Former baseball player Yogi Berra passes away at age 90 in his home in New Jersey.
Berra was a former member of the New York Yankee from 1949 to 1965. Alongside fellow players Joe DiMaggio and Mickey Mantle, Berra helped the team win ten World Series Championships. He was named MVP player three times and has played in more World Series games than any other major leaguer.
As the team’s catcher, Berra won the only perfect game in World Series 1956.
The Baseball Hall of Fame released the following statement concerning Berra’s demise:
“He was one of the most feared hitters the game had ever seen. Teammate Hector Lopez said ‘Yogi had the fastest bat I ever saw. He could hit a ball late, that was already past him, and take it out of the park. The pitchers were afraid of him because he’d hit anything, so they didn’t know what to throw. Yogi had them psyched out and he wasn’t even trying to psych them out.”
Berra, who was born as Lawrence Peter Berra in St. Lois, quit school when he was only in 8th grade in order to help his family. He was able to publish three books including g “It Ain’t Over…” in 1989 and 1998’s “The Yogi Book: I Really Didn’t Say Everything I Said” which made The New York Times bestseller list.