Major League Baseball has lost an all-time great.
Former New York Yankees catcher and 10-time World Series champion Yogi Berra passed away on Tuesday night. He was 90 years old.
According to Dave Kaplan, the director of the Yogi Berra Museum & Learning Center, Berra died of natural causes at his residence in New Jersey.
"While we mourn the loss of our father, grandfather and great-grandfather, we know he is at peace with Mom," Berra's family said in a statement released by the museum.
"We celebrate his remarkable life, and are thankful he meant so much to so many. He will truly be missed."
Berra played in more World Series games than any player in history. He was a three-time MVP, a 15-time All-Star and was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 1972.
Along with his very impressive resume, Berra is best remembered for his series of memorable/hilarious/inspiring/non-sensical quotes.
“It ain't over 'til it's over,” is included in Bartlett's Famous Quotations, while two THG favorites would be:
- “No one goes to the ballpark anymore. It’s too crowded."
- "Never answer an anonymous letter."
Wrote the Yankees on their official Twitter account in response to the sad news:
"We are deeply saddened by the loss of a Yankees legend and American hero, Yogi Berra."