Yogi Berra

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Born: 05/12/1925 in St. Louis, Missouri, USA

Filmography

Actor (8)

General Hospital 1962 - 2014 (TV Show)

Actor

Jews and Baseball: An American Love Story 2010 (Movie)

Himself (Actor)

Sports Illustrated's 20th Century Sports Awards 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Performer

American Coaches: Men of Vision and Victory 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

Actor

That Touch of Mink 1962 (Movie)

Himself (Actor)

EDUCATION

Montclair State University

honorary doctorate, 1996

Milestones

1986

Concluded managerial career with Astros

1984

Returned to Yankees before ejection by George Steinbrenner

1972

Managed Mets for three years; elected to Baseball Hall of Fame

1964

Returned to Yankees as manager

1963

Left Yankees for Mets

1951

Won first MVP Award

1948

Elected to first All-Star Game

1947

Won first of 10 World Series games

1946

Signed to the New York Yankees

Bonus Trivia

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Caught Don Larsen's perfect game in 1956; the image of Berra leaping into Larsen's arms after the win was an iconic image in baseball history.

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The Yankees retired his uniform number, 8, in 1972.

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Named to the Major League Baseball All-Century team in 1999.

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His neighbor and boyhood best friend was Joe Garagiola, fellow Hall of Famer and player for the Cardinals, Pirates, Cubs and Giants.

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Hit the first pinch-hit home run in history during Game 3 of the 1947 World Series.

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Considered one of the two best clutch hitters in the game; Berra was capable of picking off pitches from all areas in the strike zone.

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Was also a solid defensive outfielder for the Yankees.

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Owned a bowling lane in New Jersey with fellow Yankee great Phil Rizzuto.

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Among his greatest "Yogi-isms": 90 % of [the game] is half mental': "You can observe a lot by watching"; "Always go to other people's funerals. Otherwise they won't go to yours" and "I really didn't say everything I said."

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