Baseball legend Yogi Berra dead at 90

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NEW YORK –– New York Yankees Hall of Fame catcher Yogi Berra has died at the age of 90.

According to the Yogi Berra Museum’s Twitter account, the esteemed baseball Hall of Famer passed away on Tuesday night.

"It is with heavy hearts that we share the news that Yogi Berra passed away Tuesday night at the age of 90."

Larry (Yogi) Berra made his Major League Baseball debut on September 22, 1946 and homered in his first game.

He was widely regarded as one of the best catchers in baseball history and was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 1972. Also that year, his signature No. 8 jersey was retired by the Yankees.

In addition to a storied tenure as a player, manager and coach, his clever quips known as "Yogi-isms" also gained him notoriety. Among his famous phrases include: "It ain't over 'til it's over" and "I didn't really say everything I said."

Born in 1925, the son of Italian immigrants, Berra came of age in the "The Hill" section of St. Louis, Missouri during the Great Depression. At the age of 18, he joined the U.S. Navy and served as machine gunner on the USS Bayfield during the D-Day invasion of Normandy.  He has often said his military service was more significant to him than anything he did on the baseball field.

Following his service during World War II, he played minor league baseball before getting the call from the Yankees in 1946.

Berra and his wife Carmen were longtime residents of Montclair, New Jersey. Carmen died in March 2014.

Conceived as a reflection of his spirit and values, Montclair State University houses the Yogi Berra Museum and Learning Center, which hoists various artifacts relating to Berra's baseball career, including several game-used items, his championship rings and the mitt in which he caught the only perfect game in the World Series history.

Berra is survived by his three sons, who in turn produced eleven grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

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