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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.


See his Ten Rings: My Championship Seasons (2003).

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Berra, who started in the 6-0 win over Gibraltar, thinks Scotland's hope of reaching Russia will be boosted with Gordon Strachan in charge.
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.
IPSWICH: Bialkowski 6, MOTM Mings 9, (Parr 85), Chambers 7, Smith 6, Berra 8, Skuse 7, Murphy 7, Varney 5, (Anderson 23, 5), Tabb 7, (Williams 75, 6), Sears 8, Bishop 6.
But Berra (left) settled it when he climbed at the far post to nod in from Daryl Murphy's right-wing centre.
We had orders not to go on the beach,'' Berra said.
I like Berra - I paid three million quid for him and he helped get us promoted and keep us up for two seasons.
Indeed, Berra and Roger Johnson have played virtually every league game together this term, And Solbakken attributes that to an improved outlook.
But Wolves defender Berra said: "Footballers, no matter if you're playing at international level or club level, there are always expectations and pressure and we have just got to deal with it.
Berra accepted that Scotland fans will expect to win home games, which continue with the visit of Macedonia.
Berra said: "I've been at Wolves for three years and I have not scored yet in a competitive game.
Berra feels that while Wolves will miss Stearman, it will present opportunities elsewhere.
BEIRUT: France's Health Junior Minister Nora Berra will arrive Thursday in Beirut to take part in the July 14th celebrations which mark the anniversary of the French Revolution.