Yogi Poems

The Yogi Poems and Other Celebrations of Local Baseball

This book of 25 stories and poems is for anyone who loves baseball at any level from the major leagues to high school to little league or softball played with passion by people of all ages.

"Raphael has done the game proud with this contribution to its literature." MARTY APPEL, former Yankees public relations director and author of 17 books on baseball.

Read about the only perfect game in World Series history, the Bucky Dent home run seen from a crowded bar in Woodstock, a pair of tickets to Ebbets field in its final days, a miracle outcome at Yankee Stadium in a city stunned by 9/11, a nine-year girl who outshines every player on the field, a serious baseball league for men in their fifties and sixties, a meaningful late night catch between father and son, a high school alumni game with sudden insight into what it means to be a parent, a family reunion centered around a baseball game across generations...

Above all, this is a book about the greatest game ever invented told through the experiences and emotions of its fans and players. It's about you.

So let's play ball...


About the author:
Raphael Badagliacca is also the author of Father's Day: Encounters with Everyday Life, a collection of 61 stories about his experiences as the father of three children. (www.fathersdaybook.com). He lives with his family in northern New Jersey.


"This is a sweet collection of gems from Raphael Badagliacca. His stories are genial, without pretension, refreshing - a fun read."
DAVE KAPLAN, Director, Yogi Berra Museum & Learning Center.

He is also the president and founder of SpaceMaster, Inc., a software company with a product that companies all over the world use to manage advertising sales. It is also used with great success by stadiums to handle advertising and group ticketing sales.

Contact him at raphspace@gmail.com.

© Copyright 2009 Raphael Badagliacca