The Yankees will honor Yogi Berra by wearing his No. 8 on their left jersey sleeves in Wednesday night's game against the Blue Jays.

By SI Wire
September 23, 2015

The New York Yankees will honor Yogi Berra by wearing No. 8 on their left jersey sleeves on Wednesday night against the Toronto Blue Jays, the team announced Wednesday morning.

The Yankees are also using a special commemorative scorecard for the game, featuring Berra’s likeness.

The Hall of Fame catcher passed away Tuesday night at the age of 90, 69 years to the day after his MLB debut with the Yankees in 1946.

The New York Mets will hold a moment of silence for Berra prior to tonight's game at Citi Field, according to's Anthony DiComo. 

Berra spent 18 seasons with New York, and was arguably one of the greatest catchers of all-time. The baseball legend, who was known for his famous Yogi-isms, was a member of 18 consecutive American League All-Star teams from 1948 to ’62. He was also the league MVP in 1951, ’54 and ’55.

In his MLB career, Berra batted .285 with 358 home runs and 1,430 RBIs. He won an unprecedented 10 World Series as a player with the Yankees.

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