May 12th is Yogi Berra's Birthday !!

Posted by Paul McNeil on May 12 2024 at 07:46AM PDT

Hey Everyone,

I’m sure everyone was already aware of this, but on today’s date, my all time favorite MLP Player,
Yogi Berra was Born.
That’s right , Yogi Berra was born May 12th, 19 1925.

Everyone knows all of the Classic Quotes from Yogi, but many may not be aware of the incredible MLB Records that
Yogi still holds to this day.

Did you know,
- He was born Lawrence Peter “Yogi” Berra in St Louis, Missouri
- Berra appeared in 21 World Series as a player, coach and manager from 1946-85.
- He won 10 World Series rings as a player with the Yankees and played in 75 World Series games, both of which are all-time records
- An 18-year-old Berra interrupted his budding baseball career to join the Navy during WWII and as a gunners mate during the Allied D-Day invasion, providing cover fire on Omaha Beach to soften the German defenses.
- He slugged the first pinch-hit home run in World Series history, in 1947 off the Dodgers’ Ralph Branca
- Berra struck out only 414 times in 8,359 career plate appearances
-Berra won the American League Most Valuable Player Award 3 Times, in 1951, ‘54 and ’55, which makes him tied for the second most all-time
-Berra caught two no-hitters in his career: Allie Reynolds’ 1951 gem and Don Larsen’s historic perfect game in Game 5 the 1956 World Series
-Berra earned selection to the All-Star Game in 15 consecutive years from 1948-62, appearing in 18 in all
- Berra’s mark of 1,430 RBIs still stands as the most of all-time by any catcher
- Yogi and his wife Carmen were married for 65 Years.

Those were but a few of the amazing facts and stats from Yogi’s Career and Life.

And did you know that we have 1 registered player in our League who also celebrates his Birthday on May 12th
and that player is Gerry Ledene.

And we have to have a couple Yogism’s,

Perhaps his most famous of all:
“It ain’t over ‘til it’s over.”

My all time Favorite,
“Always go to other people’s funerals. Otherwise, they won’t come to yours.”

Cheers Everyone,
Paul M
CSMS 55+


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