Yankee Great Yogi Berra Has Died at the Age of 90 (Video)

Yogi Berra

When it comes to the old guard of baseball, no one was more evocative of a folksier, happier time than former Yankee catcher Yogi Berra, who passed away yesterday at the age of 90. His death came on the 69th anniversary of his MLB debut, and in that career, he was inducted into the Hall of Fame, received three MVP awards, and set an MLB record by winning 10 World Series championships as well.

Outside of his accomplishments on the diamond, Berra proved to be among the most quotable personalities in the world of sports or otherwise. Known for myriad one-liners such as “It ain’t over till it’s over,” and “Nobody goes there any more. It’s too crowded,” he was a mainstay in as many famous quotation books as he was record books.

Later in his career, he found himself managing the Mets, Yankees, and Astros, taking the former two to the World Series.

He died of natural causes at his home in New Jersey.

MLB put together a touching 8-minute tribute for the legendary number 8: