Baseball legend Yogi Berra has sadly died. He was 90-years-old.
The New York Yankees icon and Hall of Fame catcher passed away from natural causes in his sleep at an assisted living facility in West Caldwell, N.J. on Tuesday, Sept. 22, the Yogi Berra Museum announced yesterday evening.
"It is with heavy hearts that we share the news that Yogi Berra passed away Tuesday night at the age of 90. #YogiBerra," a tweet from the organization read last night.
It is with heavy hearts that we share the news that Yogi Berra passed away Tuesday night at the age of 90. #YogiBerra pic.twitter.com/0BSctBzhTb— Yogi Berra Museum (@Yogi_Museum) September 23, 2015
It is with heavy hearts that we share the news that Yogi Berra passed away Tuesday night at the age of 90. #YogiBerra pic.twitter.com/0BSctBzhTb
Throughout his nearly 20-year career playing major league baseball, Yogi hit .285/.348/.482, had 358 home runs, made 15 straight All-Star games and won three MVP awards. He played for the Yankees for 18 seasons from 1946 until 1963 and for the New York Mets for one season in 1965.
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Following his retirement, Yogi worked as a manager for the Yankees in 1964 and again from 1984 until 1985 and for the Mets from 1972 to 1975. He also served as a coach for the Houston Astros from 1986 to 1989.
Yogi in 1964. (Photo Credit: Getty Images)
The sports star was inducted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum in 1972. He opened his speech at the ceremony with a funny reference to one of his famous Yogi-isms, "I guess the first thing I should do is thank everybody who made this day necessary."
Yogi is survived by his three sons, Dale Berra, Tim Berra and Larry Berra, from his 65-year marriage to Carmen Short. Carmen passed away at age 85 in March 2014.
Our thoughts are with the Berra family during this difficult time.
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