Yogi Berra, baseball player and source of folk wisdom, dies at 90By Holly Yan and Don Melvin, CNN
Updated 1029 GMT (1729 HKT) September 23, 2015Story highlights
His malapropisms made him one of the most quoted Americans
He was the backbone of a New York Yankees dynasty
Berra played on teams that won 10 World Series championships
(CNN) Yogi Berra, the baseball legend known as much for his on-the-field historic streak as his unintentionally humorous malapropisms, has died.
He died Tuesday night, the Yogi Berra Museum said. He was 90.
Berra was one of the greatest catchers in baseball history. But it is for his sometimes mystifying utterances, or Yogisms, that he is most widely known.
Perhaps his most famous observation was, "It ain't over 'til it's over." It was pure Yogi -- at once blindingly obvious, yet beyond that a call to courage, an exhortation never to give up until the ballgame's final out. 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
Berra was the backbone of a New York Yankees dynasty that won 10 World Series championships -- the most in the sport's history.
Born Lawrence Peter Berra, the son of Italian immigrants, one version is that he earned the nickname "Yogi" from a childhood friend who said the snake charmer in a movie looked like Berra.
He dropped out of school in the 8th grade to help support his family by playing baseball, then later served in the U.S. Navy.
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