Wednesday, September 23, 2015

A True American Legend

Yogi Berra, one of baseball’s greatest catchers and characters, who as a player was a mainstay of 10 Yankee championship teams and as a manager led both the Yankees and Mets to the World Series — but who may be more widely known as an ungainly but lovable cultural figure, inspiring a cartoon character and issuing a seemingly limitless supply of unwittingly witty epigrams known as Yogi-isms — died Tuesday. He was 90.

His death was reported by the Yankees and by the Yogi Berra Museum and Learning Center Museum in Little Falls, N.J. Before moving to an assisted living facility in West Caldwell, N.J., in 2012, Berra had lived for many years in nearby Montclair.

In 1949, early in Berra’s Yankee career, his manager assessed him this way in an interview in The Sporting News:
“Mr. Berra,” Casey Stengel said, “is a very strange fellow of very remarkable abilities.”


  1. 'That restaurant is to busy, nobody goes there anymore."

    We used to play against Montclair and I saw Yogi at many games watching one of his sons. A true Yankee legend.

    Rest in piece Yogi,
    Billy Martin

  2. The world is lessened by his passing.

  3. You played with him through the 50's didn't you Billy Martin?