Wednesday September 23rd, 2015

Former New York Yankees players took to Twitter and the internet to remember Hall of Fame catcher and baseball icon Yogi Berra, who passed away on Tuesday night, 69 years to the day after his MLB debut, at the age of 90.

Berra spent 18 years as a member of the New York Yankees and made 18 consecutive All-Star Game appearances from 1948 to '62. He won the American League MVP award in 1951, ’54 and ’55.

Former New York Yankees captain Derek Jeter posted the following message on his Players' Tribune website:

“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. He will always be remembered for his success on the field, but I believe his finest quality was how he treated everyone with sincerity and kindness. My thoughts and prayers go out to his family and friends.”

VERDUCCI: Remembering the great American life of Yankees legend Yogi Berra

Former Yankees manager Joe Torre issued the following statement:

“We’ve lost Yogi, but we will always have what he left for us: the memories of a lifetime filled with greatness, humility, integrity and a whole bunch of smiles. He was a lovable friend.”

Yankees managing general partner Hal Steinbrennner issued the following statement:

“Yogi Berra’s legacy transcends baseball. Though slight in stature, he was a giant in the most significant of ways through his service to his country, compassion for others and genuine enthusiasm for the game he loved. He has always been a role model and hero that America could look up to. “While his baseball wit and wisdom brought out the best in generations of Yankees, his imprint in society stretches far beyond the walls of Yankee Stadium. He simply had a way of reaching and relating to people that was unmatched. That’s what made him such a national treasure. “On behalf of my family and the entire Yankees organization, we extend our deepest condolences to Yogi’s family, friends and loved ones.”

BELTH: Yogi Berra, American original and Yankees immortal, dies at 90

Bernie Williams, Yankees outfielder from 1996 to 2006:

Al Leiter, Yankees pitcher from 1987 to '89 and 2005:

Dave Winfield, Yankees outfielder from 1981 to '90:

David Robertson, White Sox closer and former Yankees reliever from 2008 to '14:

Garrett Jones, currently a free agent and formerly a Yankees first baseman and outfielder this season:

Robinson Cano, Yankees second baseman from 2005 to 2013

[tweet: https://twitter.com/RobinsonCano/status/646752988879540224]

Alex Rodriguez, Yankees third baseman since 2003

[tweet: https://twitter.com/AROD/status/646740615418507264]

CC Sabathia, Yankees starting pitcher since 2009

[tweet: https://twitter.com/CC_Sabathia/status/646735995036151808]

Wade Boggs, Yankees third baseman from 1993 to 1997

[tweet: https://twitter.com/ChickenMan3010/status/646719446044815360]

Paul O'Neill, Yankees outfielder from 1993 to 2001

[tweet: https://twitter.com/PaulONeillYES/status/646675525096861696]

Didi Gregorious, current Yankees shortstop

- Christopher Chavez

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