it


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  • 24 August 2018
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