Monday, 11:50–1:15, Apr. 16
Instructor: Jim Dunphy
Yogi Berra was probably the most beloved baseball player in history. But there is a lot more to Yogi than his Yogi-isms. He was a three-time American League Most Valuable Player, and has been called the greatest catcher in baseball history. He had twelve rings as a World Series champion, and is one of only a few managers in history to win pennants in both the American and National Leagues. He also served in landings at Omaha Beach on D-Day. In this illustrated lecture, we will learn about Yogi the ballplayer, Yogi the pitch man in commercials, Yogi the philosopher, and Yogi the family man.
Jim Dunphy was born in Brooklyn shortly before the Dodgers left, had the misfortune of first being a Mets fan when he grew up, and then moved to the DC area shortly after the Senators decamped for Texas. He has been a partial season ticket holder for the Nationals since 2012 and , six years later, is still waiting for the first postseason series win. He has taught and plans to continue to teach a series of classes about both the Nationals and baseball.