Lawrence Peter “Yogi” Berra is an American baseball’s great who amassed ten World Series rings, 3 MVP awards and 18 All-Star Game appearances. He caught the only perfect game in World Series history. Yet for many his deserved stature was overshadowed by his simply being himself and being more recognized for his unique personality, TV commercial appearances and unforgettable “Yogi-isms.”
This documentary portrait gives Berra his due in following the life of a savvy, commanding, bad-ball hitting catcher with a squat frame but also a D-Day veteran, loving husband and father and, yes, product endorser and originator (mostly) of his own brand of proverbs now ingrained into everyday life. Granddaughter Lindsay Berra tells his story along with his sons, former Yankee teammates, players he managed, writers, broadcasters, and admirers.
“A lively, engaging and moving documentary.” ~Glenn Kenny, The New York Times
“The movie about his life and legend, written and directed by Sean Mullin, has two purposes and succeeds delightfully at both.” ~Kyle Smith, Wall Street Journal