Yogi Berra – Baseball’s Great Makes His Goodbye

September 22nd, 2015 | by Annie
Yogi Berra – Baseball’s Great Makes His Goodbye

The boyish man who reached 10 World Series championships with the New York Yankees, has died. He was 90 years of age.

He wasn’t all that tall either, just 5 feet, 8 inches tall.

While we mourn the loss of our father, grandfather and great-grandfather, we know he is at peace with Mom,” Berra’s family said in a statement released by the Berra museum. “We celebrate his remarkable life, and are thankful he meant so much to so many. He will truly be missed.”

Berra signed with the Yankees in 1943, but served in the Navy during World War II and fought during the D-Day invasion of Normandy before being able to wear the Yankee’s pinstriped uniform in 1946.

The Yankees honored Berra by wearing the No. 8 on their left sleeve in their game against the Toronto Blue Jays.

In a statement released Wednesday, Yankees owner Hal Steinbrenner said that “Berra’s legacy transcends baseball.”

“He simply had a way of reaching and relating to people that was unmatched. That’s what made him such a national treasure. On behalf of my family and the entire Yankees organization, we extend our deepest condolences to Yogi’s family, friends and loved ones,” he said.

Everyone loves the many quotes from Berra throughout his career, including:

When you come to a fork in the road, take it.
You can observe a lot by just watching.
It ain’t over till it’s over

Berra died of natural causes Tuesday, September 22, 2015 at his home in New Jersey.  For more you can visit http://newyork.yankees.mlb.com/.

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