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Thursday, September 24, 2015

Rest in peace, Yogi Berra

Lawrence Peter ("Yogi") Berra has passed away. Berra was a great baseball player, being on the winning side in 13 of 21 World Series appearances, as player, coach, and manager. Some consider him the greatest player, at his position, in baseball history. I'm old enough to remember number 8 of the New York Yankees, appearing, it seemed, every year, on TV, as the catcher for the Yankees.

In addition to his baseball prowess, Berra was also known for "Yogi-isms," which, as the Wikipedia says, were "either an apparently obvious tautology or a paradoxical contradiction." (Example: "Nobody goes there any more. It's too crowded." Here is a link to some of these sayings, and here is another, with some duplication. And here is a compilation of 50 Yogi-isms.

Berra was known for his work with youth, after his full-time baseball career was over. His wife preceded him in death. They had been married 65 years.

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FancyHorse said...

Yogi Berra will be long remembered! One thing I learned about him that I didn't know; he was a veteran of the D-Day Normandy invasion.

Martin LaBar said...

Yes. He seems to have led a full life, with many facets.