It seems that a slew of sports books about the Yankees are coming out in the inaugural season of the new Yankee Stadium. One of the recent offerings is by South Orange resident Allen Barra, who offers a comprehensive account of the life of Yogi Berra, one of the most popular athletes ever, in Yogi Berra: Eternal Yankee.
The best-selling author takes his readers on a journey through Berra’s childhood, his days in the navy, the championship years with the New York Yankees and everything that has come since. It includes commentary from countless baseball greats, such as Joe DiMaggio, Ted Williams, Elston Howard and Whitey Ford.
Barra is also the author of Clearing The Bases: The Greatest Baseball Debates of The Last Century, The Last Coach: A Life of Paul ‘Bear’ Bryant and Inventing Wyatt Earp: His Life and Many Legends.
Barra will be at Words Bookstore in Maplewood on Thursday night for a talk and book signing.