Full Name: Yogi Berra [Lawrence Peter Berra]
Profession: MLB Catcher and Manager
Why Famous: As a player, coach or manager, he appeared in 21 World Series, winning 13 of them. He also won the AL MVP award three times.
Unusually, Berra played almost his entire 19-year baseball career (1946–65) for the New York Yankees.
He was also known for his mangled quotes, such as "It ain't over 'til it's over", while speaking to reporters.
- 1947-10-02 Yankee Yogi Berra becomes 1st to pinch hit a World Series homer
- 1951-11-08 NY Yankee Catcher Yogi Berra wins 1st of his 3 MVP awards
- 1954-09-26 Yogi Berra plays his only game at 3rd & Mickey Mantle plays shortstop
- 1956-09-11 Yanks Yogi Berra ties career record for HRs (236) by a catcher
- 1956-10-05 Yogi Berra becomes 4th Yank to hit a World Series grand slam
- 1959-05-11 Yankee catcher Yogi Berra's errorless streak of 148 games ends
- 1964-08-20 Yankee Phil Linz plays harmonica on bus despite Yogi Berra's orders
- 1964-10-17 Yanks fire Manager Yogi Berra
- 1972-01-19 Sandy Koufax, Yogi Berra, & Early Wynn elected to Baseball Hall of Fame
- 1980-07-15 Johnny Bench hits his 314th HR as a catcher which breaks Yogi Berra's record
- 1983-12-16 Yogi Berra named Yankee manager for 2nd time