Bronx Bombers BASEBALL CARDS: John Wernke and Chris Henry Coffey, Broadway's Lou Gehrig and Joe DiMaggio

Bronx Bombers, the new Broadway play by Eric Simonson, tells the history of the New York Yankees framed through the eyes of baseball legend Yogi Berra. As part of Playbill.com's Bronx Bombers Baseball Cards, we meet cast members John Wernke and Chris Henry Coffey.

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Name: John Wernke
Birthdate: Sept. 26
Hometown: New York City, NY
Character You're Playing: Lou Gehrig
Favorite Sport: Baseball
Favorite Sports Team: Cincinnati Reds [MLB]
Favorite Sports Hero: Eric Davis [baseball player for the Cincinnati Reds]
Sports Played Growing Up: Baseball, Basketball, Soccer, Football
Favorite Sporting-Event Snack: Nachos
Show you made your Broadway debut in: Accent on Youth
Favorite Broadway show (and why): It hasn't been written yet. The hope for that show is why I go to the theatre.
Did you meet and/or hear from your Bronx Bombers counterpart or their family? Every day. Every minute. His legend lives on.
Most memorable moment from Bronx Bombers: Looking into the eyes of any of these cast members. The odds were stacked against us from the beginning, and yet they kept coming in positive and caring every day… Catching a glance from any of them on stage affirmed that it was worth it — that this whole thing was special if for nothing else but to ourselves. Baseball isn't a game of quick moment-to-moment drama. It's like a life…boring and slow and seemingly un-meaningful until there is a swing of a bat and the momentum of the universe spurs quick results. I love it so. A game without time.

Name: Chris Henry Coffey
Birthdate: May 1
Hometown: Green Bay, WI
Character You're Playing: Joe DiMaggio
Favorite Sport: Football, Baseball, Tennis
Favorite Sports Team: Green Bay Packers [NFL]
Favorite Sports Hero: [baseball player] Robin Yount, [football player] Brett Favre, [tennis player] John McEnroe
Sports Played Growing Up: Many: Hockey, Football, Baseball, Tennis, Distance Running, etc.
Favorite Sporting-Event Snack: Peanuts, hot dogs and beer
Show you made your Broadway debut in: Bronx Bombers
Favorite Broadway show (and why): This one because it's my Broadway debut, of course!
Did you meet and/or hear from your Bronx Bombers counterpart or their family? No, but I met a lot of people who knew him and worked with him.
Most memorable moment from Bronx Bombers: Meeting Yogi and Carmen Berra.