Yogi Berra, Baseball Legend, Dies At 90
Yogi Berra, the legendary baseball player and manager, died on Tuesday of natural causes. He was 90.
Yogi Berra Dies
Berra died in his sleep earlier this week at an assisted living facility in West Caldwell, N.J. “It is with heavy hearts that we share the news that Yogi Berra passed away Tuesday night at the age of 90,” the Yogi Berra Museum, which announced Berra’s passing, said in a statement.
The New York Yankees and Major League Baseball both sent out tweets to remember the legend.
We are deeply saddened by the loss of a Yankees legend and American hero, Yogi Berra. pic.twitter.com/Bf8uXxUPzR
— New York Yankees (@Yankees) September 23, 2015
— MLB (@MLB) September 23, 2015
During his storied career as a catcher for the New York Yankees, Berra played in 14 World Series, 10 of which ended in World Championships – both more than any other player in baseball history. He was also a 15-time All-Star and won the American League MVP in 1951, 1954 and 1955.
In 1972, Berra was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame.
After retiring as a player, Berra went on to manage the 1964 Yankees. He also managed with the New York Mets and the Houston Astros. He officially retired from the game in 1992, finishing it managing the Astros.
In addition to Berra’s legacy in baseball, is his legacy in the English language. The standout athlete had a habit of delivering phrases that would eventually become part of the national lexicon. Among them was, “It ain’t over ’til it’s over.”
Berra is survived by his sons Larry, Tim and Dale; grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. He was predeceased by his wife of 65 years, Carmen.