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Old 08-02-2006, 01:50 PM   #170
Bronco LB 59
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Lawrence Peter Berra

Better known as Yogi

Catcher New York Yankees 1946-65

-3 Time American League MVP

-15 straight All-Star appearances

-Member of 14 pennant winners and 10 World Series Champions

-Did not commit an error during the 1958 season

-His boyhood friend Bobby Hofman (played for New York baseball Giants) gave him the Yogi nickname after watching a movie about an Indian snake-charmer. "That yogi walks like Lawdie Berra"

-Mel Ott once described Yogi's play, "He seemed to be doing everything wrong, yet everything came out right. He stopped everything behind the plate and hit everything in front of it."

-Yankees GM Larry MacPhail was so devastated by his first encounter with Yogi, "The instant I saw him my heart sank and I wondered why I had been so foolish as to refuse to sell him. He was one of the most unprepossesing fellows I ever set eyes on."

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