Yogi Berra dies: It’s over

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The man who told the sports world, “It ain’t over ’til it’s over,” has died.

Yogi Berra’s Hall of Fame plaque (Wikipedia)
Yogi Berra’s Hall of Fame plaque (Wikipedia)

Lawrence Peter “Yogi” Berra was a 15-time All-Star and three-time American League MVP as a player and is regarded as one of the very best catchers in the history of the game. But he became legendary as a manager, when he would tell sports writers, “I really didn’t say everything I said, ” “It’s déjà vu all over again,” “You can observe a lot by watching” and “”It doesn’t matter if you’re ugly in this racket. All you have to do is hit the ball, and I never saw anyone hit with his face.”

“Yogisms” became a staple of baseball lore, as important as Berra’s legendary career as a coach and manager. In his baseball career, from player to manager, Yogi Berra was a part of 21 World Series and won 13 of them. He was the catcher for Don Larsen’s perfect game in the 1956 World Series, and he holds many records as a catcher.

Yogi Berra spent most of his career with the New York Yankees, but also played for the New York Mets. He coached and managed a number of teams, the Yankees and Mets chief among them.

Born in May 12, 1925 in St. Louis, MO, Yogi Berra was 90 years old when he passed away Tuesday, September 22, 2015.

Apparently it’s over for Yogi Berra — he will be missed.