Baseball Legend Yogi Berra’s life is Honored in ‘It Ain’t Over’

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Baseball Legend Yogi Berra’s life is honored by his Granddaughter Lindsay Berra and Filmmaker Sean Mullin in ‘It Ain’t Over‘ in Theaters today.

Life is often stranger than fiction and if you made up a character like Lawrence Peter “Yogi” Berra, most audiences would have trouble believing this could have been a real person.

Lucky for us, whether you’re a baseball fan or not, Yogi Berra existed and in doing so, he left a legacy behind that is unmatched in life and the world of sports.

Berra, the son of Italian immigrants over came racism, fought in World War II and became a 10 time World Series Champion.

It Ain’t Over‘, a documentary about the life of Yogi Berra came to be while Major League Baseball (MLB) decided to honor the four greatest living players, of which Berra and his granddaughter were in attendance, yet not mentioned or brought out on to the field. The heartbreaking moment for the most decorated man in baseball was that Berra was still alive, yet forgotten.

Berra’s granddaughter Lindsay and filmmaker Sean Mullin take us on a journey for nearly two hours of major league players, family and friends recounting the military veteran and baseball hall of famer’s life.

It Ain’t Over‘ is in theaters today, May 12, 2023.

Official Synopsis:

Lawrence Peter “Yogi” Berra is one of baseball’s all-time greatest superstars. He amassed 10 World Series rings, three American League MVP awards and 18 All-Star Game appearances. He caught the only perfect game in World Series history in 1956. Yet for many observers his prolific accomplishments on the diamond were overshadowed by his remarkable and unique appeal as a pop culture personality. Long before athletes endorsing products became commonplace, Yogi was starring in TV commercials and connecting with fans from every demographic. His groundbreaking TV commercial appearances and unforgettable “Yogi-isms,” which initially appeared to be head-scratching philosophical nuggets, became fashionable catch-phrases that made him a national treasure and an endearing figure on the American pop culture landscape.

In telling the complete story of his extraordinary journey, ‘It Ain’t Over‘ chronicles Berra’s life as a savvy, commanding, bad-ball-hitting-catcher with a squat frame but also a D-Day Navy veteran, coach and manager, loving husband and father and, yes, product endorser and originator (mostly) of his own brand of proverbs now ingrained into everyday life.

First person accounts include granddaughter Lindsay Berra, Yogi’s three sons (Tim, Larry, and Dale), plus a legion of former Yankee greats, including Derek Jeter, Joe Torre, Mariano Rivera, Willie Randolph, Don Mattingly, Tony Kubek and Ron Guidry. Also featured are Billy Crystal, Bob Costas and Vin Scully, plus photos and eye-opening archival footage on and off the diamond. Berra famously said, “I’d be pretty dumb if I started being something I’m not,” and ‘It Ain’t Over‘ lovingly makes clear he stayed who he was for the benefit of baseball and everyone else.

Berra was born on May 12th, 1925 in St Louis, Missouri in a neighborhood known as “The Hill.” He spent his entire professional career playing in New York with the Yankees and briefly with the Mets, before retiring in 1965. Montclair, New Jersey was home for Yogi and his wife, Carmen. In 1972 he was elected to the National Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, NY. That same year his iconic uniform No. 8 was retired by the Yankees. In 1988, the Yogi Berra Museum and Learning Center opened its doors on the campus of Montclair State University.

He passed away at the age of 90 in 2015.

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