Lawrence Peter "Yogi" Berra (May 12, 1925 – September 22, 2015) was an American baseball catcher, manager, and coach. He played almost his entire career for the Major League Baseball (MLB) team New York Yankees (1946–1963). He played for the New York Mets in 1965, and also coached the team. He won a record 13 World Series, as a player and coach.
He is said to be one of the best catchers in baseball history. He was added to the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1972. He was well known for his quotes, including "It ain't over 'til it's over." Berra sued Hanna-Barbera for defamation over the character Yogi Bear, but later withdrew the lawsuit.
Berra was born in St. Louis, Missouri. His parents were Italian immigrants. He married his wife Carmen on January 26, 1949. They had three sons, including Dale Berra. Carmen died from a stroke on March 6, 2014. She was 88 years old.
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- "Remembering Yogi Berra. Eight Things to Know About His Life". CBS Sports. Retrieved October 10, 2015. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
- "Baseball legend Yogi Berra dies at 90". BBC. September 23, 2015. Retrieved September 23, 2015. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
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