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Yogi Berra Documentary Wraps Production, Ready To Premiere This Year

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Yogi Berra Documentary Wraps Production, Ready To Premiere This Year

By Movieguide® Contributor

Yogi Berra documentary IT AIN’T OVER has officially wrapped production and is aiming for a festival premiere sometime this year. 

“As a lifelong Yankees fan, this project is a dream come true to produce,” said Matt Miller, President of Vanishing Angle, the documentary’s production company. 

“This is our second feature with Sean Mullin, and we are always impressed with his incredible storytelling abilities. It’s been an honor supporting his vision in bringing a larger than life personality to the silver screen,” added Natalie Metzger, Vice President of Vanishing Angle.

The movie follows the life of the famous baseball player, considered by many to be the greatest catcher ever. Berra won ten World Series Championships, three MVP awards, and appeared in 18 All-Star Games. 

According to Deadline, the documentary will feature interviews from people like Billy Crystal, Bob Costas, Derek Jeter, and Joe Torre. 

Movieguide® previously reported on Berra’s relationship with mentor Father Charles Koester. After repeatedly getting heckled by someone while playing, Berra wanted to go after him. However: 

Then all of a sudden a quiet voice seemed to speak to me, and I recognized that voice. It was the voice of Father Charles Koester, a priest at my old neighborhood parish of St. Ambrose in St. Louis, who is also auxiliary bishop there. Father Koester is a great baseball fan who has been a valuable adviser to me all my life,” Berra said.

“Now I seemed to hear him saying, ‘What are you going to accomplish by trying to shut that man up or punching him in the nose? You’ll just start trouble and get yourself all riled up. You’re paid to get hits and call pitches, aren’t you—not to fight with people! Calm down and do your job!’” he added. “So I just made myself cool off. The next time up at bat I did get a hit, and we ended up winning the game.”

After that particular incident, Berra recalled that he never felt an urge to fight back against the negativity.

“After that day I was never again tempted to go after anyone who was being insulting to me, whether it was a fan, a player on the other team or a sportswriter getting some good copy by poking fun at me,” Berra said. “I just adopted the attitude that what people say about me, well, that’s their opinion. I have to satisfy myself with what I’m doing.”

He concluded: “It’s the same in life as it is in playing ball: If you let something get under your skin, you’ll never get the job done. As Father Koester would say, ‘Never let negative things that others say keep you from doing your best. And if your best isn’t good enough today, remember, you’ll come up to bat again tomorrow!’”

 

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