Former Yankees Catcher Great Yogi Berra Passes Away

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“Former baseball player and former catcher of the New York Yankees, Yogi Berra, passed passed away on September 22, 2015,’ reported ESPN.

Yogi Berra was a member of 10 world series championships, all with The New York Yankees. Yogi was a 3 time American league MVP. Yogi passed away at the age of 90. Yogi Berra was honored by New York as the Empire State Building lit up with white and blue pinstripes on September 23, 2015, reported Yahoo Sports.

In honor of Yogi Berra, The New York Yankees, will wear number 8 on the sleeves of their jerseys for the rest of the season. On September 24 2015,  the New York Yankees honored Yogi Berra by putting  a number 8 in the catcher’s box and with  a pregame ceremony, reported ESPN

Yogi Berra  was known for his many Yogisims. Some of them are, “You can observe a lot by watching”, “It ain’t over until it’s over”, and “ I never said most of the things I said,” according to the yogiberramuseum.org.

Yogi Berra because he was considered a great baseball player, but also  a greater person. Derek Jeter stated, “To those who didn’t know Yogi personally, he was one of the greatest baseball players and Yankees of all time. To those lucky ones who did, he was an even better person. To me, he was a dear friend and mentor,” reported MLB.com