Don Cooper

President Obama, Johnny Bench and others react to the death of Yogi Berra

President Obama, Johnny Bench and others react to the death of Yogi Berra

"Yogi sent me a telegram when I hit a HR to pass him: 'I knew my record would stand until it was broken.' "

Johnny Bench, Hall of Fame catcher

"Though slight in stature, he was a giant in the most significant of ways through his service to his country, compassion for others and genuine enthusiasm for the game he loved. He has always been a role model and hero that America could look up to."

Hal Steinbrenner, New York Yankees owner

"Yogi Berra was an American original — a Hall of Famer and humble veteran; prolific jokester and jovial prophet. He epitomized what it meant to be a sportsman and a citizen, with a big heart, competitive...

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