The Life, Loves and Language of Baseball Legend Yogi Berra

Yogi Berra

By Barb Rosenstock
Illustrated by Terry Widener
Calkins Creek
ISBN: 978-1629798240
February 5, 2019

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“It ain’t over till it’s over.” —Yogi Berra

Yogi Berra loved his family, his neighborhood, his friends, and, most of all, baseball. He was crazy for it, ever since he was a young kid playing with friends in an abandoned dump. But baseball didn’t love him back–at least not at first. Yogi was different. He didn’t have the right look for a major leaguer. When he finally got his chance, Yogi faced harassment from players, sportswriters, and fans. Their words hurt, but they made Yogi determined to show the world what he could do. A biography featuring the athletic talent, endearing personality, and inspirational words of this celebrated New York Yankee. This American icon earned a World Series ring for each finger and made baseball love him back.

Backmatter includes historical photographs, baseball stats, bibliography, Berra’s quotations and source notes.



“Rosenstock covers all the bases…A loving homage to a charismatic baseball hero.”
—Kirkus Reviews
“Yogi Berra is larger than life…”
Starred review School Library Connection