For the beloved sports figure who said, “It ain’t over ‘till it’s over,” it’s sadly over.
Yogi Berra, 90, the Hall of Fame catcher with the dynastic 1950s New York Yankees known for his absurdly profound “Yogi-isms,” died Tuesday of natural causes at an assisted living facility in Montclair, N.J., said Dave Kaplan, founding director of the Yogi Berra Museum and Learning Center.
Berra’s death came on the 69th anniversary of his major league debut as a player.
Fans are in awe of great players, and Berra was a star among stars on those powerful Yankees teams with Mickey Mantle, Phil Rizzuto, Billy Martin, Whitey Ford, Don Larsen and Roger Maris.
But it went well...