When former Yankees general manager Larry MacPhail first saw Yogi Berra, he said the squat, goofy-looking catcher reminded him of “the bottom man on an unemployed acrobatic team.”
At 5 feet, 8 inches tall, with a paunchy body and mischievous smirk, Berra seemed an unlikely baseball hero. But the oft-quoted New York Yankees legend, who won three American League MVP awards and 10 World Series titles, is remembered as a clutch hitter and one of the greatest catchers of all time. He died Tuesday at the age of 90.
Berra died of natural causes at his home in New Jersey, Dave Kaplan, the director of the New Jersey-based Yogi Berra Museum told the Associated Press.