Saturday, May 12, 2012

Lawrence Peter "Yogi" Berra

Lawrence Peter "Yogi" Berra. Catcher / Outfielder / Manager. Born: May 12, 1925 (age 87) St. Louis, Missouri. Batted: Left, Threw: Right. MLB debut: September 22, 1946 for the New York Yankees. Last MLB appearance: May 9, 1965 for the New York Mets. Career statistics, Batting average .285, Home runs: 358, Runs batted in: 1,430.

Teams: As player: New York Yankees (1946–1963), New York Mets (1965)

As manager: New York Yankees (1964) New York Mets (1972–1975) New York Yankees (1984–1985)

As coach: New York Yankees (1963) New York Mets (1965–1972) New York Yankees (1976–1983) Houston Astros (1986–1989)

Career highlights and awards:

18× All-Star (1948, 1949, 1950, 1951, 1952, 1953, 1954, 1955, 1956, 1957, 1958, 1959, 1959², 1960, 1960², 1961, 1961², 1962²)

13× World Series champion (1947, 1949, 1950, 1951, 1952, 1953, 1956, 1958, 1961, 1962, 1969, 1977, 1978)

3× AL MVP (1951, 1954, 1955)

New York Yankees #8 retired

Major League Baseball All-Century Team

Lawrence Peter 'Yogi' Berra

Description English: New York Yankees catcher en:Yogi Berra in a 1956 issue of Baseball Digest. Date: September 1956. Source: Baseball Digest, front cover, September 1956 issue. Author: unknown.

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