April 30, 1987
Ralph Kiner has a book called "Kiner's Korner," and Bruce Keidan of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette says, "It is astonishingly good." Kiner, a New York Mets announcer since the team's inception, naturally tells some Yogi Berra stories, including the one about Yogi's attempts on the road to reach his wife Carmen by phone. He spent four hours dialing their home in northern New Jersey without getting an answer. Finally, he succeeded in reaching her. "Where have you been?" he demanded.
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March 31, 2013
Bob Turley, 82, a hard-throwing right-handed pitcher who won the Cy Young Award in 1958 after rallying the New York Yankees past the Milwaukee Braves in the World Series, died of liver cancer Saturday in Atlanta, his family told the Baltimore Sun. Turley pitched one season for the Baltimore Orioles, 1954, leading the American League with 185 strikeouts while compiling a 14-15 record and a 3.46 earned-run average. Then "Bullet Bob," as he came to be known, was traded to the Yankees in a 17-player deal that also sent pitcher Don Larsen to New York.
February 2, 2005 |
New York Yankees great Yogi Berra has filed a $10-million lawsuit against TBS, claiming that the cable television network sullied his name by using it in a racy advertisement for its "Sex and the City" reruns. Berra's lawsuit, filed in Manhattan's state Supreme Court, said the ad caused "severe damage to his reputation" with its reference to Kim Cattrall's sexually promiscuous character, Samantha.
April 2, 1989 |
Yogi Berra is a breath of fresh air. I don't think I ever quite appreciated that before. He's a relief from the lies and the posturing and the greed of today's sports. If there were no escape, there would be no fun in the games. Like Yogi Berra telling about lying in bed in Kissimmee, Fla., last week and reading his new book until a quarter to 2 in the morning. "At quarter to 3, Larry calls and wakes me up and says Carla's having a baby," Yogi Berra said. "So I got up and went to the hospital."
November 26, 1985 |
Yogi Berra asked for it and today he got it: 23 tons of North Dakota spuds dropped off on his front lawn. Berra stood in the freezing rain for half an hour with a few neighbors and a battery of reporters waiting for the starchy load, which arrived at about 8 a.m. "Yogi, what are you doing to us this morning?" a neighbor yelled to the former New York Yankee manager and catcher. He replied, "Come back later, Virginia, and get some potatoes."
July 16, 1988 |
Yogi Berra isn't catching balls anymore, just movies. Once a month, he leaves the dugout for the balcony to become one of the most irreverent film critics the movie industry has ever known on TV's "Yogi at the Movies." With his delightful malapropisms, Berra doesn't examine artistic merit or a film's plot but just tells viewers if he enjoyed it.