Yogi Berra’s Death

Lawrence “Yogi” Peter Berra was a baseball great, a jokester, and a head coach for the New York teams. Yogi was born in St. Louis, Missouri, on May 12, 1926, to Italian immigrants, Pietro and Paolini Berra. His father arrived at Ellis Island in New York in 1909.   A future Major Leaguer , Joe Garagiola, lived across the street from Yogi.


Yogi Berra was a player, coach, and manager of both of the New York teams.  He was introduced to the Hall of Fame in 1972.  He managed the New York  Yankees but was fired after they lost the World Series. Afterwards,  Yogi coached for the New York Mets. His last time  at bat was on May 9, 1965, 3 days away from his 40th birthday. He was on the American League All-Star team 15 times in a row. He was named MVP three times for the American League.


Yogi is also famous for his funny and famous sayings. One of his sayings was “It ain’t over ‘till it’s over.” Another one was “No one goes there anymore, it’s too crowded.”  Some people still say them today. He also swung at everything and said “If I can hit it, it is a good pitch.”


In conclusion, Yogi Berra was one of the best baseball players that ever lived.