Posted by: Ron DuBour | September 24, 2015

Little Giant~by Paul F. Lenzi


 

 

Little Giant

 

Lawrence Peter "Yogi" Berra 1925-2015 Painting by Stephen Holland From limelightagency.com

Lawrence Peter “Yogi” Berra 1925-2015
Painting by Stephen Holland
From limelightagency.com

RIP Yogi Berra. You were one of my idols. A small man who stood taller than most athletes and celebrities of your era. You were a little giant, a class act. Kind, generous and uncharacteristically humble. You were a bulldog on the diamond. A 3 time MVP, 15 time all-star, you chalked up 8 personal world series records. In your 18 Yankee years, you played in 14 world series and instrumentally helped to win 10 of them. And your legendary aphorisms hid more common-man wisdom than all of the philosophy textbooks I studied in college. You made us Yankee fans proud. You made us Italian-Americans proud. Because of you, I became a catcher in little league. Because of you, I walked a little more confidently through life. Godspeed, old friend. And don’t forget, when you get to the pearly gates, if you find a fork in the road, take it.

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Responses

  1. thank you for sharing my tribute with your readers

    • was one of my favorite players!


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