The Legendary Bear of Baseball

By Sai Vegasena


Born in St. Louis, Missouri in 1925 yogi was the son of Italian immigrants. Berra played sports with his three older brothers growing up.Berra dropped out of school to help his family in the eighth grade. In his teens, Berra got serious about baseball. He was playing in the minor leagues when he and neighborhood friend Joe Garagiola were offered a deal by Cardinals manager Branch Rickey. Berra turned Rickey down and was soon discovered by the Yankees.After serving in the U.S. Navy during World War II, Berra became one of the Yankees' catchers in 1946. He won many trophies including 10 world series pennants.Retiring as a player in 1963, Berra soon became a coach for the Yankees.

Yogi today

Berra became a coach after he retired in 1964 as a player. In 1984 he became a coach for the yankees. Then, at the start of the 1985 season, Berra was fired by Yankees owner George Steinbrenner. His final coaching job was with the Houston Astros. After retiring from the Astros in 1992, Berra began devoting himself to philanthropic pursuits.

Length of career ( 1946 - 1965 )

"The game's isn't over until it's over." - Yogi Berra


Yogi played on more pennant-winning teams (14), and on more World Series winners (10) than any player in the history of the game. A 15-time All Star, he was named American league MVP 3 times, this was an unprecedented accomplishment He also set many records for catchers, including 148 consecutive games without error. He was elected to the Hall of Fame in 1972 and is a member of Major League Baseball's All-Century Team. As a manager, he won pennants for both the Yankees in 1964 and the Mets in 1973.

More quotes

"All pitchers are liars or crybabies."

"When you come to a fork in the road, take it."

"Baseball is ninety percent mental and the other half is physical."

"I never blame myself when I'm not hitting. I just blame the bat and if it keeps up, I change bats. After all, if I know it isn't my fault that I'm not hitting, how can I get mad at myself"?

"A nickel ain't worth a dime anymore"