Baseball legend Yogi Berra dies at 90
The Yogi Berra Museum announced that the Hall of Fame catcher had died on Tuesday evening. Berra spent almost all of his 19-year career with the New York Yankees. He was a three-time Most Valuable Player and 13-time World Series champion.His famous “Yogi-ism” quotes included “it ain’t over till it’s over”.Berra is also said to have inspired the cartoon character Yogi Bear.
The Berra family said in a statement: “While we weeping the loss of our father, grandfather and great-grandfather, we know he is at peace with Mom.”We celebrate his remarkable life, and are thankful he meant so much to so many. He will truly be missed.”
He was said to have been given the nickname Yogi by a friend who saw him sitting cross-legged and looking like a meditating yogi. Among his career highlights were 15 straight MLB All-Star Game appearances.He played for the Yankees from 1946-63, winning 10 World Series alongside the likes of fellow Hall of Famers Joe DiMaggio and Mickey Mantle.After finishing playing he coached or managed the Yankees and New York mets to three more titles.