Phil Pepe

Phil Pepe is the author of more than 50 books on sports, including THE WIT and WISDOM of YOGI BERRA and collaborations with Yankees legends Mickey Mantle, Billy Martin, and Whitey Ford. As a young sportswriter, Pepe was assigned the role of Yankees beat writer for the New York World-Telegram & Sun on August 2, 1961, and he covered Roger Maris' race for the home run record to the very end. Pepe was the Yankees beat writer for the New York Daily News from 1968 through 1981 and is a past president of the Baseball Writers Association of America.