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(Lawrence Peter Berra) (bĕr`ə), 1925–2014, American baseball player and manager, b. St. Louis. An outstanding catcher with the New York Yankees (1946–63), Berra was the American League's Most Valuable Player in 1951, 1954, and 1955, hit 358 career home runs, and appeared in 14 World Series. He managed the Yankees and Mets for a total of seven years, leading each team to the pennant (Yankees, 1964; Mets, 1973); he also coached with the Mets, Yankees, and Astros. Berra was renowned for his unintendedly ironic humorous comments.

Bibliography

See his Ten Rings: My Championship Seasons (2003); biography by J. Pessah (2020).

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Short, squat and with a homely face, Berra was a legendary Yankee who helped the team reach 14 World Series during his 18 seasons in the Bronx.
Lawrence Peter Berra, known to the world as Yogi, was a tough catcher and a feared clutch hitter who helped the Yankees dominate baseball from 1947 to 1963.
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''We had orders not to go on the beach,'' Berra said.
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Top seeds Croatia and highly-fancied Belgium both started the group with wins but Berra said: "There are 10 games, it's a bit silly saying if we don't get three points, it's game over.