Yogi Berra Passed away at age 90

Hall of Fame Catcher Yogi Berra passed away on Tuesday, he was 90 years old. Off the field he was known for his wit or what was often called his ..Yogi-ism…for example “You can observe a lot just by watching,”

Berra played for the Yankees and won 10 world championships with them. He managed both the Yankees and the New York Mets. In 1973 he took an unlikely Mets team to the world series against the Powerful Oakland A’s in which the Mets lost in 7 games. He feuded with George Steinbrenner in 1985 when the impatient Yankee owner fired Berra 16 games into the season.

For 14 years Berra refused to set foot in Yankee Stadium, a period during which he coached four seasons for the Houston Astros. In January 1999 Steinbrenner, who died in 2010, went there to make amends.

“I know I made a mistake by not letting you go personally,” he told Berra. “It’s the worst mistake I ever made in baseball.”

 To welcome him back into the Yankee fold, the team held a Yogi Berra Day on July 18, 1999.

Berra hot 358 homerruns drove in 1,430 runs and hit 285 in 17 seasons.

He is survived by their three sons — Tim, who played professional football for the Baltimore Colts; Dale, a former infielder for the Yankees, Pirates and Astros; and Lawrence Jr.

Published by bklynboy59

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