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Yogi Berra

Yogi Berra
Usage Conditions Apply
Artist
Rhoda Sherbell, born 1938
Foundry
Elliot Gantz & Co. Inc.
Sitter
Yogi Berra, 12 May 1925 - 22 Sep 2015
Date
2000 cast after 1973 original
Type
Sculpture
Medium
Bronze
Dimensions
With Base: 40.6 x 50.2 x 29.2cm (16 x 19 3/4 x 11 1/2")
Without Base: 33.3 x 50.2 x 29.2cm (13 1/8 x 19 3/4 x 11 1/2")
Base: 35.6 x 22.9cm (14 x 9")
Credit Line
National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution; gift of Dr. Marc and Susan Weinstein
Restrictions & Rights
Usage conditions apply
Copyright
© Rhoda Sherbell retained; nel sent to artist
Object number
NPG.2000.57
Exhibition Label
Hailed as the catcher who "stopped everything behind the plate and hit everything in front of it," Yogi Berra was a standout performer on the New York Yankees' roster through eighteen remarkable seasons of play (1946-63). His fielding and hitting helped propel the Bronx ball club to fourteen pennants and ten World Series championships, and earned him a place on the All-Star team for fifteen consecutive years. Berra's self-effacing good humor has made him one of baseball's most endearing characters, and classic "Yogi-isms"-such as "It's déjà vu all over again"-have become part of the nation's vocabulary.
Provenance
Dr. Marc and Susan Weinstein; gift to NPG 2000
Data Source
National Portrait Gallery
Exhibition
Champions
On View
NPG, South Gallery 342 Mezzanine