Yankee Greats – Bill Dickey

Larry Noyes New York Yankees Writer A couple articles back, I wrote about a great Yankee catcher, number 8, Yogi Berra. Now let’s look at the other number 8 in Yankees history, who also was a catcher, Bill Dickey. William Malcolm (Bill) Dickey, was born on June 6, 1907, in Bastrop, Louisiana, to John Hardy Dickey and Laura Ann Chapman Dickey. His father was a railroad worker. Bill...
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March 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Yankee Greats – Yogi Berra

Anthony Gruppuso, USA TODAY Sports Larry Noyes New York Yankees Writer This article is about one of the many great catching Yankee greats, Yogi Berra. Interesting enough, he wore the same number as another Yankee great who was a catcher, Bill Dickey, who I’ll write about in a future article. So here we go. ” Number 8, Yogi Berra, Number 8 “. Yogi was born on May 12, 1925 in...
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March 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Yogi Berra, the Horse, is a Winner

While Hanna-Barbera has maintained that their popular cartoon character Yogi Bear is not named after the popular New York Yankees catcher..."Yogi Berra" the racehorse clearly is. Matter of fact, the three-year-old colt is actually owned by Jessica Steinbrenner, the daughter of the late Yankees owner, and the man who hired Berra to manage the team back in 1984, George...
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February 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Today in Sports History – Phil Linz & Yogi Berra’s Harmonica Incident

On this day in 1964, Yankee Phil Linz played his harmonica on a bus despite manager Yogi Berra’s orders. Berra was extremely upset over his club’s losses in both halves of the day’s doubleheader against the Chicago White Sox. The Yankees had not only lost, 5-0, but also swept in a four-game series by the Chicago White Sox. They were now 4 ½ games out of first place. As the...
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August 20, 2013  |  Discuss

Florida Lineman Dominique Easley Says He Doesn’t Know Who Bear Bryant Is, Asks If He’s a Cartoon Character

Yogi Berra isn’t the only sports legend who will be remembered by more people for his eponymously named cartoon character than for his feats with the Yankees. In this situation, though, Bear Bryant really didn’t do anything to get involved with this. The legendary Alabama coach is hallowed in college football and throughout the South for what he did with the Crimson Tide during...
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July 18, 2013  |  Discuss

Deja Vu All Over Again with Yogi Berra

Berra’s plaque hangs in Cooperstown (Photo courtesy of Wikimedia Commons) When the final chapter of the game is written and the Pantheon of baseball greats is assembled, Lawrence Peter Berra will surely be among them.  In his 18-year, Hall of Fame career as a New York Yankee, Yogi Berra was the glue of two dynasties, piloted by Joe DiMaggio and Mickey Mantle, was the preeminent...
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January 15, 2013  |  Discuss

The world needs Yogi Berra on Twitter

There is one former athlete that needs to embrace Twitter, because it was made for him. That is Yogi Berra. The social platform and the former New York Yankees sage would be a match-made in heaven. That is if you believe he said all the things that he has been quoted as saying. Berra has denied for year that all those Yogisms actually are true. Jack Curry, a reporter for the YES...
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January 11, 2013  |  Discuss

5 Reasons Why The Phillies Will Make The Playoffs

A man by the name of Yogi Berra once said, “It Ain’t Over Till It’s Over.” For the 2012 Philadelphia Phillies, the last time I checked, there is still 59 games left in the season, which is plenty of baseball.  If you just look at one year ago, the Cardinals and Rays were 8.5 games behind a playoff spot going into September and both teams made it. Every Phillies fan knows...
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August 01, 2012  |  1 Comment

2012 Cardinals finding unexpected motivation

As that great baseball philosopher and native St. Louisan Yogi Berra once famously uttered, “Baseball is 90 percent mental. The other half is physical.” Despite the comfort that many find in words and stats, there can be no dispute that mental preparation and state of mind has a huge part in athletic performance. Yet its inherent inability to be identified, let alone quantified...
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February 22, 2012  |  Discuss

Yogi Berra, Chris Mullin to get Munson Awards

Yogi Berra will be among the honorees at the 32nd Thurman Munson awards dinner. He'll be joined by Yankees first baseman Mark Teixeira, Mets pitcher R.A. Dickey and former NBA and St. John's star Chris Mullin, who will receive awards for their athletic success and philanthropic work at the dinner on Jan. 31 in New York. The 86-year-old Berra will receive the Munson Legend...
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December 14, 2011  |  Discuss

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