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Yogi Berra

Lawrence Peter "Yogi" Berra (born May 12, 1925) is a former American Major League Baseball catcher, outfielder, and manager. He played almost his entire 19-year baseball career (1946–1965) for the New York Yankees. Berra is one of only four players to be named the Most Valuable Player of the American League three times and is one of seven managers to lead both American and National League teams to the World Series. As a player, coach, or manager, Berra appeared in 21 World Series. He was elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1972. Berra is widely regarded as one of the greatest catchers in baseball history. According to the win shares formula developed by sabermetrician Bill James, Berra is the greatest catcher of all time and the 52nd greatest non-pitching player in major-league history. Berra, who quit school after the eighth grade, has a tendency toward clever quips. "It ain't over 'til it's over" is arguably his most famous example, often quoted. Simultaneously denying and confirming his reputation, Berra once stated, "I really didn't say everything I said." He picked up his famous nickname from his friend Bobby Hofman who said he resembled a Hindu yogi whenever he sat around

Yogi Berra Dies -- Yankees Legend Dead at 90

Yogi Berra
Yankees Legend Dies at 90

Yogi Berra, a New York Yankees legend and one of the most beloved American sports stars in history, died Tuesday. Yogi was an All-Star catcher for the Yankees from 1946 to 1963, and also played… READ MORE >

Yogi Berra -- Hospitalized After Stadium Fall

Yogi Berra -- Hospitalized After Stadium Fall

NY Yankees legend Yogi Berra was taken to the hospital today -- after the 85-year-old Hall of Famer tripped inside a clubhouse and fell on his backside before a Yankees spring training game today.… READ MORE >

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