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Wednesday, September 23, 2015
R.I.P. YOGI BERRA
September 23rd 2015 - The sports world lost one of its most successful players and the world lost a legendary person with the passing of Lawrence "Yogi" Berra. Berra passed away at the age of 90 but left behind a legacy like no other. He was quoted as much as Shakespeare and in some places as much as the Bible. The winner of 10 World Series rings as the catcher with the NY Yankees from 1946-1963. He would also managed the Yankees and the NY Mets (leading both to World Series appearances but lost both times) and coached with both teams and the Houston Astros, his last stop in 1989. His son Dale would play in the majors to some acclaim but sadly became more famous for being part of a drug scandal with the Pittsburgh Pirates.
Yogi was elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1972 and his #8 was retired by the Yankees the same year.