Bronx Bombers BASEBALL CARDS: Peter Scolari and Tracy Shayne, Broadway's Yogi and Carmen Berra

By Michael Gioia
February 26, 2014

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 Peter Scolari and Tracy Shayne.



Name: Tracy Shayne
Birthdate: Jan. 19
Hometown: Brooklyn, NY
Character You're Playing: Carmen Berra
Favorite Sport: Gymnastics
Favorite Sports Team: USA
Favorite Sporting-Event Snack: Peanuts
Show you made your Broadway debut in: A Chorus Line
Favorite Broadway show (and why): Bronx Bombers. I got to play opposite my real-life husband, Peter Scolari… Plus, I love my teammates!
Did you meet and/or hear from your Bronx Bombers counterpart or their family? Yes. [Click here to read the Playbill magazine feature, where Shayne and Scolari talk about meeting the Berras.]
Most memorable moment from Bronx Bombers: Best entrance on Broadway… Flying down to the stage on a bed! YES!

Name: Peter Scolari
Birthdate: Sept. 12
Hometown: Scarsdale, NY
Character You're Playing: Yogi Berra
Favorite Sport: Baseball
Favorite Sports Team: NY Giants [NFL]
Favorite Sports Hero: [Baseball player] Sandy Koufax
Sports Played Growing Up (if any): Baseball, football, track
Favorite Sporting-Event Snack: Hot dog
Show you made your Broadway debut in: Sly Fox
Favorite Broadway show (and why): Pippin — the original production. The performances changed me.
Did you meet and/or hear from your Bronx Bombers counterpart or their family? Yes. [Click here to read the Playbill magazine feature, where Shayne and Scolari talk about meeting the Berras.]
Most memorable moment from Bronx Bombers: Premiering with my wife, Tracy Shayne, on Broadway.

Click here to view the Baseball Cards of John Wernke and Chris Henry Coffey, who play Lou Gehrig and Joe DiMaggio. Click here to view the Baseball Cards of C. J. Wilson and Bill Dawes, who play Babe Ruth and Mickey Mantle.