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Yogi BerraYogi Berra, one of the most talented catchers in baseball history died Tuesday night at the age of 90. Berra was one of the greatest to ever ball the game of baseball and often mesmerized people with his humorous malapropisms that were referred to as Yogisms.

You know the saying, “It ain’t over till it’s over.” Yep, that was just one of Berra’s great Yogisms.

Berra was one of the key elements to the New York Yankees’ dynasty that won 10 World Series championships – which remains the most in sport’s history.

Berra was born Lawrence Peter Berra. The nickname Yogi came from a childhood friend who said the snake charmer in a movie resembled Berra. After dropping out of high school in the 8th grade to support his family by playing baseball, he later served in the U.S. Navy.

Berra’s first two years, in the league, were not very successful. It’s reported that he actually painted his fingers to be more visible to pitchers because they were so short. He holds several World Series records which include most games by a catcher (63), hits (71), times on a winning team (10), first in at bats, first in doubles, second in RBIs, third in home runs and walks, and he hit the first pinch-hit home run in World Series history in 1947. Everyone liked Berra and his lovable persona.

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