Yogi Berra (Lawrence Peter Berra ) By Rachel Long 1925- NOW
Introduction • Yogi was born on May 12, 1925 • Born in St. Louis Missouri • Married Carmen Short In St. Louis January, 26 1914 • Hasn't died yet, lives in Montclair, New Jersey • Has Three children: Larry Jr., Tim, And Dale Berra
Social Contribution Yogi Berra has played on more pennant winning teams and world champion baseball teams than any other player in history. He has set many records for catchers, 148 consecutive games without an error, that is about 592 hours of perfection. Yogi was voted American league’s most valuable player in 1952, 1954 and 1955. Today he is still a living baseball legend at the age of 85
When Yogi was young • His Parents immigrated from Italy to St.Louis, Mo around the 1900’s • He was a fourth son 3 brothers: Mike, Tony, John and 1 sister: Josie • His family had to work hard as laborers to provide enough money for the family • When Yogi was a kid he played baseball with his friends after school • His baseball team as a kid was called the Stags sandlot Baseball team
When Yogi was a teenager • His Parents had no money, they had to live in a place called The Hills • When yogi got older he worked in a: • Coal yard • Sold newspapers called: The St.louis Post dispatch and the other one was the Star times
Adult years • Awards: • Yogi Berra day at Yankee stadium September 19, 1959 • Inducted into the Baseball hall of fame April 7, 1972 • Won 3 MVP awards • Career: • Played on the Yankees and got $90 a month plus a $500 bonus just for signing with the Yankees • Yogi’s rookie salary was $5,000 • Events: • Yogi Played in 11 World Series • He was the Yankees manager in 1964 • Then he was fired October 16, 1964 • 20 years later December 5, 1975 named manager of the Yankees
Adult Years cont. • Events cont. • Retires in 1989 • September 1952, He becomes the first catcher in one season to hit 30 home runs • Met Babe Ruth on June 20, 1948 on Babe Ruth Day
Why the Name Yogi? A Teammate Jack Maguire, from Yogi’s childhood team the Stags, saw a movie about a spiritual leader Known as the Yogi. The Yogi sat very silently, reminding Jack how Larry would sit On the bench during ball games. The nickname stuck. Ever since nobody has called him Lawrence Peter Berra.
The President Of The USA Calvin Coolidge was the President of the USA in 1925 when the great baseball legend Yogi Berra was born. Calvin Coolidge was born in 1872 and died in 1933, he was the 30th president of the USA
Interview • If you could manage any team what would it be? • Were you good friends with Babe Ruth? • What was it like winning so many awards?
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