There is talk of assimilation in the air these days. Yogi was the epitome of that. He was the first generation and still spoke Italian to his parents. He became an American without reservation. He became a icon of baseball which is the American game. He would come to the Stadium and was honored by everyone as a living monument of the game. Every Old Timers game he would impart his wisdom to the new Yankees. Who would be lucky to a fraction of his career.