Berra spent 18 of his playing years with the Yankees, and later went on to manage both the Yankees and the Mets, leading both to the World Series. As a player, he participated in 14 World Series and won 10.
He ended his playing career with a .285 batting average, 358 home runs, 1,430 RBIs and 18 consecutive invitations to the All-Star Game. But despite his success on the field, Berra was perhaps even more well known for his “Yogi-ism” and the personality that made him a baseball icon.
In reaction to Berra’s death, athletes took to Twitter to express their sadness at the news.
R.I.P Yogi Berra a baseball legend— El Gocho believe it! (@johansantana) September 23, 2015
RIP Yogi Berra. MLB has lost a legend. My sincerest condolences to his family.— Nelson Cruz (@ncboomstick23) September 23, 2015
MVP, World Champ, WWII Vet, icon, sage, and lovable hero. RIP the great 'Yogi' Berra.— John Cena (@JohnCena) September 23, 2015
Today we lost the best catcher in history Yogi Berra... Gone but never forgotten for all you have done R.I.P— Sir Didi Gregorius (@DidiG18) September 23, 2015
"Baseball is 90% mental and the other half is physical" RIP to one of baseballs all time greats, Yogi Berra. You will be missed.— Drew Butera (@drewbutera) September 23, 2015
"Baseball is 90% mental, the other half is physical." Rest in peace Yogi, thanks for all the memories!— Jon Lester (@JLester34) September 23, 2015
RIP to one of the all-time greats, Yogi Berra. Not only the game will mourn, but the world. What a great person.— Will Middlebrooks (@middlebrooks) September 23, 2015
There will never be another Yogi. He went to 14 World Series and won 10 of them. He brought smiles to the faces of millions. RIP Yogi— Mike Trout (@MikeTrout) September 23, 2015
RIP Yogi Berra. Great baseball legend who will live on forever to his fans.— Mike Leake (@MikeLeake8) September 23, 2015
Rare SI Photos of Yogi Berra
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