Who: Baseball legend Yogi Berra
Where: New Jersey
When: 22 September 2015
Baseball legend Lawrence Peter “Yogi” Berra died on 22 September 2015 at his home in New Jersey. He was 90.
The Hall of Fame catcher’s was part of the New York Yankees dynasty that dominated baseball through 1950s. He was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 1972.
His humorous quotes made him one of America’s most beloved sports icons. He also inspired the cartoon character Yogi Bear.
Berra spent his 19-year career with the New York Yankees. He was a three-time American League Most Valuable Player and 13-time World Series champion. He is one of only five players to win the American League Most Valuable Player Award three times.
Bera retired after 2120 major league games with a batting average of .285. In his career, he hit 358 home runs and played in more World Series games than any other Major League Baseball player.