Hundreds of articles are being written on him. Many of them that actually knew Yogi and watched him play.
Lawrence Peter “Yogi” Berra passed away late Tuesday night at the age of 90
I have had the honor of neither. But one thing I am certain of: He is one of the greatest ball players of all-time.
You can argue other people, and you can bring up the MJ vs. Lebron “rings” argument…and it’ll win every time.
Yogi had 10 rings as a player. Let me repeat that. He won TEN TIMES AS A PLAYER. And another 3 times as a coach/manager. He had 13 total championship rings…if you combine his fingers with Jason Pierre Paul’s that’s every single finger with a ring on it!
And anyone who says “His teams won the Championships…maybe he wasn’t so good?” How about the fact that he made 18(!) straight All-Star game appearances!? By comparison, Derek Jeter made 14, missing some years throughout his career.
He was also a 3-time league MVP (Most Valuable Player) including back-to-back years in 1954-1955.
Don’t forget he also served America for many years, including being on a Navy rocket boat during the D-Day invasion of Normandy.
And of course, there were the Yogi’isms: “When you come to a fork in the road, take it.” — “Nobody goes there anymore. It’s too crowded.” — “I can’t think and hit at the same time.” — “Ninety percent of the game is half mental.”
“I want to thank everybody for making this day necessary.”
Thank you Yogi for making this obit necessary.