Above: Yogi Berra, Barbara Kopple and cartoonist Bill Gallo at the Yogi Berra Museum and Learning Center.
Award winning documentary filmmaker Barbara Kopple's HOUSE OF STEINBRENNER, which is about memories of the old Yankee Stadium and George Steinbrenner, and the transition to the new stadium, new owners -- premieres this month on ESPN.
After a showing at the Yogi Berra Museum and Learning Center, Yogi Berra, Barbara Kopple and cartoonist Bill Gallo held a panel discussion.
Spencer Fordin, writing for MLB.com, reported on the relationship between Steinbrenner and Daily News cartoonist Bill Gallo:
"But his long interactions with George Steinbrenner reveal the man in all his complexity, a man who didn't even mind being portrayed as a Prussian general in print.
"'Frankly, he loved it,' said Gallo. 'And the reason for that is I never did it in bad taste. It was always lighthearted. Sometimes I pricked him a little, but even then he liked it. ... We had a good relationship'"
Yogi Barra and George Steinbrenner as depicted by Mr. Gallo. Copyright Mr. Gallo and/or The Daily News.
Image from NY Yankee fans chat board.