New movie about Yogi Berra features Bob Costas, Berra’s granddaughter and others

Bob Costas was in town this week, joining Yogi Berra’s granddaughter, Lindsay Berra  for a discussion and  special showing of a new movie, just out called “It Aint Over.” It was fitting to show the movie at the Chase Park Plaza Hotel in St. Louis since Lawrence Peter “Yogi” Berra  was from St. Louis.

He grew up on on Elizabeth Avenue, on “The Hill” in the same area as Joe Garagiola. The Hill has a long legacy of famous people who have lived there. The favorite question of all St. Louisans: where did you go to high school? He went to what was later called St. Mary’s. Garagiola and Berra started playing baseball at Sublette Park.

Most St. Louisans know these things about Berra, and they know he wore the Yankee pinstripes, but there is a lot they don’t know and his granddaughter, Lindsay Berra is determined to change that with a new movie that will soon be out. It is in documentary form and will be shown at the Chase Cinema among other theaters around the country.

Lindsay Berra tells his story along with his sons, former Yankee teammates, players he managed, writers, broadcasters (including Bob Costas), and admirers (such as Billy Crystal), plus photos and footage on and off the diamond. The movie is directed by Sean Mullin.

In the movie, people who new him tell about how Berra amassed ten World Series rings, 3 MVP awards and 18 All-Star Game appearances. They tell about how he caught the only perfect game in World Series history.

For all he has done on the baseball field, there were those who thought his deserved stature was overshadowed by his simply being himself and being recognized more for his unique personality, TV commercial appearances and unforgettable “Yogi-isms.”

In telling the whole story, It Ain’t Over 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.

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.

It Aint Over will be showing for three special days (and nights) at the Chase Cinema.

To watch the trailer

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