Yogi Berra (1925-2015)

Wednesday, September 23 2015 @ 02:27 AM EDT

Contributed by: Magpie

One of the true legends of the game is gone.

Berra was the AL MVP three times (1951, 1954, 1955), and over an eight year span never finished lower than fourth in the voting. He played for 10 - ten! - World Series winners, and holds the record for most Series games played, most at bats, hits, doubles. He and Mickey Mantle were the greatest players - the only great position players, in fact - on the most successful, most dominant team in the game's history.

He had a way with words, as everyone knows. But before everything else - he was a great, great player.