Baseball Legend Yogi Berra Has Died At The Age Of 90
It ain't over til it's over. Yogi Berra said it, and sadly, it is over. The baseball great passed away on Tuesday night at the age of 90.
Berra was a catcher and played for the New York Yankees for 18 of his 19 seasons. Berra won three American League MVP awards, and 10 World Series championships. Berra was also well known for his hilarious sayings like "It ain’t over ’til it’s over," and, "When you come to a fork in the road, take it."
He got his unique nickname because he used to sit cross-legged when he was a kid. He and his friends saw a news story about a Hindu yogi who sat the same way, and his friends began calling him Yogi. And, yes, supposedly, Yogi Bear was named after Yogi Berra. How cool is that?
Berra also served our country during World War II when he was just 19 years old. A baseball legend and a veteran? Could there be anything more American?
Our condolences go out to the Berra family. Rest in peace, Yogi.