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Baseball Legend Yogi Berra Dies at 90

New York Yankees catcher and baseball icon Yogi Berra died Tuesday at age 90. Despite his open demeanor and belitted physical appearance, Berra was a prolific winner “whose intellect was a target of humor if not outright derision,” The New York Times writes. Berra’s “Yogisms” are indelible, such as “When you come to a fork in the road, take it” and “It’s deja vu all over again!” As a player, manager, and coach, Berra appeared in 21 World Series, winning 13 with the Yankees. He was an 18-time All-Star and three-time American League MVP, batting .285 for his career with 1,430 RBI. His playing career was interrupted by World War II when he joined the Navy; in 1944, Berra was wounded in Europe and recieved a Purple Heart. After he was done playing, Berra brought an ailing, aging Yankees team all the way to Game 7 of the World Series in 1964 and then helped the New York Mets win the World Series as first-base coach in 1969.

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