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Hall of Famer Yogi Berra passes away at age 90

The all-time great catcher spent four years as the Mets' manager.

Mike Piazza and Yogi Berra
Mike Piazza and Yogi Berra
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Yankee great and Hall of Famer Yogi Berra passed away Tuesday night at the age of 90.

Following his great career as a hitter where he spent 18 consecutive seasons wearing Yankee pinstripes, won three MVP tiles, was named to 15 consecutive All-Star games, and won 10 World Series championships, Berra was the manager for both the Yankees and the Mets. During his tenure as manager, he led both teams to the World Series.

Berra appeared in four games with the 1965 Mets, picking up a couple of hits and scoring a run in nine plate appearances. He hit .285/.348/.482 for his career and was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 1972, his name having been penciled in on 86% of ballots.

Off the field, Berra became a cultural icon. Though he sued its creators, his name may well have been the inspiration for the picnic-basket-pilfering cartoon character Yogi Bear. Berra also gave the baseball world the wonderful quotes known today as "Yogi-isms," such as "It ain't over till it's over," "When you come to a fork in the road, take it," and "It's déjà vu all over again."